14 years and counting at Ned’s Corner Station - Mildura

An achievement for BirdLife Mildura is that this year is our 14th year running regular annual bird surveys at Ned’s Corner Station in partnership with Trust for Nature, the survey work has provided a strong data set now in review by Trust for Nature alongside other species data collected on the property. For those of you who don't know Ned's Corner, its a 30,000 hectare former sheep station just west of Mildura, and is the largest private conservation property in Victoria. It represents approximately 3% of all the remaining native vegetation on private land in Victoria, and provides important habitat for native plants and wildlife often not seen in other parts of the State.

This year we combined an outing to Hattah Lakes with the Echuca branch on 8th May. There were over a dozen cars in the convoy and the rarer species sighted were Mallee Emu-wrens, Regent Parrots and a Sea-eagle. We also saw several species of nesting waterbirds.

The club continues to do bird surveys at Ned’s Corner Sanctuary, and its regular monthly member meeting with special speakers. 

Allan Taylor

BirdLife Mildura President.