We’re excited about this – very excited.
Bunjaree Cottages is a great place to spot birds. In fact, our feathered residents are hard to miss! Now, we are thrilled to announce weekend birding tours under the guidance of one of the Blue Mountains’ most experienced and respected birders, Carol Probets.
The self-drive weekends will feature guided walks at a range of high-quality bird-watching spots around the Blue Mountains – as well as viewings right here at Bunjaree Cottages.
Locations for viewing*, with Carol as your expert guide, helping make sure you get the most out of the experience and helping identify the birds you see, will include:
Megalong Valley – a great place to see birds of the open woodlands and grasslands (including, if you’re fortunate, Wedge-Tailed Eagles)
Image: Richard at Bunjaree Cottages
Katoomba and Surrounds – depending on the time of year, Carol will lead a viewing so you can catch the rich birdlife of Katoomba’s woodlands, heaths or swamps.
Bullaburra – has accessible locations ideal for observing forest birds.
Wentworth Falls – spots only a few minutes’ drive from Bunjaree Cottages for heathland birds, including the Glossy Black-Cockatoo (which is common, but seen less often than the more impressive Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo).
Photo by Stilgherrian
The rate will be $620 per cottage for the weekend – with Carol’s guided viewings included in the price. Extra guests will at our normal rates, and for an extra $30 we will pre-stock your cottage with supplies for breakfast.
The weekend will also feature beginners’ instructions in topics like using binoculars and field guides, and the basics of bird identification.
We will be announcing the first date during March or April very soon.
E-mail us if you would like to be notified of our Bunjaree Bird-Watching Weekends.
If you want to know more about Carol, her Website is here.
*Exact viewing sites will vary by time of year.