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South West Coastal Birdwatching Experience

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Melbourne Birding Tours

With the South West Coastal Birdwatching Experience, Melbourne Birding Tours will take you to unique coastal heathland, ironbark forests, ocean beaches and the famous Western Treatment Plant.

South west of Melbourne you will find some of the best birding destinations in Australia.

Starting at 6am, however other times can be arranged. Melbourne Birding Tours travel to Point Addis where their first target will be the Rufous Bristlebird. Other birds you may find here include Australasian Gannet, Black-browed Albatross, Singing Honeyeater, Silvereye, Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater and more.

Travelling to the Anglesea Heathland, famous for its diverse vegetation and for bird species which are heathland specialists such as the shy Southern Emu Wren. Other birds that may be encountered include the Chestnut-rumped Heathwren, Gang-gang Cockatoo and Rufous Whistler. At the nearby Ironbark forest you may see Crimson Rosella, Crescent Honeyeater, White-eared Honeyeater, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo and White-plumed Honeyeaters to name a few.

Next stop is the Western Treatment Plant, internationally recognised RAMSAR site, considered to be one of the best birding locations in Australia and a mecca for shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors and seabirds. Finishing around 5:00pm (later finishing times available).

Tour routes may be altered on days of high bushfire risk.

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  • Anglesea
  • Western Treatment Plant

Tour operator

Based in Victoria, Melbourne Birding Tours specialises in tours for birdwatchers, the beginners, the photographers and the serious twitcher. Be it birding, bird watching or just enjoying nature, Melbourne Birding Tours can give you an amazing experience.

They are experts in small, private, customisable birding tours and specialise in birding tours, concentrating all efforts into the best birding tours for our clients.

Melbourne Birding Tours are the only full-time birding tour specialists located in Melbourne.

With a professional guide who has over seven years wildlife guiding experience, 15 years birding experience and a friendly laid-back approach, Paul Hackett is thrilled with the reaction he has had from his guests, including the 148 five star reviews on TripAdvisor.

With more than 500 species of birds in Victoria, it is a birdwatcher's paradise. Victoria has so many special birds such as the Superb Lyrebird, Hooded Plover and the spectacle of thousands of waders during the summer months.

Not many visitors aware that in under an hours drive from Melbourne there is a wetland which has a similar amount of species per square metre as Kakadu National Park.

For further information please contact Melbourne Birding Tours or visit the website.