Regional parks and reserves
Webmeister Keith Stockwell has prepared several pages of notes on national parks and reserves of southern NSW and northern Victoria. The region covered extends from Kerang in the west to the east of Shepparton and from Bendigo in the south to the north of Deniliquin. Please note that his pages are not official pages of BirdLife Echuca District. The pages are in no way official sites. The pages are meant as a guidance and are prepared in good faith. Please use them at your own risk. No responsibility is taken for errors or omissions
Most of the parks and reserves afford good bird watching at various times. Obviously, some reserves support more birds than others. Flowering times, the degree of flooding and seasonal factors impact upon the species and numbers of birds present at any time.
Notes on well over 100 regional parks and reserves can be accessed from the links on this page. There are also links to separate pages on each of nine large parks.
There are separate pages on each of the following large parks/reserves:
Barmah-Millewa Forest is the largest River Red Gum wetland in Australia. There is a section about birding within the forest on the Birding Spots page. Keith Stockwell has prepared a page about the forest generally: a link to his page follows.
Forest (revised June 2011)
Greater Bendigo National Park
There is a separate page on this site about Birding in Kamarooka Forest, a section of Greater Bendigo National Park. Keith Stockwell has prepared a page about the forest generally: a link to his page follows.
Greater Bendigo National Park (upgraded December 2009)
Called Gunbower Forest in Victoria, Koondrook Forest near Barham in NSW and Perricoota Forest near Moama in NSW, this is the second-largest River Red Gum wetland in Australia. At the moment, enginerring works are being carried out to improve the delivery of environmental water through the forest. This work may result in forest closures. There are notes about birding spots in this forest on the birding sites page. In addition, Keith Stockwell has prepared a page about the forest generally: a link to his page follows.
Gunbower-Koondrook-Perricoota Forest (click on the underlined name to enter; page upgraded December 2009)
Heathcote-Graytown National Park
Heathcote-Graytown National Park supports a variety of vegetation types and sometimes supports good numbers of bush birds. Essentially, it is a dry sclerolphyll forest. Keith Stockwell has prepared a page about this national park: a link to his page follows:
Heathcote-Graytown National Park (click on the underlined name to enter; page created 2011)
Kanyapella Basin Wildlife Area
This wetland between Echuca and Shepparton is rarely visited other than by locals. That much restoration work has been carried out in the Basin is partly due to the tireless efforts of Dallas Wyatt, a birder who, until recently, farmeda property near the forest. There are some notes about Kanyapella on our birding sites page. Keith Stockwell has prepared the following page about this large forest wetland:
Kanyapella Basin (clickm on the underlined name to enter; this page was upgraded in December 2009 with minor subsequent revisions)
Lower Goulburn River National Park
This new national park extends from near Shepparton alongside the Goulburn River to its cdonfluence with the Murray River. There is littgle information on gthe ingternet about this new national park, butg Keith has been working on the following page:
Lower Goulburn River National Park (click on the underlined name to enter; this page was created during 2011)
Murray River Park
Murray River Park is a discontinuous area of Red Gum wetland alongside the Murray River in Victoria. Keith has prepared a page that concentragtes on the sections nearest to Echuca:
Murray River Park (click on the underlined name to enter; page created during 2011)
Terrick Terrick National Park
Terrick Terrick National Park protects the largest area of in-tact Box-Callitris Forest in northern Victoria. The park has been extended in area to include a long section of Bendigo Creek as well as extensive areas of indigenous grassland plains. Terrick Terrick is highly regarded for its birdlife and birders rarely go away disappointed with what they have seen. There are notes on our birding site page (there is also a downloadable pdf file about birding sites within Terrick Terrick. Keith is secretary of the Friends of terrick Terrick National Park and he has prepared a separate page on his web site:
Terrick Terrick National Park
Warby Range-Ovens River National Park
The former Warby Range State Park has been extended to include the Killawarra Forest and Red Gum wetlands alongside the Ovens River. This national park lies outside of the area copvered by BirdLife Echuca District but members may find Keith's page about the park of interest:
Warby Range- Ovens River National Park
Other Parks and reserves
Other parks are covered in three separate web pages. In the tables on this web page, the parks listed below are linked to the web page they are described on only. Once you are in that web page, click on the name of the park you wish to find information about.
Parks starting with the letter A to J
Parks and reserves on a Parks A to J page include:
Parks K to O
Parks and reserves on the Parks K to O page include:
Parks P to Z
Parks and reserves on the Parks P to Z page include: