Bird Watching

The Quirindi district is recognised as a “Bird watcher’s Paradise”, with more than one third of the birds on the Australian list having been seen in the area. Whispering Pines is situated approximately 1 klm from the Old Quipolly Dam and 14 kls east of Quirindi. According to some sources the dam filled with silt during the 1940’s, which was attributed to the rabbit plagues and developed a habitat which attracts both water and woodland birds. The sanctuary continues upstream along the creek for about 1klm.

Some of the birds observed in this area include:

DUCKS - Plumed Whistling Duck, Blue-Billed Duck, Musk Duck, Freckled Duck (rare), Black Swan, Australian Wood Duck, Pacific Black Duck, Australasian Shoveler, Pink-Eared Duck, (rare) Hardhead, Grey Teal, Chestnut Teal, (rare) Australasian Grebe, White-Necked Heron, White Faced Heron, Hoary-Headed Grebe, Great-Crested Grebe, Darter.

CORMORANTS – Little Pied Cormorant, Pied Cormorant, Little Black Cormorant, Great Cormorant.

OTHER BIRDS – Australian Pelican, Nankeen Night-Heron, Great Egret, Plumed Egret, Cattle Egret (rare), Australian White Ibis, Staw-Necked Ibis, Royal Spoonbill, Yellow-Billed Spoonbill, White Bellied Sea-Eagel (rare), Australian Spotted Crake (rare), Spotless Crake (rare), Purple Swamphen, Dusky Moorhen, Blacktailed Native Hen, Eurasian Coot, Common Sandpiper (rare), Black-Winged Stilt (rare), Red-Necked Avocet (rare), Black-Fronted Dotterel (rare), Red-Kneed Dotterel (rare), Banded Lapwing (rare), Gull-Billed Tern (rare), Whiskered Tern (rare), Masked Lapwing, Silver Gull, Clamorous Reedwarbler, Fairy Martin, Clamorous Reedwarbler, Little Grassbird.

Contact Us

Whispering Pines Bush Retreat is located in a tranquil setting among the pine trees in the hills near the Old Quipolly Dam approximately 14klms east of Quirindi, New South Wales, Australia.Quirindi. Please contact us for more info

0427 669 510

1034 Lowes Creek road, Quirindi NSW 2343

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