Birding at the Arboretum

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Diamond Firetail (Stagonopleura guttata)

One of the activities at the Euroa Arboretum is to follow the walking tracks and look out for the may types of birds at the Arboretum. This month BirdLlife Murray Goulburn visited and sighted a whopping 40 species!

I joined them on their 1.5 hr walk and as always, l’m so impressed by their bird knowledge and some members are able to identify by the calls and then the task is to get the binoculars out and sight the birds. I highly recommend joining this group is you are keen to know more about identifying birds.

Here’s a selection of birds: Red-rumped Parrot, Blue-faced Honeyeater, Yellow-rumped Honeyeater, Diamond Firetail, White-faced Heron, Rufous songlark and the list goes on. The group have listed all sightings into eBird (an online record of bird sightings), there’s a total 56 species of birds seen at the Arboretum. Perhaps you can add to this list after your visit!

Here’s a few tip for beginners:

  • pick-up the local Birding Brochure from the Euroa Hub (tourist and resident information centre), 50 Binney Street, Euroa.
    If you don’t have your own birding book, this is a handy local bird guide.
  • Go to the eBird website and print a checklist.
  • pack the binoculars and visit the Arboretum. Early morning and evening is a great time for birding but the group sighted these 40 birds between 10-11.30am.

Our Highlights Page links to the eBird page listing all birds at the Arboretum – we hope that you will get into birding at the Arboretum and add to the growing list.