Monday, July 11, 2005

(Capertee Valley, photo taken near Glen Alice village)
Capertee Valley, situated 230km north west of Sydney, is reputedly the best birding site within Sydney region. It is made popular among birdwatchers for being one of the few key sites where the endangered Regent Honeyeater breeds.

On Sunday 10 Jun 2005, I had planned an impromptu self-drive trip to Capertee Valley, mainly to look for the Regent Honeyeater and recce for a japanese birder friend. I have learnt from many resources that this year is a good year for Regent Honeyeater where there are relatively more sightings this season.

This is a 3.5 hours journey from Sydney. The last 20 km or so journey was unpaved road, which was bad for my 1.5 litre Honda Jazz. For more information about Capertee Valley, see Birds Australia's link.

Updated: See more of my recent trip report at