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This page lists outings and camps of BirdLife Ecbhuca District for 2012. All BirdLife Australia members are eligible to attend our outings. Bookings are required for the cruise and for camps.

List of birds which have been observed in northern Victoria and/or southern Riverina
Stubble Quail
Brown Quail
Magpie Goose
Plumed Whistling Duck
Blue-billed Duck
Musk Duck
Black Swan
Aust. Shelduck
Australian Wood Duck (common)
Pacific Black Duck (common)
Australasian Shoveler
Grey Teal
Chestnut Teal
Pink-eared Duck
Australasian Grebe
Hoary-headed Grebe
Great-crested Grebe
Australian Darter
Little Pied Cormorant
Pied Cormorant
Little Black Cormorant
Great Cormorant
White-faced Heron
White-necked Heron
Little Egret (locally uncommon)
Great Egret
Intermediate Egret
Cattle Egret
Nankeen Night Heron
Glossy Ibis
Australian White Ibis (common)
Straw-necked Ibis (Common)
Royal Spoonbill
Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Black-shouldered Kite
Black Kite Whistling Kite

White-bellied Sea Eagle
Spotted Harrier (uncommon)
Swamp Harrier
Brown Goshawk
Grey Goshawk
Collared Sparrowhawk
Wedge-tailed Eagle
Little Eagle
Brown Falcon
Black Falcon (uncommon)
Australian Hobby
Peregrine Falcon
Nankeen Kestrel
Buff-banded Rail
Aust. Spotted Crake
Baillons Crake
Purple Swamphen (common)
Dusky Moorhen
Black-tailed Native Hen
Eurasian Coot (common)
Little Button-quail
Painted Button-quail
Australian Painted Snipe (endangered, uncommon)
Latham's Snipe
Common Greenshank
Common Sandpiper
Ruddy Turnstone (usually uncommon)
Sanderling (uncommon)
Red-necked Stint
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpiper
Bush Stone-curlew (uncommon)
Black-winged Stilt
Banded Stilt
Red-necked Avocet
Red Knot (very uncommon)
Grey Plover (uncommon)
Red-capped Plover
Double-banded Plover
Black-fronted Dotterel
Red-kneed Dotterel
Banded Lapwing
Masked Lapwing (common)
Australian Pratincole
Silver Gull (locally uncommon)
Caspian Tern
Crested Tern
Common Tern
Whiskered Tern
Rock (Feral) Dove
Spotted Turtle Dove
Common Bronzewing
Crested Pigeon (common)
Diamond Dove (locally uncommon)
Peaceful Dove
Galah (common)
Long-billed Corella (common)
Little Corella
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (common)
Gang Gang Cockatoo
Rainbow Lorikeet (south of region)
Musk Lorikeet
Little Lorikeet
Purple-crowned Lorikeet
King Parrot (east of region only)
Regent Parrot (north-west of region)
Crimson Rosella (yellow form) (common)
Crimson Rosella (Crimson form)
Eastern Rosella
Australian (Mallee) Ringneck
Blue Bonnet (north of region)
Red-rumped Parrot
Blue-winged Parrot (locally uncommon)
Superb Parrot
Pallid Cuckoo
Brush Cuckoo
Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Black-eared Cuckoo
Horsfield's Bronze Cuckoo
Shining Bronze Cuckoo
Barking Owl (endangered)
Southern Boobook
Barn Owl
Tawny Frogmouth
Spotted Nightjar (locally uncommon)
Aust. Owlet-nightjar (locally uncommon)
White-throated Needletail
Fork-tailed Swift
Azure Kingfisher
Sacred Kingfisher
Laughing Kookaburra (common)
Rainbow Bee-eater
White-th'ted Tree-creeper (common)
Brown Tree-creeper
Superb Fairy-wren (common)
Splendid Fairy-wren
Variegated Fairy-wren (north-west of region)
White-winged Fairy-wren
Southern Emu-wren
Spotted Pardalote
Striated Pardalote
White-browed Scrubwren
Shy Heathwren (Hylacola)
Speckled Warbler
Western Gerygone
Brown Thornbill
Chestnut-rmpd Thornbill
Buff-rumped Thornbill (common)
Yellow-rumped Thornbill (common)
Yellow (Little) Thornbill
Striated Thornbill
Southern Whiteface
Red Wattlebird (common)
Little Wattlebird
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater
Noisy Friarbird (common at times)
Little Friarbird
Blue-faced Honeyeater
Noisy Miner (common)
Yellow-tufted Honeyeater
Black-chinned Honeyeater
White-naped Honeyeater
Singing Honeyeater
White-eared Honeyeater
Fuscous Honeyeater
White-plumed Honeyeater (common)
Yellow-faced Honeyeater
New Holland Honeyeater
Brown-headed Honeyeater
Black Honeyeater
Eastern Spinebill
White-fronted Chat
Jacky Winter
Rose Robin
Red-capped Robin
Flame Robin
Hooded Robin
Eastern Yellow Robin
Scarlet Robin
Grey-crowned Babbler
White-browed Babbler
Varied Sittella
Crested Shrike-tit
Crested Bellbird (locally uncommon)
Grey Shrike-thrush
Golden Whistler
Gilbert's Whistler (locally uncommon)
Rufous Whistler (common in bushland)
Restless Flycatcher
Leaden Flycatcher
Magpie Lark (common)
Grey Fantail
Willie Wagtail
Masked Woodswallow
Black-faced Cuckoo Shrike (common)
White-bellied Cuckoo Shrike
Ground Cuckoo-shrike (uncommon)
Olive-backed Oriole
White-browed Woodswallow
Dusky Woodswallow
White-breasted Woodswallow
Black-faced Woodswallow
White-winged Triller
Pied Butcherbird
Grey Butcherbird
Pied Currawong
Grey Currawong
Australian Raven (common)
Little Raven (common)
White-winged Chough (common)
Australian Magpie (common)
Australasian Pipit
House Sparrow (common)
Tree Sparrow
Zebra Finch
Red-browed Finch
Diamond Firetail
European Goldfinch
Mistletoe Bird
Welcome Swallow (common)
White-backed Swallow
Tree Martin
Fairy Martin
Australian Reed Warbler
Little Grassbird
Horsfields Bushlark
Brown Songlark
Rufous Songlark
Golden-headed Cisticola
Blackbird (common)
Starling (common)
Indian Mynah



