Craig Morley for the GFNC Bird Group

It was great to see well over 20 GFNC members getting involved in another eBird Global Big Day. On a day that threatened considerable morning rain, though the wind was rather chilly, this did not eventuate and afforded great opportunities for observers to head out to many and varied habitats and locations around the Geelong region. Avalon, Corio Bay, Batesford, Bannockburn, Reedy Lake, Pt Henry, Ocean Grove Nature Reserve, Queenscliff, Anglesea Heath, the Otway Ranges, the You Yangs, the Brisbane Ranges and many quiet rural roads in between turned up many wonderful species. Some highlights, amongst many, were Brush Cuckoo, Pink Robin, Brolga, Rufous Songlark, Brown Songlark and White-winged Choughs with nestlings in a tree along a quiet rural road north west of Bannockburn. You’re sure to find more highlights if you follow the links below.

An extra GFNC Bird Group zoom meeting was held at 7:30pm on Thursday 5 November when a keen group had an informal chat about their various experiences on the day. You may also like to follow these links to the eBird Global Bird Day in our Geelong region …

Greater Geelong:

Surf Coast:

Golden Plains: