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This page provides a site map of the BirdLife Echuca District web pages.

To many people, birding may seem an unfathomable pastime.

Birding may conjure up images of someone feeding magpies or looking through binoculars at birds in an urban park. Such images of a bird observer may not be accurate.

Perhaps there are as many reasons why people are interested in birding as there are birders.

Some birders wish to see bird species they have not observed before, even if this means travelling to various parts of the country at short notice or trudging through swamps.

Some birders enjoy roughing it, camping in a tent in the remote outback, so that they can see the birds of that region.

Others travel about birding from early morn to dusk but, at night, prefer the comforts of a motel.

Some go on a small fishing boat in rough seas to observe seabirds (a pelagic) whilst others rarely travel far from home.

Some attend birding outings and camps largely for social reasons; some prefer to bird alone.

Apart from conducting surveys, birders are often involved in habitat restoration or protection work.

This sometimes puts birders offside with those who wish to damage bird habitats, e.g. some housing estate developers.

If action is not taken to protect the habitats of birds, bird watching will be more difficult and less enjoyable. That is why more and more stress is being placed on 'conservation' and 'education' and why the name of the parent organisation was changed from Bird Observers Club to Bird Observation & Conservation Australia. The merger of BOCA with Birds Australia (to form BirdLife Australia) may further the cause of bird conservation, education and observation..

Birding helps one to better appreciate the natural environment and the inter-relationship between plants and animals







Hobby by Murray Chambers


Site Map

Home Page of BirdLife Echuca District
Home Page

Articles by Members
indentArticles by members, page 1 (newest article/s)
indentArticles by members. page 2

Themes include Australasian Birds, birding sites & birding terminology. Apart from the Birding Crossword Link Page, the following are downloadable pdf files.

Birding Crossword Link Page
indentAvian Crossword 1
(mildly cryptic)
indentAvian Crossword 2 (semi-cryptic, solution not on line)
indentAvian Crossword 3 (semi-cryptic)
indentindentSolution to Crossword 3
indentAvian Crossword 4 (theme: Echuca area birds)
indentindent Solution to Crossword 4
indentAvian Crossword 5 (mildly cryptic)
indentindent Solution to Crossword 5
indentAvian Crossword 6 (alternate bird names and birding terminology)
indentindentSolution to Crossword 6
indentAvian Crossword 7(alternate bird names and birding terminology)
indentindentSolution to Crossword 7
indentAvian Crossword 8 (theme: Australian water birds)
indentindentSolution to Crossword 8
indent Avian Crossword 9 (theme: Australian birding spots & rare birds found at them)
indentindentSolution to Crossword 9
indentAvian Crossword 10 (theme: birds of far north Queensland)
indentindentSolution to Crossword 10
indentAvian Crossword 11 (theme: New Zealand birds)
indentindentSolution to Crossword 11
indentAvian Crossword 12 (theme: birding paraphernalia)
indentindent Solution to Crossword 12
indentAvian Crossword 13 (theme: collective nouns for bird species)
indentindentSolution to Crossword 13
indentAvian Crossword 14 (theme: Tasmanian birds)
indentindent Solution to Crossword 14
indentAvian Crossword 15 (revised: inland Australian birds
indentindent Solution to Crossword 15

Bird Lists
Outing Bird List (pdf; back to back A4 sheet)
indentRegional Bird List( (pdf brochure)
indentTerrick Terrick National Park Bird List (pdf brochure)

indent Australia-wide bird list (
external site)

Birding Guides
(first two lines are pdf files)

indentBarmah l Deniliquin l Echuca-Moama l Gunbower Island l Gulpa Creek l Kamarooka l Kanyapella-Wyuna l
Perricoota Rd. Moama l Terrick Terrick NP
indentDistrict birding spots (html variant of the nine birding guides
but with additional spots.
indentBirding in Kamarooka Forest with Peter Allan

indentBird sites in Terrick Terrick National Park new

Bird Photographs

indentBirds of Echuca District: page one of a photo gallery new
indentBirds of Echuca District: page two of a photo gallery new
indentBirds of Echuca District: page three of a photo gallerynew

Birding outings and reports of outings

indentForthcoming district bird outings new
indentReports of outings

Featured Bird'
: current
indentFeatured Bird

Links to Australian Birding Sites
Birding Links Page new This page includes links to other branches of BirdLife Australia As well as links to other birding sites.


indentLatest Newsletter (pdf file)

Regional Reserves
Notes on conservation parks and reserves new
indentThere are many separate pages on regional reserves that can be accessed from the above page.

Reviews of Birding Books (including electronic field guides)
indentReviews of birding books

Most of the above pages were checked and/or upgraded in December 2009, January 2010 and/or January 2012.

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Northern Victoria and southern Riverina Conservation and Environment Site

Detailed site map (main index)indent
Conservation News

BirdLife Echuca District site;
many pages; separate site list above
Indigenous Plants

(a collection of landscape photos from various pages of this site; new version December 2009)
Top 10 Indigenous Plants suitable for horticulture
Plant tour of Moama district

Whipstick Plants
(Echuca Landcare Group site)
Regional Bushland Reserves(notes on over 100 local reserves, including National Parks, upgraded Dec 2009)
indentBarmah-Millewa Forest(
revised June 2011)
Greater Bendigo National Park (upgraded December 2009)
Gunbower-Koondrook-Perricoota Forest (upgraded December 2009)
Heathcote-Graytown National Park
Kanyapella Basin (upgraded December 2009 with minor subsequent revisions)
Lower Goulburn River National Park
indentMurray River Park
Parks with names starting A through to O (
revised June 2011)
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Parks P to Z (
revised June 2011)
Terrick Terrick National Park
(upgraded December 2009)
indentWarby Range- Ovens River National Park

Indigenous animals of Echuca and District
(Echuca Landcare Group site)
Conservation Links
(some new links added, and all links checked, 28 December 2009)


Click the next button to open the home page of BirdLife Echuca District
Fifteenth year on the web.

To contact webmeister email stocky at mcmedia dot com .au
Mail address: Secretary, BirdLife Echuca District, 11 Hillview Ave MOAMA 2731
This site was established during 1996. Latest version: January 2012.