BirdLife Echuca District aims to serve BirdLife members who live in north-central Victoria and southern New South Wales.
Our district covers Edward River Shire (Deniliquin-Conargo), Murray River Shire (Moama-Mathoura-Wakool-Barham), Campaspe Shire (Echuca-Rochester-Lockington), Gannawarra Shire (Kerang area), Loddon Shire, City of Greater Bendigo and surrounding areas.
THE JULY 2017 EDITION OF 'PLAINS-WANDERER' NEWSLETTER CAN NOW BE DOWNLOADED BY CLICKING NEWSLETTER BUTTON ABOVE. THIS NEWSLETTER CONTAINS PHOTOS TAKEN DURING OUR RECENT MALLEE OUTINGS. THERE ARE ALSO PHOTOS OF WADERS AND WATERBIRDS AT LAKE COOPER.
Coming outings and events
Departure time and place
|Sunday 9th July
||8.50 for 9am in car park outside Boort Caravan Park (opposite BP service station) BOORT
|Saturday 12th August
||RUSHWORTH & WHROO
||Meet 8.50 for 9am in car park near old railway crossing, centre of High Street RUSHWORTH
Map 598 D10 (Edition 7)
|Sunday 13th August
||Quarterly Loddon Plains Landcare Network (LPLN) bird surveys
||Transects allocated by LPLN Facilitator. Email Branch Secretary if you are prepared to assist (e.g. in Terrick Terrick National Park).
|Sunday 3rd September
||Meet 8.50 for 9am at house of Rattana & Manfred Ruff, 174 Mount Black Quarry Road WIRRATE
||Rattana and Manfred Ruff
||Map 46 A6
In addition to the above outings, we also conduct bird surveys and advise members of other birding events in our district. More information about forthcoming camps, outings and events is contained in our latest Plains-wanderer newsletter. Alternatively, click on the Coming Events button above.
Friends of the Terrick Terrick National Park Inc. has received a $22,000 Australian government grant to help protect the critically-endangered Plains-wanderer. In breaking news, the Victorian government has allocated $300,000 to help protect this critically-endangered bird.
19 birders attended our Kamarooka outing on 3rd June. Over 75 bird species were observed, mostly bush birds. For more information, download a copy of our latest newsletter.
Early in May, BirdLife Echuca district ran a number of consecutive outings in the Victorian Mallee. 18 of our members attended one or more of the outings. A similar number of members from other BirdLife branches joined us, as did a number of BirdLife Mildura members on one of the outings. See our latest newsletter for an outing report with photographs.
In late March, more than 40 BirdLife members attended a camp at "TreeTops" begtween Cohuna and Barham on Gunbower Island. 149 bird species were observed during the week-long camp
Downloadable birding site guides
The branch has a number of birding site guides that can be downloaded from this site. These gjuides may assist birders who wish to visit our district. There is separate A4 brochure on each of the following areas: Barmah Forest, Mathoura-Gulpa Island, Terrick Terrick National Park,
Echuca Moama, Perricoota Road, Kanyapella-Wyuna, Kamarooka, Gunbower Island, Deniliquin, Bendigo, Cohuna, Kerang and Boort.
In addition, printed brochures on the birds of our district may be collected free-of-charge from Echuca Moama Visitor Information Centre or Mathoura RTC or Torrumbarry Weir Kiosk or from Gannawarra Shire offices. We have a plentiful supply of brochures should other outlets wish to distribute same.
Members are invited to join our Facebook page and/or our district email sightings tree.
Contact our Secretary for more information.
Make the most of your membership
District members who wish to be advised of forthcoming events by email should supply an email address to head office (or to our branch secretary). Occasional email updates are sent, often at the beginning of a month. We also email members a copy of our quarterly newsletter, Plains-wanderer. Head office has advised us that they will no longer mail our newsletter to district members. Branch members need to send a business-sized stamped, self-addressed envelope to the Branch Secretary if they wish to receive a hard (printed) copy of our latest newsletter.
This page was last updated on 9th June 2017.