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This page provides links to other conservation and birding sites, with an emphasis on those most relevant to northern Victoria and the southern Riverina.

Most of the sites listed are non-commercial in nature. However, some of the sites may offer commercial guiding, tour or accommodation services. That a commercial or semi-commercial site is listed does not mean an endorsement of the business, although I am unaware of links to any disreputable business.

Neither I nor any organisation associated with this site necessarily endorse the views or actions expressed on any of the linked sites.

There are a number of pages on this site, concentrating on northern Victoria and southern (Riverina) NSW:
indigenous animals,
Barmah-Millewa Forest,
local conservation news, conservation issues,
Echuca & District BOCA
Greater Bendigo National Park,
Gunbower-Perricoota Forest,
indigenous plants,
Kanyapella Basin,
local bird gallery,
local bushland reserves
local landscapes (photos),
Terrick Terrick National Park,
weeds and
short true bush stories

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The advent of fast and efficient search engines such Google mean this site may be less useful than it was first composed over a decade ago. Nonetheless, it is hoped that the listings may be of help.

The aim is to provide links to Australian conservation and environmental sites, with particular emphasis to birding sites and sites relevant to northern Victoria and southern (Riverina) New South Wales.

In addition to the sites listed below, other links are to be found on various sections of this site.

Sites often change, especially when governments or department names change. This has been noticeable over the past year or so. Links were last checked late in December 2009 when scores of broken links were either fixed and when many abandoned sites were deleted.

This site is best used in conjunction with a search engine, links to which are in the side panel.

That a site is listed must not be taken as an endorsement (either by the webmeister or by any organisation associated with this site) of products advertised on, or views expressed on that site. Similarly, nothing should be implied should a site not be listed.


Selected Links

Australian animals (other than birds)

Australian Fauna

Australian Museum

Australian Native Fish Society

Australian Platypus Conservancy

Cooperative Research Centre for Freshwater Ecology

Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water NSW Frogs Pages

Entomological Society of Victoria

Frogs Australia

Frogs of Australia (Amphibian Research Centre)

Frogs of Australia (Tony Keene's site)

Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary

NSW Wildlife Atlas

Queensland Frog Society

WIRES: Wildlife Information and Rescue Service (NSW)

Wildlife Preservation Society


Australian birds
1. Photo galleries

ABC Science Lab: Backyard Birds

Abberton Bird Galleries
Bill Jolly's site

Australian Bird Photography
Peter Fuller's birding site

Australian Birdlife Photo Library
photos by Greg Holland and Leon Keasey; commercial site

Australian Museum's photos of Australian birds

Aviceda Australian Bird Image Database
by Tom Tarrant; includes bird video clips

BirdQuest: Australian Photo Gallery
Kevin Vang's site

Birdway: photos of Australian birds
photos by Ian Montgomery; commercial site

Cheryl Ridge's Photo Gallery
(bird section)

Chris Ross Bird Gallery: Aus-Natural

David Kleinert Photography
photos, many of which were taken in the Murray Valley, by David Kleinert

Australian Bird Section

Gondwana Guides' bird photo gallery
(photographs, mainly of SE Qld birds by Barry Davies and Dan Blunt)

Graham Chapman Photographics

Jon Hosford's 'Winderdoon Bird Galley'

BOCA's photographic group

Photo Gallery of Australian Birds
Paul Hackett's site

Photo Galley of Echuca District birds

Copyright remains with the photographers who have contributed photos to the above sites. Please respect copyright and contact the relevant photographer for permission should you wish to use a photograph. In some cases, fees are applicable.


