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BirdLife Melbourne and other BirdLife Australia Branches in the Melbourne area offer an extensive range of activities for BirdLife Australia Members.   Non-members are welcome but we ask you to consider joining BirdLife Australia if you plan to attend more than three activities.  To join BirdLife Australia click here. Many activities are free and no booking is required unless specifically stated below.  Courses/workshops, study meetings, camps and tours usually incur a fee and require booking. Where bookinga are required, unless stated otherwise, bookings should be made through BirdLife Australia National Office. 

Though BirdLife Australia has no formal health requirements for participants in BirdLife Australia outdoor activities, it is expected that participants will know their own physical limitations and not attempt to participate beyond these.  All outings require participants to have appropriate footwear and clothing for the weather conditions likely to be encountered and to carry water, sun screen and insect repellent as may be necessary.

All outdoor activities are cancelled on days of Total Fire Ban.

BirdLife Melbourne Activities

Date

Activity

Details

All attendees to BirdLife Melbourne activities will need to comply with all Victorian Government COVID-19 restrictions applicable at the time of the activity.
Members proposing to attend activities should monitor this website to note any late changes arising from any revised Victorian Government COVID-19 restrictions.

Tuesday
22 Jun 2021
Balwyn
Monthly
Meeting

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Because of COVID-19 restrictions there will be no meeting at the Greythorn Community Centre.

However, the meeting will be run as a a Zoom Meeting with an 8:00pm start.

Guest Speaker: Richard Loyn. Subject: Roof of the world - birds and mammals in south-west China (Xichuan, then looking for snow leopards in Qinghai on the Tibetan Plateau) & Member's Topic Speaker: Bill Ramsay. Subject: A day at Tiritiri Matangi Island, NZ.

Details of the Meeting Link, Meeting ID & Passcode have been added to BirdLife Melbourne Facebook and will also be provided via an eNews to be emailed on Monday 21 June.

For Members wishing to participate in the Zoom Meeting, if you you do not have details of the meeting login, via either eNews or Facebook, by 10:00am on Tuesday 22 June, email melbourne@birdlife.org.au and request the information.

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Saturday
26 Jun 2021
Beginners' Outing Woodlands Historic Park, Greenvale. Meet at 10:00am in the car park off Somerton Road. Melway 178 B6. Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
27 Jun 2021
ETP Survey Eastern Treatment Plant, Bangholme. Meet at 9:00am for a survey that will continue until the evening. The survey is carried out by 4WD. Numbers are restricted and booking is essential. Survey date may change at short notice due to operational constraints. Participants must wear suitable full covered clothing (hat, long sleeves, long trousers and suitable footwear) and bring lunch and water. Leader is Mike Carter. Contact Mike, 03 5977 1262.
Sunday
4 Jul 2021
Yellingbo Birdwalk

Note revised start time for all Yellingbo Birdwalks.
Yellingbo Reserve. Melway 305 G11. Take Warburton Hwy to Woori Yallock, turn right to Yellingbo. At Yellingbo, turn right towards Seville, then left into Macclesfield Rd. After 2.5km turn right at large pine trees. Gate opens 9:00am, walk starts 9:30am. Due to Parks Victoria operational requirements the gate will be closed at 9:30am and not opened until after Bird Call at approx 2:30pm. Parks Victoria requires all attendees to have registered on ParkConnect at https://www.parkconnect.vic.gov.au/SignIn. Sign in requires completion of the requested contact details. Toilets available. Bring lunch. If there has been heavy rain, or heavy rain is likely, bring gumboots. Contact Maryanne, 0402 283 080 or easternspinebill@yahoo.com.au
Note also that this outing will not proceed on days of total fire ban or wind speed forecast above 50km/h.

Wednesday
14 Jul 2021
Weekdays Outing Wilson Botanic Park, Berwick. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader Graeme Hosken. Melway 111 B7. Meet in car park. Toilets available. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
17 Jul 2021
Photography Group Outing Plenty Gorge. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or peterbennet1234@gmail.com
Saturday
24 Jul 2021
Beginners' Outing Hawkstowe Park, South Morang. Meet at 10:00am in the lower car park at the Homestead off Gordons Rd. Melway 183 J7. Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
25 Jul 2021
ETP Survey Eastern Treatment Plant, Bangholme. Meet at 9:00am for a survey that will continue until the evening. The survey is carried out by 4WD. Numbers are restricted and booking is essential. Survey date may change at short notice due to operational constraints. Participants must wear suitable full covered clothing (hat, long sleeves, long trousers and suitable footwear) and bring lunch and water. Leader is Mike Carter. Contact Mike, 03 5977 1262.
Tuesday
27 Jul 2021
Balwyn
Monthly
Meeting

8:00pm at the Foard Room, Greythorn Community Hub, 2 Centre Way, North Balwyn, Melway 46 H2. Centre Way runs north off Doncaster Rd, approx 0.6km west of the Eastern Fwy.
Underground parking will be available for entry from 7:15 pm to 8:00pm. Access from the underground car park to the ground floor is via a lift.
Ground level parking is also available close to the venue. Access from ground level is via a door on the south side of our meeting room.
Guest Speaker & Subject: TBA. Member's Topic: Bill Ramsay. Subject: The Firth of Thames, NZ. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
All meetings will be subject to compliance with Community Hub COVID-19 Protocols, which include sign in either by QR Code or Attendance Log. Other requirements will be outlined at the commencement of meetings.

