Bird Species of Hale Lake

Bird Species of Hale Lake

The Hale School Lake is an artificial wetland invaluable to local birdlife. Less than two kilometres from Herdsman Lake, the Hale School wetland shares many of the same bird species, including ducks, other waterfowl, reedside passerines and bushbirds. In excess of 55 species have been recorded at Hale School, with more than 50 of those having been recorded at the Lake. The Lake is an important resource for the students also, with science students frequently measuring the water and observing the environment. The informative boards placed around the Lake allow for easy identification of birds, and are aimed at teachers and students alike. Hale School hopes that the boards will increase your awareness of the wondrous birdlife at this school.


Black Swan
Australian Shelduck
Maned Duck
Pacific Black Duck
Grey Teal
Australasian Grebe
Nankeen Night Heron
Great Egret
Eurasian Coot
Dusky Moorhen
Australian White Ibis
Australasian Swamphen

Cockatoos and Parrots

Carnaby's Black Cockatoo
Red-tailed Black Cockatoo
Long-billed Corella
Little Corella
Ausralian Ringneck

Black and White Birds

Australian Magpie
Little Black Cormorant
Little Pied Cormorant
Black-faced Cuckooshrike
Grey Butcherbird

Trees and Reeds

Little Grassbird
Australian Reed Warbler
Singing Honeyeater
Brown Honeyeater
Red Wattlebird
Welcome Swallow

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