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BirdLife Australia Melbourne Branch



Jawbone Flora and Fauna Reserve

 Williamstown: Melways Map 55 Grids F8, G8, H8 to H10, J9 & J10

Access: Recommended access is from Crofton Drive (Grid H9)

Facilities:  Limited car parking in Crofton Drive, bird hide, boardwalks, partial wheelchair access

Habitat: Open grasslands, two wetland lakes, saltmarsh and mangrove conservation area and a sandy beach with basalt outcrops.  The western end of the reserve abuts the mouth of Kororoit Creek.

Map:  Refer to Melways Map 55

Park Notes: 
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Typical Common Birds include:  

Musk Duck; Black Swan; Grey Teal; Chestnut Teal; Pacific Black Duck; Hardhead; Australasian Grebe; Hoary-headed Grebe; Great Crested Grebe; Rock Dove; Spotted Dove; Crested Pigeon; Little Pied Cormorant; Little Black Cormorant; Pied Cormorant; Australian Pelican; White-faced Heron; Australian White Ibis; Royal Spoonbill; Purple Swamphen; Dusky Moorhen; Eurasian Coot; Australian Pied Oystercatcher; Black-winged Stilt; Masked Lapwing; Red-necked Stint; Sharp-tailed Sandpiper; Crested Tern; Pacific Gull; Silver Gull; Superb Fairy-wren; White-plumed Honeyeater; Red Wattlebird; White-fronted Chat; Australian Magpie; Willie Wagtail; Little Raven; Magpie-lark; Australian Reed-Warbler; Little Grassbird; Welcome Swallow; Common Blackbird; Common Starling; Common Myna; House Sparrow; European Goldfinch.

Other Possible Birds include:  

Australasian Shoveler; Blue-billed Duck; Australasian Gannet; Great Cormorant; Eastern Great Egret; Little Egret; Straw-necked Ibis; Yellow-billed Spoonbill; Black-shouldered Kite; Whistling Kite; Nankeen Kestral; Brown Falcon; Australian Hobby; Australian Spotted Crake; Black-tailed Native-hen; Black-fronted Dotterel; Red-kneed Dotterel; Common Greenshank; Whiskered Tern; Striated Fieldwren; Yellow Thornbill; Yellow-rumped Thornbill; Singing Honeyeater; Little Wattlebird; New Holland Honeyeater; Golden-headed Cisticola, Silvereye; Eurasian Tree Sparrow; Common Greenfinch.

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

White-faced Heron
Photography by Sonja Ross


Updated: 20-Sep-2012