Time for another road trip.
WHAT a difference a few years makes. I’ve just returned from a 5 week family holiday to Tanja the far south coast of NSW . Tanja is located in an attractive valley that borders the Mimosa Rocks National Park – half way between Tathra and Bermagui. The habitat consist of Angophora woodland, Spotted Gum forest, coastal littoral rainforests, beaches and estuaries, and some remnant temperate rainforest.
|Eastern Reef Egret, Cuttagee Lake.|
The far south coast is going through a dramatic changes in bird species distribution due to climatic change. For instance Common Koel, Channel-billed Cuckoo, Topknot Pigeon, White-headed Pigeon and Australian Figbird are becoming common, contrasting markedly with the area 5-10 years ago.
While I was staying in the are I also recorded Painted Honeyeater, a species that was not yet on the list for the south coast. Swift Parrot were also starting to utilize the Spotted Gum forests. Similarly…
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