We are primarily a birdwatching group, but we’re also concerned with the conservation of birds and their habitats.
Our region covers most of the Bass Coast Shire, extending from the coastline of Western Port, east to Cape Liptrap and north to the Strzelecki Ranges, and includes Phillip Island and French Island, covering a diversity of habitats.
On our twice-monthly outings, members enjoy a stroll through the bush, around wetlands, along a beach or in a forest — often in an area we haven’t visited previously — where we often spot a wide range of species. As we look for birds, we often discuss topics like bird identification, so most of our participants learn something new each time.
Our members are also involved in a variety of volunteer activities.
At BirdLife Bass Coast, you can get involved in activities like:
Some members also volunteer at the local indigenous nurseries, such as the Barb Martin Bush Bank on Phillip Island and the Wonthaggi Seed Bank, where plants are propagated for use by Landcare, farmers and the general public.