Did you know that there are breeding pairs of Tawny Frog Mouths living along the Merri Creek in Moreland? Or that the number of bird species that call Merri home is over 120!
The Friends of Merri Creek host regular bird surveys along the Merri Creek. These are a great opportunity to learn about the common and rare birds making the Merri home. It’s also an enjoyable social get-together, with some gentle exercise.
Information collected in the surveys is valuable in showing the changes in bird populations over time, including their response to habitat restoration and revegetation along the creek.
Beginner birders are welcome. Survey leaders help newcomers to see and identify the birds.
What to bring
Bring binoculars if you can, and wear closed-in shoes. A water bottle and sunhat are useful in warm weather.
No dogs please, as they reduce the number of birds seen.
Bird survey locations
Bird surveys are held at the following sites in Moreland along Merri Creek
Bababi Djinanang (Jukes Road Grasslands), Fawkner
Meet on Merri Path at end of Jukes Road, Fawkner (Melway 18 A2).
Egan Reserve to Normanby Avenue, Coburg
Meet at bluestone steps at end of The Grove, Coburg (Melway 30 A3).
Coburg Lake Reserve, Coburg
Meet near the car park, Lake Grove, Coburg (Melway 17 H10).
CERES to Moreland Road, Brunswick East
Meet at seats on the path at rear of CERES, near Blyth Street, Brunswick East (Melway 30 B7).
Merri Park and Phillips Reserve, Brunswick East
Meet at the end of Victoria Street, Brunswick East at the barbecue shelter (Melway 30 B8).
Friends of Merri Creek – Birdwatch
Mobile: 0429 386 102