Houtman Abrolhos: tour recommendation please

Hello all, only now that we have well and truly buried 2020 I dare looking more closely at 2021, and what to do this year. The Houtman Abrolhos Islands, off Geraldton WA, have long been on my bucket list, actually since we are living in Perth, i.e. since 2005. This year the planets seem to . . . → Read More: Houtman Abrolhos: tour recommendation please

Hybrid Golden/Rufous Whistler?

Hi all Escaping Sydney last week we spent 5 days in Blackheath. While walking in the local bush we heard a Rufous Whistler calling. The bird was very accommodating in showing itself. Which was a problem. Because it had the distinctive black cap of a Golden Whistler.  And it seemed to be a black . . . → Read More: Hybrid Golden/Rufous Whistler?

Channel-billed Cuckoo aggregations


My most common CBC observation is a single bird calling in flight, with numerous instances of coordinated duos.

A while back I came across a group of 4 hanging out in a eucalypt and I was struck by their similarity with hornbills.

This morning I saw a combination of 7 CBCs (6 in . . . → Read More: Channel-billed Cuckoo aggregations