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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

Tuesday
23 Jul 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: R Bruce Richardson. Subject: The Year. Bruce will entertain us with the story of his travels around Australia in a quest to see as many birds as possible, which resulted in his book 'The Year'. Member's Topic Megan Griffith - A trip to East Arnhem Land. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
27 Jul 2019
Beginners' Outing Note change to meeting location due to Greenvale Reservoir being closed.
Woodlands Historic Park. Meet at 10:00am in the car park off Somerton Rd. Melway 178 B6. Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
28 Jul 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.
Sunday
4 Aug 2019
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. If there has been heavy rain, or heavy rain is likely, bring gumboots. Contact Maryanne, 0402 283 080 or easternspinebill@yahoo.com.au
Thursday
8 Aug 2019
Carlton Meeting There will not be a meeting as regular BirdLife Melbourne Carlton Meetings have been discontinued. 
Monday
12 Aug 2019
Weekdays Outing Yarra Bend Park, Fairfield. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader: Elsmaree Baxter. Melway 2D E8. Take Yarra Bend Rd from Heidelberg Rd. Continue over freeway. Park along the loop picnic area between golf course and Kane's Bridge. Toilets available. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
17 Aug 2019
Photography Group Outing Woodlands Historic Park, Greenvale. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Saturday
24 Aug 2019
Beginners' Outing Jells Park, Wheelers Hill. Meet at 10:00am in the Jells Park East Car Park, at the furthest eastern end of Waveley Rd. Melway 72 A6. Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
25 Aug 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
27 Aug 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: Bruce Robertson. Subject: Pacific Gulls breeding on Goose Island, Tasmania. 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 Sep 2019
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. If there has been heavy rain, or heavy rain is likely, bring gumboots. Contact Maryanne, 0402 283 080 or easternspinebill@yahoo.com.au
Thursday
12 Sep 2019
BirdLife Victoria Group Carlton Meeting There will not be a meeting as regular BirdLife Victoria Group Carlton Meetings have been discontinued. 
Monday
16 Sep 2019
Weekdays Outing Jells Park East, Wheelers Hill. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader: Graeme Hosken. Melway 72 A6. Take Waverley Rd extension to farthest car park. Toilets available. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
21 Sep 2019
Photography Group Outing Eynesbury/Melton. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Sunday
22 Sep 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
24 Sep 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 & 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
28 Sep 2019
Beginners' Outing Hawkstowe Park, South Morang. Meet at 10:00am in the lower car park at the Homestead off Gordons Rd. Melway 183 J7. Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Tuesday
1 Oct & Wednesday
2 Oct 2019
Weekdays 2 Day Outing Phillip Island. Tuesday 1:00pm and Wednesday 12:30pm. Leaders: Sally & Derek Whitehead. Melway 732 J8. Cross the San Remo Bridge and meet at the Information Centre on Phillip Island Rd. ARRANGE OWN ACCOMMODATION. Convoy driving to different locations. Scopes useful. Toilets at San Remo and Newhaven in parks. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
6 Oct 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
Thursday
10 Oct 2019
Carlton Meeting There will not be a meeting as regular BirdLife Melbourne Carlton Meetings have been discontinued. 
Friday 18 to Sunday 20 Oct 2019 Photography Group Campout Marlo. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Tuesday
22 Oct 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 & 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
26 Oct 2019
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
27 Oct 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.
Sunday
3 Nov 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
Wednesday
6 Nov 2019
Weekdays Outing Sherbrooke Forest. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader: Rhonda Miller. Meet at O'Donohue Picnic Ground, Melway 75 G3. Enter from corner of Sherbrooke Rd and Sherbrooke Lodge Rd. Toilets available. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Thursday
14 Nov 2019
BirdLife Victoria Group Carlton Meeting There will not be a meeting as regular BirdLife Victoria Group Carlton Meetings have been discontinued. 
Saturday
16 Nov 2019
Photography Group Outing Bunyip State Park. 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 & 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 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 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.

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: 23-Jul-2019