East Gippsland acknowledges the Gunaikurnai, Monero and the Bidawel people as the Traditional Custodians of the land that encompasses East Gippsland Shire. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in East Gippsland, their Elders past and present.

As free as a bird

Twitchers unite, East Gippsland is a thriving paradise full of feathered friends. Birds have found a place to love, with less human interaction, a choice of native forests and wetlands combine to bring an ideal habitat. The wilderness of the coastline even attracts some endangered species which are often found in some remote parts of the Croajingolong National Park.   

The Mitchell River National Park is home to the lyrebird, bowerbird, rose robin, honeyeater and more. These can often be spotted while walking the tracks in the area, and sometimes by car. If you are wishing to twitch your way into spotting some top-knot pigeons, black bittern or striated heron you may like to try paddling from the Gipsy Point Jetty. 


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