The vast wetlands at Werribee’s Western Treatment Plant have been teeming with birds all summer. Recent visits have showcased the great variety and numbers with 80+ species recorded on half day visits, whilst 100 plus is normal in a full day. A triple Crake day this week, a wide range of raptors, huge numbers of shorebirds and duck, 6 species of tern, it just goes on and on. All within easy reach of downtown Melbourne. Leaving the area and getting back to the rat race on the busy highway always feels strange. Why do so few people visit this extraordinary place? And isn't it great so few people visit this extraordinary place!