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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
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: Kate Gorringe-Smith. Subject: The Overwintering Project - citizen science meets citizen art. 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 Note new meeting location.
Hawkstowe Park, South Morang. Meet at 10:00am in the lower car park at Hawkstowe Picnic Area off Gordons Road. Melway 183 J7. 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

**********Note revised car parking and access requirements.**********
This is the first meeting at our new temporary venue, 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 not be available for this meeting. There is ground level parking close to the Hub and the adjoining shopping centre. Access into the venue will now be via a door on the south side of our meeting room.  Just follow the path from Centre Way or from Trentwood Avenue.  The building will be well illuminated after 7:15pm.  No key pad code will be required.

8:00pm start time. Guest Speaker: Alex Maisey. Subject: Lyrebirds of Sherbrooke Forest. 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

The new temporary venue is 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. There is underground parking under the venue, accessed from Centre Way. Access to the building will be by key pad, with a unique code for our meetings. Birdlife Melbourne Members will be advised of the code by eNews when the code has been finalised.
8:00pm start time. 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

Note new meeting location.
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. Drive to lower car park at Hawkstowe Picnic Area. Toilets available. 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
The new temporary venue is 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. There is underground parking under the venue, accessed from Centre Way. Access to the building will be by key pad, with a unique code for our meetings. Birdlife Melbourne Members will be advised of the code by eNews when the code has been finalised.
8:00pm start time. 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: 24-Sep-2018