Location: Yan Yean, Melways Map 391 D1 to H1 & Map 610 Grids M11 & M12
Access: Recreation Road (Map 391 Grid C1)
Facilities: Parking, toilets, BBQ’s, partial wheelchair access
Habitat: River redgums, she-oaks and kangaroo grass surround the landscaped picnic area and wetlands
Park Notes & Map: Click here
Yan Yean Reservoir is the oldest water storage structure in Victoria.
Typical Common Birds include:
Musk Duck; Australasian Grebe; Great Crested Grebe; Crested Pigeon; White-faced Heron; Dusky Moorhen; Eurasian Coot; Latham’s Snipe; Sulphur-crested Cockatoo; Musk Lorikeet; Eastern Rosella; Superb Fairy-wren; Noisy Miner; Red Wattlebird; Grey Butcherbird; Australian Magpie; Grey Fantail; Australian Raven; Magpie-lark; Welcome Swallow; Common Blackbird; Common Myna.
Other Possible Birds include:
Black Swan; Australian Wood Duck; Chestnut Teal; Pacific Black Duck; Blue-billed Duck; Hoary-headed Grebe; Spotted Dove; Common Bronzewing; Australasian Darter; Little Pied Cormorant; Little Black Cormorant; Australian Pelican; Eastern Great Egret; Cattle Egret; Straw-necked Ibis; Black-shouldered Kite; Purple Swamphen; Australian Spotted Crake; Spotless Crake; Black-fronted Dotterel; Masked Lapwing; Galah; Long-billed Corella; Little Corella; Purple-crowned Lorikeet; Crimson Rosella; Blue-winged Parrot; Laughing Kookaburra; White-browed Scrubwren; Brown Thornbill; Spotted Pardalote; Striated Pardalote; Yellow-faced Honeyeater; White-fronted Chat; New Holland Honeyeater; Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike; Rufous Whistler; Pied Currawong; Willie Wagtail; Little Raven; Australian Reed-Warbler; Little Grassbird; Silvereye; Common Starling; Red-browed Finch; European Goldfinch.
Outings Bird Lists: For a Bird List of all recent BirdLife Melbourne Outings to this site, click here
Photographs by Sonja Ross