Full or Half-day Murray river area guided birding trip
The River Murray is Australia's largest river and is lined with environmentally important wetlands and floodplains. These harbour interesting and bird species including locally endemic (sub)species.
Waikerie (2 hrs from Adelaide) is a good base for this trip, especially if you're visiting Gluepot Reserve as well. However this trip can commence from other towns in the Riverland area. We will visit a mix of habitats including waterways, mallee eucalypt bushland, irrigated farmland and open plains.
Depending on the season and duration, we will visit waterfowl rookeries such as Darter, Nankeen Night-heron, White Ibis, Little Pied and Little Black Cormorant and look for the vulnerable Regent Parrot. In the wetlands we stand a good chance of various Crakes and Rails and in the dry country we look for Gilbert's Whistler, Pallid and Horsfield's Bronze-cuckoo, Brown Songlark, Little Grassbird and various Honeyeaters. We will almost certainly see the vulnerable eastern subspecies of Regent Parrot as well as the Yellow Rosella, both confined to the tree-lined river corridor. In nearby wetlands we will see many waders and waterbirds including the rare Freckled and Blue-billed Duck, rails and crakes and with luck the nomadic Banded Stilt.
Time permitting we venture further afield for species such as Blue Bonnet, Shy Heathwren, Southern Scrubrobin, Redthroat and others.
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