An initiative of Earthwatch Institute

Werribee Open Range Zoo

Our natural environment needs your eyes and ears!

Werribee Open Range Zoo, as part of Zoos Victoria, is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to fighting wildlife extinction. 

student using iphone/ipad to record climatewatch species

Girl recording a sighting on the ClimateWatch app on her iPad at the Werribee Open Range Zoo

 River walkAustralian Journey and Wetlands Wirribe Trail at the Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, Victoria


Why get involved?


Citizen Scientists of all ages are encouraged to join us to reduce the threats facing wildlife through climate change. Explore the Australian Journey and Wetlands Wirribe Trails to monitor species that are indicators of climate change.  These trails are located within grassland and wetland habitats adjacent to the Werribee River and support a wide range of flora and fauna.  


How to get involved


Download and print a species guide and a recording sheet here to start your walk.  For more information and photos of the Australian Journey and Wetlands Wirribe Trail (Werribee River Boardwalk), go to the Werribee Open Range Zoo website.  The Werribee Open Range Zoo is also seeking to track the occurrence and behavior of other non-ClimateWatch species, click here to see other birds in the zoo.  

The trail will take 45 minutes to 1 hour.  Please ensure that you are safe by taking water, sunscreen, and a hat during your walk.

For more information, please contact the trail coordinator, Michelle Howard at

This trail was developed with the

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