Rankin Springs NSW
Coastal and dryland birds meet in abundance at Rankin Springs in mid-west New South Wales. The Lachlan Fold Wildlife Action Group monitor the Glossy Black Cockatoo population and provide nest boxes to support the area's unique wildlife. Dams and ponds in the forests north and south of Rankin Springs are excellent bird-watching venues.
Photo: Glossy Black Cockatoos feed on Casuarina seeds and then fly down to drink in farm dams before roosting for the night. Surveyors are assigned to watch every waterhole in the district simultaneously to count these unique birds.