Location: Newport: Melways Map 55 Grids G2, G3, H2 & H3
Access: Margaret Street (Grid G3)
Facilities: Parking, toilets, BBQ’s
Habitat: A former bluestone quarry with two large lakes. The area surrounding the lakes has been revegetated with native plants.
Map: Refer to Melways Map 55
Other Information: Click here
Typical Common Birds include:
Black Swan; Pacific Black Duck; Hardhead; Australasian Grebe; Spotted Dove; Australasian Darter; Little Pied Cormorant; Purple Swamphen; Dusky Moorhen; Eurasian Coot; Silver Gull; Rainbow Lorikeet; Superb Fairy-wren; White-plumed Honeyeater; Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater; Red Wattlebird; New Holland Honeyeater; Australian Magpie; Willie Wagtail; Little Raven; Magpie-lark; Little Grassbird; Welcome Swallow; Common Blackbird; Common Starling; Common Myna; House Sparrow.
Other Possible Birds include:
Australasian Shoveler; Grey Teal; Chestnut Teal; Hoary-headed Grebe; Rock Dove; Crested Pigeon; Great Cormorant; Little Black Cormorant; Australian Pelican; White-faced Heron; Nankeen Night- Heron; Australian White Ibis; Brown Goshawk; Musk Lorikeet; Little Lorikeet; Purple-crowned Lorikeet; Swift Parrot; Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo; Yellow Thornbill; Spotted Pardalote; Yellow-faced Honeyeater; Yellow-tufted Honeyeater; Noisy Miner; Little Wattlebird; White-naped Honeyeater; Golden Whistler; Grey Fantail; Silvereye; Red-browed Finch; European Goldfinch; Common Greenfinch.
Outings Bird Lists: For a Bird List of all recent BirdLife Melbourne Outings to this site, click here
An Unusual Sighting:
On 9 April 2007, Steve Davidson observed a White-fronted Honeyeater at Newport Lakes Park. The bird was present for several weeks and photographed by Andrew McCutcheon on 29 April.
Photographs by Andrew McCutcheon