7 minutes by car or 30 minutes walk and you will find yourself at Birdsland Reserve.
Birdsland is a 75ha bushland reserve with a long history. The Wurrundjeri people lived in the region around Birdsland, then around 150 years ago the land was cleared for grazing and crop production. The Birds family owned the site from about 1940 and used it for sheep farming. In 1981 in order to save the sight from urban development, the Shire of Sherbrooke purchased Birdsland. The site opened to the public in 1984 as a community bushland reserve. Many species of native wildlife find sanctuary at Birdsland. Over 130 different native birds have been identified in the reserve including the Wedgetail Eagle and Powerful Owl. Birdsland supports over 200 species of native plants.
Southern Dandenong Community Nursery is located at Birdsland and is open at the following times
Tue: 9.00am – 4.30pm
Fri: 9.00am - 1.00pm
Sun: 9.00am – 12 noon
Contact details for the nursery are: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0408 966 278
Park opens at 7.30am daily. Closing times vary seasonally, please check signs at park entrance for closing time.
Birdsland is closed on days of Total Fire Ban.