Mother of Ducks Lagoon birdwatching platform
Mother of Ducks Lagoon Nature Reserve
Stuck for things to do with kids? Enjoy scenic views and a picnic while birdwatching at Mother of Ducks Lagoon Nature Reserve at Guyra, near Armidale in NSW’s northern tablelands.
- Opening times
Mother of Ducks Lagoon birdwatching platform is always open, but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
- What to
- Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
- Please note
- Be sure to watch out for golfers and golfballs
- Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching
Like the sound of an afternoon surrounded by wetlands, native plants and more birds than you can count? Head to the birdwatching platform at Mother of Ducks Lagoon Nature Reserve in Guyra. This wooden observation platform sits at the eastern edge of the lagoon, a bustling bird habitat, and is a great place to stop for a picnic, while driving on the New England Highway.
Come face-to-face with a huge variety of birds, including endangered and threatened species. See if you can glimpse the renowned Japanese Snipe, which lives here from August to April, before returning to Japan, and keep an eye out for other migratory birds, including common greenshanks and white-throated needletails.
After watching from the bird hide, why not enjoy a different view with a short walk around the wetlands? There’s no formal track, but it’s easy to walk along the levee bank. Then pause for a picnic, once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, but be sure to protect your sandwiches from any opportunistic ibis.
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- Armidale office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm.
- 02 6738 9100
- 145 Miller Street, Armidale NSW 2350
- in Mother of Ducks Lagoon Nature Reserve in the Country NSW region
Mother of Ducks Lagoon Nature Reserve is always open.