Merri BirdWatch surveys will be held on Sunday 1 May and Sunday 8 May from 8:45 – 10:30am.
No need to register beforehand, unless you are going to the Galgi Ngarrk survey (see below).
Participants over 11 years old must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please bring evidence of vaccination with you and remember to:
- keep 1.5m distance from other people.
- don’t attend if feeling unwell.
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. Keep an eye out for snakes, especially if walking through grass near water.
Survey meeting points:
East Coburg (Egan Reserve-Harding St-Strettle Reserve): Meet at the steps at eastern end of The Grove, East Coburg.
Edwardes Lake: Meet at the barbecues near playground adjacent to Griffiths Street, Reservoir.
CERES to Moreland Road: Meet by the Merri Path at rear of CERES near Blyth Street, East Brunswick.
Kirkdale & Merri Parks: Meet at the end of Victoria Street, East Brunswick, at barbecue shelter.
Clifton Hill: Meet at the Rotunda, Hall Reserve, Clifton Hill.
Galada Tamboore: Meet in Hatty Court, Campbellfield.
Galgi Ngarrk (Craigieburn Grasslands): Meet at the O’Herns Road gate off Hume Highway, Somerton. Note this survey may not be completed until around 12 noon.
Coburg Lake Reserve: Meet in Lake Grove car park near Harry Atkinson Centre, Coburg.
Bababi djinanang (Jukes Road grasslands): Meet at the end of Jukes Road, Fawkner.
Information provided by Friends of Merri Creek