White throated grass wren hunt

Jawoyn rangers teamed up with Kakadu rangers to hunt for the rare and elusive white throated grass wrens. Their habitat is in the stone country which includes Bulajung areas and senior Jawoyn are required to insure cultural protocol. These birds require old spinifex to next in therefore their range is restricted and locally mobile.

We walked over the rugged terrain playing their call through speaker to attract them, but alas they weren’t to be heard or seen due to extensive burning in the area over recent years. We did however stumble over some unique rock art and sighted other stone country endemic bird species including sand stone strike-thrush, variated wren and banded fruit dove.

On returning to Gunlom camp ground a message was passed that a tourist had seen a pair in the first waterhole!

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