This thread is inspired by WhistlingKite’s What’s on my Doorstep thread. He has graciously given his blessing for me to develop this similar thread for my own local area. Thank you! As I have basically ‘birded out’ my local area, having seen everything there is to see, I am hoping that this thread will help reignite my passion for local birding and encourage me to visit any nearby locations I have missed in the past. I also hope it will be helpful for anyone visiting the Orange area who is interested in the local avifauna. Orange is a regional city with a population of 40,000. It is situated in a cold climate area, with one or two snowfalls a year, and four distinct seasons. In terms of birds, the Orange area within about a two-hour radius has quite a bit of diversity, with the town itself being on the western edge of the Central Tablelands, at an elevation of 862 metres. Sitting at the base of Mount Canobolas, an extinct volcano, Orange is surrounded by fertile farming land. It is central to a range of accessible habitats from snow gum forests at the 1390 metre high summit of Mount Canobolas, to wetlands, box forests and semi-arid scrub just over an hour away at Nangar National Park. According to Ebird, I have seen 112 species within the relatively small Orange City Council LGA, and hopefully as I work on this thread I can increase that number. I’ll begin with locations in and around Orange, and I expect that this thread will eventually expand to cover locations that are accessible as a day trip from Orange. Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo. Orange, NSW. August, 2022.