Location: Wheelers Hill: Melways Map 72 Grids A6, A7, A8, A9, B7, B8 & B9
Access: Waverley Road (Grid A6) and Ferntree Gully Road (Grid A10)
Facilities: Parking, toilets, BBQ’s, partial wheelchair access, cafe
Habitat: Man made lake, remnant bush, parkland, wetlands, adjoins Dandenong Creek
Park Notes & Map: Click here
Typical Common Birds include:
Australian Wood Duck; Grey Teal; Chestnut Teal; Pacific Black Duck; Spotted Dove; Common Bronzewing; Australasian Darter; Little Pied Cormorant; Little Black Cormorant; Australian Pelican; White-faced Heron; Australian White Ibis; Straw-necked Ibis; Purple Swamphen; Dusky Moorhen; Eurasian Coot; Masked Lapwing; Silver Gull; Galah; Sulphur-crested Cockatoo; Rainbow Lorikeet; Musk Lorikeet; Eastern Rosella; Laughing Kookaburra; Superb Fairy-wren; White-browed Scrubwren; Brown Thornbill; Spotted Pardalote; Eastern Spinebill; White-plumed Honeyeater; Bell Miner; Noisy Miner; Red Wattlebird; Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike; Golden Whistler; Grey Shrike-thrush; Grey Butcherbird; Australian Magpie; Grey Fantail; Willie Wagtail; Little Raven; Magpie-lark; Eastern Yellow Robin; Golden-headed Cisticola; Australian Reed-Warbler; Silvereye; Welcome Swallow; Common Blackbird; Common Starling; Common Myna; Red-browed Finch; European Goldfinch.
Other Possible Birds include:
Pink-eared Duck; Australasian Grebe; Hoary-headed Grebe; Rock Dove; Crested Pigeon; Tawny Frogmouth; Great Cormorant; White-necked Heron; Eastern Great Egret; Cattle Egret; Yellow-billed Spoonbill; Black-shouldered Kite, Brown Goshawk; Nankeen Kestrel; Australian Hobby; Peregrine Falcon; Buff-banded Rail; Black-fronted Dotterel; Latham’s Snipe; Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo; Crimson Rosella; Red-rumped Parrot; Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo; Shining Bronze-Cuckoo; Fan-tailed Cuckoo; Sacred Kingfisher; Striated Pardalote; Little Wattlebird; Rufous Whistler; Flame Robin.
Outings Bird Lists: For a Bird List of all recent BirdLife Melbourne Outings to this site, click here
Jells Park Lake
Photographs by Bill Ramsay