Bird Spotter Walks at Rippon Lea Estate
The varied landscape of Rippon Lea Estate provides a refuge to many of south-east Australia’s disappearing bird species. This tour offers birdwatching enthusiasts of all levels a new appreciation of the biodiversity of this magnificent 19th century Estate.
Stepping through the gates of Rippon Lea Estate is akin to stepping back several decades to a time when the bush was not so far away.
The ethereal tinkling of an Australian Grey Fantail has been forgotten by many long-time city-dwellers and is no longer learned by local children, but amazingly, it still floats through the trees every day at Rippon Lea.
It is a haven for birds and other wildlife. The varied landscape, from huge established trees to mid-storey plants, offer a rare safe haven for many birds.
On this tour you will explore the 14 acres of gardens with a volunteer guide and the aid of a new booklet “The Birds of Rippon Lea Estate Bird Spotter Guide”, searching out the diverse family of birds that call Rippon Lea home. (Ticket price includes a copy of the booklet). We encourage all participants to bring along a pair of binoculars. Suitable footwear should be worn for wet paths.
Local Council Pass: $10