There is easy access to the various settling ponds along the embankments. The ponds nearest the gate have a fair amount of macrophytes (reeds) present which is where you are most likely to encounter any rails and crakes. The list of birds found here goes beyond waterbirds to include many dry area birds that find the surrounding habitat ideal.
Birds that are regularly recorded at the STW include:
|Red-capped Robin||Black-tailed Native Hen||Red-rumped Parrot|
|Little Grassbird||Red-kneed Dotterel||Galah|
|White-winged Fairy-wren||Black-fronted Dotterel||Blue Bonnet|
|Variegated Fairy-wren||Australian Shelduck||Cockatiel|
|Whistling Kite||Glossy Ibis||Ballion's Crake|
|Black-shouldered Kite||Whiskered Tern||Australian Spotted Crake|
|Australian Reed-warbler||Australian Grebe||Black-winged Stilt|
|Orange Chat||Grey Teal|
There are also a number of locations around the town that are worth a visit, including the area around the airport for chats. The Condobolin and West Wyalong road sides are worth investigating for parrots, wrens and chats.
Chat Alley is an area of lignum bush on the Mt Hope/Round Hill road that has proved over time to be a good spot to see chats and White-winged fairy-wrens.