Chiltern is one of the premier bird-watching areas in southern Australia. More than 220 species have been recorded at Chiltern, 180 of them residents or regular visitors. An astounding variety exists between the Chiltern Number 1 and Number 2 Dams. Highlights of birding in the district are Spoonbill, both Yellow-billed and Royal, Whistling Kites, and Rufous Night Heron, Grebes and a wide variety of ducks. Tread lightly and keep a lookout!