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BirdLife Australia Melbourne Branch



Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

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Access:  Refer below to link to Map that gives details of access points, car parking, public transport and the Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle.

Facilities:  Toilets, wheelchair acces

Habitat:  The gardens are world-famous for their spectacular vistas across sweeping lawns and lakes.  Plants are displayed in major groupings, or "collections". The Botanic Gardens’ major plant collections include the Australian Rainforest Walk, Cacti & Succulents, Californian Collection, Camellia Collection, Cycads, Eucalypts, Fern Gully, Grey Garden, Herb Garden, Long Island, Oaks, New Zealand Collection, Perennial Border, Roses, Tropical Display Glasshouse, Viburnum Collection and the Water Conservation Garden.

Information:  Click here

Map: Click here then when Getting Here opens, go to PARKING and click on Gardens Map

Typical Common Birds include:  

Black Swan; Chestnut Teal; Pacific Black Duck; Hardhead; Australasian Grebe; Spotted Dove; Little Pied Cormorant; Little Black Cormorant; Nankeen Night-Heron; Purple Swamphen; Dusky Moorhen; Eurasian Coot; Silver Gull; Sulphur-crested Cockatoo; Rainbow Lorikeet; White-browed Scrubwren; Brown Thornbill; White-plumed Honeyeater; Bell Miner; Little Wattlebird; Red Wattlebird; Grey Fantail; Willie Wagtail; Little Raven; Magpie-lark; Silvereye; Welcome Swallow; Common Blackbird; Common Starling; Common Myna; House Sparrow.

Other Possible Birds include:  

Australian Wood Duck; Hoary-headed Grebe; Rock Dove; Australasian Darter; White-faced Heron; Australian Hobby; Red-rumped Parrot; Laughing Kookaburra; Superb Fairy-wren; Spotted Pardalote;  Eastern Spinebill; Grey Butcherbird; Australian Magpie; Pied Currawong; Australian Reed-Warbler; Song Thrush.

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

The Lake
Photographs by Bill Ramsay


Updated: 10-May-2015