Less than 100km from Sydney, the highlands of Kanangra-Boyd National Park seem a world away. This vast area of wilderness is less visited than the nearby Blue Mountains National Park , but it’s stunning gorges and alpine plateaus are equally beautiful. Swampy peat bogs and snow gum woodland are features of this highland region, and these specialised habitats play a vital role in the water cycle. The peat acts as a huge spongy reservoir, slowly releasing crystal clear, naturally filtered water into the creeks and rivers which eventually feed into Sydney’s water supply. Birds, mammals and frogs all thrive in this protected area, and this album features three distinct soundscapes recorded over the period of a day in the reserve.
Species recorded include: Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, Gang-gang Cockatoo, Red Wattlebird, White-eared Honeyeater, Grey Shrike Thrush, Striated Thornbill, White-throated Treecreeper, Eastern Yellow Robin, Spotted Pardalote, Striated Pardalote, Red-necked Wallaby & Bibron’s Toadlet.
|1.||Snow Gum Forest (with Grey Shrike Thrush, White-eared Honeyeater, Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, Gang-gang Cockatoo & Bibron’s Toadlet)||[11:04]|
|2.||Highland Stream (with White-eared Honeyeater, Australian Raven, Bassian Thrush, Striated Thornbill & Eastern Yellow Robin )||[14:32]|
|3.||By the Frog Pond (main species is Bibron’s Toadlet)||[2:33]|