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Birdwatching at Ecopia Retreat is a birdwatcher’s dream!

Many of the over 260 bird species on Kangaroo Island are endemic to the island and can be seen right outside your door at Ecopia Retreat. The expansive native vegetation – much of which we have planted over the past decade as part of extensive conservation and revegetation projects - sprawling across

Wake up to the sound of bird song and follow their calls through tranquil native woodland.

Our 150-acre registered wildlife sanctuary provides vital habitat for more than 25 native bird species, including the endangered Glossy Black Cockatoo. We have been preserving and extending natural habitat here for over a decade, so Ecopia really is a haven for large and varied population of extraordinary birdlife.

Wake up to the sound of bird song and follow their calls through tranquil native woodland.

Surrounded by bushland brimming with birdlife, Ecopia Retreat is the ultimate Kangaroo Island accommodation for birdwatchers!

Ecopia Retreat’s birdwatching bucket list

Take your time to truly experience our wildlife wonderland and discover our unique feathered residents. Here’s our top birds to see on Kangaroo Island, and they can all be found at Ecopia Retreat.

  1. Glossy Black Cockatoo
  2. Wedge-Tailed Eagle
  3. Black Swan
  4. Southern Boobook
  5. Kestrel
  6. Grey Fantail
  7. Superb Fairy Wren
  8. Scrub Wren
  9. Kangaroo Island Spotted Scrubwren
  10. Scarlet Robin
  11. Cape Barren Goose
  12. Bush Stone-Curlew
  13. Crimson Rosellas
  14. Crescent Honeyeater
  15. Kangaroo Island White-eared Honeyeater
  16. New Holland Honeyeater
  17. Kangaroo Island Red Wattlebird
  18. Australian Shelduck

* All the images displayed here were taken at Ecopia Retreat Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find out more about birdwatching in our wildlife sanctuary read our blog.

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