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Birdwatching For Beginners

Guided Walks & Workshops


Have you ever wondered what kind of birds visit your garden? Or what the ducks are at your local lake? Maybe you’ve caught yourself gazing at the skies when you visit the beach or noticing the feathers of avian friends whilst on holidays? Maybe you’ve already started birdwatching, but aren’t sure how to identify what you see or what kind of binoculars to invest in? What are the best field guides? What kind of camera should you get and do I even need one? Where should I visit next? Where can I see a Brolga? Is a frogmouth really an owl? And how on earth do you pronounce gerygone?! It sounds like our Birdwatching for Beginners Guided Workshops just might be exactly what you’re looking for!

Join Treeswift Wildlife & Nature for a hands-on guided workshop with the pro’s! We’ll take you to some of our favourite, most accessible and stunning wild locations to help teach you the basics when it comes to everything birding, twitching, and feathered! 

What to expect?
Our workshops will help you to understand the basics of birdwatching, answer any questions you might have, and provide you with the tools to go off and take your love of birds and nature to the next level! You are led by an experience guide and educator and will learn from practiced techniques in a real-world context with real-life avian subjects!

8.00am – arrive and general chat/question time with the tour leader
8.20am – start of guided outing
11.15am – ‘bird call’ / gear & equipment demos / final questions / tea & coffee
11.30am – end of workshop

What's Involved?

  • How to recognise calls
  • Understanding bird behaviour
  • How to use binoculars/scopes (what models/brands are right for you!)
  • How to identify bird families and individual species
  • How to record your observations
  • What are the best field guides?
  • Online resources and list keeping
  • Should I invest in a camera? What model and lens? What settings?
  • The best places to visit!
  • Field techniques – psshing, wildlife watching ethics, approaching subjects, etc
  • And so, so much more!

How to sign up?
We are now running these exclusive events right across Victoria and occasionally interstate, so simply pick the date, state, and location that works best for you and complete our booking form! If you can’t make any of the dates/locations, feel free to get in touch by emailing us at [email protected] are we’ll let you know when the next dates/locations are available for you!

Upcoming Dates:

Friday 10th Feb: Lake Wendouree (Ballarat) – 4x spots left
Sunday 12th Feb: Albert Park (Melbourne) – SOLD OUT
Friday 17th Feb: Cranbourne Botanic Gardens (Cranbourne) – 2x spots left
Sunday 26th Feb: Plenty Gorge Park (Bundoora) – 18x spots left

Friday 3rd Mar: Crusoe Reservoir (Bendigo) – 10x spots left
Friday 10th Mar: Ironbark Basin (Surf Coast/Geelong) – SOLD OUT
Thursday 16th Mar: Lillydale Lake (Lillydale) – 20x spots left
Saturday 18th Mar: You Yangs Regional Park (Lara/Geelong) – 11x spots left
Sunday 26th Mar: Jells Park (Wheelers Hill) – 20x spots left

Birdwatching for Beginners

Trip At A Glance:


Jerry Ferber
June 2022
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Beyond expectations! My wife and I recently attended treeswift wildlife's beginner birdwatcher tour and our eyes have been opened! We were shown how to find species, identify them, listen for calls and were able to try out different types of binoculars. We really recommend this for nature lovers who are ready to take the plunge such an exciting day. Thanks to Jack and the team!
Dee M
August 22
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We really enjoyed our tie in the you yangs enlightening , so many species and we are so lucky to see so many and learn some tips . Thank you and good to join in again!
Amanda P
August 22
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Thanks fir a great morning. It was great to see some new birds and learn some new things. Samuel and I enjoyed every minute of it,