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Winton Wetlands is a great place for bird watching. With a range of habitats that attract a wide range of birds, close to 200 species can be found annually.

A birdwatcher’s delight

Birds sighted here include the White-bellied 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 and wetland 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.

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. Your observations will help support birders, researchers, and conservationists worldwide.

You can also log any sightings, bird or not, through our citizen science project, I Saw That, which aims to collect species data specific to the site. The data is useful in ongoing conservation and restoration works. Or, 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 Murray Goulburn has recorded 14 raptors during their bird surveys here.

Stocktake time!

At the end of each financial year many businesses do their annual stocktake. Winton Wetlands is not so different in some respects: but our annual

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Soaring Sea Eagles Spotted!

White-bellied Sea Eagles (WBSE) have been recently circling above Mokoan Ponds and Ashmead’s Swamp. Although this species has been spotted within the reserve in previous

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Bumper bird count

High water levels around Winton Wetlands have made for a bumper bird count in the latest count performed by members of Bird Life Murray Goulburn.

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Straw-necked Ibis Winton Wetlands Lunette

Straw-necked Ibis

Keep an eye out for Straw-necked Ibis on your next visit to Winton Wetlands. Are they exhibiting breeding behaviour? We’d love to hear from you.

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