Bird 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 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.
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: