Torquoise Parrot

Hey everyone.. Can’t remember if I’ve asked this before on here but…does anyone know a reliable location near Boonoo Boonoo NP Girraween area for Torquoise Parrot? It would be a new species for me and I’d LOVE to see it.. Thanks so much Kirri 😊 (I’m heading out there today and tomorrow)

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Birdpedia – Australia – Weekly Digest

The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period Monday, July 26, 2021 to Sunday, August 1, 2021:

Area: SA

Location: Port MacDonnell

Rufous Bristlebird (Dasyornis broadbenti) (1) 2 birds crossing Lighthouse Rd near Cape Northumberland

Reported by: Winston Syson on Friday, July 30, 2021


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Ground Parrot

Hi all… So I’m camping at Red Cliffs about an hour and a half Sth of Murwillumbah NSW and I just heard the Ground Parrot calling twice …perfect habitat near Red Cliffs camping area… Very distinctive call….I’ve seen and heard them calling often at Melaleuca when I visited a while ago in Tassie so the . . . → Read More: Ground Parrot

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Rain at Gluepot..

Unless the roads have been upgraded since we were last there, rain of any significance at Gluepot results in a “Glue Pot”, and stranding until the roads dry out.

Not a bad place to be locked down though, depending on who else is there.


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Rain at Gluepot and the Butcherbird

Rain is falling at Gluepot and that is welcome… unless you happen to be a Butcherbird… Regards

Chris Shaw 409 675912www.ararelitus.comAfter the game, the King and the Pawn go into the same box.  – Italian proverb 

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Running out of species

'Sorry, can't help with your Melbourne list, but I'm locked down in Sydney and have a suggestion if you get extended. I've been working on my COVID cold cases from old photo ID problems. I won't go into the ethics of ticking from a photo but will say I've added 3-4 ticks since the Sydney . . . → Read More: Running out of species

Running out of species

I've been attempting to add a new species every day this year and the latest Melbourne 5 Km lockdown is proving a challenge. I'm based in Prahran so limited to roughly from Royal Botanic Gardens to Elwood. Laughing Kookaburra and Silvereye are my last realistic options. I would then still need 4 more to get . . . → Read More: Running out of species

Birding-Aus Digest, Vol 93, Issue 4

Re Peewees.

Lockdown research indicates that large flocks of Magpie larks seasonally migrate to the North of Australia and back, probably accounting for the Townsville mangrove mob.

But not for the Bellarine Peninsula nighttime roost. Doesn’t seem to be like the grouping of single young male Magpies but a real group behavioural trait. . . . → Read More: Birding-Aus Digest, Vol 93, Issue 4

Mascarene Petrel in Australian waters

Just found this tucked away in the section about new books on Birdforum, from Harrison’s new Seabirds Guide (Lynx), quite amazing news: From satellite tracking data of 14 individuals of the critically endangered seabird from Reunion, it was found to be dispersing in the Arabian Sea to NW Australia (Saunier et al 2021) and the . . . → Read More: Mascarene Petrel in Australian waters