Bird Watching

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Gippsland, VIC, Australia
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The Middle of Everywhere is a fantastic destination for birdwatching enthusiasts. This diverse region offers a range of habitats, from pristine national parks to coastal areas and wetlands, making it a hotspot for a wide variety of bird species. Here are some of the best birdwatching locations:

Tarra Bulga National Park:

  • Tarra Bulga National Park is a lush rainforest haven for birdwatchers. The park is home to species like the Superb Lyrebird, Wonga Pigeon, Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, and the iconic Laughing Kookaburra. Explore the numerous walking tracks to spot these and other avian residents.

90-Mile Beach:

  • This stunning coastal area provides an opportunity to observe a range of seabirds and shorebirds. Look for the Australian Pelican, Pacific Gull, and the Sooty Oystercatcher along the shoreline. Keep an eye out for migratory species during the appropriate seasons.


  • The wetlands in the area are host to species such as the White-faced Heron, Royal Spoonbill, and various species of ducks and swans. You can find wetlands in the following towns; Sale, Maffra, Heyfield & Yarram

Sale Botanic Gardens/ Lake Guthridge:

  • The Sale Botanic Gardens is home to a wide variety of plants, attracting around 100 different bird species like Rainbow Lorikeets, King Parrots, fairy-wren, and as it's well-known for, Peacocks.
  • Lake Guthridge is a haven for waterbirds. You can observe Black Swans, Eurasian Coots, Chestnut Teals, and more.

Useful Tips for Bird Watching:

  • Binoculars and Field Guide: Carry binoculars and a field guide to help with bird identification.
  • Local Birding Groups: Consider joining local birdwatching groups or clubs for expert guidance and insights.
  • Respect Wildlife: Always maintain a respectful distance from the birds to avoid causing stress or disturbance.
  • Check Weather Conditions: Gippsland's weather can be unpredictable, so dress appropriately and be prepared for changing conditions.