Birding by ear
Enjoy the unique scenery of Westgate Park on a free and relaxed ranger and volunteer-led walk. On this learn how to identify key bird species by their calls.
Westgate Park is a renowned birding hotspot close to Melbourne's CBD, and in this easy, hour-long walk we will learn about the birds who call it home and the habitat that supports them.
There is limited parking along Wharf Road. Bus 235 leaves from Southern Cross station and stops at the Wharf Road entrance. The park entrance is at 4 Wharf Road, Port Melbourne, close to the bus stop.
Please bring a water bottle, closed comfortable and appropriate clothing for all weather conditions.
If you are blind or vision impaired, you may need to organise to attend the walk with a support person. If you do not have a support person, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a Park Walks volunteer guide to assist you who has sighted guiding experience.
When: Friday 8th December 2023, at 11am.
Where: Westgate Park entrance at 4 Wharf Road, Port Melbourne.
Please note these walks are open to everyone but have been developed to accommodate for blind and vision impaired people to participate.
Bookings are essential. Please click here to register.
Common birdcalls in Westgate Park
Before attending the walk, please use these resources to familiarise yourself with key birds calls at Westgate Park:
Little Raven - Corvus mellori
Click the play button to hear the Little Raven
Dusky Moorhen - Gallinula tenebrosa
Click the play button to hear the Dusky Moorhen
White-faced Heron - Egretta novaehollandiae
Click the play button to hear the White-faced Heron
Pied Currawong - Strepera graculina
Click the play button to hear the Pied Currawong
Australian Magpie - Gymnorhina tibicen
Click the play button to hear the Australian Magpie
Superb Fairywren - Malurus cyaneus
Click the play button to hear the Superb Fairywren
Willie Wagtail - Rhipidura leucophrys
Click the play button to hear the Willie Wagtail
Australian Reed Warbler - Arocephalus australis
Click the play button to hear the Australian Reed Warbler
Fan-tailed Cuckoo - Cacomantis flabelliformis
Click the play button to hear the Fan-Tailed Cuckoo
New Holland Honeyeater - Phylidonyris novaehollandiae
Click the play button to hear the New Holland Honeyeater
Great Crested Tern - Thalasseus bergii
Click the play button to hear the Great Crested Tern