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Bird Watching

A birdwatcher’s paradise

More than a third of Australia's bird species have been spotted in the Deni region. It’s possible to observe over 80 bird species in just one day within the town. To ensure you experience it all, a local bird guide can be arranged for you by the Visitor Information Centre.

Philip and Patricia Maher of Australian Ornithological Services specialise in helping serious bird watchers locate the harder to find and rarer species. The Plains Wanderer is an endangered species with habitat in and around Deni.

Popular locations for bird watching are in the Murray Valley Regional Park (enter via Memorial Drive), McFaull Park, Blake Botanic Reserve, Island Sanctuary, or along the Edward River.

Birds Visit Deni Bird Watching Secondary1

Reed Beds Bird Hide

The Reed Beds Bird Hide at Mathoura in the Murray Valley National Park has different birds to see every time you visit so you’ll never grow tired of this pretty place.

  • Take your camera for a stunning photo of an eastern great egret or a musk duck thrashing in the water to attract a mate.
  • Go walking along the boardwalk and look for yellow rosellas and superb wrens or watch at the edge of the water for the purple swamphen.
  • Turn over the bird panels as you stroll along the boardwalk; check out which birds are vegetarians and which prefers frogs, find out who honks like a goose but soars like an eagle.