Lake Cargelligo and Surrounding Areas Bird List Oct 2012 Lake Cargelligo and Surrounding Areas Bird List Oct 2012 (384 KB)

Bird List & Routes Bird List & Routes (275 KB)

Flock of  100 Pink-eared Ducks frolicked on the Lake at Lake Cargelligo. For more information on this species Click Here

The exceptional birdlife that is drawn to the beautiful area of Lake Cargelligo and surrounds is a well hidden attraction.

It provides the ideal environment for bird watching with parts of the lake being classified as a bird sanctuary. Keep an eye out for such water birds as the Great Crested Grebe, Black Winged Stilts, Great Egrets, Spoonbills, Pelicans and Black Swans.

Blue-Faced Honeyeater

Bird watchers may also enjoy visiting nearby Round Hill Reserve and Nombinnie Reserve in mallee country, which support a variety of rare and threatened species. A bird guide and binoculars are available for hire at the Lake Cargelligo Tourist Information Centre by contacting 02 6898 1501.

Singing Bushlark

Other areas of interest are: Lake Cargelligo Sewage Ponds, Yelkin State forest, Deadmans Point, Murrin Bridge Reserv, Euabalong Reserve, Whoey Tank Track, Lake Cargelligo Weir, Nombinnie Old Wheat paddock, Rankin Springs (70kms out) , Lake Brewstar (40kms out) and ‘Chat Alley’, Sheppards Hill and Booberoi Creek.



                                Cockatiel                                                                 Spoted Harrier for supplying us
with information from their visit in and to Charles Dove for supplying the photos displayed on this page.