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Tour 3 - Island Sanctuary  

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This suggested tour commences at the Island Sanctuary, Cressy Street
DENILIQUIN (GPS 35° 32S; 144° 58E).
There is a public toilet near the entrance to the reserve and in the parklands opposite the shops. When
crossing the bridge to enter the sanctuary, look for platypuses and water
rats in the lagoon.
Island Sanctuary can also be accessed from the sporting fields to the
east of the reserve.
Waterbirds common in the sanctuary include:
Black Duck Maned Duck Grey Teal
Little Pied Cormorant Little Black Cormorant White-faced Heron
White-necked Heron Nankeen Night Heron Great Egret
Straw-necked Ibis Australian White Ibis Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Purple Swamphen Dusky Moorhen
Raptors often observed in or over the sanctuary include Black Kite,
Whistling Kite and Collared Sparrowhawk.
Common bush birds of the reserve include
Peaceful Dove Galah Long-billed Corella
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Crimson Rosella (yellow) Eastern Rosella
Red-rumped Parrot Azure Kingfisher Sacred Kingfisher (S)
Laughing Kookaburra Dollar bird (S) Brown Tree-creeper
White-throated Treecreeper Spotted Pardalote Striated Pardalote
Superb Fairy Wren White-browed Scrub wren Wee bill
Buff-rumped Thornbill Yellow Thornbill Striated Thornbill
Red Wattlebird Noisy Friarbird Little Friarbird
Blue-faced Honeyeater White-plumed Honeyeater Brown-headed Honeyeater
Varied Sittella Crested Shrike-tit Golden Whistler (W)
Rufous Whistler Grey Fantail Willie Wagtail
Olive-backed Oriole Masked Wood swallow Pied Butcherbird
Magpie Australian Raven Little Raven
White-winged Chough Red-browed Finch Mistletoe bird
Welcome Swallow Tree Martin Reed Warbler (S)
Silvereye House Sparrow Rock Dove
Blackbird Starling
(W)= winter; (S)= summer
Night birds observed in the reserve include Southern Boobook, Barn Owl
and Tawny Frogmouth.
Kangaroos are often observed in the sanctuary. They are able to come
and go.
Address: End Street Deniliquin
Your Hosts: Deniliquin Visitor Information Centre
Phone: 03 58983120
Email: info@denitourism.com.au
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