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This tour takes us right down to the Surf Coast in the morning for a taste of birding in the scenic Anglesea and Aireys Inlet area, which is at the very start of the Great Ocean road, and includes the eastern sections of the Greater Otway NP as well as the Anglesea Heath.  We will explore ocean beaches and headlands, coastal heathlands and coastal woodlands of Ironbark and Stringybark.

We will look for the endangered Hooded Plover and some seabirds may be visible from shore depending on the weather such as Gannets, Shearwaters and the Shy Albatross. The low growing heathland areas are home to some specialist species such as Blue-winged Parrot, Tawny-crowned Honeyeater, Southern Emu-wren, Chestnut-rumped Heathwren and the localised Rufous Bristlebird, whilst a taste of the woodlands of the area will add many birds to our day list with the mobile Gang Gang Cockatoo a possibility. 

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Once again the morning’s birding will set us up for a bumper day with the Werribee area to visit after lunch.  

Cost $390 for 1-2 people, plus $50 for each extra person, includes drinks and snacks, lunch not included