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The Coorong is a wetland of international significance playing host to 12 species of international migratory birds and is the largest breeding habitat for the Australian Pelican.

Approximately 85 species of waterbirds have been recorded in the region including Pelicans, Spoonbill, Swamphen, Parrots, Sandpipers, Greenshank, Plovers, Dotterels, Ducks, Swan, Cape Barren Geese and Ibis.

The Coorong provides invaluable habitat and feeding sites for birds that have travelled from China, Japan and Siberia.

Red-necked Stints are one of a number of shore birds that migrate annually to Australia during summer. They are tiny birds that migrate from breeding grounds in the Arctic, approximately 20,000km for a round trip. The Arctic summers are short but the days are long. The sun hardly sets during the 6 week summer which means the birds can feed 24 hours a day. Once the chicks are grown up they all leave before the snow and ice sets in. On their way to Australia they stop off along the coast of China or Japan, sometimes Thailand or an Indonesian Island. The route they travel is called the East Asian-Australasian Flyway.

Tour Information

Adults $40.00 & children (5-15 yrs) $10.00

Bookings for 1 or 2 adults can be booked but a minimum of $100 applies for a tour

Bookings are essential

Station, Bird Watching & Photography Tours are 1.5 hours in duration and conducted in a 21 seat mini-bus

extended turn are available by negotiation

Minimum 1 adult (minimum of $100 per tour applies) and maximum 21 passengers

Tours on private coaches are available by prior arrangement - please see our Groups/Coaches tab on our website of further information

Gift vouchers are available upon request

Prices are subject to change without further notice

Please contact us for information regarding private birdwatching tours.

Note: There is no public access on Mundoo Island or the Coorong Barrages

Many of the birds that you will see on your tour are on the following downloadable PDF which can be found here.

 

 

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Red-necked Avocet

Cattle Egret

Glossy Ibis

Coorong vista

 

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Caspian Tern

 

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Mundoo (79)

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