Wildlife spotting at Tall Trees Camping

Wildlife spotting at Tall Trees Camping in Moggs Creek – what can you see?

One of the best things about being outdoors, is actually seeing the wildlife that calls nature its home!

Moggs Creek on the Great Ocean Road is teeming with wildlife.  Are you keen to do some wildlife spotting at Tall Trees Camping? Here are a few animals and birds to keep an eye out for…

All photo credits to Sue Wilson @suevietnam – thank you!

Kookaburras

There is nothing more Australian I don’t think than camping in the bush and hearing the Kookaburra laugh.  It’s a sound that can’t be replicated and is something I definitely miss when I am overseas.  We have many Kookaburras visiting us at Tall Trees Camping so you will never go long without hearing their laugh.

kookaburra at tall trees camping moggs creek great ocean road

 

Eastern Grey kangaroos

We are lucky enough to have a family of 5 or 6 eastern grey kangaroos visiting Tall Trees Camping most mornings. They love grazing on the grass first thing in the morning.

wildlife spotting at tall trees camping eastern grey kangaroo at moggs creek great ocean road

Hooded Plovers

Hooded Plovers are highly endangered and a group of volunteers have done lots of work to protect their nests along the coastline at Moggs Creek and Aireys Inlet.  They nest at the base of sand dunes on the beach and are a soft target for many predators.

hooded plovers at tall trees camping moggs creek great ocean road

Echidnas

Echidnas are one of Australia’s monotremes or egg laying mammals – one of our most unique animals! I have seen many echidnas in Moggs Creek and I always love to stop and watch them.  This great photo was captured right near Tall Trees Camping.

echidna at tall trees camping moggs creek great ocean road

Sulphur Crested Cockatoos

Sulphur Crested Cockatoos are literally everywhere in Moggs Creek. They are not shy birds so you can usually get quite close up for a great photo.

cockatoo at tall trees camping moggs creek great ocean road

King Parrots

The colours in these birds are so vibrant and they love hanging out in our eucalyptus bush in Moggs Creek.

king parrot at tall trees camping moggs creek great ocean road

Crimson Rosellas

Another beautiful, bright and colourful bird that calls Moggs Creek home.

crimson rosella at tall trees camping moggs creek great ocean road

 

To find out more on wildlife along the Great Ocean Road, click here.

What wildlife have you been lucky enough to spot whilst you’ve been along the Great Ocean Road? Do you have any cool pics you’d like to share with us? Tag us on Instagram @talltreescamping or share on Facebook @talltreesmoggscreek.

 

Happy camping,

xx Penny and the whole Tall Trees Camping family

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