Birdwatching Around Inverell

March 30, 2021

Birdwatching Around Inverell

Inverell is a great place to go birdwatching.

If you just have a short amount of time, a walk along the banks of the Macintyre River starting from the Tourist office and walking upstream can yield some great waterbirds as well as woodland birds coming in for a drink.

Another easily accessible spot is the walk at Lake Inverell. You may see some waterbirds from the new boardwalk, but if you continue on the path around the lake you will see a range of waterbirds and woodland birds. Don’t be surprised to see a White-bellied Sea Eagle or Black Swans.

Make sure that you pick up the “Birdwatching in Inverell” brochure from the Tourist Office for some additional spots.

If you would like to go birdwatching with a group of like-minded people while in the area, you can contact the local birdwatching group which is titled “New England & North West NSW Birding Group” and they can let you know what group outings they have coming up. There are also regular beginner birdwatching walks that they can let you know about as well.

The contact person is Colin Ritchie whose number is 0402325728, or you can email him on

If you enjoy taking photos of birds, then feel free to share photos of birds from the area that you have taken in the groups Facebook group page. Simply do a search in Facebook for New England & North West NSW Birds & Birding.