Coorong bird watching

The Coorong is ideal for birdwatching and photography with its distinctive landscape in an important breeding area for the Australian pelican and is a refuge for ducks, swans, cormorants, terns, grebes and around 230 migratory birds that travel annually from Siberia, Alaska, Japan and China.

Experience the
Coorong Birdwatcher’s Trail

Beach Closure

To protect the Hooded Plover, the ocean beach is closed to vehicles from 24 October to 24 December each year. This closure applies to the beach from Tea Tree Crossing to the Murray Mouth.

Some birds encountered in the Coorong, Lakes Albert and Alexandrina area.

  • Australian Pelican
  • Swan
  • Mallee Fowl
  • Emu
  • Darter
  • Cormorants
  • Ibis
  • Numberous Ducks
  • Eurasian Coot
  • Purple Swamphen
  • Grebes
  • Egrets
  • Herons
  • Spoonbill
  • Masked Lapwing
  • Red Necked Avocet
  • Stilts
  • Dotterel
  • Stints
  • Terns
  • Cape Baron Geese


Local Coorong Experiences

Waikerie Birdwatcher's Trail