Victoria: a Birdwatching wonderland
Victoria is a state of contrasting regions and landscapes. Roughly the size of Britain, the state contains rugged coastline, volcanic plains, alpine ranges, ancient, temperate forests and even arid desert-like areas. This diversity of regions and habitats is reflected our rich birdlife. Over 500 species of birds have been recorded within the state of Victoria or off its shore. While many of these can can be found within the city of Melbourne itself, some require you to leave the city behind to visit them.
Wild Western Wander
Melbourne’s west is one of the great urban birdwatching regions of the world. A diversity of habitats means a diversity of bird species. The western shore of Port Phillip Bay hosts migratory waders through the warmer part of the year, while Winter can reward you with views of Australasian Gannets and even Little Penguins.
The eastern side of Melbourne hosts some of Victoria’s more iconic endemic species; birds such as the Superb Lyrebird and Powerful Owl can be found throughout habitat that includes the Yarra River corridor and the Dandenong Ranges.
Special request/customised tours.
Some people have a bird that they would love to try to see or photograph. If you’re visiting from outside of Victoria you may want to find some of our endemic specialties. Or you might want to try this pastime and interest that millions of people around the world enjoy. Please contact us with your request and we will get in touch soon.