This is post #1 about Edith Falls in the Northern Territory because I was not to know it at the time but we missed the prime birding hotspots. I didn’t realize this until I bought the “Top End Birdwatching” book at the Katherine Museum a few days later. Anyway, we got an early start out of Pine Creek and drove about 50kms to the Edith Falls turn-off which is well marked, you can’t miss it.
We drove slowly along the Edith Falls Road and kept our ears and eyes open. It proved to be a parrot paradise with all kinds of psittascine psightings! First up was this Galah.
Then came a Red-collared Lorikeet.
And an acrobatic Red-winged Parrot.
Pied Butcherbird watches from above.
The Edith Falls Road enters Nitmiluk National Park.
We saw lots of Red-tailed Black Cockatoos.
A young Red-winged Parrot foraging.
Willie Wagtails are also everywhere.
There is a campground and snack bar at the end of the road. You can also park here and walk the various trails.
I decided this little bridge would be a good vantage point so set up the cameras to wait for birds.
I didn’t have to wait long for Red-collared Lorikeets.
Elegant Red-collared Lorikeets
Information boards at the campground
Camp reception and snack bar
Men take notice!
Aboriginal art decorated bathrooms
Camping facilities, looks like a nice place to hang out!
Shy birds hiding!
Peaceful DoveI hope I got all those birds right, if I didn’t please comment so I can correct it!
We hung around a couple hours, then headed off towards Katherine as we still had a long drive to Victoria River Crossing ahead!