Serendip Sanctuary

Serendip Sanctuary is open grasslands and wetlands just an hour out of Melbourne near Avalon Airport in Lara.    Some 150 species of birds visit and breed at the sanctuary, and with excellent bird hides your chances of  a great photograph are pretty high.  My favourite place would have to the walk through avairy.. housing Tawny Frogmouths and a variety of parrots. 

Serendip Sanctuary

Sulpher Creasted Cockatoo feeding its young.


Spoonbills on the nest



Within the wetland area are Magpie Geese, Ducks, Masked Lapwings, Dottrells and Stilts.   I had visited the sanctuary late December with an interstate friend, and the wetlands were cracked dry earth.  It was great to the see the wetlands full of water again and brimming with life.  On the wildlife walk we came across Kangaroos, Brolga’s, Cockatoos, Spoonbills nesting in the trees, Cape Barren Geese… and LOTS of bull ants… I wasnt game to stand in the one spot too long!  Note to self.. next time wear lace up shoes! 

Serendip Sanctuary is managed by Parks Victoria and is open from 8am to 4pm every day except for Christmas Day and Good Friday and entry is free.

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One Comment

  1. Glenda March 25, 2017 at 7:36 pm #

    Hi GF, pics look great, maybe a trip for you and I on our next weekend together….

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