Birdwatching

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There are a number of native birds that can be found at the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden.

If you look closely you may be able to spot a curious brush turkey or hear the raucous laughter of a kookaburra. There are also special rarities that are often found such as the scarlet honeyeater, glossy black-cockatoo and more!
Our birdwatching tips include:

  • Early morning is often the best time of day to see and hear native birds. Our gates open at 8am.
  • Rainy weather is a good opportunity to encounter lyrebirds.
  • Powerful owls may be spotted roosting in the tall trees in the valleys along Ku-ring-gai Creek and Tree Fern Gully.
  • When the sheoaks are fruiting along the lower Solander Trail, glossy black-cockatoos often visit in small groups.
  • If leaving your backpack unattended, ensure it is firmly closed as the brush turkeys may investigate.

Please drop into the Visitor Centre for more tips and news of recent bird sightings.