Birding around Melbourne

To: "Brendan McGarry" <>, <>
Subject: Birding around Melbourne
From: "Mules, Michael" <>
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2007 14:04:54 +1100
Hi Barry,  before you leave Inverloch, make sure you go to Bald Hills
Wetland Reserve just past Tarwin Lower, which has both very good bush
birds and often interesting birds on the wetland, and the Wonthaggi
Heathlands, where you should get emu-wrens, sitellas, many honeyeaters,
Brush Bronzewings, maybe emus.  Next to the Heathlands is Baxter's
Wetland which has Blue-billed Duck, Little Grassbird, and this time last
year Magpie Goose and Freckled Duck (it's right near the windfarm)

Near Doncaster, try Banyule Flats, along the Yarra Bike Trail.  It's
only about 5km away, and has some very interesting birding.  The
lagoon's quite full there, with hardhead, black-winged stilt, shoveller,
and nankeen night-heron on the yarra itself.  Weebills have been hanging
around too, but I haven't seen them recently.

Michael Mules

Head of Newnham House (Middle School)

Carey Baptist Grammar School
Kew Campus
349 Barkers Road Kew Victoria Australia 3101
Telephone: +61 3 9816 1349
Facsimile: +61 3 9816 1263

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Brendan McGarry
Sent: Saturday, 1 December 2007 5:17 PM
Subject: Birding around Melbourne

Hey Folks,
                a few months back I wrote about a trip I had planned
(with the silly idea of trying to get into the middle of the country in
January...).  Well after some issues with my field work with Satin
Bowerbirds up in N. NSW, instead of doing my trip I am now leaving early
and staying with relatives both in Inverloch and in Melbourne.
So I have two questions - where are some either very accessible places
(like via bike or bus) to go birding from Doncaster and also if there
would be anyone I could tag along with if they are headed anywhere.  I
am here in Inverloch till Wed. December 5th before I head back to
Doncaster and I fly out on the 11th.  I've seen most of the common birds
but I can't leave without getting out birding either on my own or with
people who fully know the meaning of it.  Don't mean to sound rude, but
I am sure people can understand birding with relatives who aren't
birders or really even that interested in birds.  Thanks in advance for
any help people can offer me. Besides the fowl up of my volunteer time
(which from Sept. to Late October was fantastic), I've had a wonderful
time in Australia.


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