Govett’s Leap is known for its stunning sunrises and as being one of the best spots in the Blue Mountains for Landscape Photography. Instead I found something far more enticing… BIRDS!

Sunrise at Govett’s Leap

Govett’s Leap is known for being a fantastic sunrise spot. It’s easy to get to and doesn’t require any hiking. It’s definitely at the top of any photographer’s Blue Mountains list. The sun rises just above the cliffs, as you can see in the photo below. I think the photo I got is ok, but it was however the birds that interested me at Govett’s Leap.

What is Birding?

Some people go ‘birding’, or ‘twitching’ to find feathered friends. It usually requires a lot of patience and hiking. I have a Fujifilm 100-400mm lens that I use for birds. Particularly keen birders bring checklists of bird species and aim to find as many as possible. It’s a popular pasttime for hikers and wildlife lovers but it’s rare to see young people birding.

A silly photo of me showing off my new lens..

Birding at Govett’s Leap

There are plenty of bird species to see at Govett’s Leap. Keep watch in the bushes near the park benches for eastern yellow robins, finches and honey eaters. Shockingly, the birds didn’t really care about people driving by even though it was a busy Sunday morning. We spent about an hour walking around the area sniping birds.

Eastern Yellow Robin
Eastern Spinebill
Red-Browed Finch
Crimson Rosella
Spotted Pardalote in a Tree Hollow
New Holland Honeyeater
Eastern Yellow Robin on the Park Bench
Brown Thornbill

More Experiences in the Blue Mountains

If you want to meet more Australian wildlife in the Blue Mountains check out my blogpost about the Secret Creek Cafe Wildlife Sanctuary.

If you want to go hiking check out my blogpost about hiking to Lockley’s Pylon – it’s a must do hike in the Blue Mountains!

For another spot that’s amazing for birding, in a completely different part of Australia, check out my blogpost about Coorong National Park, South Australia.


Happy birding~