Coming Events

Hobby by Murray Chambers

Outings and events for 2019

Once announced, we try to run all outings, but, in case of last minute changes, please check our home page (or phone the leader) for meeting places and dates a few days beforehand and before travelling a long distance.
Try to arrive about 10 minutes prior to the advertised time, e.g. 8.50am for a 9am departure.

Sunday 10th February (note change of date)
Outing to Deniliquin. Meet outside Island Sanctuary (opposite Deniliquin town hall) at 8.50am for a 9am bird walk. Bring binoculars (and/or 'scope), lunch and drinking water.

16th or 17th February
Quarterly Loddon Shire bird surveys. Enquiries: Email
If you wish to help with surveys in Terrick Terrick National Park, contact

From Friday 1st March, wetland bird surveys - looking for endangered waterbirds.
Enquiries: Simon Starr (our Conservation Officer) - Simon wishes to survey local wetlands prior to the opening of the Victorian duck shooting season.

Sunday 24th March
Outing to Ruff property on a side of Mount Black WIRRATE
Meet outside ruff house at 8.50am for a 9am walk on the property. Bring binoculars, lunch and drinking water.

Easter: BirdLife Camp at "Clarkesdale Bird Sancgtuary" LINTON.
Attendees must book through BirdLife national office

Saturday 27th April
Outing to Eppalock area. Meet in spiullway car park at 8.50 for a 9am departure. Bring binoculars, lunch and drinking water.

Saturday 4th May - Tuesday 7th May
Consecutive outings from Echuca-Moama.
Saturday 4th May:
Afternoon bird walk in Horseshoe Lagoon. Meet at start of elevated walkway over Horseshoe Lagoon MOAMA at 3pm.

Sunday 5th May:
Outing to Torrumbarry. Meet in Echuca Lions Park (Campaspe Esplanade near Ogilview Avenue, alongside Campaspe River) at 8.50am for a 9am departure. Bring binoculars, lunch and water to drink.

Monday 6th May:
Outing along Perriucoota Road. Meet in Murray River Council car park (off Meninya Street, near bridges) at 8.20 for an 8.30am departure. Note earlier start. Bring binoculars, lunch and water to drink.

Tuesday 7th May:
Outing to Mathoura. Meet in Murray River Shire car park (off Meninya Street near toilets) at 8.50 for a 9am departure. Visit the reed Beds bird hide. If road conditions permit, traverse Gulpa Island (4WD or high-clearance vehicle preferred). Bring lunch, telescope and/or binoculars, camera and drinking water.

Attendees from outside the Echuca Moama area will need to arrange their own accommodation. These consecutive day outings are not to be taken as being a camp. Bookings not required.

Sunday 7th July:
Big day out - Boort. Meet in park opposite service station and alongside caravan park at 8.50 for a 9am departure. Bring binoculars and/or telescope, lunch and water to drink.

Sunday 18th August
Outing to Newbridge area. Bring lunch, binoculars and water to drink. Meet outside Newbridge store at 8.50am for a 9am departure.

Saturday 21st September
Joint outing with BirdLife Murray Goulburn to Crosbie Reserve. Enquiries: BirdLife Murray Goulburn.

Saturday 5th October
Early morning bird walk in the Terricks Forest
Meet at the Davies homestead site, Mitiamo-Kow Swamp Road at 7.10am for a 7.15am departure in a mini bus. Part of the friends Weekend in the national park organised by Friends of the Terrick Terrick National Park inc. and part of the Naturally Loddon Spring Festival. This is a free event. Bring binoculars. Overnight camping provided for at Davies homestead site.

Saturday 12th October:
Explore Bendigo Wetlands. Meet in Rotary Park, Calder Highway KANGAROO FLAT, 8.50am. Bring binoculars and/or telescope, lunch and drinking water.

Sunday 10th November
Annual Superb Parrot Count PICOLA-YIELEMA AREA. Book with Sue Logie if interested. Bookings are essential for catering and organisational purposes.


birders at Terricks
Birders at Terrick Terrick (Duncan Turnbull)


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