Jerringot is a Wadawurrung word that means ‘water all
around’ or ‘place of billabongs’ and was a camping ground and meeting place of
Located within Belmont Common, this important wetland
habitat is carefully managed to help preserve the large number of species that
call it home.
If water is plentiful in spring and summer, it becomes a very
active breeding and nesting site for waterbirds.
About this wetland
This wetland is a stormwater-fed, freshwater marsh
consisting of two main wetland areas, and is linked to the Barwon River
floodplain. Even though it is a modified wetland, it still has very high
What to look for
Over 120 species of birds visit or live at this wetland
through the year.
significant waterbirds that have been recorded at this wetland include:
Latham’s Snipe – these birds migrate over 8000km from Japan and can be
found in good numbers during spring and summer
Jerringot is one of only six places in Victoria where the Australian
Mudfish is found.
The wetland is also home to:
The wetland contains 12 plant species that are considered
regionally significant including:
The river-side of the wetland is fringed by:
What to listen for
Listen for the call of the endangered Growling Grass
Frog. Its growl lasts about one second and sounds like ‘crawark-crawark-crok-crok’.
Things to do
Take your binoculars and
spend some time in the bird observation hide at the front of the car park (on
the entrance road to Barwon Valley Golf Club).
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