Books to give away Sydney inner west

Hi everyone

I have a couple of books to give to someone who can collect them.

Australian birds of prey : the biology and ecology of raptors by Penny Olsen 1995

Flight of the emu : a hundred years of Australian ornithology by Libby Robin 2001

Please email me directly.


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Langkwai Guide

Dear Traveling Birders, If your vacations should bring you to Malaysia and especially Langkawi, I can recommend a bird guide. I had a very successful morning on Mt Raya with Wendy Chin. Wendy has lived on the island for many years and has become very knowledgible about the localties to find resident and migratory birds. . . . → Read More: Langkwai Guide

Fork-tailed Swifts

For swift watchers:

100+ Fork-tailed Swifts over the Stuart Highway just north of Acacia (Sth of Darwin) this morning in the clear sky of the current monsoon pause



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RFI: Qld bird rich caravan parks

Dear Aus Birders,

I’m a birder from The Netherlands. Back in 2006/2007 my partner and I lived in Melbourne and I became part of the Australian birding community (birding-aus / Birds Australia). Next year July/August 2017 we will return to Oz with our two boys to show them ‘our’ country. We will meet & greet . . . → Read More: RFI: Qld bird rich caravan parks

Cocos Keeling Trip

Hi all,

Finally got around to writing up some details about our mega-fest Cocos Keeling/Christmas Island trip last December with the extraordinary Richard Baxter and Birding Tours Australia. Here’s the first part just to get you started:—part-1-2016.html. Once again, I can recommend these trips enough – please visit for more details.

All the . . . → Read More: Cocos Keeling Trip


Hi All Son Danny and I visited Gilgit in December 1977 or 1978. We were driving from Tehran to India but they wouldn’t allow our car in because we had been given the wrong papers for it. So we had what turned out to be an excellent holiday in Pakistan. We flew to Gilgit from . . . → Read More: Gilgit

White throated Needletails

Hello Michael On Saturday morning between 8.30 and 8.45 I noticed 1 then 3 WhiteThroated Needletails over my place in Girraween, flying from the west towards the east and turning north, ahead of a front. Rain later in the afternoon. There may have been more birds but I needed to attend to a tradesman.

Joan . . . → Read More: White throated Needletails


Yeah, g’day Mike Camped at Moonbi Lookout 29km north of Tamworth. We passed through some heavy rain from Armidale and had showers at the lookout. About 5.15 we saw two Needletails go across heading South. Some time later and over about 20 minutes we counted a total of twenty with the largest – scattered – . . . → Read More: Swifts


Good afternoon

Have any Birding-Aussers been to this country?

Denise Lawungkurr Goodfellow PO Box 71 Darwin River, NT, Australia 0841 043 8650 835

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Contacting Alan Becker

Back in August 2015, Alan Becker photographed an immature Pacific Gull at Killarney Beach, Victoria. Does anyone know how I can contact Alan please?

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