Birds

Approximately 100 bird species have been recorded in Cussen Park up to July 2012

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The list below represents a compilation of fieldwork by members of the Murray-Goulburn Branch of the Bird Observers of Australasia. New species continue to emerge and as the park continues to develop. It is quite likely that on any given day you will find 50 or more species in the park. A number of rare and threatened species are frequent visitors to the park. The park is the only  place you are likely to see many of these species in the Goulburn-Valley. Many birds travel considerable distances before resting in Cussen Park from as far away as  Japan and Siberia.

Birds of Cussen Park

Common Name
Australian Darter
Australian Grebe
Australian Pelican
Australian Shelduck
Australian Shoveler
Avocet
Black Cormorant
Blackbird
Black Duck
Black Pacific Duck
Black Shouldered Kite
Black Swan
Black Tailed Native Hen
Black Winged Stilt
Brown Falcon
Caspian Tern
Cattle Egret
Chestnut Teal
Clamorous Reed-Warbler
Crested Pigeon
Crested Tern
Dusky Moorhen
Eastern Rosella
Eurasian Coot
Galah
Glossy Ibis
Golden Finch
Great Egret
Grey Teal
House Sparrow
Indian Myna
Intermediate Egret
Japanese Snipe
Laughing Kookaburra
Little Egret
Little Grassbird
Little Pied Cormorant
Magpie
Magpie Geese
Magpie Lark
Masked Lapwing
Musk Lorikeet
Noisy Myna
Pied Butcherbird
Pink Eared Duck
Purple Swamp Hen
Raven
Red Breasted Robin
Red Kneed Dotterel
Red Rumped Parrot
Red Wattle Bird
Reed Warbler
Royal Spoonbill
Sacred Kingfisher
Silver gull
Spotted Turtle Dove
Starling
Straw Necked Ibis
Striated Pardelote
Swamp Harrier
Welcome Swallow
Whistling Kite
White Faced Heron
White Ibis
White Plumed Honeyeater
Willy Wagtail
Yellow Spoonbill
Zebra Finch