Birdwatching enthusiasts are in for a treat when they visit Forrest. The ancient rainforest surrounding the Otways township is home to an array of vibrant birdlife to interest avian and wildlife fans alike. More than 150 species of bird have been seen and recorded in the Otways region and a Forrest birdwatching experience could include sightings of cockatoos, gang-gang cockatoos, parrots, rosellas, frogmouths, kookaburras and many more.
People who visit Forrest for birdwatching can also take a short drive south to the pristine Great Otway National Park to take in the birdlife. Birdlife International has identified the park as an Important Bird Area (IBA) as it is home to populations of species such as striated fieldwrens, rufous bristlebirds and pink robins.
Birdwatching in Forrest is an experience that will bring you back again and again, just don’t forget your camera!