Lake Goldsmith Report - BirdLife Ballarat

In spring 2017 BirdLife Ballarat compiled a report and update of the bird list for Lake Goldsmith Wildlife Reserve. The Funds for this survey came from Stockyard Hill Windfarm Pty Ltd.

This ephemeral Lake is south of Beaufort and West of Ballarat in Victoria. It is designated as a Wildlife Reserve (Hunting).

In the past there have been significant sightings of migratory wader species, there is also (if conditions are suitable) a duck hunting season.

In part the aim of the report was to try and get wader surveys undertaken pre duck shooting season, as well providing Parks Victoria with an up to date bird list.

Ian Ashton

BirdLife Ballarat


Image: Grey Teal by Andrew Silcocks