2 Birding sites of individual birders (other than photo galleries)

Birding Western Australia
Frank O'Connor's site

Birds and Things
Colin Reid's blog

Birds Central Australia
(Chris Watson's blog)

Northern Territory (Top End) Birds
Niven McCrie's site

Birdwatching South Australia
Peter Waanders' Southern Birding Service site

Lloyd Nielsen's Birding Australia

Michael Morcombe's Site 

Birds in Tasmania
Site of Alan Fletcher and others

Tim Dolby's Bird Trip Reports
Tim's blog about visits to top bird-watching locations

Trevor Hampel's blog

The Urban Birder
Nicole's blog about bird watching in Melbourne and Australia

World Birding Info: a web site by John Penhallurick


3. Birding paraphernalia

Andrew Isles Natural History Books

Birding Binoculars Guide

Binocular and Telescope Shop

Birding Shop, The

BOCAs Blue Wren On-line Shop

Optics for Birding


4. Regional Birding


Bayside suburbs of Melbourne
BayBOCA site)

Blue Mountains and Capertee Valley
by Carol Probets

Blue Mountains Bird Observers 


Bruny Island, Tasmania
by Dr Tonia Cochrane

Cairns and surrounds
by John Seale

by Klaus Uhlenhut

by Chris Dahlberg

Darwin and Northern Territory
by Niven McCrie

East Gippsland BOCA

Fivebough and Tuckerbil Wetlands
(Leeton and details of Australian Bird Fair)

Gluepot Reserve (South Australia)

Hunter BOC

Mareeba Wetlands

by Melbourne Branch of BOCA (Melbird)

Mornington Peninsula

New South Wales
by Klaus Uhlenhut

North Queensland
Birds Australia, North Queensland Group

North-east Queensland
bird guide book and notes by Jo Wieneke

Northern Territory
by Klaus Uhlenhut

Northern Victoria and southern NSW
(Echuca & District BOCA)

Nullarbor Plain
Eyre Bird Observatory

Penrith and Nepean/Hawkesbury area

by Peter Woodall

by Klaus Uhlenhut

Shepparton-Benalla and District
Murray Goulburn BOCA

South Australia
by Klaus Uhlenhut

South Australia
by Peter Waanders

Sampsonville, Southern Queensland
by Tom Tarrant

Sunraysia/Mildura (SunBOC)

Cumberland Bird Observers

by Alan Fletcher and others

by Klaus Uhlenhut

Triavian Corridor
Bird hides in southern NSW


by Klaus Uhlenhut

Western Australia
by Frank O'Connor

Western Australia
by Klaus Uhlenhut


5 Sites on specific birds or bird types

Australasian Raptor Association

Australasian Wader Studies Group

Malleefowl Recovery Group

Migratory Waterbirds



Various Australian Birds
(Australia Zoo site)

Rainforest Birds
(Chambers Lodge site)


Various Australian Birds
(Australia Zoo site)


Use a search engine to find information on specific species


6. State or Australia-wide birding sites of groups/clubs

Australian Bird Study Association

Asia Pacific Shorebirds Network

Babblers Nest: Victorian Branch of Birds Australia

BirdLife Australa (BOCA until end of December 2011)

Birding NSW
(now affiliated with BOCA)

Birding WA

Birdline / Eremaea Birds

Birds Australia (BirdLife Australia from 1 January 2012)

Birds in Backyards

Birds Queensland

Birds South Australia

Birds Australia Western Australia

Birdwatching Australia : Directory of Australian Birdwatching

Canberra Ornithologists Group Inc.

Cumberland Bird Observers (Sydney area)

Gould League of Birdlovers 

NSW Field Ornithologists Club

South Australian Ornithological Association (Birds SA)

Tassiebirds Blogspot

Victorian Group of Birds Australia



7. Commercial birding sites ~ guides, tours etc

'Abberton' Lockyer Valley, Queensland
(accommodation in bushland and bird photo gallery)

Alan McBride
(guide: Australia, pelagics, overseas)

Arnhemland Birds  

Australian Ornithological Services P/L (Phil Maher's birding tours)

Binna Burra Mountain Lodge
Lamington Plateau, SE Qld

Birding Australia
Lloyd Nielsen's site

Birding Services Brisbane
Tours a
nd B&B

Birdwatching in the Northern Territory
Part of Territory Discoveries web site

Birdway ~ online photos of Australian birds

Blue Mountains and Capertee Valley
Carol Probets, birding guide

Cassowary Bird Tours
(north Queensland)

