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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. A number of species have been recorded as new to particular parts of the wetlands, including grey-crowned babblers, pink eared ducks, a great crested grebe (not seen here since 2017), and others. A record number of volunteers were on hand for the count too.
More than 20 new or returning bird species were spotted in an area of land revegetated seven years ago by volunteers involved with the Regent Honeyeater Project, funded by the Australian Government’s Landcare program and administered through the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority. Fantastic to see positive results from these collaborative efforts, in terms of bird species returning to the area.