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BirdLife Australia Melbourne Branch



Long Forest Nature Conservation Reserve

Long Forest: Melways Maps 328, 329 & 335

Moonah Track: Moonah Drive (Map 329 Grid F8)
Coimadai Circuit: Canapous Circuit (Map 329 Grid C10)
Happy Valley Track & Old House Circuit: Long Forest Road (Map 335 Grid E3)
Djerriwarrh Track: Long Forest Road (Map 335 Grid E5)

Facilities: Off street parking only at Happy Valley Track, walking tracks, NO TOILETS

Habitat: A unique area of Mallee vegetation close to Melbourne, with Bull Mallee, Grey Box, Red Box, Yellow Gum, Turkey Bush, Moonah, eleven species of Acacia and sixteen species of Saltbush.  The western boundary is Coimadai Creek.

Park Notes & Map:  Click here

Typical Common Birds include:  

Common Bronzewing; Wedge-tailed Eagle; Galah; Sulphur-crested Cockatoo; Crimson Rosella; Laughing Kookaburra; White-throated Treecreeper; Brown Treecreeper; Superb Fairy-wren; Spotted Pardalote; Striated Pardalote; Eastern Spinebill; Yellow-faced Honeyeater; White-eared Honeyeater; Yellow-tufted Honeyeater; White-plumed Honeyeater; Red Wattlebird; New Holland Honeyeater; Brown-headed Honeyeater; White-naped Honeyeater; Varied Sittella; Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike; Australian Magpie; Grey Currawong; Grey Fantail; Willie Wagtail; Little Raven; Scarlet Robin; Eastern Yellow Robin; Silvereye; Welcome Swallow; Common Blackbird; Red-browed Finch; European Goldfinch.

Other Possible Birds include:  

Musk Duck; Australian Wood Duck; Great Crested Grebe; Crested Pigeon; Australian Owlet-nightjar; Australian Pelican; Brown Goshawk; Brown Falcon; Masked Lapwing; Long-billed Corella; Little Corella; Eastern Rosella; Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo; Shining Bronze-Cuckoo; Fan-tailed Cuckoo; Fuscous Honeyeater; Crested Shrike-tit; Dusky Woodswallow; Pied Currawong; Australian Raven; Magpie-lark; Red-capped Robin; Flame Robin; Eurasian Skylark; Tree Martin; Common Starling. Mistletoebird; Zebra Finch; Diamond Firetail; House Sparrow; Australasian Pipit.

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


White-naped Honeyeater
Photographs by Sonja Ross


Updated: 10-May-2015