GreenWay Birdos takes off

image8Over 70 different bird species have been spotted up and down the GreenWay. This includes migrating birds like the Spangled Drongo, which use the GreenWay as an urban bush link between the Cooks River and Parramatta River on their way North to PNG.  If you’re lucky, you might catch glimpses of locally rare birds like the Australian Reed Warbler or a Royal Spoonbill (pictured left). Just over a year ago the GreenWay Birdos was formed, initially focussing on the Southern section of the GreenWay around Dulwich Hill and more recently extending North to Haberfield and Leichhardt, near Iron Cove.

Greenway Birdos organiser Jo Blackman says “birdwatching is a great way for ‘citizen scientists’ to make a real contribution to our knowledge of Australian birds, including endangered species and migration patterns. After each GreenWay Birdos walk we log our data on the Atlas of Living Australia data base, which is often used to inform local planning and development decisions here in the Inner West. It’s a great way to meet like-minded people and explore hidden green parts of the Inner West which you never knew existed”. 

The next GreenWay Birdos walk will start at Taverners Hill light rail stop at 7.30am on Tuesday 9th May. Beginners are welcome. Binoculars are available or you can bring your own. Details are posted on the GreenWay website or you can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Pictured above: Royal Spoonbill.

Pictured below left: Australian Reed Warbler.  Pictured below right: Spangled Drongo.




A skater captured his trip along the GreenWay starting from Leichhardt through to Iron Cove then back to Lewisham in Sydney's Inner West. Video created by Bo Yuan and Tim Hans.   GreenWay Map below created by Benjamin Salmon.