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BirdLife Australia Melbourne Branch



Birding Sites

Red-browed Finch and Eastern Spinebill - Photographs by Damian Kelly

The following sites are suggested as good birding sites within 50 km of Melbourne, divided into four zones, North East, South East, South West & North West of Melbourne.

More sites are listed on the Recent Outings Page. Checking the link to a particular site gives the Bird Lists by date for all recent BirdLife Melbourne & MELBOCA Outings to the site and therefore a good indication of what birds are present at the site.

North West

North East

Brimbank Park, Keilor East

Badger Weir, Yarra Ranges N P, Badger Creek

Long Forest Nature Conservation Reserve, Long Forest

Banyule Flats Reserve, Viewbank

Woodlands Historic Park, Greenvale

Blackburn Lake Sanctaury, Blackburn


Jehosophat Gully & Everard Block, Kinglake N P, Kinglake


Lillydale Lake Park, Lilydale


Westerfolds Park, Templestowe


Yan Yean Reservoir Park, Yan Yean


Yarra Bend Park, Fairfield



South West

South East

Jawbone Flora & Fauna Reserve, Williamstown

Braeside Park, Braeside

Newport Lakes Park, Newport

Birdsland Reserve, Belgrave Heights

Point Cook Coastal Park, Point Cook

Churchill National Park, Endeavour Hills

Western Treatment Plant, Werribee

Jells Park, Wheelers Hill

Westgate Park, Port Melbourne

Karkarook Park, Heatherton

You Yangs Regional Park, Lara

Lysterfield Park, Lysterfield

  River Gum Creek Reserve, Hampton Park

Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne


Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne


Sherbrooke Forest, Dandenong Ranges N P, Sherbrooke


The Pines Flora & Fauna Reserve, Frankston North



Some other sites that are popular for BirdLife Melbourne Outings with links to their Bird Lists and location are listed below.

3 Chain Rd near Kilmore
Bailieston & Nagambie
Bellarine Peninsula
Bunyip State Park
Cape Schanck
Coolart Wetlands, Somers
Glen Nayook Nature Reserve, Nayook
Gobur Flora Reserve, near Yarck
Hallam Valley Road Wetland, Dandenong
Hawkstowe Park, South Morang
Heritage Wetlands, Wonga Park
Jumping Creek Reserve, Warrandyte State Park
Mill Park Lakes, Mill Park
Moorooduc Quarry Flora & Fauna Reserve, Mt Eliza
Phillip Island
Pipemakers Park, Maribrynong
Point Addis
Pound Bend, Warrandyte State Park
Serendip Sanctuary, Lara
Tarago State Forest near Neerim
Toolangi State Forest near Castella
Wilson Botanic Park, Berwick
Wilson Reserve & Chelsworth Park, Ivanhoe

Updated: 10-Dec-2016