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TOUR 1-Wetlands  

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From Blake Reserve, continue along Fowler Street, turning left into
Ochtertyre Street at the T-intersection. Continue on around the roundabout
and turn right at the stadium into Wirraway Drive (Cemetery Road). On your
right is Rotary Park. This may be a suitable spot for a meal break or toilet
Continue on along Wirraway Drive, crossing a canal, until you see a
cemetery on your left. The area bordered by the cemetery, rice mill,
abattoir and saleyards (GPS 35° 33’S; 144° 56’E) is a great area for
waterbirds, including waders. Check out the ponds opposite the cemetery
for such birds as Black-tailed Native Hen and Eurasian Coot.
Drive half way around the block and access the wetlands near the truck
wash in Saleyards Road. The wetland here is a good spot to look for waders,
including Red-kneed Dotterel and Black-fronted Dotterel. Look for the
White-fronted Chat. In summer, some migratory waders may be observed
Check out the reeds in the pond nearest the rice mill for Baillons Crake
and other waterbirds.
It is worth returning to Wirraway Road (Cemetery Road) and driving
along it to the south-west for about two kilometres. immediately before it
enters private property, look for Banded Lapwing in the paddocks adjoining
the road.
Many ducks and other waterbirds can often be observed on the
settlement ponds of the sewerage treatment works at the south-western end
of Macauley Street. Enter with permission and at your own risk.
It is possible to observe over 80 bird species in a day within the town of
Deniliquin. In summer, migratory birds may enable you to attain an even
higher total.
Your Hosts: Deniliquin Information Centre
Phone: 03 58983120
Email: info@denitourism.com.au