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Birdwatching

The secret is out. We have some of the best birdwatching in the state.

Binoculars are a must to help you spot the amazing variety of birds that grace our region. On a trip to Lake Hindmarsh or another of our lakes and swamps, you are bound to share the space with parrots, pelicans and sea eagles.

Tawny Frogmouth, Honeyeaters, Cormorants, Grebes, Teals, Ducks and more from Big to Little Desert, Wyperfeld National Park and everything in between you have ventured into our bird lover’s Paradise!

We are famous for the endangered and unique Lowan Bird. Commonly known as the Mallee Fowl, he’s a shy kind of fella, but you may catch a glimpse of him on one of the many bushwalks around our region, or get up close and personal at the Little Desert Nature Lodge.

Don’t miss the Regent Parrot and Black-eared Miner. Our abundant birdlife and incredible variety brings people back time and again.

Download these resources to make the most of your birdwatching trip:

Lake Hindmarsh Lake Reserve

Birds of the Wimmera

Wimmera Bird Guide

Birds of Mallee Parks

 

 

 

The Tawny Frogmouth (pictured) is the master of disguise, blending in perfectly with the bark of the gum trees. One of the over 200 species of birds found in the semi-arid environments of our region.

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