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BirdLife Australia Melbourne Branch



Braeside Park

  Braeside: Melways Map 88 Grids D8 to D12, E8 to E12 & F8 to F12 and Map 93 Grids D1, E1 & F1

Access:  Governor Road (Map 93, Grid F2) and Lower Dandenong Road (Map 88, Grid D8). The Governor Road access is the better access for birdwatching.

Facilities: Parking, toilets, bird hide, viewing platforms, BBQ’s, wheelchair access

Habitat: A large, natural area with three very distinct environments - wetlands, heathland and red gum woodland

Park Notes & Map:  Click here

The above website also has a link to the Braeside Park Bird Survey requesting visitors to complete a bird survey using the information package provided.  The package includes a detailed map and a full species list for the site.

Typical Common Birds include:  

Black Swan; Australasian Shoveler; Grey Teal; Chestnut Teal; Pacific Black Duck; Hardhead; Blue-billed Duck; Hoary-headed Grebe; Rock Dove; Spotted Dove; Crested Pigeon; Little Pied Cormorant; Great Cormorant; Little Black Cormorant; Australian Pelican; Eastern Great Egret; White-faced Heron; Australian White Ibis; Straw-necked Ibis; Black-shouldered Kite; Whistling Kite; Swamp Harrier; Purple Swamphen; Dusky Moorhen; Eurasian Coot; Black-winged Stilt; Masked Lapwing; Silver Gull; Galah; Sulphur-crested Cockatoo; Rainbow Lorikeet; Eastern Rosella; Red-rumped Parrot; Laughing Kookaburra; Superb Fairy-wren; White-browed Scrubwren; Brown Thornbill; Spotted Pardalote; White-plumed Honeyeater; Noisy Miner; Red Wattlebird; Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike; Grey Butcherbird; Australian Magpie; Grey Fantail; Willie Wagtail; Little Raven; Magpie-lark; Golden-headed Cisticola; Australian Reed-Warbler; Little Grassbird; Welcome Swallow; Common Blackbird; Common Starling; Common Myna; European Goldfinch.

Other Possible Birds include:  

Magpie Goose; Australian Shelduck; Australian Wood Duck; Pink-eared Duck; Australasian Grebe; Common Bronzewing; Australasian Darter; Pied Cormorant; Cattle Egret;  Yellow-billed Spoonbill; Brown Goshawk; Little Eagle; Nankeen Kestrel; Brown Falcon; Australian Hobby; Buff-banded Rail; Australian Spotted Crake; Spotless Crake; Black-fronted Dotterel; Latham’s Snipe; Sharp-tailed Sandpiper; Whiskered Tern; Long-billed Corella; Musk Lorikeet; Sacred Kingfisher; Striated Pardalote; Little Wattlebird; New Holland Honeyeater; White-naped Honeyeater; Crested Shrike-tit; Rufous Whistler; Grey Shrike-thrush; Flame Robin; Eastern Yellow Robin; Eurasian Skylark; Silvereye; Red-browed Finch; Common Greenfinch.

Outings Bird Lists: For a Bird List of all recent BirdLife Melbourne Outings to this site, click here

Braeside water view
Photographs by Bill Ramsay


Updated: 10-May-2015