Waterbirds in the Gwydir

Plumed whistling duck (Dendrocygna eytoni)

To the west of Moree the land gets flat, very flat. So flat that the Gwydir River disperses into several channels and flow paths, forming the Gwydir wetlands. These wetlands support some of the largest breeding colonies of waterbirds in Australia and include areas that are listed as Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar convention).

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