Bird Surveys

2016 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:

  1. the Trin Warren Tam-boore wetlands storage pond;
  2. the Wetlands treatment pond;
  3. the creekline and Skink site;
  4. 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 from 8:45 am.  All welcome.  


Bird Survey dates have been set using the Wurundjeri seasonal calendar (see dates below). 

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

Update 2nd June 2020

Now that coronavirus restrictions have been eased, the Friends of Royal Park, Parkville will be holding a Winter Bird Survey on Sunday 21 June, 9-11am.

A maximum of 20 participants will be permitted, so booking is essential. Email  to book. Bookings will be confirmed.
Kaye Oddie, Secretary

Wurundjeri seasonal calendar

Late Summer     Sunday Feb 24

Early Winter       Sunday April 28

Deep Winter       Sunday June 23

Pre-Spring          Sunday Aug 4

True Spring        Sunday Sept 29

High Summer     Sunday Dec 15

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




General Meetings of the Friends of Royal Park are held on the first Tuesday of alternate months, at 7:30pm in the Walmsley House, Australian Native Garden, Royal Park, 162 Gatehouse St, Parkville (Royal Parade end). 

The meeting dates for 2020 are:

February 4
April 7
June 2
August 4
October 6
December 1

 All members and visitors welcome.

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