Brown Goshawk - Capital City trailBird surveys are held six times a year, following the natural seasons' calendar in the Melbourne region and monitoring numbers and species of birds using Australian Bird Atlas survey regime. Leader is Chris Nicholson.

Four areas are surveyed: the Trin Warren Tam-boore wetlands storage pond; the Wetlands treatment pond; the creekline and Skink site; and the bushland escarpment and the Ross Straw sports fields. Results are entered into the global database eBird. 

Meeting place/time for Bird Surveys is:  Trin Warren Tam-boore Wetlands carpark, Oak Street, Parkville West at 8:45 am.  All welcome.  

BIRD SURVEYS scheduled in 2017

Dates should be confirmed by checking our Friends of Royal Park Facebook page beforehand.

Late Summer - Sunday 5th March

Autumn - Sunday 30th April

Early Winter - Sunday 25th June

Late Winter - Sunday 27th August

Spring - Sunday 15th October

Early Summer - Sunday 3rd Dec  

Download a list of the birds we may find in Royal Park Birds_in_Royal_Park.pdf (Download)

Bird photos from our members:

Contact Us

Post: Friends of Royal Park, Parkville Inc

PO Box 197, Parkville VIC 3052



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Friends of Royal Park meet every 2 months, usually at the Walmsley House (Australian Native Gardens), 161 Gatehouse St, Parkville.  Melway 2B B4.  Tram No. 19

Our next meeting is the Annual General Meeting for 2017.  The AGM will be held on Tuesday 3rd October, at 7.30 PM in the Walmsley House (see directions above).  Our Guest Speaker will be Farley Connelly, Ph D Candidate, School of Biological Sciences, University of Melbourne.  The topic of his talk will be "Magpies".   


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