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BIRDING ON KING ISLAND

Have you been to King Island?

If you are a bit of a traveller and are looking for somewhere a little different, then you should give it a go. Apart from a couple of world class golf resorts, life is pretty low key and relaxed; the locals friendly and accommodation mostly . . . → Read More: Advertisement: Birding on King Island

Eaglehawk Pelagic Trip Report, Sep 2nd 2018

Participants:

Donna Belder, Ruth Brozek, Helen Cunningham, Karen Dick, Daryl Gardner, Russell Gardner, Rob Hamilton, Mona Loofs-Samorzewski, Carolyn Upston, Michael Vaughan, George Vaughan and Paul Brooks (organiser and report compiler)

Boat:

The Pauletta, skippered by John Males, with deckhand Michael Males.

Notes:

The tail end of a strong south-westerly airstream that hit the state the . . . → Read More: Eaglehawk Pelagic Trip Report, Sep 2nd 2018

Eaglehawk Pelagic Trip Report, Sep 1st 2018

Participants:

Graham Barwell, Donna Belder, Michael Ellison, Mark Sanders, Ramit Singal, John Tongue, Shirley Tongue, Peter Tongue, Kimberley Tongue, Peter Vaughan, Tom Wheller and Paul Brooks (organiser and report compiler)

Boat:

The Pauletta, skippered by John Males, with deckhand Michael Males.

Notes:

We weren’t sure if the trip was going to get far, with a . . . → Read More: Eaglehawk Pelagic Trip Report, Sep 1st 2018

Birding-Aus Digest, Vol 59, Issue 17

Online Ornithology

Penny and I did the Sturt Ornthology course years ago, I have the material for the Cornell external course,

The Sturt course when we did it was outstanding, being a component of a Science Certificate. It was Australian oriented.

BUT don’t be seduced by the relatively few hours quoted to properly complete this . . . → Read More: Birding-Aus Digest, Vol 59, Issue 17

Wedge tails

Have just returned from a drive to Alice Springs (for Desart, qv if interested) via NSW Central West and Broken Hill and back through the Adelaide Hills, Coorong Gippsland and Princes Highway to Sydney, drives we have done many times over the years.

The drought in NSW and Central Australia is desperate, but plenty of . . . → Read More: Wedge tails

Tasmanian Masked Owl RFI

Hi all,

I will be travelling around Tassie for a bit during the VIC school holidays and was wondering if anyone is willing to share some intel on recent Masked Owl whereabouts. I am across ebird, so know what’s reported there.

Many thanks in advance,

Falk

— Falk Wicker 14 Edward Street Healesville 3777 Victoria . . . → Read More: Tasmanian Masked Owl RFI

Osprey nest burn

Hi all,

Great sight today in Townsville Town Common Conservation Park. The Ospreys are building new nest in dead tree close to tree and nest burned down by QPWS 10 days ago.

Tony Ashton

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Anyone available to take a visitor to Werribee?

Hi all, Bill here.

I’ve been contacted by a work colleague who is being visited by a mate from Singapore between the 8th and the 12th of October. He’s an avid birdwatcher and photographer, and my friend was wondering if his mate could go to the WTP on one of those days. Unfortunately I’m working . . . → Read More: Anyone available to take a visitor to Werribee?

Stringing

I am currently reading Noah Stryker’s excellent book about his world big year, Birding without Borders. In the book, Noah talks about stringing and uses an Australian example. Does anyone know the background to this story?

In the example Stryker uses, ‘local experts became suspicious of the impressive list of sightings’ made by someone doing . . . → Read More: Stringing

Lawrie Conole signing off

Good on you Lawrie! While we have never met I have enjoyed your contributions over the years and hope your alternative preoccupation realises what an asset they have picked up.

Chris Lloyd

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