NSW Far South Coast Trip Report (based in Tanja)

Time for another road trip.

Tim Dolby's Birding Tours

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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