Southport Seamount Pelagic – Day Trip – March 2019

Southport Seamount Pelagic – March 2019

Make your reservation!!!

Over the years, Southport and in particular the seamounts off Southport have become famous for the tropical seabirds and some real rarities – the yet to be described Coral Sea Storm-Petrel Is very regular, Polynesian and Band-rumped Storm-Petrel, Bulwer’s and Herald Petrels are all on the . . . → Read More: Southport Seamount Pelagic – Day Trip – March 2019

Changes in status of southern Queensland birds

The Queensland Conservation Council in 1979 published a booklet I wrote, The Birds of South-East Queensland. It was an annotated list of birds from the state's south-east with a focus on status, distribution, habitat and environmental threats. Forty years later, in 2019, I thought it timely for a “then and now” look at . . . → Read More: Changes in status of southern Queensland birds

Update – Two spots available Jan 19th Crowdy Head pelagic (none on Sunday 20th).

Hi all, There are now two spots available on the Saturday Jan 19th pelagic and none on the Sunday (for the pelagic trip I am organizing from Crowdy Head, NSW).  I have just spoken to the skipper about the weather forecast and at this stage the trip for Sunday looks good but the Saturday . . . → Read More: Update – Two spots available Jan 19th Crowdy Head pelagic (none on Sunday 20th).

One spot available Jan 19th and 20th Crowdy Head pelagics

Hi all, I have had a late cancellation on both days of the Sat 19th and Sun 20th Crowdy Head pelagics. So there is now one spot available on both days. Cheers, Michael Kearns mkearns@y7mail.com 0434582005

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ALAN traps Silver Gulls?

In the December 2018 issue of Wingspan, there's an article about the dangers of ALAN (artificial light at night) to birds because it upsets their night navigation abilities (Fatal Attraction, John Peter, p53). It offers Silver Gulls as a local example: "Silver Gulls provide the most conspicuous examples of ALAN-related discombulation in Australia, with their . . . → Read More: ALAN traps Silver Gulls?

FW: Victorian Birding/Travel Advice Please

 

Dear Moderator,

Because of bounces, I think that I had the wrong e-mail address in an earlier attempt to send this. If the earlier one (exactly the same e-mail)  got though, please ignore this one.

With continuing thanks for the service, regards, Angus Innes.

 

8   angus.innes@environment-agency.gov.uk

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Advertisement – Wings on King Autumn Surveys and invitation to the FACE of King Island

Hello wonderful bird people, BIRDS OF KING ISLAND INVITE YOU TO COME VISIT – AND GIVE US A HAND… The 2019 Autumn Wings on King surveys will be happening again on the weekend 25th-28th April, 2019.  This weekend leads directly on from Easter and includes Anzac Day, so is a great opportunity for you to . . . → Read More: Advertisement – Wings on King Autumn Surveys and invitation to the FACE of King Island

Iron Range

Hi Harry, You will most likely get lots of replies and suggestions where to find birds from other birders but here are a few of my tips.

I have had 3 trips to Iron Range, the first was with my wife in August 2009 as pretty inexperienced birders. We dipped on most of the endemic . . . → Read More: Iron Range

RFI: Trip to Cairns – Iron Range

Hello, We are planning a part Finnish, part Aussie birding trip to Cairns and its surroundings and Iron Range in October-November 2019. The plan is to spend the first week in Cairns and its surroundings and the second week in Iron Range (most likely 4 nights on the spot), so 2 weeks altogether without . . . → Read More: RFI: Trip to Cairns – Iron Range

Spotted Scrubwren – Elevated to full species

Hi all, The IOC released their latest update (version 9.1) and has split the Spotted Scrubwren from the White-browed Scrubwren. Here's the link > https://www.worldbirdnames.org/updates/species-updates/ Happy listing

Best wishes,

James Mustafa

James MustafaMusician/Composer

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www.jamesmustafa.com

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