The Coorong is internationally renowned for waterfowl and is a major breeding ground for pelicans, ducks, swans and ibis. During the warmer months the Coorong becomes home to thousands of migratory birds such as sandpipers, stilts and stints.
From Coorong Waterfront Retreat you can:
- Drive to the Pelican observatory and breeding grounds at Jacks Point,
- Observe the wildlife on one of the many walks in the Coorong National Park,
- View the Mallee fowl nest accessed via the Loop Road at Salt Creek. While you are there keep a lookout for emus on the salt flats and through the scrub,
- Take a drive along Seven Mile Road to view the birdlife along this waterfront,
- Take advantage of the kayaks provided at Coorong Waterfront Retreat and observe the birdlife from the water and along the opposite shore.
- Take the self-guided birdwatcher’s trail around Lake Albert with views across Lake Alexandrina. Use the guide to identify birdlife and habitat along the way.
- Play the Friends of the Coorong Birdlife Adventure game provided at the house. You will be surprised at how quickly you will increase your local knowledge.
- Or simply use the spottingscope provided to view the variety of waterbirds from the comfort of the Retreat.