Birds and Wetlands

Valley number one

Chiltern is one of the premier bird-watching areas in southern Australia. The district has exceptional bird diversity due to the high quality of habitat protected in the Chiltern National Park and surrounds, and the location of the district on the boundary of two distinct bioregions – the drier woodlands of the inland and wetter mountain forests.

More than 220 species have been recorded at Chiltern, 180 of them residents or regular visitors.

Highlights are threatened woodland species such as Regent Honeyeater, Swift Parrot, Turquoise Parrot and Square-tailed Kite.

Bird Trails of Chiltern, a 13-page guide to bird watching in Chiltern by Barry Traill, is available free of charge from the Chiltern Visitor Information Centre.