Bird watching along Merri Creek Spring 2019

Red-capped Robin

It’s spring and here is your chance to get out and explore the avian wildlife of the Merri Creek catchment.

The Friends of Merri Creek runs bird surveys along the creek. The early spring bird surveys along Merri Creek are on 15 September and 22 September. Come along and enjoy a busy time of year for the birds!

Sunday, 15 September, 8:45-10:30am

Galgi Ngarrk (Craigieburn Grasslands), Somerton
Edwardes Lake, Reservoir
East Coburg
CERES to Moreland Rd, Brunswick East
Kirkdale Reserve-Merri Park, Brunswick East & Northcote
Hall Reserve, Clifton Hill.

And Sunday 22 September, 8:45-10:30am

Coburg Lake
Bababi Marning (Cooper St Grasslands).

(Note no survey at Bababi Djinanang (Jukes Rd Grasslands) this month.)

Beginner-birders are welcome to our surveys, as well as experienced birders.

Bring binoculars if you have them, and closed-in footwear, sun-hat or raingear if necessary, and drinking water.

No dogs, please.

Survey meeting points:

East Coburg (Egan Reserve-Harding St-Strettle Reserve): Meet at the steps at eastern end of The Grove, East Coburg (Melway 30 A3).

Edwardes Lake: Meet at the playground adjacent to Griffiths Street, 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).

Kirkdale Reserve & Merri Park: Meet at the end of Victoria Street, East Brunswick, at barbecue shelter (Melway 30 B8).

Clifton Hill: Meet at the Rotunda, Hall Reserve, Clifton Hill (Melway 2D D1).

Coburg Lake Reserve: Meet near the car park, Lake Grove Coburg (Melway 17 H10).

Bababi Marning: Meet in Cooper St service lane, just west of St George Chaldean Catholic Centre (ex Istrian Club), Cooper St, Campbellfield (Melway 180 K10).

Galgi Ngarrk (Craigieburn Grasslands): Meet at the O’Herns Road gate off Hume Highway, Somerton (Melway 180 E6). Note this survey may not be completed until around 12 noon. Please contact the group leader to register beforehand, and receive important information about Galgi Ngarrk and any last-minute changes: Bridget Gardner: 0417 519 251 or bridget@freshgreenclean.com.au .

Other Merri BirdWatch dates for 2019:

17 November Clifton Hill, Galgi Ngarrk, Edwardes Lake, East Coburg, CERES to Moreland Rd, Kirkdale Reserve-Merri Park, Clifton Hill.

24 November Bababi Djinanang (Jukes Rd), Coburg Lake.

More Information:
Merri Birdwatch – includes links to previous birdwatch reports

Thanks to Ann McGregor
Friends of Merri Creek BirdWatch co-ordinator

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