Wednesday, 17 December 2014 11:54

Harrington Featured

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 GJS8741a as Smart Object 1The small coastal town of Harrington is on the mid-north coast of NSW, about 20 mins east of Taree.  It has several attractions for birders/photographers. They include the Manning River estuary with its extensive sandbars, spits etc , Crowdy Bay NP. and a small littoral rainforest pocket on the north side of the town.




The sandspit and Lagoon in season is usually good for Pacific Golden Plover, Red-capped Plover, Pied Oystercatcher,  Bar-tailed Godwit, Eastern Curlew, Sanderling and Little Tern.  There is also a good chance to see Osprey and Brahminy Kite in this area. A pair of Beach-stone Curlew have been resident of the area between Harrington and Old Bar,

The rainforest area can be good for Spectacled Monarch, Black-faced Monarch, Noisy Pitta and Varied Triller.





The easiest access to the main sandspit is directly off the breakwater that heads due east from the Sea Rescue base. To the north of this breakwater is a small lagoon with muddy margins that can be good for waders. You can get access to the rainforest track a couple of hundred metres north of the caravan park on the main road heading north (-31.867592, 152.700355).


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