Werribee Treatment Plant, Victoria

To: "Birding Aus" <>
Subject: Werribee Treatment Plant, Victoria
From: "Stuart Cooney" <>
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 18:11:10 +1000

Hi All,


Spent a beautiful sunny day at Werribee Today with Shirley Cameron, getting GPS coordinates for various parts of the area to help other people find the well known areas of this fantastic, albeit large, bird-watching spot.  We got 67 birds in four or so hours, with the tide in.  Highlighted for me by the presence of White-winged Black Terns (As reported to Birdline by Danny Rogers), which was bird number 322 for me!  Other good birds include 3 Glossy Ibis at the Paradise Road Lagoons, Freckled Duck on Lake Borrie, north and south and the sighting on Alby, the albino Double-banded Plover (correct me if I’m wrong Shirley) on the Conservation Lagoons.


List follows,






Australian Pelican

Pied Cormorant

Little Pied Cormorant

Great Cormorant

Little Black Cormorant

Great-crested Grebe

Hoary-headed Grebe

Australasian Grebe

Black Swan

Cape Barren Goose

Australian Shelduck

Pacific Black Duck

Grey Teal

Chestnut Teal

Australasian Shoveler

Pink-eared Duck


Freckled Duck

Musk Duck

Black-tailed Native-hen

Dusky Moorhen

Purple Swamphen

Eurasian Coot

White-faced Heron

Great Egret

Little Egret

Glossy Ibis

Australian White Ibis

Straw-necked Ibis

Royal Spoonbill

Yellow-billed Spoonbill

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

Red-necked Stint

Curlew Sandpiper

Pied Oystercatcher

Masked Lapwing

Red-kneed Dotterel

Double-banded Plover

Black-fronted Dotterel

Black-winged Stilt

Banded Stilt

Red-necked Avocet

Silver Gull

Pacific Gull

White-winged Black Tern

Crested Tern

Black-shouldered Kite

Whistling Kite

Swamp Harrier

Peregrine Falcon

Brown Falcon

Superb Fairy-wren

Yellow-rumped Thornbill

Red Wattlebird

White-fronted Chat

Willie Wagtail


Australian Magpie

Little Raven

Welcome Swallow


Golden-headed Cisticola

House Sparrow

European Goldfinch

Red-browed Finch


Common Starling

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