Spotting Scopes

Hello all,


I was hoping that someone may be able to provide some advice on the following questions about spotting scopes – I was looking into buying one for the purposes of bush-birding and seawatching:


What magnification on a spotting scope would be good? Is a spotting scope . . . → Read More: Spotting Scopes

The migration pattern of European Nightjars is linked to the lunar cycle


The moon determines when migratory birds head south

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Feather id

I was wondering if anyone can help id this feather, found today in Docklands, Melbourne. My guess is Little Wattlebird, but I thought it should have a white tip if it is.

A marine William Cooper

I have just seen on ABC TV a program “Roger Swainston: Drawn to water”. About the artist of the fishes of Australia book and other things. I don’t know if it is on iview. He is a fabulous artist. Equal to William Cooper for birds (and seems surprisingly similar). But he does all . . . → Read More: A marine William Cooper

Impact of climate change on the breeding seasons of arctic seabirds


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Where are all the Short-tailed Shearwaters?

On Tuesday the Port Phillip Nature Park issued a media release saying that they were arriving late but in good health. Wish the globe was.

Michael Norris

Central Aust.Trip.

Does anyone have up to date bird sighting for Uluru and Alice Springs, or knows of anyone that I can get in touch with that could point me

in the right direction.

Is there anyone out there that had been there and can recommend places to visit.

I’m heading there . . . → Read More: Central Aust.Trip.

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Home tweet home.

Just back from an amazing but bird- poor tour of California looking at its remarkable trees, including many “champions”, ranging from awesome Redwoods and Sequoias through scores of conifers, including the worlds oldest living single-trunked tree, the Bristlecone Pine, almost 5000 years old according to tree ring counts, looking like a giant bonsai with mainly . . . → Read More: Home tweet home.

Where are all the Short-tailed Shearwaters?

This is extremely worrying. It is not unusual for large numbers of shearwaters to die at sea, especially when they encounter major storms. But this event seems to be something more serious.


Stephen Ambrose

Ryde NSW