Search for birds such as the eastern great egret, a musk duck, yellow rosellas, superb wrens and purple swamphen at the Gulpa Creek Reed Beds Bird Observatory near Mathoura, or find various waterbirds in the Gunbower Island State Forest, a 20,000-hectare flood plain. A bird hide is also situated on the Barham - Moulamein Road, overlooking the 3500 acre salinity ponds, where you may spot a Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, or a White-winged Fairy-wren.
Birds of the river margin habitat include kingfishers (Kookaburra, Azure Kingfisher and Sacred Kingfisher), Black Duck, Wood Duck, Eurasian Coot, Purple Swamphen, and the Buff-banded Land Rail. The tall trees also attract numbers of common birds such as Yellow Rosella, Long-billed Corella (sometimes in deafening flocks), Noisy Miner and Willy Wagtail.
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