square tail kite near Central Tilba, south coast NSW

Hi Folks I do not know how unusual this is, but a square tailed kite soared over my head, just a few metres up, near Central Tilba yesterday, just above the treeline-level. I have never seen them here and initially thought it was a whistling kite, which are fairly regular. I checked my literature . . . → Read More: square tail kite near Central Tilba, south coast NSW

Newcastle birding

Good evening I am planning a few days in Newcastle, hoping to search for the Asian Dowitcher but note that the last eBird record is for 31 Dec. Perhaps this is because 2023 records have not yet been confirmed. Has anyone seen the bird since 31 Dec? Also, I would appreciate any tips from . . . → Read More: Newcastle birding

Birdpedia – Australia – Weekly Digest

The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period Monday, January 2, 2023 to Sunday, January 8, 2023:

Area: SA

Location: Middleton Point Fleurieu peninsula SA

Sooty Oystercatcher (Haematopus fuliginosus) (1) 6 birds were feeding on the rocks

Reported by: Winston Syson on Tuesday, January 3, 2023


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Australian Painted-snipe

Now that 2022 is done, I checked ebird for records of the species for that year.  This brought up a map unburdened by any reports, with the depressing notation ‘No data for this taxon’. This contrasts with the reporting for 2022 of the relatively commonplace Orange-bellied Parrot. I had previously mentioned to this . . . → Read More: Australian Painted-snipe

Eastern Bristlebird

It's worth checking for Pilotbird along the creek at the entrance to Barren Grounds. All the best Richard Jordan

Eastern Bristlebird

I’m hoping to go to Barren Grounds in the next few days…is it a good time of year to listen for and possibly miraculously see an Eastern Bristlebird? If so, is there a location at the grounds that they frequent a little more than usual? Also is there a Pilotbird area in the Sydney region . . . → Read More: Eastern Bristlebird

FW: Late autumn at 70*N



From: Wim Vader <wjm.vader@gmail.com&gt; Sent: fredag 25. november 2022 12:28 To: Willem Jan Marinus Vader <wim.vader@uit.no&gt; Subject: Late autumn at 70*N


Late autumn at 70*N


Back home in Tromsø in far northern Norway. We have no direct sunlight anymore: Mørketiden, i.e. . . . → Read More: FW: Late autumn at 70*N

Painted Snipe

I have only seen 2 Australian Painted Snipe. This pair were first seen at the 'Cement Works Pond' on James Creek Road, near the Harwood Bridge (Pacific Hwy, M1) on 20 January 2018. We went to search for them several times before first spotting them on 27 March. We saw them again on 28 March . . . → Read More: Painted Snipe

Birding in Hawaii

Hey everyone… If I was to travel from Australia to Hawaii next year for a week…when’s the best time for birding and some must see locations/Species on mainland and islands nearby?? Yes I can look at Ebird but just wanted some extra help from those that have been there and would like to share their . . . → Read More: Birding in Hawaii

Birding-Aus Digest, Vol 109, Issue 5

Not sure if this helps but, around 2011/12 I saw the Aust Painted Snipe at Newey reservoir in Cobar, right next to a Painted Honeyeater which was in the tree to the right of it… I’ve been back many times since to the same spot and it’s never been there…

Kirri 👍🏼

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