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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
2 Dec 2017

Boneseeding & Birding

NOTE: OUTING CANCELLED DUE TO DIRE WEATHER FORECAST
You Yangs Regional Park. Meet at 10:00am in the car park just past the Park Office, approx 300 m from the Branch Rd entrance to the park. Melway Key Map Page 11 C12. Until late afternoon the day is spent birding and removing the invasive weed Boneseed. Bring all you need for a normal days birding plus gardening gloves and a trowel for Boneseed removal. Contact Carolyn carolyn144@ihug.com.au
Sunday
3 Dec 2017
Yellingbo Birdwalk Note early 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 and gumboots. Contact Maryanne, 0402 283 080 or easternspinebill@yahoo.com.au
Monday
4 Dec 2017
Weekdays Outing Bolin Bolin, Bulleen. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leaders: Anthea Fleming & Daphne Hards. Melway 32 B9. From Bulleen Road turn into Bulleen Park. Park near archery/aero club toilets. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Thursday
7 Dec 2017
Photography Group Activity Breakup dinner and slide night. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Thursday
14 Dec 2017
Carlton Meeting 7:30 pm at National Office, 60 Leicester St Carlton, Melway 2B C11. Free street parking available. Christmas Quiz. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
31 Dec 2017
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 Note new number.
Tuesday
23 Jan 2018
Balwyn
Monthly
Meeting
8:00pm at Balwyn Community Centre, 412 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn. Melway 46 F8. Good on site parking at rear of venue. Guest Speaker & Subject: TBA. Member's Topic Speaker & Subject: TBA. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
27 Jan 2018
Beginners' Outing Newport Lakes & Jawbone Reserve. Meet at 10:00am in the car park off Mason St. Melway 55 G3. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
28 Jan 2018
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.
Sunday
4 Feb 2018
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 and gumboots. Contact Maryanne, 0402 283 080 or easternspinebill@yahoo.com.au
Thursday
8 Feb 2018
Carlton Meeting 7:30 pm at National Office, 60 Leicester St Carlton, Melway 2B C11. Free street parking available. Guest Speaker & Subject: TBA. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Alan, melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Monday
12 Feb 2018
Weekdays Outing Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader: David Plant. Melway 2G B10. Gate H. Coins needed for Alexandra Av parking meters. Tram, train and bus close to gardens. Toilets available. CARRY LUNCH. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
17 Feb 2018
Photography Group Outing Rigby's Wetland, Scoresby & Jells Park, Wheelers Hill. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Saturday
24 Feb 2018
Beginners' Outing Yan Yean Reservoir Park. Meet at 10:00am. Enter from Recreation Rd then turn left and park near first toilets. Melway 391 D1. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
25 Feb 2018
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
27 Feb 2018
Balwyn
Monthly
Meeting
8:00pm at Balwyn Community Centre, 412 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn. Melway 46 F8. Good on site parking at rear of venue. Guest Speaker & Subject: TBA. Member's Topic Speaker & Subject: TBA. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
4 Mar 2018
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 and gumboots. Contact Maryanne, 0402 283 080 or easternspinebill@yahoo.com.au
Thursday
8 Mar 2018
BirdLife Victoria Group Carlton Meeting 7:30 pm at National Office, 60 Leicester St Carlton, Melway 2B C11. Free street parking available. Guest Speaker & Subject: TBA. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Mark, 0411 237 889 or victoria@birdlife.org.au
Wednesday
14 Mar 2018
Weekdays Outing Point Cook Coastal Park. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers. Melway 199 E3. Take Point Cook Rd and turn into Point Cook Homestead Rd OR Point Cook Coastal Park Rd. Meet near Information Centre toilets at Beach Picnic Area. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
17 Mar 2018
Photography Group Outing Western Treatment Plant, Werribee. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Saturday
24 Mar 2018
Beginners' Outing Braeside Park. Meet at 10:00am in the Cockatoo Car Park by the Visitor Centre. Melway 88 D8. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Monday
26 Mar 2018
Weekdays Outing Jumping Creek, Warrandyte State Park. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader: Geoff Russell. Melway 24 A10. From Jumping Creek Rd near bridge, turn into Jumping Creek, Warrandyte State Park. Park at end of road near toilets. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Tuesday
27 Mar 2018
BirdLife Melbourne AGM & Balwyn
Monthly Meeting
8:00pm at Balwyn Community Centre, 412 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn. Melway 46 F8. Good on site parking at rear of venue. BirdLife Melbourne AGM followed by Guest Speaker. Speaker & Subject: TBA. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
1 Apr 2018
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.
Sunday
1 Apr 2018
Yellingbo Birdwalk Note later start time, April to September.
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 10:00am, walk starts 10:30am. Due to Parks Victoria operational requirements the gate will be closed at 10:30am and not opened until after Bird Call at approx 3:00pm. Toilets available. Bring lunch and gumboots. Contact Maryanne, 0402 283 080 or easternspinebill@yahoo.com.au
Thursday
12 Apr 2018
Carlton Meeting 7:30 pm at National Office, 60 Leicester St Carlton, Melway 2B C11. Free street parking available. Guest Speaker & Subject: TBA. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Monday
16 Apr 2018
Weekdays Outing Cape Schanck, Morningtom Peninsula National Park. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader: Pat Bingham. Melway 257 inset map F10. From Boneo Rd (Melway 259 E4) follow Cape Schanck Rd to end. Park near toilets. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
21 Apr 2018
Photography Group Outing Plenty Gorge, South Morang & Mill Park Lakes. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Tuesday
24 Apr 2018
Balwyn
Monthly
Meeting
8:00pm at Balwyn Community Centre, 412 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn. Melway 46 F8. Good on site parking at rear of venue. Guest Speaker & Subject: TBA. Member's Topic Speaker & Subject: TBA. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
28 Apr 2018
Beginners' Outing 'The Briars' Park, Mount Martha. Meet at 10:00am in the car park at the Vistor Centre. Melway 145 F12. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
29 Apr 2018
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.
Sunday
6 May 2018
Yellingbo Birdwalk Note later start time, April to September.
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 10:00am, walk starts 10:30am. Due to Parks Victoria operational requirements the gate will be closed at 10:30am and not opened until after Bird Call at approx 3:00pm. Toilets available. Bring lunch and gumboots. Contact Maryanne, 0402 283 080 or easternspinebill@yahoo.com.au
Thursday
10 May 2018
BirdLife Victoria Group Carlton Meeting 7:30 pm at National Office, 60 Leicester St Carlton, Melway 2B C11. Free street parking available. Guest Speaker & Subject: TBA. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Mark, 0411 237 889 or victoria@birdlife.org.au
Wednesday
16 May 2018
Weekdays Outing Wonthaggi Heathlands. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader: Nola Thorpe. Melway X912 R12 then VicRoads Wonthaggi 713 P6. Meet at Guide Park on South Dudley Rd. Toilets available. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
19 May 2018
Photography Group Outing Mangalore & Seymour. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Tuesday
22 May 2018
Balwyn
Monthly
Meeting
8:00pm at Balwyn Community Centre, 412 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn. Melway 46 F8. Good on site parking at rear of venue. Guest Speaker & Subject: TBA. Member's Topic Speaker & Subject: TBA. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
26 May 2018
Beginners' Outing Woodlands Historic Park, Greenvale. Meet at 10:00am in the car park off Somerton Rd. Melway 178 B6. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
27 May 2018
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.
Sunday
3 Jun 2018
Yellingbo Birdwalk Note later start time, April to September.
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 10:00am, walk starts 10:30am. Due to Parks Victoria operational requirements the gate will be closed at 10:30am and not opened until after Bird Call at approx 3:00pm. Toilets available. Bring lunch and gumboots. Contact Maryanne, 0402 283 080 or easternspinebill@yahoo.com.au
Wednesday
6 Jun 2018
Weekdays Outing Tirhatuan Park, Dandenong North. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader: John Bosworth. Melway 81 F8. Enter via Kriegel Way from Outlook Dr. Park near toilets. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Thursday
14 Jun 2018
Carlton Meeting 7:30 pm at National Office, 60 Leicester St Carlton, Melway 2B C11. Free street parking available. Guest Speaker & Subject: TBA. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
16 Jun 2018
Photography Group Outing Serendip Sanctuary, Lara & You Yangs Regional Park. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Saturday
23 Jun 2018
Beginners' Outing Shepherds Bush, Glen Waverley. Meet at 10:00am. Park in Shepherds Rd near tennis courts. Melway 71 J3. Contact Robert, 9886 1027 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
24 Jun 2018
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 Jun 2018
Balwyn
Monthly
Meeting
8:00pm at Balwyn Community Centre, 412 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn. Melway 46 F8. Good on site parking at rear of venue. Guest Speaker & Subject: TBA. Member's Topic Speaker & Subject: TBA. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au

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: 01-Dec-2017