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BirdLife Australia Melbourne Branch



Karkarook Park

Heatherton: Melways Map 78 Grids D7, D8, E6, E7 & E8

Access:  Fairchild Street (Grid D8)

Facilities: Parking, toilets, viewing platforms, BBQ’s, partial wheelchair access

Habitat: Lake, wetlands, and an ongoing revegetation program that commenced in 1995 to provide habitat for native waterfowl

Park Notes & Map:  Click here

Typical Common Birds include:  

Musk Duck; Black Swan; Australian Wood Duck; Pink-eared Duck; Grey Teal; Chestnut Teal; Pacific Black Duck; Hardhead; Australasian Grebe; Hoary-headed Grebe; Rock Dove; Spotted Dove; Common Bronzewing; Crested Pigeon; Little Pied Cormorant; Australian Pelican; White-faced Heron; Australian White Ibis; Purple Swamphen; Dusky Moorhen; Eurasian Coot; Black-winged Stilt; Black-fronted Dotterel; Red-kneed Dotterel; Masked Lapwing; Silver Gull; Rainbow Lorikeet; Musk Lorikeet; Eastern Rosella; Superb Fairy-wren; White-plumed Honeyeater; Noisy Miner; Red Wattlebird; Grey Butcherbird; Australian Magpie; Willie Wagtail; Little Raven; Magpie-lark; Eurasian Skylark; Golden-headed Cisticola; Australian Reed-Warbler; Little Grassbird; Welcome Swallow; Common Blackbird; Common Starling; Common Myna; House Sparrow; European Goldfinch; Common Greenfinch.

Other Possible Birds include:  

Australasian Shoveler; Blue-billed Duck; Great Crested Grebe; Great Cormorant; Eastern Great Egret; Straw-necked Ibis; Swamp Harrier; Australian Hobby; Buff-banded Rail; Baillon’s Crake; Australian Spotted Crake; Latham’s Snipe; Pacific Gull; Long-billed Corella; Sulphur-crested Cockatoo; White-fronted Chat; New Holland Honeyeater; Flame Robin; Eurasian Tree Sparrow.

View of Karkarook Park
Photographs by Bill Ramsay


Updated: 10-May-2015