RFI egret breeding sites - Millewa forest

Subject: RFI egret breeding sites - Millewa forest
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2008 14:15:00 +1000
A request for those who have knowledge of locations within the Millewa 
forest on the Murray River east of Mathoura and north east of Echuca.

I have been documenting egret breeding locations for the Gunbower and 
Barmah forest areas of Victoria and wish to also include any breeding 
locations of historic egret colonies in these Victorian and NSW areas.

Various naturalists visited these (flooded) areas in the past and 
Mattingley on a 1907 trip to the Millewa forests (see ref below) went to a 
colony off the Edwards River at a place called Reedy Nook in the vicinity 
of St Helena.

I cannot find where these two sites are and am keen to hear people's 

Please advise me directly and any thoughts most welcome.

cheers, Martin

Mattingley, A.H.E. (1908) Wild Life of the Murray Swamps.
The Victorian Naturalist 25: 60-68

Martin O'Brien
Wildlife Biologist - Threatened Species & Communities Section
Department of Sustainability and Environment
2/8 Nicholson St.,
East Melbourne  3002


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