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  • Self-guided Walks

    Staying fit and healthy is just a walk in the Park! Download our free Centennial Park walking apps - available for Apple and Android smartphones. More info and download links here.

  • Swamp Closures

    Lachlan Swamp will close on days above 36C to minimise disturbance to the Flying Foxes. There will be no access to visitors.

  • Centennial Park History Book

    Our great new book on the history of Centennial Park is now on sale, and can be ordered online. Great gift idea. More info.

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Birdwatching - Book

Birdwatching (also known as 'twitching') is a highly popular activity in Centennial Parklands due to the wide number of bird species that can be seen here throughout the year.

The wide range of species seen here is as a result of the varied range of landscapes and environments that are found in a relatively small area (eg. urban forest, wetlands, open plains, native and exotic plant species plantings).

In fact, around, 140 different species have been spotted! Why not join in on one of our volunteer birdwatching activities.

Want to know more? You can download a bird list from our Conservation Management Plan here (PDF, 56 kb) or visit our Birds in the Parklands section.

Sick and injured birds

If you come across a sick or injured bird in Centennial Parklands, it is important that you do not handle it. You may cause stress for the bird, cause yourself an injury and/or unintentionally separate a bird from its parents/chicks.

At Centennial Parklands call our Parklands Rangers immediately on (02) 9339 6699, or 0412 718 611 after hours.

Outside Centennial Parklands contact WIRES on 13 000 WIRES (or 1300 094 737).

Further information

Further information is available on:

If you would like more information on birds in the Parklands please contact the Parklands Office, alternately the following are websites of interest on birds in Australia: