The Coorong is a 'Ramsar' 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.
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 a downloadable PDF which can be found here.
Adults $50.00 & children (5-16 yrs) $10.00
Bookings for 1 - 2 people can be booked but a minimum of $120 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 tours are available by negotiation - a great option for artists wishing to sit and paint for 2 - 3 hours
Minimum 1 adult (minimum of $120 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 for further information
Prices are subject to change without further notice
Please contact us for information regarding private birdwatching tours.