Park of the Month March 2019 – Guided birdwatching tour with Birds SA

Community Event

16 Mar 2019

The Coorong is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Over 200 species of birds have been recorded in the park, including two rare species. The distinctive landscape is a destination for migratory waders, as well as an internationally renowned breeding area for the Australian pelican. Many different water birds visit the wetland, particularly in summer and it is a refuge for ducks, swans, cormorants, terns, grebes and numerous species of local waders.

Join John Gitsham, President of Birds SA, on a guided tour from Mark Point to the Tauwitchere Barrage. We will meet at the first bird spotting stop at Mark Point before driving in convoy 5kms along the Coorong lagoon to park at Pelican Point. It is an easy 800m walk over level terrain from Pelican Point to the Tauwitchere Barrage – looking out for birds as we go.

We will be joined by the Barrages Manager from SA Water who will explain the role of the barrages in the Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray River system.

Please note that this event may be canceled in the event of poor weather. Please note, there are no toilet facilities available at Mark Point or Pelican Point.


Carpark Family Friendly


Free Entry

Event Times

16 Mar 2019

Once Only Event


Coorong National Park

Coorong, 5264

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