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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

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: Chris Purnell from BirdLife Australia. Subject: BirdLife's shorebird habitat work in Korea. 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: Gunnar Engblom, a visitor from Peru who will give two presentations. Subjects: Birds, Birding & Bird Conservation in Peru and The future of birdwatching - a birdwatching paradigm shift. There will be no Member's Topic. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
1 Jul 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 Jul 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: Dr Marcel Klaasen. Subject: Migratory birds in jeopardy - global change getting in the way. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Mark, 0411 237 889 or victoria@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
21 Jul 2018
Photography Group Outing Warrandyte Area. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Tuesday
17 Jul 2018
Weekdays Outing 'The Briars Park', Mount Martha. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leaders: Susan Clark/Pam Hearn. Melway 145 E12. From Melbourne entrance is on the left just after Balcombe Creek bridge. Park near the Information Centre. Toilets available. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
22 Jul 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
24 Jul 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 Jul 2018
Beginners' Outing Lillydale Lake. Meet at 10:00am in the first or second car park on left off Swansea Road. Melway 38 G7. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
5 Aug 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
8 Aug 2018
Weekdays Outing Royal Park (Trin-Warren-Tam-Boore), Parkville. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader: Jane Moseley. Melway 29 C11. From Fleminton Road/Mt Alexander Road enter Church Street then follow Manningham Street to Oak Street, or enter Oak Street from north via Park Street. Meet near toilets in Oak Street car park. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Thursday
9 Aug 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
18 Aug 2018
Photography Group Outing Point Cook. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Saturday
25 Aug 2018
Beginners' Outing Jells Park, Wheelers Hill. Meet at 10:00am in the Jells Park East Car Park, at the furthest eastern end of Waverley Road. Melway 72 A6. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
26 Aug 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
28 Aug 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: Bill Ramsay. Subject: Jim Corbett NP, Uttarakhand, India. 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
2 Sep 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
5 Sep 2018
Weekdays Outing O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail, Launching PLace and Millgrove. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader: Graeme Hosken. Melway Page 10 R6. Meet at Ewarts Road, Don Valley. From Warburton Highway (B380) drive north along Don Road (C506). Turn left into Ewarts Road. Park at the O'Shannassy Trail Car Park. Convoy driving to lunch (north of Millgrove) past Yarra Junction toilets. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Thursday
13 Sep 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
Saturday
15 Sep 2018
Photography Group Outing Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Saturday
22 Sep 2018
Beginners' Outing Hawkstowe Park, South Morang. Meet at 10:00am in the car park at Red Gums Picnic Area off Gordons Road. Melway 183 H7. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
23 Sep 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.
Monday
24 Sep 2018
Weekdays Outing Hallam Valley Road, Hampton Park. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader: Robert Grosvenor. Melway 95 K3. Enter Hallam Valley Road from South Gippsland Highway, continue to end of Hallam Valley Road and park. Late lunch, no toilets. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Tuesday
25 Sep 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
7 Oct 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
Tuesday
9 Oct 2018
Weekdays Outing Adams Creek/Jam Jerrup. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader: John Van Doorn. Melway Page 18 R20. From South Gippsland Highway (A440) turn left into Hookers Road (past Lang Lang Golf Course). Take care at the stop sign and drive to car park at end. Toilets at Tooradin and Lang Lang. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Thursday
11 Oct 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 & Sunday
20 & 21
Oct 2018
Photography Group Campout Swan Hill Area. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Monday
22 Oct 2018
Weekdays Outing Lysterfield Lake Park. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader: Elsmaree Baxter. Melway 108 D2. Take Belgrave-Hallam Road to Horswood Road. (Park is usually signposted). Drive to first car park to the left of entrance. Toilets available. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Tuesday
23 Oct 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 Oct 2018
Beginners' Outing Banyule Flats, Viewbank. Meet at 10:00am in the car park at the end of Somerset Drive. Melway 32 F2. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
28 Oct 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 Nov 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 Nov 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 Nov 2018
Weekdays Outing Hawkstowe Park/Mill Park Lakes. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader: TBA. Melway 183 H7. Enter from Gordons Road via Plenty Road. Hawkstowe Park entrance immediately on left. Park near toilets at Red Gum Picnic Area. Drive to Mill Park Lakes (Melway 183 B8) in afternoon. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
17 Nov 2018
Photography Group Outing La Trobe Uni Wildlife Reserve/Wetlands/Gresswell Habitat Link. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Tuesday
20 Nov 2018
Weekdays Outing Anakie Gorge, Brisbane Ranges. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader: BirdLife Werribee. Melway Page 7 A9/Page 11 A9. From Staughton Vale Road take Gorge Road to Anakie Gorge Picnic Area and park at end. Toilets available. Convoy driving to different locations. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
24 Nov 2018
Beginners' Outing Pound Bend, Warrandyte. Meet at 10:00am in the car park near toilets. Melway 23 A11. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
25 Nov 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 Nov 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
2 Dec 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
Tuesday
4 Dec 2018
Weekdays Outing Birrarung Park, Templestowe Lower/Yarra Flats, Ivanhoe East. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader: Lyn Easton. Melway 32 H3. From Templestowe Road turn into park and park near toilets. After lunch, plan to drive to Yarra Flats (Melway 32 C6). All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Thursday
13 Dec 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
Thursday
13 Dec 2018
Photography Group Meeting Dinner and Slide Night. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Sunday
30 Dec 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.

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: 08-Jun-2018