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BirdLife Australia Melbourne Branch



Newport Lakes Park

  Newport: Melways Map 55 Grids G2, G3, H2 & H3

Access: Margaret Street (Grid G3)

Facilities:  Parking, toilets, BBQ’s

Habitat: A former bluestone quarry with two large lakes.  The area surrounding the lakes has been revegetated with native plants.

Map:  Refer to Melways Map 55

Other Information: Click here

Typical Common Birds include:  

Black Swan; Pacific Black Duck; Hardhead; Australasian Grebe; Spotted Dove; Australasian Darter; Little Pied Cormorant; Purple Swamphen; Dusky Moorhen; Eurasian Coot; Silver Gull; Rainbow Lorikeet; Superb Fairy-wren; White-plumed Honeyeater; Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater; Red Wattlebird; New Holland Honeyeater; Australian Magpie; Willie Wagtail; Little Raven; Magpie-lark; Little Grassbird; Welcome Swallow; Common Blackbird; Common Starling; Common Myna; House Sparrow.

Other Possible Birds include:  

Australasian Shoveler; Grey Teal; Chestnut Teal; Hoary-headed Grebe; Rock Dove; Crested Pigeon; Great Cormorant; Little Black Cormorant; Australian Pelican; White-faced Heron; Nankeen Night- Heron; Australian White Ibis; Brown Goshawk; Musk Lorikeet; Little Lorikeet; Purple-crowned Lorikeet; Swift Parrot; Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo; Yellow Thornbill; Spotted Pardalote; Yellow-faced Honeyeater; Yellow-tufted Honeyeater; Noisy Miner; Little Wattlebird; White-naped Honeyeater;  Golden Whistler; Grey Fantail; Silvereye; Red-browed Finch; European Goldfinch; Common Greenfinch.

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

An Unusual Sighting:

On 9 April 2007, Steve Davidson observed a White-fronted Honeyeater at Newport Lakes Park. The bird was present for several weeks and photographed by Andrew McCutcheon on 29 April.

Photographs by Andrew McCutcheon


Updated: 10-May-2015