Birdwatching holidays in Rylstone NSW
Keen birdwatchers can see lots of birds in the Rylstone area
Birdwatching is a wonderful hobby.
You get to visit some very interesting areas of your country and other countries around the world.
In Australia, we have some of the most colourful birds seen anywhere in the world. The birds around Rylstone are no exception.
My garden has had visits from yellow-tailed black cockatoos, sulphur crested cockatoos, king parrots, red wattlebirds, honeyeaters, willy wagtails, peewees, corellas, and shrikes. And we haven't been here for a whole year yet!
Why not come to our region for your next holiday?
Capertee Valley, mid-west NSW, Australia
Second largest enclosed valley in the world
The Capertee Valley is a large valley in New South Wales, Australia, 135 km north-west of Sydney. Being longer than, but about 1 kilometre narrower than the Grand Canyon of Arizona, it is the second largest canyon on earth.
A mere two and a half hour drive from Australia's largest city, Sydney, the Capertee Valley is little known, in Australia or elsewhere in the world, except by birdwatching enthusiasts.
More than 235 bird species have been recorded in the valley, including 18 threatened species. The birdlife here is generally quite different from areas closer to Sydney and the coastal areas of mid NSW.
The box-ironbark woodland which abounds here provides an excellent habitat for woodland birds whose numbers are declining elsewhere as the urban sprawl expands.
Common species which can be found throughout the valley include Red-rumped Parrots, Fuscous and White-plumed Honeyeaters, Brown Treecreeper, Superb Fairy-wren, Jacky Winter, Mistletoebird, Diamond Firetail, Restless Flycatcher, to name a few, and in the summer months you would also be likely to see Rufous Whistler, White-winged Triller, Rufous Songlark, Rainbow Bee-eater, Dusky Woodswallow and, in some years, large numbers of White-browed Woodswallows. (Bird information and reference link below.)
Capertee Valley, NSW, Australia - Traditional home of the Wiradjuri people
Image: Wikimedia Commons
Birdwatcher's paradise - Capertee Valley, NSW
- Birding Capertee Valley, NSW Australia
All about birds and birding in the Capertee Valley near Lithgow NSW
- Birding Capertee Valley > habitats
Basic botany for birders: important vegetation and habitats in the Capertee Valley near Lithgow, NSW
- BIRDLISTS - Blue Mtns & Capertee Valley, Australia
Download bird lists for the Blue Mountains and Capertee Valley, NSW.
Visit Rylstone NSW for birdwatching tours
- Rylstone, New South Wales - Explore Australia Travel Guide
Visitors are drawn to Rylstone for its rural tranquillity. This old stone village is on the Cudgegong River and is a popular spot for birdwatching and fishing.
Dunn's Swamp in Wollemi National Park - a short (25km) trip from Rylstone town centre
- Dunns Swamp | Rylstone Attractions
Dunns Swamp is a spectacular car based camping and picnic area on the headwaters of the Cudgegong River on the western edge of Wollemi National Park. The area has excellent bushwalking, cycling, fishing, swimming and canoeing which can all be done co
Close to Rylstone - Birdwatching tours in Mudgee NSW
- Follow That Bird - Birdwatching tours in Sydney and Australia from 1 day to 2 weeks
Birdwatching tours in Sydney and Australia from 1 day to 2 weeks with expert local guides.
Rylstone area map - Mid western region of NSW
Closest large city:
Bathurst or Lithgow
Closest large town:
Australian King Parrot - They feed on seeds and fruits
Read about these fabulous parrots
- Australian King-Parrot (Alisterus scapularis) - Birds in Backyards Fact sheet
Male Australian King-Parrots are the only Australian parrots with a completely red head. Females are similar to males except that they have a completely green head and breast. Both sexes have a red belly and a green back, with green wings and a long
Where is it?
You might see this one - on your visit to Rylstone
- Red Wattlebird (Anthochaera carunculata) - Birds in Backyards Fact sheet
The Red Wattlebird is a large, noisy honeyeater. The common name refers to the fleshy reddish wattle on the side of the neck. The plumage is grey-brown on the body, with prominent white streaks and yellow on the belly. The face is pale and the tail i
Red Wattlebirds love eating nectar
The Red Wattlebird (Anthochaera carunculata), also known as Barkingbird or Gillbird, is a honeyeater; a group of birds found mainly in Australia and New Guinea which have highly developed brush-tipped tongues adapted for nectar feeding. The tongue is flicked rapidly and repeatedly into a flower, the upper mandible then compressing any liquid out when the bill is closed.
Image: Waratah Software - Natural images of Australia
Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo - species seen around our region
Watch them at home too
- Birds in Backyards
Birds in Backyards is a research, education and conservation program.
Places to stay on your birdwatching trip - to the Capertee Valley
- Mudgee Rylstone Accommodation | NSW MID WEST Rylstone - Franks Breakaway Farm Stay - Ozeres Services
Mudgee Rylstone Accommodation, NSW MID WEST, Rylstone Just 3.5hrs from Sydney and 1hr to Mudgee, Franks Breakaway Farmstay, offers history, tranquilityand spectacular scenery in a hidden valley surrounded from view and nestled at the foot of towering
- Photos of Rylstone Caravan Park - Rylstone
Information and location of Rylstone Caravan Park - Rylstone Caravan Park & Holiday Park.
- Glen Davis Works Accommodation Capertee Valley (S1) - Self Contained
Glen Davis Works Accommodation Capertee Valley Lithgow Glen Davis, NSW BLUE MOUNTAINS Four cottages are available for groups of 2 to 16 people.There are 2 original 1950's refurbished houses available. The General Managers Cottage and The Inspectors C
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