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Birdwatching

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 is experiencing an influx of environmental water from September 2019. Over 75 species of birds have been spotted since the inflows. After being flood filled in 2016 the lake has been reinvigorated and a birdwatchers paradise as it is an important bird feeding and breeding wetland. The sighting and photographs 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.

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.

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