Melton Shire is home to over 160 bird species. We have many nearby areas with a wide diversity of birdlife. ie. Eynesbury, Melton Gilgai Woodland, Strathtulloh, Caroline Springs wetland, Botanica Springs wetland, Werribee River, & Arnolds, Little Blind, Ryans & Toolern Creeks.
Bird watching beginners who have had no prior involvement in serious bird watching are invited to MEG bird walks, although all birdwatchers are invited to participate. All sites are easy walking, with no bushwalking involved. When our long awaited website is operational Melton bird records will be placed here.
Join the MEG Birdwalking group on their monthly bird walks. Recent walks include Eynesbury, Strathtulloh Woodland, Melton Botanic Garden and Toolern Regional Park.
Bird Walks will be held on the 4th weekend of the month alternating from Saturday and Sunday. This will enable people to participate in both MEG & Eynesbury bird Group walks if they wish. Bird walk sites will be allocated to hopefully coincide with best wildflower displays.
On Saturday 31th August, 13 people participated in a bird walk in Melton Gilgai Woodland in Harkness Road, hosted by MEG.
Although it was the last day of winter, it was a beautiful spring day, with blue skies & warm sunshine. Flo, Geraldine, Brian, Daryl & Nora of MEG were joined by Josephine, a family from St Albans & three ladies from Williamstown.
On Saturday 20th July MEG hosted a bird walk in Toolern Regional Park. The morning was cold & grey but Geraldine, Brian, Nora & Daryl of MEG braved the bleak weather. Despite the weather Nora predicted that prospects of seeing birds were good; as after two days of wet, stormy weather, the birds may take advantage of the fine morning to come out for a feed.