Winton Wetlands is a great place for bird watching. We have a range of habitats, that attract a wide range of birds, both common and rare species.

A birdwatcher’s delight

Birds sighted here include the White Sea Eagle, Australian Pelican, Wedge Tailed Eagle, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Eastern Rosella, Red-rumped Parrot, Brown Treecreeper, Superb Fairywren, White-plumed Honeyeater, White-fronted Chat, Yellow-rumped Thornbill and so many more!

In fact, you’re spoilt for feathered choice in the varied habitats throughout the Wetlands – with woodland, bushland, wetland and rare birds all awaiting avid twitchers and casual birdwatchers alike.

Wherever your journey takes you on the site keep your eyes peeled to witness spoonbills, herons, egrets and cormorants go about their daily activities.

Or enjoy the spectacle of more than 2000 pelicans gathering near the shoreline – our natural volunteers, feeding on the European carp.

Register your bird sightings

Download our eBird checklist and record your sightings!

The checklist is generated with data from eBird (, a global database of bird sightings from birders like you. If you enjoy the checklist, please consider contributing your sightings to eBird. It is 100% free to take part, and your observations will help support birders, researchers, and conservationists worldwide.

Check the Winton Wetlands page on the eBird Australia website to see a complete list of species that birdwatchers have seen and recorded recently.

Birds of prey at Winton Wetlands

Read more about birds of prey at Winton Wetlands, including eagles, falcons, kites and goshawks. Birdlife Australia, Murray Goulburn Branch has recorded 14 raptors during their bird surveys here.

Straw-Necked Ibis

If you’re visiting Winton Wetlands you’ve probably noticed Straw-necked Ibis, including flocks perched in the trees on the downstream side of the boat ramp. Read more about Straw-Necked Ibis at Winton Wetlands.