IOC 7.2 update

The IOC 7.2 update is now available at

From what I can see the only changes that effect the Australian list are all to do with alterations in the taxonomical names:

Sarus Crane and Brolga are now in the new genus Antigone

and the Ruff, Broad-billed Sandpiper and Buff-breasted Sandpiper and once again included . . . → Read More: IOC 7.2 update

Fork-tailed Swift , Altona, Victoria.

At 13.15 hrs, today 20/4/2017, I was surprised to see a single Fork-tailed Swift flying over my garden in Altona, Victoria. I live close to Truganina Swamp reserve and nearby Laverton Creek. The swift first appeared flying south to north then reappeared over my roof top heading in southerly direction , which would be towards . . . → Read More: Fork-tailed Swift , Altona, Victoria.