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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.

Saturday
20 Feb 2021
Photography Group Outing ***Note revised location: Point Cook Coastal Park. For details contact Peter, 9435 4249 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com

Tuesday
23 Feb 2021

 

Balwyn
Monthly
Meeting

CANCELLED


Unfortunately this meeting has been cancelled - not due to COVID -19, but due to the AV system at Greythorn not working, and it is unlikely that it will be repaired before the date of the meeting. We hope that it will be repaired in time for our meeting and AGM on 23 Mar 2021.


Saturday
27 Feb 2021
Beginners' Outing Yan Yean Reservoir Park. Meet at 10:00am. Enter from Recreation Road then turn left and park near first toilets. Melway 391 D1. Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
28 Feb 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
7 Mar 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.

Monday
15 Mar 2021
Weekdays Outing Wuchatsch Reserve & Stockyard Point, South Gippsland. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader John van Doorn. Melway X912 S9 or VicRoads 96 C9. From South Gippsland Hwy turn off at Lang Lang and follow McDonalds Track south towards Nyora till Forest Drive on left. Distance to reserve is about 11km from Lang Lang. No toilets, nearest are at Lang Lang and Nyora. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
20 Mar 2021
Photography Group Outing Craigeburn/Yan Yean. For details contact Peter, 9435 4249 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Tuesday
23 Mar 2021
Balwyn
Monthly
Meeting &
BirdLife
Melbourne AGM

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.
The BirdLife Melbourne AGM will be held at 8:00pm before the Guest Speaker's presentation. Guest Speaker: Chris Farrell. Subject: 'Nature is the best medicine. Chris will convey how enjoying nature especially birdwatching / photography helped him through COVID, talk about his Amazing Parrots and Cockatoos Group - how through COVID it brought like-minded people together and built a great forum to promote conservation and awareness of the world's parrots and cockatoos. Stay for tea & coffee (no biscuits) and a chat after the meeting. Contact Alan,0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
All meetings will be subject to compliance with Community Hub COVID-19 Protocols, which include sign in either by QR Code or Attendance Log. Other requirements will be outlined at the commencement of meetings.

Saturday
27 Mar 2021
Beginners' Outing Braeside Park. Meet at 10:00am in the Southern Car Park off Governor Rd. Melway 93 F1. Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
28 Mar 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
4 Apr 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.

Saturday
17 Apr 2021
Photography Group Outing Wonthaggi/South Gippsland. For details contact Peter, 9435 4249 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Wednesday
21 Apr 2021
Weekdays Outing Troups Creek Wetland, Hampton Park. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader John Bosworth. Melway 96 G5. Park on east side of Hallam South Rd in gravel layby. Gumboots equivalent desirable. No toilets, nearest at Hampton Park Shopping Centre, Melway 96 F8. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
24 Apr 2021
Beginners' Outing Serendip Sanctuary, Lara. Meet at 10:00am in the parking area near the entrance off Windermere Road. Melway 423 D2. Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
25 Apr 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.
Tuesday
27 Apr 2021
Balwyn
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 & Subject: TBA. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
All meetings will be subject to compliance with Community Hub COVID-19 Protocols, which include sign in either by QR Code or Attendance Log. Other requirements will be outlined at the commencement of meetings.

Sunday
2 May 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
12 May 2021
Weekdays Outing Bolin Bolin, Bulleen. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader Elsmaree Baxter. Melway 32 B9. From Bulleen Rd turn into Bulleen Park. Park near archery/aero club toilets. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
15 May 2021
Photography Group Outing Mullum Mullum/Bushy Park/Yarran Dehran etc. For details contact Peter, 9435 4249 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Saturday
22 May 2021
Beginners' Outing Lillydale Lake, Lilydale. Meet at 10:00am in the first or second car park on the left off Swansea Road. Melway 38 G7. Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
23 May 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.
Tuesday
25 May 2021
Balwyn
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 & Subject: TBA. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
All meetings will be subject to compliance with Community Hub COVID-19 Protocols, which include sign in either by QR Code or Attendance Log. Other requirements will be outlined at the commencement of meetings.

Sunday
6 Jun 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.

Monday
14 Jun 2021
Weekdays Outing Badger Weir, near Healesville. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader Geoff Russell. Melway Page 10 R5 (beyond Melway 278 K9). Enter park at end of Badger Weir Rd. Park near toilets. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
19 Jun 2021
Photography Group Outing Rigby's/Jells Park. For details contact Peter, 9435 4249 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Tuesday
22 Jun 2021
Balwyn
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 & Subject: TBA. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
All meetings will be subject to compliance with Community Hub COVID-19 Protocols, which include sign in either by QR Code or Attendance Log. Other requirements will be outlined at the commencement of meetings.

Saturday
26 Jun 2021
Beginners' Outing Woodlands Historic Park, Greenvale. Meet at 10:00am in the car park off Somerton Road. Melway 178 B6. Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
27 Jun 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.

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: 18-Feb-2021