White-throated Needletails at Cranbourne Botanic Gardens, Victoria

For Mike Tarburton:


On Saturday, 27 February, shortly after 2pm, at the Cranbourne Botanical Gardens, approximately 20 White-throated Needletails were observed high above Trig Track (Google Maps has it marked as Tea Tree Track), roughly halfway between Possum Gully Track (to the north-west) and Lake Track 1 (to the south-east).  . . . → Read More: White-throated Needletails at Cranbourne Botanic Gardens, Victoria

Bunya Mountains QLD

Hi all Just wondering if there were any location/ details of birds of this area (Bunya Mountains) NP ? Owls?? I’ve never been there Nd was curious if there’s any must see spots for birds at any of the campgrounds or surrounds…

Thanks Kirri 😊


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Mystery museum specimen

In this thread on birdfourm, someone is trying to id a case of Australian birds in a museum, and there's an bird with a yellow crest and white nape that doesn't appear to be Australian. Anyone want to have a go at identifying it?

https://www.birdforum.net/threads/help-with-australian-bird-id-historic-cased-taxidermy.405207/ Peter Shute

Emus available

Not quite complete run of Emus from 1991 to 2008, free to anyone who will pay postage. I will send weight and dimensions to anyone who expresses interest, please research postage costs from 2482. Prefer to keep as one batch but will consider splitting.

In the event of no takers, any other suggestions short of . . . → Read More: Emus available

Birdpedia – Australia – Weekly Digest

The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period Monday, February 15, 2021 to Sunday, February 21, 2021:

Area: SA

Location: Gregory st Port Elliot

Fork-tailed Swift (Apus pacificus) (25) Birds flew over very high from the West and carried on towards Goolwa.

White-throated Needletail (Hirundapus caudacutus) (3) Birds were with . . . → Read More: Birdpedia – Australia – Weekly Digest

2020/21 Swift records

Hi Mike (and Birding-Aus folks too),


Just wanted to let you know that Sally and I had a very nicely sized flock of Fork-tailed (Pacific) Swifts with at least 200+ birds which included at least 3 or 4 White-throated Needletails on Sunday 7/02/21 at approx. 8am.

It was . . . → Read More: 2020/21 Swift records

The use of DNA to identify a rare vagrant in Australia

I guess the case off the Brown Streaked Flycatcher at Sandfire Roadhouse would qualify as one of the biggest megas in Australian birding history (given its rareness in its native range).

It is a fascinating story if you haven’t come across it: www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-13/new-bird-species-found-in-australia-via-poo-detection/13137184

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Macquarie Marshes video Dec2020

Hi All,

For those interested, here’s a video created in December 2020 by the excellent videographer Stuart Cohen of Bottlebrush Media, focussed on the drought recovery actions underway in Macquarie Marshes wetland system, featuring many great birds! 😊


Cheers Tim

Tim Hosking Senior Wetlands and River Conservation Officer

Biodiversity and . . . → Read More: Macquarie Marshes video Dec2020

Promotion: Bird surveys King Island, 22-25 April, 2021

An invitation to all birders


‘Wings on King’ Autumn Bird Surveys

22nd-25th April, 2021

Coincides with the last weekend of direct Hobart . . . → Read More: Promotion: Bird surveys King Island, 22-25 April, 2021

constructive criticism on video

Dear All,

I am trying to add more tutorial videos to my Youtube channel… I made a short video for 10 tips on bird photography:


It is mainly aimed at beginners, so I expect it will be a little elementary for most of the people on this list, but if you have a few . . . → Read More: constructive criticism on video