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Bird Week in Melton

20th – 26th October                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Melton Environment Group (MEG) will be conducting bird awareness activities during Bird Week,                                                                                                                                                                    funded by City of Melton’s Environment Day grant & Melton Council. Every October, BirdLife Australia organises                                                                                                                                                          & promotes Bird Week with the goal of inspiring Australians to take action & get involved in bird conservation efforts.                                                                                                                                                   As people become more aware of our local birdlife & wildlife this will also hopefully create a desire to protect it.

MEG Bird Week details on Melton Events Calender,;

or MEG website;

Bird display at Melton Information Centre

MEG will have a bird awareness display in the Melton Information Centre over Bird Week.

Other MEG activities in Bird Week:

  • Education about local rare & endangered birds
  • Information on local birds in digital format
  • Education about local birds & wildlife
  • Why our environment is important
  • Birdlife & wildlife requirements
  • Information about nestboxes
  • Why old trees are important
  • Bird watching in Melton
  • Plants to attract birds
  • Guest speakers


Monday 20th October 4.00-5.00 PM

Opening of Bird Photo Display at Melton Visitor Information Centre

See pictures of most of the birds around Melton. Free plant & bird poster to all who attend. Light refreshments & drinks.                                                                                                                                             Fill in a survey form & go into the running to win a pair of binoculars. Two pairs of binoculars to be won.                                                                                                                                                                            Fill in a form asking you to choose your favourite Melton bird & you may win one of two pairs of binoculars.                                                                                                                                                                This will be drawn at the Bird Walk & Talk at Melton Botanic Gardens on Friday morning 24th October 10.00  – 12.00

RSVP Melton City Council Visitor Information Centre 9747 7300;

The form also gives details of the Birdlife Australia Aussie Backyard Bird Count. This nationwide bird survey by Birdlife Australia                                                                                                                             is occurring during Bird Week.  All it takes is 20 minutes in your backyard, or favourite outdoor space, local park, beach,                                                                                                                                               forest or paddock, to be a part of this exciting event!;


Tuesday 21st October 10.00-12 noon

Children’s’ Week Melton Community Hall

The Connies & Volcano Dreaming display & much more no RSVP required. 232 High St;


Tuesday 21st October 10.00-12 noon

Twitching at Toolern Vale

See the Vern Davey Hut. Free bus trip- limited numbers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              RSVP Melton City Council Visitor Information Centre 9747 7300;

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Naturalists Hut at Toolern Vale

Wednesday 22nd October 10.30 am

My Nest is Best

Storytime & craft activities at the Melton Library

No RSVP required


Wednesday 22nd October 7.00 pm

We Are Dinosaurs

Talk on the evolution of birds by Travis Park, Paleontologist (Monash Uni). Free bird posters & light refreshments. RSVP Melton City Council Visitor Information Centre 9747 7300;


Thursday 23rd October 10 – 12 noon

Childrens Week Taylors Hill Youth & Community Centre

Bird scavenger hunt & many other activities

No RSVP required


Friday 24th October 10.30 am

My Nest is Best

Storytime & craft activities at the Melton library

No RSVP required


Friday 24th October 10.00 – 12 noon

Bird walk & talk at Melton Botanic Garden

Bird talk by Nora Peters & walk with Geraldine Kelly. Beginners & families welcome. Light refreshments & drinks.                                                                                                                                                  RSVP Melton City Council Visitor Information Centre 9747 7300;

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Saturday 26th October 11.30 – 1.30

Bird walk & talk at Eynesbury

Chris Lunardi (local Eynesbury resident) Beginners & families welcome. Eynesbury Discovery Centre.                                                                                                                                                                        RSVP Melton City Council Visitor Information Centre 9747 7300;

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