Needletails are heading our way

G’day

Two days ago two White-throated Needletails were reported from Timor Leste so this bird now listed as Vulnerable in Australia is heading back our way. If you want to help with the documentaion of its decline please count or estimate the size of any flocks you see. Send them directly to me, or to . . . → Read More: Needletails are heading our way

Thanks!

Wanted to thank you all for replying to my RFI on behalf of a friend planning o a few days in Sidney. He is putting together an itinerary and I’m sure will be in touch as things unfold.   Thanks again, Ross   Ross Silcock Tabor, IA  51653 USA 402-618-4933         . . . → Read More: Thanks!

Bill to ban duck shooting

https://www.facebook.com/AndyMeddickMP/videos/339087716815620/ Hopefully this video can be viewed. It’s Animal Justice Party MP, Andy Meddick, reading his Bill to ban duck hunting in the Upper House of the Victorian Parliament last week. History will be made if this Bill succeeds. For the first time since opposition to duck shooting began 33 years ago, there’s a . . . → Read More: Bill to ban duck shooting

Fantail Cuckoos

On Sunday morning I heard several Fantail Cuckoos calling at Banyule Flats. This morning one was calling at the bottom of my garden by Darebin Creek.

Anthea Fleming Ivanhoe, Vic

Neonicotinoid pesticides affect birds as well as the bees

see www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-09-13/neonicotinoid-insecticide-songbirds-migration/11500132

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recommend an app for bird songs / calls?

Hello everyone, Can you please recommend an app for bird vocalizations?  I’m going to visit Australia for the first time ever, and I will need all the help I can get identifying the birds I find. I don’t intend to use the app as playback in the field, not wanting to disturb the birds.  . . . → Read More: recommend an app for bird songs / calls?

Climate change science and politics

I believe that birding Aus. should not be used to espouse topics such as climate change politics or religion.

Best wishes,

Nevil Lazarus

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bird blog update

Dear All,

A while ago I asked everyone to submit their blog link if they had one. I took all of those links and put them on the link page on my blog:

badbirding.jpolak.org/links/

I ams still searching some of the links I’ve found in these blogs as well so those will go up soon. . . . → Read More: bird blog update

Climate change

A significant number of anti Climate Change activists do accept that Glob al Warming is real, but deny that human activity is the cause,, claiming (very wrongly ) it to be part of a natural cycle.

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‘Cox’s Sandpiper’ – an interesting article…

https://www.birdguides.com/articles/coxs-sandpiper-the-species-that-never-was/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter110919&eid=592242&_ccCt=UA4HAIbjpU9tV7Fx9UIeHIvqSomPXvY6lBK_ac28_d52NS3un_pk4f%7egqpRqXqVn#