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Birds at Narrabri Lake

At Narrabri Lake, in Narrabri West, NSW, the following bird speciess were spotted by us from 2003 until now. They are listed here in four categories, according to the timing of their sightings. In some cases the categorisation indicates a trend. Bird species that are listed as Vulnerable or Endangered are marked as such.

Bird species we have seen breeding at Narrabri Lake (with at least a photo of a nest or nest entrance) are marked with a clickable superscript "N", leading to the relevant breeding information.

Narrabri Lake is listed as a "birding hotspot" on .

Any time of year Spring & summer Autumn & winter Irregular or infrequent
Magpie Goose N

Australian Wood Duck N

Grey Teal

Pacific Black Duck N


Australasian Grebe N

Black Swan N


Little Black Cormorant N

Little Pied Cormorant

Australian White Ibis N

Straw-necked Ibis N

Great Egret N

Plumed Egret N

Royal Spoonbill N

Yellow-billed Spoonbill

Black Kite

Whistling Kite N

Nankeen Kestrel N

Buff-banded Rail

Dusky Moorhen N

Purple Swamphen N

Eurasian Coot N

Black-fronted Dotterel N

Masked Lapwing

Crested Pigeon

Galah N

Little Corella

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Red-rumped Parrot

Tawny Frogmouth N

Laughing Kookaburra N

Superb Fairy-wren

White-browed Scrubwren

Noisy Friarbird

Yellow-throated Miner N

Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater

Blue-faced Honeyeater N

Brown Honeyeater

Magpie-lark N

Willie Wagtail N

Pied Butcherbird

Australian Magpie N

White-breasted Woodswallow N

Australian Raven

Spotted Bowerbird


Welcome Swallow

Australian Reed-Warbler N

Little Grassbird

Great Cormorant

Pied Cormorant

Little Egret

Cattle Egret N

Latham's Snipe

Rainbow Bee-eater

Fairy Martin N

Golden-headed Cisticola

Black-winged Stilt

Brown Quail

Chestnut Teal

Australasian Shoveler

Plumed Whistling-Duck

Wandering Whistling-Duck

Musk Duck

Blue-billed Duck

Pink-eared Duck

Freckled Duck

Green Pygmy-Goose

Hoary-headed Grebe

Great Crested Grebe

Australian Pelican

Glossy Ibis

White-faced Heron

White-necked Heron

Nankeen Night Heron

Collared Sparrowhawk

Brown Goshawk

Little Eagle V

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Square-tailed Kite

Black-shouldered Kite

Swamp Harrier

Spotted Harrier

Australian Hobby

Black Falcon

Black-tailed Native-hen

Australian Painted Snipe

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

Red-kneed Dotterel

Red-necked Avocet

Silver Gull

Whiskered Tern

Gull-billed Tern

Caspian Tern

Little Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet

Musk Lorikeet

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet

Eastern Rosella

Pale-headed Rosella

Blue Bonnet

Australian Ringneck

Red-winged Parrot



Channel-billed Cuckoo

Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo

Australian Koel

Sacred Kingfisher


Striated Pardalote

Western Gerygone

Red Wattlebird

Little Friarbird

Yellow-faced Honeyeater

White-plumed Honeyeater

Grey-crowned Babbler

Restless Flycatcher

Olive-backed Oriole

White-browed Woodswallow

Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike

Grey Butcherbird

White-winged Chough

Zebra Finch

Plum-headed Finch

Chestnut-breasted Mannikin


Rufous Songlark

Tawny Grassbird

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Any time of year Spring & summer Autumn & winter Irregular or infrequent

Overview of (part of) Narrabri Lake, with its bird refuge island

Overview of (part of) Narrabri Lake, looking the other way

Overview of (part of) Narrabri Lake, shallow end