Melbourne - Victoria, Australia

29 July 2019
08:00 to 18:00

Christian Teltscher

Birding day to the south-west of Melbourne to add some target species to my Australia list

Visited Sites

General Travelling Information

I ALWAYS get speeding fines around Melbourne (very expensive), despite being extremely careful now. Happened again this time !!

Recommended Literature

  • The Field Guide to the Birds of Australia (Pizzey & Knight)
  • Finding Australian Birds (Dolby & Clarke)
  • The Complete Guide to Finding the Birds of Australia (Thomas et al.)
  • Where to See Birds in Victoria (Dolby et al.)
  • Where to Find Birds in Australia (Bransbury) - a bit outdated
  • ebird and trip reports ( for statistics on sites and target species
  • xeno-canto for downloads of calls/songs onto phone
  • HBW to familiarize myself with target species

Eynesbury Grey Box Forest

I birded the forest reserve north of town, as well as the Green Park Oval and the Golf Course.

Target species

  • Eastern Shrike-tit Falcunculus frontatus

  • Diamond Firetail Stagonopleura guttata


How to get there

Forest reserve from -37.78496, 144.56708

Green Park Oval from -37.78905, 144.5683

Golf Course from -37.78867, 144.56727

You Yangs Regional Park

Just a brief visit as the circle drive was closed. I visited the northern area around the car park and the forest around the information center in the south.

Target species

  • Brush Bronzewing Phaps elegans


  • Painted Buttonquail Turnix varius


  • Restless Flycatcher Myiagra inquieta

How to get there

Northern access at -37.92514, 144.4433

Information center at -37.96269, 144.41075

Lake Modewarre

Just a short stop at the end of Lewis Rd. Scanned the lake and birded the immediate surrounding. Walking along the lake seems promising.

Target species

  • Stubble Quail Coturnix pectoralis


How to get there

Lewis Rd access at -38.24987, 144.09532

Point Lonsdale

Seawatching along the coastal track from carpark to lighthouse

Target species

  • Black-faced Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscescens

How to get there

lower carpark and access to coastal track at -38.28829, 144.61551

Species List

Order: systematic | alphabetic | highlights first
Published: 28 August 2019
Last updated: 28 August 2019
Orniverse: Melbourne - Victoria, Australia (29 July 2019)