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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
24 May
2022
Greythorn
Monthly
Meeting

AT LAST WE ARE RETURNING TO GREYHORN FOR OUR 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: Chris Farrell
Subject: 'Kurringai Cottage',. Chris will talk about the history, the wildlife and his plans for the ecotourism property that backs onto the Warby-Ovens National Park.
Member's Topic Speaker: Sonja Ross
Subject: A video entitled 'Some birds of 2022'.
Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. There will be plenty to catch up with!
Contact Alan,
 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
All attendees must be fully vaccinated. Wearing of masks is optional.

Saturday
28 May
2022
Beginners' Outing 'The Briars' Park, Mount Martha. Meet at 10:00am in the car park at the Visitor Centre. Melway 145 F12. Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.
Sunday
5 Jun
2022
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.
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.

Tuesday
7 Jun
2022
Weekdays Outing 'The Briars' Park, Mount Martha. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Melway 145 E12. Leaders: David & Sue Ap-Thomas. From Melbourne, entrance is on the left, just after Balcombe Creek bridge. Park near the Information Centre. Toilets available. Contact Diane 9830 7070 (note new number) or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.
Saturday
18 Jun
2022
Photography Group Outing Plenty Gorge. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or peterbennet1234@gmail.com
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.
Saturday
25 Jun
2022
Beginners' Outing Woodlands Historic Park, Greenvale. Meet at 10:00am in the car park off Somerton Rd. Melway 178 B6. Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.
Sunday
26 Jun
2022
ETP Survey Eastern Treatment Plant, Bangholme. Due to restrictions imposed by ETP Management & Melbourne Water, it is not certain whether these surveys will continue. If they do continue, participation will be restricted to Mike Carter and a small team of designated regular surveyors who have been fully inducted in the ETP procedures. Participation will not be possible for the general BirdLife Australia Membership.

Tuesday
28 Jun
2022

Greythorn
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 Speaker & Subject: TBA.
Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.

Sunday
3 Jul
2022
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.
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.

Monday
4 Jul
2022
Weekdays Outing Lysterfield Park, Lysterfield. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Melway 108 D2. Leader: Robert Grosvenor. Take Belgrave-Hallam Rd to Horswood Rd. Park is usually signed. Drive to last car park on right side going in. Toilets available. Contact Diane 9830 7070 (note new number) or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.
Saturday
16 Jul
2022
Photography Group Outing Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or peterbennet1234@gmail.com
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.
Saturday
23 Jul
2022
Beginners' Outing Jells Park, Wheelers Hill. Meet at 10:00am in the Jells Park East car park at the furtherest eastern end of Waverley Rd. Melway 72 A6. Leader: Robert Grosvenor. Contact Robert 9886 1027 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.
Sunday
24 Jul
2022
ETP Survey Eastern Treatment Plant, Bangholme. Due to restrictions imposed by ETP Management & Melbourne Water, it is not certain whether these surveys will continue. If they do continue, participation will be restricted to Mike Carter and a small team of designated regular surveyors who have been fully inducted in the ETP procedures. Participation will not be possible for the general BirdLife Australia Membership.
Tuesday
26 Jul
2022
Greythorn
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 Speaker & Subject: TBA.
Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.

Thursday
28 Jul
2022
Photography Group Meeting Slide Night. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or peterbennet1234@gmail.com
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.
Tuesday
2 Aug
2022
Weekdays Outing Murindindi, north of Glenburn. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Melway X910 R10/VicRoads 61 J8. Leader: Graeme Hosken. From Melba Hwy turn right at Devlins Bridge into Murindindi Rd. Park inside corner just before intersection. Convoy driving starting at 10:10 SHARP. Toilets at camping areas. Contact Diane 9830 7070 (note new number) or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
All attendees must be fully vaccinated..
Sunday
7 Aug
2022
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.
All attendees must be fully vaccinated..

Saturday
20 Aug
2022
Photography Group Outing Bellarine Peninsula. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or peterbennet1234@gmail.com
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.
Tuesday
23 Aug
2022
Greythorn
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 Speaker & Subject: TBA.
Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.

Saturday
27 Aug
2022
Beginners' Outing Royal Botanic Gardens, 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
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.
Sunday
28 Aug
2022
ETP Survey Eastern Treatment Plant, Bangholme. Due to restrictions imposed by ETP Management & Melbourne Water, it is not certain whether these surveys will continue. If they do continue, participation will be restricted to Mike Carter and a small team of designated regular surveyors who have been fully inducted in the ETP procedures. Participation will not be possible for the general BirdLife Australia Membership.
Sunday
4 Sep
2022
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.
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.