Cassowary House, birding and lodge
Kuranda, north Queensland

Cassowary Birding Tours
Cairns and district

Coates Wildlife Tours

Firetail Birdwatching Tours ~ Simon Starr
Specialising in central and northern Victoria

Follow That Bird
Specialising in Sydney and far eastern NSW

Gondwana Guides (Barry Davies)
Specialising in Lamington National Park, Qld

Inala, Bruny Island, Tasmania
Accommodation and nature tours

Jolly Goodfellow's Birding
Tours in Bookmark (including Gluepot) Biosphere, South Australia

John Young Wildlife Enterprises
(videos and DVDs; wildlife guide)

Kimberley Birdwatching Tours
 (George Swan)

Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge, Julatten
(inland from Cairns, foot of Mt Lewis)

Kirrama Wildlife Tours (Klaus & Brenda Uhlenhut
Specialising in Cape York and northern Queensland

Michael Morcombe's Bird Site
Bird and plant book author and photographer

Peregrine Tours
Chris Doughty and others

Sydney Pelagics

Paul Hackett Birding Tours
Specialising in the Melbourne area



8. Sightings & records

Avibase ~ worldwide records

Backyard Birdwatch (use menu on site)


Birding-Aus Archives

Bird Info
(commercial database software)

Birdline ~ page for each Australian State


Canberra sightings

Eremaea ~ hosting Birdline (all States)

OzBirds ~ bird sighting records


9. Other

Bird Calls

Birds in Backyards

Gould's Birds of Australia (plates and text)

Mathoura Bird Observation Structure.

Recent Ornithological Literature

Re-birding Australia

Seabird Rescue

State of Australia's Birds 2004

State of Australia's Birds 2005

State of Australian Birds 2006

State of Australia's Birds 2007

State of Australia's Birds 2008


Australian plants

See also under (1) Gardening and (2) Commercial Organisations.
As far as plant nurseries are concerned, only those in northern Victoria and the Riverina which specialise in indigenous plants are listed.

Australian National Botanic Gardens

Australian Native Plants Society
Includes links to regional and State groups of the Society

Australian Native Plants Society's Photo Galley

Australian Network for Plant Conservation

Goldfields Revegetation, Bendigo (Mandurang)

Growing Australian Native Plants: Propagation and Cultivation

Indigenous Plants of Bendigo
Several pdf files can be downloaded from this local government site

Ko-warra Native Grass Nursery, Echuca

Native Plant Holdings
Operators of Mildura Native Nursery

Neangar Native Nursery, Eaglehawk
Revegetation and Forestry Plants

On-line Herbarium

Plants of northern Victoria and southern NSW

Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne
Includes a section on 'The Australian Garden'

Suntuff Native Plants, Bullengarook
Site includes a photo gallery







Australian Bushwalking Page

Bibbulmun Track (south-west WA)

Bendigo Bushwalking and Outdoor Club

Bushwalking Australia

Bushwalking in northern Victoria and southern (Riverina) NSW

Confederation of Bushwalking Clubs NSW


Federation of Victorian Bushwalking Clubs (VicWalk)

Great Dividing Trail (Bendigo-Daylesford area)

Melbourne Bushwalkers

Parks Victoria Bushwalking Site

South Australian Trails

Wimmera Bushwalking Club


Commercial organisations/wildlife guides

For bird-watching guides, see also Section 7 of Birds (above)

Andrew Isles Natural History Bookshop

Australian Geographic (Magazine)

Binna Burra Mountain Lodge
Lodge and camp ground, Lamington rainforest, south-eastern Queensland

Coates Wildlife Tours

Girraween Environmental Lodge
Cabins and walking tracks alongside national park in south-east Queensland's granite country

Goldfields Revegetation
Indigenous Plant Nursery in Bendigo area

Neangar Native Nursery, Eaglehawk

Native Growth Holdings (inc. Mildura Native Nursery)

