Birding Trails of Geelong

A birding trail is a suggested route for bird watchers linking top birding hotspots and bird walks.

Each birding trail shows several bird walks and birding hotspots that can be reasonably visited in a day in the Geelong area. A map showing the bird walk locations is provided. Details for each bird walk and birding hotspot include parking, walking distance, facilities, and birds to expect. The trails include links to eBird hotspots.

In the Geelong area there is a diverse range of bird habitats including wet forests, heathlands, dry woodlands, beaches, and riverine wetlands.

These birding trails, created by GFNC birders, will help you to locate some of the 342 bird species recorded in eBird for Greater Geelong.  Unless mentioned sites are open to the public and easily accessible.

 

Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove

Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads offer birdwatchers a range of birding habitats including ocean beaches, The Barwon River Estuary and coastal wetlands and a significant stand of native bushland at Ocean Grove Nature Reserve.

Blue Waters Lake Reserve Ocean Grove Nature Reserve, North Track

 Use the birding trail on your phone or download a printable version.

 

Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff

Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff offer birdwatchers a range of birding habitats including ocean beaches, samphire ringed wetlands, remnant coastal woodland and the extensive mudflats of Swan Bay. 

Pt Lonsdale Lighthouse Freshwater Lake  

Use the birding trail on your phone or download a printable version.

 

Lake Connewarre and Reedy Lake

Lake Connewarre and Reedy Lake offer birdwatchers a range of wetland habitats from swamps and salt marshes to open waters. Water levels and vegetation growth in these wetlands vary considerably affecting the species present and ability to observe these birds. Some birds, such as bitterns, may be heard rather than seen.

 Lake Connewarre Tait Point

Use the birding trail on your phone or download a printable version.

 

Northern Bellarine Peninsula

Birding locations on the northern Bellarine Peninsula include wetlands, remnant bushland and an extensive coastline.

 Bellarine Rail Trail at Banks Rd Lake Lorne Drysdale

Use the birding trail on your phone or download a printable version.