Monday
5 Sep
2022
Weekdays Outing Braeside Park, Braeside. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Melway 88 E9. Leader: Pat Bingham. Enter from Lower Dandenong Rd. Meet in Robin Car Park. Toilets near Information Centre. Contact melbourne@birdlife.org.au
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.
Saturday
17 Sep
2022
Photography Group Outing Pound Bend & Jumping Creek, Warrandyte. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or peterbennet1234@gmail.com
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.
Tuesday
20 Sep
2022
Weekdays Outing Long Forest Reserve/Lake Merrimu west of Melton. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader: Graeme Hosken. From Western Fwy/M8 take Hopetoun Park Rd (Melway 335 D10) to Old Western Hwy and turn into Long Forest Rd (Melway 335 D8). Continue north and turn left at Canopus Cct for reserve entrance at Melway 329 C10. No toilets. Contact Diane 9830 7070 (note new number) or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.
Saturday
24 Sep
2022
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
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.
Sunday
25 Sep
2022
ETP Survey Eastern Treatment Plant, Bangholme. Due to restrictions imposed by ETP Management & Melbourne Water, it is not certain whether these surveys will continue. If they do continue, participation will be restricted to Mike Carter and a small team of designated regular surveyors who have been fully inducted in the ETP procedures. Participation will not be possible for the general BirdLife Australia Membership.
Tuesday
27 Sep
2022
Greythorn
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 Speaker & Subject: TBA.
Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.

Sunday
2 Oct
2022
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.
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.

Saturday & Sunday
15 & 16 Oct
2022
Photography Group Outing Wedderburn area. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or peterbennet1234@gmail.com
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.
Wednesday
19 Oct
2022
Weekdays Outing Corinella Area, Westernport. 10:00am to 12:30pm. Melway Page 18 Q22. Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers. Take Bass Hwy through Grantville (toilets available). Turn right into C436 Corinella Rd, and after about 1km turn left into Cemetery Rd. Park on the left near the cemetery gates. Contact Diane 9830 7070 (note new number) or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.
Saturday
22 Oct
2022
Beginners' Outing Newport Lakes & Jawbone Reserve. Meet at 10:00am in the car park off Mason St, Newport. Melway 55 G3. Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.
Sunday
23 Oct
2022
ETP Survey Eastern Treatment Plant, Bangholme. Due to restrictions imposed by ETP Management & Melbourne Water, it is not certain whether these surveys will continue. If they do continue, participation will be restricted to Mike Carter and a small team of designated regular surveyors who have been fully inducted in the ETP procedures. Participation will not be possible for the general BirdLife Australia Membership.
Tuesday
25 Oct
2022
Greythorn
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 Speaker & Subject: TBA.
Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.

Sunday
6 Nov
2022
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.
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.

Saturday
19 Nov
2022
Photography Group Outing Altona & Cheetham Wetlands. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or peterbennet1234@gmail.com
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.
Tuesday
22 Nov
2022
Weekdays Outing Kurth Kiln Regional Park, Hoddles Creek. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader Graeme Hosken. Drive through Gembrook, at end of Main St turn left onto C424, the Gembrook-Launching Place Rd. Continue on C424, passing Gilwell Park Scout Camp, to Soldiers Rd, turn left and follow Soldiers Rd to Kurth Kiln Picnic Area on left (before Beenak Rd). Park near toilets and picnic tables. Contact Diane 9830 7070 (note new number) or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.
Tuesday
22 Nov
2022
Greythorn
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 Speaker & Subject: TBA.
Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.

Saturday
26 Nov
2022
Beginners' Outing Pound Bend, Warrandyte. Meet at 10:00am in the car park near toilets. Melway 23 A11. Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.
Sunday
27 Nov
2022
ETP Survey Eastern Treatment Plant, Bangholme. Due to restrictions imposed by ETP Management & Melbourne Water, it is not certain whether these surveys will continue. If they do continue, participation will be restricted to Mike Carter and a small team of designated regular surveyors who have been fully inducted in the ETP procedures. Participation will not be possible for the general BirdLife Australia Membership.
Sunday
4 Dec
2022
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.
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.

Thursday
8 Dec
2022
Photography Group Meeting Dinner & Slide Night. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or peterbennet1234@gmail.com
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.

Monday
12 Dec
2022

Weekdays Outing The 100 Acres, Park Orchards. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leaders Hazel & Alan Veevers. Melway 35 F10. From Knees Rd turn sharply into parking area near sports reserve. Toilets available. Contact Diane 9830 7070 (note new number) or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.
Sunday
18 Dec
2022
ETP Survey Eastern Treatment Plant, Bangholme. Due to restrictions imposed by ETP Management & Melbourne Water, it is not certain whether these surveys will continue. If they do continue, participation will be restricted to Mike Carter and a small team of designated regular surveyors who have been fully inducted in the ETP procedures. Participation will not be possible for the general BirdLife Australia Membership.

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: 20-May-2022