Kerang Lakes, Victoria, Australia

BirdLife Port Natal

Report by Sally and Paul Bartho

28 December 2016

Sally and I are based in Bendigo with family. We decided to have a day away and go birding in the surrounding area.

Tim Dolby’s book “Where to see birds in Victoria” suggested we take a look at the Kerang Lakes – just over an hour’s drive north of Bendigo.

Kerang Lakes in relation to Bendigo and Melbourne Kerang Lakes in relation to Bendigo and Melbourne

The Kerang Lakes are in a flood prone region where many rivers and creeks converge to fill wetland areas. The drive was through farm lands – very flat and not exactly attractive countryside (in our opinion).

After an hour and a half we arrived in Kerang close to our first attempt at birding – almost 07h00.

Kerang Lakes Kerang Lakes

Based on the information in Tim Dolby’s book and the time we had available we decided to visit:

  • Fosters Swamp
  • Middle Lake
  • Lake Tutchewop
  • Round Lake and

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