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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
17 Jun 2017
Photography Group Outing Sherbrooke Forest and Birdsland, Belgrave Heights. Leader: Alex Maisey. For details contact Peter, 9435 4249 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Saturday
24 Jun 2017
Beginners' Outing Westerfolds Park, Templestowe. Meet at 10:00am in the lower car park by the canoe launching place. Melway 33 F1. Contact Robert, 9886 1027 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
25 Jun 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
27 Jun 2017
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: Roger Francey. Subject: The Annual Migration of CO2. Member's Topic: Sheena Whyte - Destination Darwin. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Bill, 9803 1493 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
2 Jul 2017
Yellingbo Birdwalk Note late 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 onlyme53@bigpond.com
Wednesday
12 Jul 2017
Weekdays Outing Lillydale Lake, Lilydale. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader: Jane Moseley. Melway 38 G7. Enter from Swansea Rd and park in the left/first car park. Toilets available. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Thursday
13 July 2017
Carlton Meeting
BirdLife Victoria Group
7:30pm at National Office, 60 Leicester St, Carlton. Guest Speaker: John Weigel. Subject: The Biggest Year - 366 Days on the American Birding Trail. Entry by gold coin donation for the development of Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs). Bookings are recommended. To book go to the BirdLife Victoria Group Website http://www.birdlife.org.au/locations/all-victoria-statewide
Saturday
15 Jul 2017
Photography Group Outing Edithvale Wetlands and posssibly Ricketts Point, Beaumaris. For details contact Peter, 9435 4249 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Saturday
22 Jul 2017
Beginners' Outing Lysterfield Lake Park. Meet at 10:00am in the last car park on the right hand side. Melway 108 D2. Contact Robert, 9886 1027 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
23 Jul 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
25 Jul 2017
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: Chris Doughty. Subject: A Day in Kaziranga National Park, India. Member's Topic: Mike Duncan- Short birding stops in Thailand, Hong Kong and Sulawesi. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Bill, 9803 1493 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
6 Aug 2017
Yellingbo Birdwalk Note late 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 onlyme53@bigpond.com
Saturday
19 Aug 2017
Photography Group Outing Mt Teneriffe, Strathbogie Ranges. For details contact Peter, 9435 4249 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Monday
21 Aug 2017
Weekdays Outing Sherbrooke Forest, Sherbrooke. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader: Rhonda Miller. Melway 75 G2. Enter from corner of Sherbrooke Rd and Sherbrooke Lodge Rd. Toilets available. Contact Leonie, 9815 1845 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Tuesday
22 Aug 2017
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: Nick Bradsworth. Subject: The spatial ecology of the Powerful Owl. Member's Topic: Mike Honeyman - A few days in the forests of north-east and north-west Argentina. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Bill, 9803 1493 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
26 Aug 2017
Beginners' Outing Jells Park, Wheelers Hill. Meet at 10:00am in the Jells Park East Car Park at the furthest eastern end of Waverley Rd. Melway 72 A6. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
27 Aug 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.
Saturday
2 Sep 2017

Boneseeding & Birding

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 Sep 2017
Yellingbo Birdwalk Note late 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 onlyme53@bigpond.com
Tuesday
5 Sep 2017
Weekdays Outing Long Forest Reserve. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader: Graeme Hosken. After passing Melton on the Western Fwy (M8) and crossing the bridge over the Djerriwarrh Ck, take first exit on left to Hopetoun Park Rd. At 'T' intersectionturn right, crossing over the M8 and continue on Old Western Hwy and turn left and move to right hand lane to enter Long Forest Rd. Continue north and turn left at Canopus Cct for reseve entrance at Melway 329 C10. No toilets. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
16 Sep 2017
Photography Group Outing Rise and Shine, near Newstead. Leader: Wilson Lennard. For details contact Peter, 9435 4249 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Wednesday
20 Sep 2017
Weekdays Outing Rigby's Wetland, Scoresby. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leaders: Graeme Hosken and Geoff Russell. Melway 72 A11. Western access avoids Eastlink toll. Park on eastern side of Haversham Ave, Wheelers Hill, near information board opposite Coronia Ct. CARRY LUNCH. No toilets. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
23 Sep 2017
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
24 Sep 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
26 Sep 2017
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 & Subject: TBA. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Bill, 9803 1493 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
1 Oct 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 onlyme53@bigpond.com
Monday
2 Oct 2017
Weekdays Outing Banyule Flats, Viewbank. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader: Lyn Easton. Melway 32 F2. Enter reserve from Somerset Drive, park at end of drive. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Tuesday
17 Oct 2017
Weekdays Outing Woodlands Historic Park, Greenvale. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader: Rob Grosvenor. Melway 178 B6. Enter from Somerton Road. Park near toilets. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
21 Oct 2017
Photography Group Campout Anglesea. Leaders: Margaret Lacey & Peter Bennet. For details contact Peter, 9435 4249 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Sunday
22 Oct 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
24 Oct 2017
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: Andy Gleadow, The University of Melbourne. Subject: Dating the spectacular rock art sequence of the Kimberley in NW Australia. Member's Topic & Subject: TBA. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Bill, 9803 1493 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
28 Oct 2017
Beginners' Outing Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne. Meet at 10:00am in the Stringybark Car Park. Melway 133 K12. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
5 Nov 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 onlyme53@bigpond.com
Wednesday
8 Nov 2017
Weekdays Outing Toorourrong Reservoir, Whittlesea area. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader: Graeme Hosken. Melway X910 M11/VicRoads 61 D9. Take Plenty Road to Whittlesea, turn right into Kinglake Road. After approx. 4km turn left into Toorourrong Reservoir. Drive to car park. Toilets available. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
18 Nov 2017
Photography Group Outing Adams Creek Reserve/Stockyard Point, Lang Lang. Leader: John Van Doorn. For details contact Peter, 9435 4249 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Monday
20 Nov 2017
Weekdays Outing Bellarine Peninsula. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leaders: Leonie Robbins & Diane Tweeddale. Melway 451 E8. Meet at Balyang Sanctuary, Newtown. From Shannon Avenue turn into Marnock Road. Drive to end and park near toilets. Convoy driving to different locations. Scopes useful. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
25 Nov 2017
Beginners' Outing You Yangs Regional Park. Meet at 10:00am in the first car park on the left, just past the Information Centre. Melway Key Map Page 11 C12. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
26 Nov 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
28 Nov 2017
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: John Barkla. Subject: Birding trip to Bhutan. Member's Topic & Subject: TBA. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Bill, 9803 1493 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
2 Dec 2017

Boneseeding & Birding

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 onlyme53@bigpond.com
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, 9435 4249 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
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.

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: 09-Jun-2017