Tuesday 20 November 2018


The Altona Important Bird Area comprises several wetland sites on, or close to, the north-western coast of Port Phillip in Victoria, south-eastern Australia. Collectively they total 1223 hectares in area and lie within, or adjacent to, the western suburbs of the city of Melbourne. They were classified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) because they support more than 1% of the world populations of Red-necked Stint, Chestnut Teal and Pacific Gull.

The IBA includes the undeveloped coast between Williamstown and Seaholme, including the Jawbone Reserve, Altona Coastal Park, Rowden's Swamp, the Cheetham Wetlands, Truganina Swamp, with the Spectacle Lakes complex and RAAF Lake of Point Cook Coastal Park. These contain all the remaining freshwater wetlands, saltpans, intertidal mudflats and shallow inshore waters which support the key bird species.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Travel Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.


  1. Splashes of red here and there---lovely!

  2. Love the ducks - they look so chubby on that rock!
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2018/11/preparing-for-winter.html

  3. Oh, what a lovely place to take a trip! Yeah, the Cheetham and Altona Important Bird Area comprises several wetland sites that includes the wetlands of the Point Cook coastal park too. The green natural plants and trees, blue water in the lake and the beautiful birds made the place so stunning and peaceful. Oh, I also love to riding in such natural environment. Thank you very much for sharing such beauty of wetland and mind-pleasing places. The photos also glaring with their own beauties.


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