Gunbower National Park and State Park on Gunbower Island are also recognised as a Ramsar Wetland site. As a permanent body of water, Gunbower Creek and the many lagoons provide vital habitat for feeding and breeding for numerous species.
Environmental water inflows into Reedy Lagoon, Gunbower State Forest has provided a special place for birdwatching as the rich environment provides excellent feeding and breeding opportunities for many waterbird species. From Winter 2022 through to Spring 2022 water for the environment at Reedy Lagoon will see an influx or waterbirds, fish, frogs, turtles and other water-dependent animals.
The sighting and photography of endangered species – the Australasian Bittern – has reinforced the significance of the Kerang Wetlands in fauna conservation. Lake Tutchewop is also proving an important bird watchers destination and the arrival of the Long-billed dowitcher some years back created serious excitement for twitchers.
For specialised knowledge on Australian birdlife, education programs and bird watching information can also be accessed at Birdlife Australia.