Merri Creek Bird Survey November

bird of prey over Bababi Djinanang (Jukes Rd Grasslands)

A bird of prey over Bababi Djinanang (Jukes Rd Grasslands)

Fancy yourself a budding scientist? Or just enjoy a walk along Merri Creek parklands identifying the numerous bird species that live or frequent the area?

The November Merri Creek Bird Survey, the 4th survey for the year, will take place next Sunday 11 November, 8.45-10.30am. The survey is undertaken at several locations up and down Merri Creek, and at Lake Edwardes including at Bababi Djinanang (Jukes Road grasslands), Fawkner.

Come along. No need to book. Just turn up at 8.45am. Bring binoculars if you have them, a sunhat and closed-in shoes. Leave dogs at home.

Birdwatch Meeting points for Sunday 11 November 2012

Bababi Djinanang (Jukes Road grasslands), Fawkner: Meet on Merri Path at end of Jukes Road, Fawkner (Melway 18 A2).
Egan Reserve-Harding St-Strettle Reserve: Meet at steps at end of The Grove, East Coburg (Melway 30 A3).
Coburg Lake Reserve: Meet near the car park, Lake Grove Coburg (Melway 17 H10).
Edwardes Lake: Meet at the playground adjacent to Griffiths St, Reservoir (Melway 18 E5).
CERES to Moreland Road: Meet at the seats on the Merri Path at rear of CERES near Blyth Street, East Brunswick (Melway 30 B7).
Phillips Reserve, Merri Park: Meet at the end of Victoria St, East Brunswick, at barbecue shelter (Melway 30 B8).
Hall Reserve- Yarra Bend Park: Meet at the Rotunda, Hall Reserve, Clifton Hill (Melway 2D D1).
Galgi Ngaark (Craigieburn Grasslands): Meet at the O’Herns Road gate off Hume Highway (Melway 180 E6).
Galada Tamboore: Meet at the end of Hatty Court, Campbellfield (Melway 7 K6).

Birdwatch Meeting points for Sunday 18 November 2012

The following weekend, 18 November, the survey will occurr at Bababi Marning, followed by a spring wildflower walk led by Brian Bainbridge – not to be missed!

Meet at 8.45 west of the the Istrian Club, Cooper St, Campbellfield (Melway 180 K10). Afterwards (10.30-12noon), there will be a wildflower walk led by Brian Bainbridge, funded by the Australian Government’s Caring for Our Country. Come along to one or both events.

Bababi Marning (Cooper St Grasslands): Meet outside the Istrian Social Club, Cooper St Epping (Melway 387K10).

Yellow Rush lily (Tricoryne elatior) at Bababi Djinanang native grassland Fawkner

The survey is organised by Friends of Merri Creek. Contact for all Birdwatch events is Ann McGregor 0429 386 102. See the Friends of Merri Creek Birdwatch webpage for further information.

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