Mountain Valley (Tasmania)

Nature Sounds of Australia
David Stewart's recordings

O'Reilly's Green Mountains Lodge
accommodation and activities in Lamington rainforest

Parktrek Bushwalking Tours

Rainbow Bushland Retreat
(near St Mary's in Tasmania)

River Country Adventures
(specialising in canoe and other trips in the Echuca-Tongala area)


Conservation projects, issues and campaigns

Clean Up Australia

Climate Change Australia

Climate Change Matters
Tasmanian-based Site aimed at science teachers and students

Climate Movement Australia

Greening Australia

Living Murray Initiative

Planet Ark

Sustainable Ecosystems (a CSIRO site)

Sustainable Population Australia

Trees for Life

Victorian Landcare Gateway

Victoria Naturally Alliance

Weeds Australia


Landcare Sites

Echuca Landcare Group

Goulburn Valley Landcare Network

Landcare Australia

Landcare Goulburn Broken Gateway

Landcare South Australia

Landcare New South Wales

Landcare Queensland

Landcare Victoria Gateway

Landcare in Western Australia

North Central Victoria Landcare Gateway

Tasmanian Landcare Association


Sustainable Gardening: compost, mulch, worm farms etc

Gardening Australia

NSW Department of Environment, Conservation Change and Weather's 'Down to Earth' pages

Clean-up Australia Sustainable Gardening Notes


Government conservation sites

ACT: Environment ACT

Arthur Rylah Institute

Australian Institute of Marine Science

Australian National Parks Guide

Bureau of Meteorology Climate Change Site

Department of Climate Change

Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water NSW

Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area

Murray Darling Basin Authority

NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service

Northern Territory Department of Natural Resources and Environment

Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service

SA: The Department of Environment and Heritage

SA: The Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation

Tasmanian National Parks Service

Trails SA

Victoria: Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE)

Victorian Environment Assessment Council

Victoria: Parks Victoria

Victoria: new Red Gum national parks

WA Department of Environment and Conservation (Nature Base)

Non-government conservation organisations

Also, see above under birds

Australian Conservation Foundation

Australian Ecosystems Foundation

Australian Marine Conservation Society

Bush Heritage Australia

Conservation Volunteers Australia

Australian Greens


Environment Victoria

Field Naturalists Club of Victoria

Friends Groups (of Victorian National Parks and Reserves)

Friends of Box-Ironbark Forests (Castlemaine, Victoria)

Friends of the Earth ~ Australia

Gould League


Murrumbidgee Field Naturalists

National Parks Association of NSW

National Parks Association of Queensland

Nature Conservation Council of NSW

Nature Conservation Society

Nature Foundation of South Australia

Planet Ark

Queensland Conservation Council

Tasmanian Land Conservancy

Trust for Nature (Victoria)

Victorian National Parks Association

W.A. Forest Alliance

Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists

Wilderness Society

World Wide Fund for Nature


Local government in northern Victoria and southern Riverina

Bendigo Tourism

City of Greater Bendigo

City of Greater Shepparton

Conargo Shire

Deniliquin Shire

Moira Shire

Murray Shire

Shire of Campaspe

Wakool Shire


Similar Australian Regional Sites

Ballarat Environment Network

Biodiversity Information Resources and Data (BIRD)

Northern Victoria & Southern Riverina Conservation and Environment Site


Other Environmental Sites

ABC Environment Site

Bendigo Field Naturalists Club

Biodiversity Information, Resources and Data (BIRD)
with links to various conservation groups, especially in Ballarat area

Cooperative Research Centre for Freshwater Ecology

CSIRO Land and Water Research

CSIRO Publishing (environmental books)

Environmental Issues page of this site includes more links on climate change, weeds and population




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 Section 3: Birding   Section 7: Indigenous animals
 Section 4: Indigenous plants  Section 8: Conservation Links

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This page was created in 1966 and last upgraded May 2010. All links were last checked in December 2009. For advice of other links you consider relevant, contact the webmeister stocky at echuca dot net. au