Start point: Everton Upper Railway Station, White Post Road Everton, Victoria – Directions

Distance: 18.5km (37km return)

Track: Good – smooth bitumen, downhill out

Birds: White-winged Choughs, honeyeaters, Willie Wagtail, Kestrel, Brown Falcon, Stubble and Brown Quail, Crimson Rosellas and Red-rumped Parrots plus Corellas and Cockatoos

Notes: From the Everton Station this route heads west toward Wangaratta. A high quality track that is all bitumen with a nice rest stop near the Eldorado-Tarrawingee Road with toilets, shelter and water. Fairly open country so bird numbers are lower, except along bush patches surrounding old station sites, creek lines like Reedy Creek and some tree remnants in the rail corridor with bigger trees with hollows. Has a mix of open paddocks with well-treed sections, some with quite large, old trees. Runs well away from busy highways, unlike the Everton-Myrtleford trail. Open country in parts can be windy. Tree roots have intruded and make track a little rough in parts – slow down. Open country has the chance of raptors such as Brown Falcon, Kestrel and Black-shouldered Kite.

Edge country with good track surface