Birds of our estuaries and wetlands

Estuaries are unique environments that are among the most complex ecosystems on earth. Birdwatchers will enjoy the variety and abundance of species in the estuaries of the Gellibrand and Curdies Rivers and inland systems including Lake Purrumbete and Lake Bookar. View more.

About the listing

Commonly sighted birds:

Musk Duck
Australian Shelduck
Cattle Egret
Great Egret
Masked Lapwing
Spotless Crake
Yellow Billed Spoonbill
Pied Cormorant
Australian Bittern (threatened)
Purple Swamp Hen
Australasian Pelican
Rufous Night Heron
White Necked Heron
White Faced Heron
Hoary Headed Grebe

Stint (Seasonal)
Godwit (Seasonal)
Latham's Snipe (Seasonal)

To report injured wildlife call  03 8400 7300.


Birds of our estuaries and wetlands

Pied Cormorant, wildlife, 12 Apostles Coast and Hinterland, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia