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BirdLife Melbourne and other BirdLife Australia Branches in the Melbourne area offer an extensive range of activities for BirdLife Australia Members.   Non-members are welcome but we ask you to consider joining BirdLife Australia if you plan to attend more than three activities.  To join BirdLife Australia click here. Many activities are free and no booking is required unless specifically stated below.  Courses/workshops, study meetings, camps and tours usually incur a fee and require booking. Where bookinga are required, unless stated otherwise, bookings should be made through BirdLife Australia National Office. 

Though BirdLife Australia has no formal health requirements for participants in BirdLife Australia outdoor activities, it is expected that participants will know their own physical limitations and not attempt to participate beyond these.  All outings require participants to have appropriate footwear and clothing for the weather conditions likely to be encountered and to carry water, sun screen and insect repellent as may be necessary.

All outdoor activities are cancelled on days of Total Fire Ban.

BirdLife Melbourne Activities

Date

Activity

Details

Saturday
16 Nov 2019
Photography Group Outing Note change of site.
Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Tuesday
19 Nov 2019
Weekdays Outing Barry Rd Grasslands/Galada Tamboore, Campbellfield. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader: Bridget Gardner. Meet in the City of Whittlesea Public Gardens, Lalor, Melway 8 C4. Enter from Barry Rd east end. Toilets available. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
23 Nov 2019
Beginners' Outing Newport Lakes and Jawbone Conservation Reserve. Meet at 10:00am in the car park off Mason St, Newport. Melway 55 G3. Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
24 Nov 2019
ETP Survey Eastern Treatment Plant, Bangholme. Meet at 9:00am for a survey that will continue until the evening. The survey is carried out by 4WD. Numbers are restricted and booking is essential. Survey date may change at short notice due to operational constraints. Participants must wear suitable full covered clothing (hat, long sleeves, long trousers and suitable footwear) and bring lunch and water. Leader is Mike Carter. Contact Mike, 03 5977 1262.
Tuesday
26 Nov 2019
Balwyn
Monthly
Meeting
8:00pm at the Foard Room, Greythorn Community Hub, 2 Centre Way, North Balwyn, Melway 46 H2. Centre Way runs north off Doncaster Rd, approx 0.6km west of the Eastern Fwy.
Underground parking will be available for entry from 7:15 pm to 8:00pm. Access from the underground car park to the ground floor is via a lift.
Ground level parking is also available close to the venue. Access from ground level is via a door on the south side of our meeting room.
Guest Speaker: Darren Quin. Subject: Melbourne Water Regional Bird Monitoring Program. Member's Topic & Subject: TBA. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
1 Dec 2019
Yellingbo Birdwalk Note earlier start time, October to March.
Yellingbo Reserve. Melway 305 G11. Take Warburton Hwy to Woori Yallock, turn right to Yellingbo. At Yellingbo, turn right towards Seville, then left into Macclesfield Rd. After 2.5km turn right at large pine trees. Gate opens 9:00am, walk starts 9:30am. Due to Parks Victoria operational requirements the gate will be closed at 9:30am and not opened until after Bird Call at approx 2:00pm. Toilets available. Bring lunch. If there has been heavy rain, or heavy rain is likely, bring gumboots. Contact Maryanne, 0402 283 080 or easternspinebill@yahoo.com.au
Tuesday
10 Dec 2019
Weekdays Outing Karkarook Reserve, Heatherton. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader: Diane Tweeddale. Melway 78 D7. From Warrigal Rd turn into Fairchild St and then into the reserve. Meet in car park near Information Centre. Toilets available. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Thursday
12 Dec 2019
Carlton Meeting There will not be a meeting as regular BirdLife Melbourne Carlton Meetings have been discontinued. 
Thursday
12 Dec 2019
Photography Group Dinner & Slide Night

Dinner (at the Terminus, Clifton Hill) and slide night. Please register (online) by 1 Dec for the dinner. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com

Sunday
22 Dec 2019
ETP Survey Eastern Treatment Plant, Bangholme. Meet at 9:00am for a survey that will continue until the evening. The survey is carried out by 4WD. Numbers are restricted and booking is essential. Survey date may change at short notice due to operational constraints. Participants must wear suitable full covered clothing (hat, long sleeves, long trousers and suitable footwear) and bring lunch and water. Leader is Mike Carter. Contact Mike, 03 5977 1262.
Saturday
25 Jan 2020
Beginners' Outing Banyule Flats, Viewbank. Meet at 10:00am in the car park at the end of Somerset Drive. Melway 32 F2. Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
26 Jan 2020
ETP Survey Eastern Treatment Plant, Bangholme. Meet at 9:00am for a survey that will continue until the evening. The survey is carried out by 4WD. Numbers are restricted and booking is essential. Survey date may change at short notice due to operational constraints. Participants must wear suitable full covered clothing (hat, long sleeves, long trousers and suitable footwear) and bring lunch and water. Leader is Mike Carter. Contact Mike, 03 5977 1262.
Tuesday
28 Jan 2020
Balwyn
Monthly
Meeting
8:00pm at the Foard Room, Greythorn Community Hub, 2 Centre Way, North Balwyn, Melway 46 H2. Centre Way runs north off Doncaster Rd, approx 0.6km west of the Eastern Fwy.
Underground parking will be available for entry from 7:15 pm to 8:00pm. Access from the underground car park to the ground floor is via a lift.
Ground level parking is also available close to the venue. Access from ground level is via a door on the south side of our meeting room.
Guest Speaker & Subject: TBA. Member's Topic & Subject: TBA. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
2 Feb 2020
Yellingbo Birdwalk Note revised start time for all Yellingbo Birdwalks.
Yellingbo Reserve. Melway 305 G11. Take Warburton Hwy to Woori Yallock, turn right to Yellingbo. At Yellingbo, turn right towards Seville, then left into Macclesfield Rd. After 2.5km turn right at large pine trees. Gate opens 9:30am, walk starts 10:00am. Due to Parks Victoria operational requirements the gate will be closed at 10:00am and not opened until after Bird Call at approx 2:30pm. Toilets available. Bring lunch. If there has been heavy rain, or heavy rain is likely, bring gumboots. Contact Maryanne, 0402 283 080 or easternspinebill@yahoo.com.au
Monday
10 Feb 2020
Weekdays Outing

Royal Park (Trin-Warren-Tam-Boore), Parkville. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader Elsmaree Baxter. Melway 29 C11. From Flemington Rd/Mt Alexander Rd enter Church St then follow Manningham St to Oak St or enter Oak St from north via Park St. Meet near toilets in Oak St car park. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au

Saturday
15 Feb 2020
Photography Group Outing Location to be advised. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Saturday
22 Feb 2020
Beginners' Outing Pound Bend, Warrandyte. Meet at 10:00am in the car park near toilets. Melway 23 A11. Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
23 Feb 2020
ETP Survey Eastern Treatment Plant, Bangholme. Meet at 9:00am for a survey that will continue until the evening. The survey is carried out by 4WD. Numbers are restricted and booking is essential. Survey date may change at short notice due to operational constraints. Participants must wear suitable full covered clothing (hat, long sleeves, long trousers and suitable footwear) and bring lunch and water. Leader is Mike Carter. Contact Mike, 03 5977 1262.
Tuesday
25 Feb 2020
Balwyn
Monthly
Meeting
8:00pm at the Foard Room, Greythorn Community Hub, 2 Centre Way, North Balwyn, Melway 46 H2. Centre Way runs north off Doncaster Rd, approx 0.6km west of the Eastern Fwy.
Underground parking will be available for entry from 7:15 pm to 8:00pm. Access from the underground car park to the ground floor is via a lift.
Ground level parking is also available close to the venue. Access from ground level is via a door on the south side of our meeting room.
Guest Speaker & Subject: TBA. Member's Topic & Subject: TBA. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
1 Mar 2020
Yellingbo Birdwalk Note revised start time for all Yellingbo Birdwalks.
Yellingbo Reserve. Melway 305 G11. Take Warburton Hwy to Woori Yallock, turn right to Yellingbo. At Yellingbo, turn right towards Seville, then left into Macclesfield Rd. After 2.5km turn right at large pine trees. Gate opens 9:30am, walk starts 10:00am. Due to Parks Victoria operational requirements the gate will be closed at 10:00am and not opened until after Bird Call at approx 2:30pm. Toilets available. Bring lunch. If there has been heavy rain, or heavy rain is likely, bring gumboots. Contact Maryanne, 0402 283 080 or easternspinebill@yahoo.com.au
Wednesday
4 Mar 2020
Weekdays Outing Reef Island. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader Bill Ramsay. Melway Page 18 P23. From Bass Hwy turn right into Soldiers Rd (~ ̴9km past Grantville, Caltex service station on corner). Drive straight on into Bluff Rd to car park at end. Toilets at Tooradin near bridge and Grantville near jetty. Scopes useful. Some rock hopping probable. CARRY LUNCH. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
21 Mar 2020
Photography Group Outing Location to be advised. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Sunday
22 Mar 2020
ETP Survey Eastern Treatment Plant, Bangholme. Meet at 9:00am for a survey that will continue until the evening. The survey is carried out by 4WD. Numbers are restricted and booking is essential. Survey date may change at short notice due to operational constraints. Participants must wear suitable full covered clothing (hat, long sleeves, long trousers and suitable footwear) and bring lunch and water. Leader is Mike Carter. Contact Mike, 03 5977 1262.
Tuesday
24 Mar 2020
Balwyn
Monthly
Meeting
8:00pm at the Foard Room, Greythorn Community Hub, 2 Centre Way, North Balwyn, Melway 46 H2. Centre Way runs north off Doncaster Rd, approx 0.6km west of the Eastern Fwy.
Underground parking will be available for entry from 7:15 pm to 8:00pm. Access from the underground car park to the ground floor is via a lift.
Ground level parking is also available close to the venue. Access from ground level is via a door on the south side of our meeting room.
Guest Speaker & Subject: TBA. Member's Topic & Subject: TBA. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Wednesday
25 Mar 2020
Weekdays Outing Pound Bend, Warrandyte. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leaders Hazel & Alan Veevers. Melway 23 A11. From Heidelberg-Warrandyte Rd take Pound Rd to car park at end of left diverge. Park near toilets. All welcome, no need to book. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
28 Mar 2020
Beginners' Outing Yan Yean Reservoir Park. Meet at 10:00am. Enter from Recreation Road then turn left and park near first toilets. Melway 391 D1. Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
5 Apr 2020
Yellingbo Birdwalk Note revised start time for all Yellingbo Birdwalks.
Yellingbo Reserve. Melway 305 G11. Take Warburton Hwy to Woori Yallock, turn right to Yellingbo. At Yellingbo, turn right towards Seville, then left into Macclesfield Rd. After 2.5km turn right at large pine trees. Gate opens 9:30am, walk starts 10:00am. Due to Parks Victoria operational requirements the gate will be closed at 10:00am and not opened until after Bird Call at approx 2:30pm. Toilets available. Bring lunch. If there has been heavy rain, or heavy rain is likely, bring gumboots. Contact Maryanne, 0402 283 080 or easternspinebill@yahoo.com.au
Saturday
18 Apr 2020
Photography Group Outing Location to be advised. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Monday
20 Apr 2020
Weekdays Outing

Troups Creek Wetland, Hampton Park. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader John Bosworth. Melway 96 G5, Lat/Long reference: 38.022186, 145.270128. Park on east side of Hallam South Rd in gravel layby adjacent to pedestrian traffic lights. Gumboot    equivalents advisable. No toilets, nearest at Hampton Park shopping centre Melway 96 F8. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au

