Covering the East Gippsland and Wellington Shires in Victoria’s east, BirdLife East Gippsland promotes the appreciation, understanding and conservation of birds and their habitats. Our region includes some of the state’s most magnificent wilderness areas, encompassing the waterways of the Gippsland Lakes, 90 Mile Beach, the Snowy River region, extensive old-growth forests, alpine meadows and the last free-flowing wild rivers of south-eastern Australia. Associated with these diverse habitats is an equally diverse range of birds.
We have 12 birding guides and 16 birding location checklists for the local area. If you would like access to these brochures from our public Dropbox folder, click here.
The files can be downloaded and can be printed from your device if required. Please note that the brochures are formatted as threefold landscape and should be printed double sided – selecting “flip on short edge” or a similar option depending on the printer.
We conduct regular Monday morning birding outings to a range of locations in East Gippsland. If you would like to check or download the Outings Schedule, click here.
Apart from our regular outings, we also conduct surveys of birds at 23 selected sites around the Gippsland Lakes twice each year for the Key Biodiversity Area Program. These surveys also link in with BirdLife Australia’s Migratory Shorebird Program.
Our members also take part in the annual Great Pelican Count across the Gippsland Lakes.
In addition, we also run several birding camps each year.
Some other projects and initiatives undertaken by BirdLife East Gippsland include: