White-tailed Tropicbird off North Head Manly.

Hi all seen 2 White-Tailed tropicbirds flying together and feeding just off North Head this afternoon this is my 4th record so far this year and 6 Red-tailed Tropicbirds so it is a very good year so far and still 2 months to go. Cheers Michael. Sent from my Samsung GALAXY S5 on the . . . → Read More: White-tailed Tropicbird off North Head Manly.

The factors that determine how many bird species can be found on any given island

see www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/02/200219152820.htm

Birding-Aus mailing list Birding-Aus@birding-aus.org To change settings or unsubscribe visit: birding-aus.org/mailman/listinfo/birding-aus_birding-aus.org

Additional Pacific Swift and White-throated Needletail sightings

Hi Mike,


More sightings from a week in the northern Torres Strait:


20 February at 10.06am – 3 White-throated Needletails at the Saibai Cemetery heading east


20 February at 12.40pm – a mixed flock of approximately 110 birds, roughly 40 Pacific Swifts and 70 . . . → Read More: Additional Pacific Swift and White-throated Needletail sightings

Black-breasted Buzzard

At 1.30 p.m. on Monday 24 February a Black-breasted Buzzard was seen circling Chiltern No 2 dam for several minutes before disappearing to the south. Seen by Ken Haines and Sue Taylor. Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

Raven explosion

Hi all,

There has been an explosion in the numbers of Australian Ravens around our place on the Woronora River at Como, south Sydney this year.

I’ve lived here for 20 years and there has always been a small population in the area, but in the last year the numbers seem . . . → Read More: Raven explosion

New Wetland Reserve on Sunshine Coast

Good news from Queensland. The Sunshine Coast Council has agreed to protect a 90-hectare wetland as a nature reserve. The West Coolum Wetland, home to several interesting and scarce bird species, had been zoned for sporting development. The decision follows the earlier environmental victory that was the acquisition and restoration of the nearby Yandina Creek . . . → Read More: New Wetland Reserve on Sunshine Coast

Frozen bird

Worth a read. 


Warm regards, Charles Hunter

garden wilmington SA

It's a lovely time of year here at the moment. Many years ago I planted many Rhagodia parabolica to bring in the variegated wrens which worked. An unforeseen benefit of the Rhagodia has been the little red berries that they produce in copious amounts. This means that flocks of silvereyes teem through the bushes-often . . . → Read More: garden wilmington SA

Wild and crazy little budgies and shifting movements and patterns

I have noticed what I wonder is a pattern in budgerigar occurrence and movements. In 2019 keen on spending time with this species I noted that there were sometimes 100s in January/Feb of 2019 in the Alice Springs region. By April/May when I arrived in Alice things keen on seeing some flocks things were much . . . → Read More: Wild and crazy little budgies and shifting movements and patterns

More Pacific Swifts

Hi again Mike,


Another flock of around 100 Pacific Swifts were observed on Goldsborough Road in Goldsborough Valley, south of Cairns, at 11.05am on 14 February.



Tania Ireton