RFI Lombok (Indonesia)

Hi All I will be lucky enough to be attending a conference in Lombok (next door to Bali) in late September. I was looking for any input or information on birding opportunities on the island. I have already read Iian Denham’s report/comments from May 2016 and have made contact with the guide he named in . . . → Read More: RFI Lombok (Indonesia)

Tasmanian pelagic August 19th and 20th – VACANCY

The Sydney pelagic group has organised pelagic trips out of Eaglehawk Neck on Saturday and Sunday August 19th and 20th, 2017. We had a full boat but one participant has had to pull out so there is now a single vacancy for the two days. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Hal . . . → Read More: Tasmanian pelagic August 19th and 20th – VACANCY

gamba grass video

A horrifying story. We have just returned from the Northern Territory. We did a trip with Mike Jarvis two years ago and re-visited many of the spots we went to with him. There were several creek areas around Pine Creek for instance that we couldn’t get into this time because of the gamba grass. I . . . → Read More: gamba grass video

hikers caught unawares by fire in Litchfield Park

This article demonstrates how easily one can be caught unawares by grass fires.


Although gamba grass isn’t mentioned that the hikers mention a “wall of fire” suggests that it is so – the Park is badly infested with this weed. In the past Litchfield Park rangers have expressed their fear that people would . . . → Read More: hikers caught unawares by fire in Litchfield Park

White-headed Pigeon’s status in Melbourne

Mike…a summary of the Melbourne area White-headed Pigeon’s observations from the Victorian Biodiversity Atlas (VBA).

1999 Warrandyte – several records, in late summer

2004 Pound bend (Warrandyte area)

2006 Mount Eliza (several records, all close to each other)

2007 Donvale

2008 Guys Hill (Berwick)

So your record certainly appears to be one of the closer-to-the-city . . . → Read More: White-headed Pigeon’s status in Melbourne

gamba grass video

Morning all

In the past I’ve warned birding-Aussers visiting the Top End about gamba grass-fuelled fires. This year it’s much worse because of the heavy wet season.

This video shows the spread of gamba grass . In many areas it is out of control. Gamba grass is now growing in many traditional sites for . . . → Read More: gamba grass video

Hazevoet (1995) ‘The Birds of the Cape Verde Islands’

Dear All, I’m wondering if anyone has a copy of ‘The Birds of the Cape Verde Islands’ by C.J. Hazevoet published in 1995. It is the BOU Check-list no.13. I am after a copy of Appendix 4 and am hoping someone might be able to copy the 4 pages for me. Kind regards, Anne

Birding-Aus . . . → Read More: Hazevoet (1995) ‘The Birds of the Cape Verde Islands’

Oil Palm Plantations

Hi All

Having driven through and birded the ornithological deserts of thousands of acres of Malaysian Oil Palm plantations, it would be interesting to know how rainforest species utilise them in New Britain. Apart from Edge Habitat shelter.. No nesting holes, no undergrowth. Do they eat the flowers or fruit?



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Photos still needed for BOP’s and Bowerbirds

This is my last appeal for images that may be suitable for the Birds of Paradise and Bowerbirds title that is being finalised for A & C Black/Helm Publishers. We can pay a modest fee if the image is used, and obviously credit the photo. My thanks to those who so kindly sent in some . . . → Read More: Photos still needed for BOP’s and Bowerbirds

Study of the impact of logging and oil palm plantations on rare birds in New Guinea


Rare bird numbers persisting in Papua New Guinea despite logging, palm oil plantations ABC Radio Perth By Emma Wynne

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