Murray Hardyhead were collected from Lake Hawthorn prior to the last drying event.  The fish collected were stored at the Murray Darling Freshwater Research Centre (now permenantly closed?) and were successfully used for captive breeding.

Fish from this breeding program have been successfully released in lakes and billabongs within the region.

Unfortunately fish have not been re-released into Lake Hawthorn to our knowledge due to high saline levels.

This is something we would like to work on in the future.

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Lake Hawthorn birding adventures

Lake Hawthorn's birdlife is abundant and we are very lucky to get visitors from all over to photograph, survey or just enjoy the view and walking trails.

Great fun for the family with picnic facilities available, bird viewing binoculars ($2=2 minutes) walking/riding trails with carparking close by.

Click on the photo and find a list of birds that you might see whilst visiting Lake Hawthorn.  Some may have travelled all the way from the Arctic to get some warm Sunraysia sunshine & a good feed!

Use the Birdlife Australia app (Apple devices) or website to identify your finds

Birdlife Mildura is also another great way to learn about birding!