Werribee Birdwatching

14 December 2018 • By • in Past Events

Wikipedia states … Birdwatching, or birding, is a form of wildlife observation in which the observation of birds is a recreational activity or citizen science. It can be done with the naked eye, through a visual enhancement device like binoculars and telescopes, by listening for bird sounds …

On Sunday Morning (9 December, 2018), members of the Ferntree Gully Seventh-day Adventist Church, ventured out to the wetlands of Werribee (Victoria) to appreciate and thank God for His wonderful bird creations.

Both experienced twitchers and beginner birdwatchers tried their luck spotting hundreds of different bird species – some rare and endangered – amongst Melbourne’s wetlands, rivers and creeks. The main location, that was explored, was The Western Treatment Plant, one of the most popular sites for birdwatching in Victoria, with 284 species of birds recorded there from south eastern Australia and the east Asia. The SDA group listed over 80 species on the day.

A big ‘thank you’ for Andrew Wegener for organising this event.

Here are some of the photos, taken by John Weeks, on the day…

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Also, feel free to visit us at the Ferntree Gully Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3-5 Railway Avenue, Upper Ferntree Gully on Saturdays at 9.30am. We have a Bible Study which is open to everyone. There are small groups available to study the Bible each Sabbath. You can choose which group you want to join. You don’t have to be an academic! Everyone is keen and willing to study and understand what is written in the Bible, and how it applies to one’s life.