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The abundant lakes, waterways and wetlands provide valuable habitats for the many species of water birds.

Many of the Kerang Lakes are recognised RAMSAR listed wetlands of international significance.

The bird hide at Reedy Lake is an ideal viewing platform to view the many waterbirds nesting in the shallow waters.

Information shelters located at Lake Charm and Reedy Lake provide interesting details on the region's wetlands and waterbirds.

Gunbower National Park and State Park on Gunbower Island are also recognised as a Ramsar Wetland site. The permanent body of water; Gunbower Creek and the many lagoons provide vital habitat for feeding and breeding grounds for numerous species.

Lake Cullen, north-east of Kerang after being flood filled in 2016 has reinvigorated the environment as an important feeding and breeding ground. The sighting and photographs of the endangered species, the Australasian bittern has reinforced the significance of the Kerang Wetlands in fauna conservation.

Environmental watering into Lake Murphy during Autumn 2019 has provided ideal conditions for waterbirds and a pair of brolgas have been found at the lake along with hundreds of other waterbirds.

For specialised knowledge on Australian birdlife, education programs and bird watching information can also be accessed at Birdlife Australia.