Shepparton (Vic) birding

To: Tim Dolby <>
Subject: Shepparton (Vic) birding
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18:15:20 +1100
On the other side of the river and a little further south is Gemmill Swamp, 
accessed via Mooroopna. I don't know how it compares to Reedy Swamp.

Peter Shute

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> On 11 Nov 2014, at 6:01 pm, Tim Dolby <> wrote:
> Hey Bill,
> One good spot very nearby (you could walk there) is Reedy Swamp Wildlife 
> Reserve, just north west of town. See It's beside 
> the Goulburn River, and you get good numbers of waterbirds i.e Hardhead, 
> Shoveler, Black-tailed Native-hen, Crakes, Rails, Latham's Snipe and it's a 
> nesting site for things like Pelican, Royal Spoonbills and Great Egret. Also 
> good for White-bellied Sea-Eagle, Dollarbird, Rainbow Bee-eater, 
> White-breasted Woodswollow, Rufous Songlark, Brown Quail, Little Friabird, 
> Blue-faced and Black-chinned Honeyeater, White-throated and Western Gerygone, 
> and Diamond Firetail. From what I know, there are also occasional records of 
> Bush Stone-curlew, Barking Owl, Greg-crowed Babbler, Speckled Warbler, 
> White-backed Swallow and Little Bittern (in the rush around the lake) - so 
> keep you eyes and ears open. Murray River Tortoise, Yellow–footed Antechinus 
> and Squirrel Glider also occur there, so, worth checking out.
> Cheers,
> Tim
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> Hi all
> I'm being sent to Shepparton for a couple of days (probably the 24th and
> 25th of November).  I'm going to be working at a couple of electorate
> offices for the Parliament, but I'm hoping that I might be able to sneak
> off either in the evening or maybe early in the morning.
> Can anyone let me know of a good birding spot, relatively close by, that I
> can access in, say, less than 30 minutes?  I'm hoping I'll have a car
> available to me.
> Bill
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