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Bird Watching in the Dandenong Ranges

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by Kathie Thomas (subscribe)
I'm a writer who lives in Australia. I also run a business as a Virtual Assistant and enjoy nature photography. You can find out more about me KathieThomas.com. If you enjoyed this article please subscribe.
Published June 8th 2013
The Dandenong Ranges, approx 50 kilometres south east of Melbourne, has so much to offer the tourist. From majestic mountain ash eucalypts to tall fern-trees, from small bushes to ground covers and ornamental grasses, the region is a sight to behold.

It's a wonderland for many different types of birds and lots of small animal life, as well as larger ones such as wombats, wallabies and kangaroos.

It's the birdlife that gets my attention. Such a wide variety of birds. Tiny little wrens such as the superb fairy-wren through to the very large Australian king parrots - both have vibrant colours and can't be missed.

Superb fairy-wren, blue
Male Superb Fairy-wren


Australian King Parrot, birdlife
Australian King Parrot

Some of the places worth looking out for are:

Birdsland Reserve
Grants Picnic Ground
Sherbrooke Forest
Emerald Lake
Rhododendron Gardens
Alfred Nicholas Gardens
William Ricketts Sanctuary

There are many more but I'll leave it at this for now.

Whether you live in Victoria or are a visitor, you'll find visits to the Dandenong Ranges will never leave you disappointed and you'll leave wanting for more.
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I recently visited the Dandenong Ranges. It's a lovely area. I saw a wren, but not so colourful as this one you have beautifully captured. Are the Rhodendron Gardens worth visiting? I was tempted, but then drove off in another direction!
by Katy Holliday (score: 3|1129) 1631 days ago
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