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BirdLife Australia Melbourne Branch



Blackburn Lake Sanctuary

Blackburn: Melways Map 48 Grids B11, B12, C11 & C12

Access:  Main access is off Central Road (Grid B11)

Facilities:  Parking, toilets, partial wheelchair access

Habitat:  Indigenous bushland and lake.

Map:  Refer Melways Map 48

Other Information:  Click here for more information

Typical Common Birds include:  

Australian Wood Duck; Pacific Black Duck; Spotted Dove; Little Pied Cormorant; White-faced Heron;  Dusky Moorhen; Eurasian Coot; Rainbow Lorikeet; Musk Lorikeet; Superb Fairy-wren; White-browed Scrubwren; Brown Thornbill; Spotted Pardalote; Eastern Spinebill; White-plumed Honeyeater; Bell Miner; Noisy Miner; Red Wattlebird; Grey Butcherbird; Australian Magpie; Pied Currawong; Grey Fantail; Little Raven; Magpie-lark; Welcome Swallow; Common Blackbird; Common Myna.

Other Possible Birds include:  

Chestnut Teal; Australasian Grebe; Rock Dove; Common Bronzewing; Tawny Frogmouth; Australasian Darter; Great Cormorant; Little Black Cormorant; Australian Pelican; Nankeen Night-Heron; Brown Goshawk; Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo; Gang-gang Cockatoo; Crimson Rosella; Eastern Rosella; Laughing Kookaburra; Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike; Golden Whistler; Grey Shrike-thrush; Willie Wagtail; Silvereye.  

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

Blackburn Lake
Photographs by Bill Ramsay

Updated: 20-Sep-2012