Winter in Victoria can be cold, wet, and some birds certainly have left the state for warmer climes, however there is still plenty to keep the keen birder interested. In fact sightings across the state this winter highlight the fact that it can actually be an awesome time to get out into the wilds. And the reasons why ????  
Regent Honeyeaters return to Chitern, Orange-bellied Parrots appear at secret sites in southern Vic, Swift Parrots are seen in good numbers in central Victoria, a couple of sightings of Spangled Drongo, Kerguelen Petrels seen during a seawatch from Point Lonsdale, and at least two Beach Stone Curlews lingering along the coastline.