Birds of Brighton Beach

During six mornings over summer I visited Brighton Beach in Melbourne, Australia, around Green Point and Jim Willis Reserve. Many species of native birds frequent the remnant coastal vegetation in the sand dunes along Brighton Beach, taking shelter in the dense undergrowth, or feeding on the many plant species available. The beach is famous for the Brighton Bathing Boxes, though keep an eye out and you’ll spot the well renowned Blue Wren at Brighton Beach. The collection is far from exhaustive, as many species are more seasonal, nocturnal or harder to spot. Though this brightly coloured rainbow lorikeet is one of the loudest and easiest to spot birds to visit Brighton Beach during summer.

Birds at Brighton Beach in Melbourne, Australia.

A rainbow lorikeet at Brighton Beach in Melbourne, Australia.