Thursday
29 Jul 2021
Photography Group Meeting Lightroom Evening. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or peterbennet1234@gmail.com
Sunday
1 Aug 2021
Yellingbo Birdwalk

Note revised start time for all Yellingbo Birdwalks.
Yellingbo Reserve. Melway 305 G11. Take Warburton Hwy to Woori Yallock, turn right to Yellingbo. At Yellingbo, turn right towards Seville, then left into Macclesfield Rd. After 2.5km turn right at large pine trees. Gate opens 9:00am, walk starts 9:30am. Due to Parks Victoria operational requirements the gate will be closed at 9:30am and not opened until after Bird Call at approx 2:30pm. Parks Victoria requires all attendees to have registered on ParkConnect at https://www.parkconnect.vic.gov.au/SignIn. Sign in requires completion of the requested contact details. Toilets available. Bring lunch. If there has been heavy rain, or heavy rain is likely, bring gumboots. Contact Maryanne, 0402 283 080 or easternspinebill@yahoo.com.au
Note also that this outing will not proceed on days of total fire ban or wind speed forecast above 50km/h.

Monday
16 Aug 2021
Weekdays Outing Lillydale Lake, Lilydale. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader Jane Moseley. Melway 38 G7. Enter from Swanson Rd and park in first/left car park. Toilets available. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
21 Aug 2021
Photography Group Outing Bellarine Peninsula. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or peterbennet1234@gmail.com
Sunday
22 Aug 2021
ETP Survey Eastern Treatment Plant, Bangholme. Meet at 9:00am for a survey that will continue until the evening. The survey is carried out by 4WD. Numbers are restricted and booking is essential. Survey date may change at short notice due to operational constraints. Participants must wear suitable full covered clothing (hat, long sleeves, long trousers and suitable footwear) and bring lunch and water. Leader is Mike Carter. Contact Mike, 03 5977 1262.
Tuesday
24 Aug 2021
Balwyn
Monthly
Meeting

8:00pm at the Foard Room, Greythorn Community Hub, 2 Centre Way, North Balwyn, Melway 46 H2. Centre Way runs north off Doncaster Rd, approx 0.6km west of the Eastern Fwy.
Underground parking will be available for entry from 7:15 pm to 8:00pm. Access from the underground car park to the ground floor is via a lift.
Ground level parking is also available close to the venue. Access from ground level is via a door on the south side of our meeting room.
Guest Speaker & Subject: TBA. Member's Topic & Subject: TBA. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
All meetings will be subject to compliance with Community Hub COVID-19 Protocols, which include sign in either by QR Code or Attendance Log. Other requirements will be outlined at the commencement of meetings.

Saturday
28 Aug 2021
Beginners' Outing Jells Park, Wheelers Hill. Meet at 10:00am in the Jells Park East Car Park at the furtherest end of Waverley Rd. Melway 72 A6. Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
5 Sep 2021
Yellingbo Birdwalk

Note revised start time for all Yellingbo Birdwalks.
Yellingbo Reserve. Melway 305 G11. Take Warburton Hwy to Woori Yallock, turn right to Yellingbo. At Yellingbo, turn right towards Seville, then left into Macclesfield Rd. After 2.5km turn right at large pine trees. Gate opens 9:00am, walk starts 9:30am. Due to Parks Victoria operational requirements the gate will be closed at 9:30am and not opened until after Bird Call at approx 2:30pm. Parks Victoria requires all attendees to have registered on ParkConnect at https://www.parkconnect.vic.gov.au/SignIn. Sign in requires completion of the requested contact details. Toilets available. Bring lunch. If there has been heavy rain, or heavy rain is likely, bring gumboots. Contact Maryanne, 0402 283 080 or easternspinebill@yahoo.com.au
Note also that this outing will not proceed on days of total fire ban or wind speed forecast above 50km/h.

Tuesday
7 Sep 2021
Weekdays Outing Murrindindi, north of Yarra Glen. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader Graeme Hosken. Melway X910 R10/VicRoads 61 J8. From Melba Hwy turn right at Devlin's Bridge into Murrindindi Rd. Park inside corner just beyond intersection. Convoy driving starting 10:10am SHARP. Toilets at camping areas. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
18 Sep 2021
Photography Group Outing Phillip Island. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or peterbennet1234@gmail.com
Tuesday
21 Sep 2021
Weekdays Outing Woodlands Historic Park, Greenvale. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader Robert Grosvenor. Melway 178 B6. Enter from Somerton Rd and park near toilets. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
25 Sep 2021
Beginners' Outing RBG Cranbourne. Meet at 10:00am in the Stringybark Car Park. Melway 133 K12. Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
26 Sep 2021
ETP Survey Eastern Treatment Plant, Bangholme. Meet at 9:00am for a survey that will continue until the evening. The survey is carried out by 4WD. Numbers are restricted and booking is essential. Survey date may change at short notice due to operational constraints. Participants must wear suitable full covered clothing (hat, long sleeves, long trousers and suitable footwear) and bring lunch and water. Leader is Mike Carter. Contact Mike, 03 5977 1262.
Tuesday
28 Sep 2021
Balwyn
Monthly
Meeting

8:00pm at the Foard Room, Greythorn Community Hub, 2 Centre Way, North Balwyn, Melway 46 H2. Centre Way runs north off Doncaster Rd, approx 0.6km west of the Eastern Fwy.
Underground parking will be available for entry from 7:15 pm to 8:00pm. Access from the underground car park to the ground floor is via a lift.
Ground level parking is also available close to the venue. Access from ground level is via a door on the south side of our meeting room.
Guest Speaker & Subject: TBA. Member's Topic & Subject: TBA. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting.Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
All meetings will be subject to compliance with Community Hub COVID-19 Protocols, which include sign in either by QR Code or Attendance Log. Other requirements will be outlined at the commencement of meetings.

For more details of BirdLife Melbourne Photography Group activities go to the Photography Group Page on this website.

For more information about any listed activity, phone the contact person or email BirdLife Melbourne at melbourne@birdlife.org.au

 

 
 
Updated: 21-Jun-2021