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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
21 Sep 2021
Weekdays Outing

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions the proposed outing to Woodlands Historic Park has been cancelled.

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Saturday
25 Sep 2021
Beginners' Outing

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions the proposed outing to RBG Cranbourne has been cancelled.

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Sunday
26 Sep 2021
ETP Survey

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions the proposed ETP Survey has been cancelled.

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Tuesday
28 Sep 2021
Balwyn
Monthly
Meeting

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions there will be no meeting at the Greythorn Community Centre.
However, the meeting will be run as a Zoom Meeting with an 8:00pm start. Previous Zoom Meetings have been very successful with many participants.

Guest Speaker & Subject: The title is 'Wildlife of the Australian Rainforests'. This month's presentation by John Harris will be both a book launch and talk on the latest book he has written with Angus McNab and Peter Rowland. Details on how to order a copy of the book will be provided during the meeting.

Member's Topic Speaker & Subject: Sonja Ross - It's nearly Spring.

Details of the Meeting Link, Meeting ID & Passcode will be provided by an emailed eNews and will be added to BirdLife Melbourne Facebook. No booking is necessary. Members wanting to participate in the Zoom Meeting who do not have details of the login by 9:00am 27 Sep 2021 please email melbourne@birdlife.org.au and request the information.

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Sunday
3 Oct
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
5 Oct
2021
Weekdays Outing Yan Yean area. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader Graeme Hosken. Melway X910 R10 & VicRoads 61 J8. From Plenty Rd turn into Arthurs Creek Rd then left into Recreation Rd. Entrance first on right. Turn into first left and park in first car park. Toilets available. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday & Sunday
16 & 17 Oct 2021
Photography Group
Weekend
Wedderburn area. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or peterbennet1234@gmail.com
Saturday
23 Oct 2021
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
Sunday
24 Oct 2021
ETP Survey

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions the proposed ETP Survey has been cancelled.

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Tuesday
26 Oct 2021
Balwyn
Monthly
Meeting

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions there will be no meeting at the Greythorn Community Centre.
However, the meeting will be run as a Zoom Meeting with an 8:00pm start. Previous Zoom Meetings have been very successful with many participants.

Guest Speaker & Subject: TBA

Member's Topic Speaker & Subject: TBA

Details of the Meeting Link, Meeting ID & Passcode will be provided by an emailed eNews and will be added to BirdLife Melbourne Facebook. No booking is necessary. Members wanting to participate in the Zoom Meeting who do not have details of the login by 9:00am 25 Oct 2021 please email melbourne@birdlife.org.au and request the information.

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Sunday
7 Nov
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
9 Nov
2021
Weekdays Outing Banyule Flats, Viewbank. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader Lyn Easton. Melway 32 F2. Enter reserve from Somerset Dr, car park at end of drive. No toilets. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
20 Nov
2021
Photography Group Outing Point Cook & Sanctuary Lakes. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or peterbennet1234@gmail.com
Tuesday
23 Nov 2021
Balwyn
Monthly
Meeting

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions there will be no meeting at the Greythorn Community Centre.
However, the meeting will be run as a Zoom Meeting with an 8:00pm start. Previous Zoom Meetings have been very successful with many participants.

Guest Speaker & Subject: TBA

Member's Topic Speaker & Subject: TBA

Details of the Meeting Link, Meeting ID & Passcode will be provided by an emailed eNews and will be added to BirdLife Melbourne Facebook. No booking is necessary. Members wanting to participate in the Zoom Meeting who do not have details of the login by 9:00am 22 Nov 2021 please email melbourne@birdlife.org.au and request the information.

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Saturday
27 Nov
2021
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
Sunday
28 Nov
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
1 Dec
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
8 Dec
2021
Weekdays Outing Donnelly's Weir, near Healesville. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leaders Hazel & Alan Veeevers. Melway 270 G6. From Maroondah Hwy at Healesville take Myer Creek Rd (also named St Leonards Rd) and turn right after 1.5km into Donnelly's Weir Rd. Continue for 2.5km on unmade road. Drive through shallow ford to reach car park. Afternoon walk at Maroondah Reservoir Park. Melway 270 K10. Toilets available. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Thursday
9 Dec
2021
Photography Group
Meeting
Dinner & Slide Night. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or peterbennet1234@gmail.com

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-Sep-2021