Saturday
25 Apr 2020
Beginners' Outing Serendip Sanctuary, Lara. Meet at 10:00am in the parking area near the entrance off Windermere Road. Melway 423 D2. Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
26 Apr 2020
ETP Survey Eastern Treatment Plant, Bangholme. Meet at 9:00am for a survey that will continue until the evening. The survey is carried out by 4WD. Numbers are restricted and booking is essential. Survey date may change at short notice due to operational constraints. Participants must wear suitable full covered clothing (hat, long sleeves, long trousers and suitable footwear) and bring lunch and water. Leader is Mike Carter. Contact Mike, 03 5977 1262.
Tuesday
28 Apr 2020
Balwyn
Monthly
Meeting
8:00pm at the Foard Room, Greythorn Community Hub, 2 Centre Way, North Balwyn, Melway 46 H2. Centre Way runs north off Doncaster Rd, approx 0.6km west of the Eastern Fwy.
Underground parking will be available for entry from 7:15 pm to 8:00pm. Access from the underground car park to the ground floor is via a lift.
Ground level parking is also available close to the venue. Access from ground level is via a door on the south side of our meeting room.
Guest Speaker & Subject: TBA. Member's Topic & Subject: TBA. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
3 May 2020
Yellingbo Birdwalk Note revised start time for all Yellingbo Birdwalks.
Yellingbo Reserve. Melway 305 G11. Take Warburton Hwy to Woori Yallock, turn right to Yellingbo. At Yellingbo, turn right towards Seville, then left into Macclesfield Rd. After 2.5km turn right at large pine trees. Gate opens 9:30am, walk starts 10:00am. Due to Parks Victoria operational requirements the gate will be closed at 10:00am and not opened until after Bird Call at approx 2:30pm. Toilets available. Bring lunch. If there has been heavy rain, or heavy rain is likely, bring gumboots. Contact Maryanne, 0402 283 080 or easternspinebill@yahoo.com.au
Saturday
16 May 2020
Photography Group Outing Location to be advised. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Wednesday
20 May 2020
Weekdays Outing Bolin Bolin, Bulleen. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader Elsmaree Baxter. Melway 32 B9. From Bulleen Rd turn into Bulleen Park. Park near archery/aero club toilets. All wecome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
23 May 2020
Beginners' Outing Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne. Meet at 10:00am in the Stringybark Car Park. Melway 133 K12. Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
24 May 2020
ETP Survey Eastern Treatment Plant, Bangholme. Meet at 9:00am for a survey that will continue until the evening. The survey is carried out by 4WD. Numbers are restricted and booking is essential. Survey date may change at short notice due to operational constraints. Participants must wear suitable full covered clothing (hat, long sleeves, long trousers and suitable footwear) and bring lunch and water. Leader is Mike Carter. Contact Mike, 03 5977 1262.
Tuesday
26 May 2020
Balwyn
Monthly
Meeting
8:00pm at the Foard Room, Greythorn Community Hub, 2 Centre Way, North Balwyn, Melway 46 H2. Centre Way runs north off Doncaster Rd, approx 0.6km west of the Eastern Fwy.
Underground parking will be available for entry from 7:15 pm to 8:00pm. Access from the underground car park to the ground floor is via a lift.
Ground level parking is also available close to the venue. Access from ground level is via a door on the south side of our meeting room.
Guest Speaker & Subject: TBA. Member's Topic & Subject: TBA. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
7 Jun 2020
Yellingbo Birdwalk Note revised start time for all Yellingbo Birdwalks.
Yellingbo Reserve. Melway 305 G11. Take Warburton Hwy to Woori Yallock, turn right to Yellingbo. At Yellingbo, turn right towards Seville, then left into Macclesfield Rd. After 2.5km turn right at large pine trees. Gate opens 9:30am, walk starts 10:00am. Due to Parks Victoria operational requirements the gate will be closed at 10:00am and not opened until after Bird Call at approx 2:30pm. Toilets available. Bring lunch. If there has been heavy rain, or heavy rain is likely, bring gumboots. Contact Maryanne, 0402 283 080 or easternspinebill@yahoo.com.au
Monday
15 Jun 2020
Weekdays Outing Badger Weir.10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader Geoff Russell.        . Melway Page 10 R5 (beyond Melway 278 K9). Enter park at end of Badger Weir Rd. Park near toilets. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
20 Jun 2020
Photography Group Outing Location to be advised. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Tuesday
23 Jun 2020
Balwyn
Monthly
Meeting
8:00pm at the Foard Room, Greythorn Community Hub, 2 Centre Way, North Balwyn, Melway 46 H2. Centre Way runs north off Doncaster Rd, approx 0.6km west of the Eastern Fwy.
Underground parking will be available for entry from 7:15 pm to 8:00pm. Access from the underground car park to the ground floor is via a lift.
Ground level parking is also available close to the venue. Access from ground level is via a door on the south side of our meeting room.
Guest Speaker & Subject: TBA. Member's Topic & Subject: TBA. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
27 Jun 2020
Beginners' Outing Lillydale Lake, Lilydale. Meet at 10:00am in the first or second car park on the left off Swansea Road. Melway 38 G7. Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
28 Jun 2020
ETP Survey Eastern Treatment Plant, Bangholme. Meet at 9:00am for a survey that will continue until the evening. The survey is carried out by 4WD. Numbers are restricted and booking is essential. Survey date may change at short notice due to operational constraints. Participants must wear suitable full covered clothing (hat, long sleeves, long trousers and suitable footwear) and bring lunch and water. Leader is Mike Carter. Contact Mike, 03 5977 1262.

For more details of BirdLife Melbourne Photography Group activities go to the Photography Group Page on this website.

For more information about any listed activity, phone the contact person or email BirdLife Melbourne at melbourne@birdlife.org.au

 

 
 
Updated: 15-Nov-2019