Terania Creek (Northern NSW) Fire

Hi all, I was in Nightcap National Park last week (Gibbergunyah Range Road). Magical birding as always. The rainforest (Big Scrub) was extremely dry. No water in the creeks. Rocky Creek Dam still above 80% however. This is footage taken yesterday a couple of kms from Protesters Falls (Nightcap National Park): Fire activity at . . . → Read More: Terania Creek (Northern NSW) Fire

FW: Melbourne Koel

Oh, I see Rod’s message (with my comments) also went to birding-aus. So now I need to send my message to B-A also. I wanted the conversation private, until my initial thoughts could be properly developed. I wish people would ask about forwarding private messages publicly, before doing so. Even so, for now . . . → Read More: FW: Melbourne Koel

To what extent are Austral pelagic birds dependent on fishery discards?

see www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/11/191107202557.htm

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ID Assistance Migratory Sea Bird

Hi all,

I saw this bird at an ocean beach in Port Stephens, NSW last Friday afternoon.

It was solitary (ie only one of its species), however hanging out with some seagulls.

Looks like ( a Bar Tailed Godwit) it could possibly be an Asian Dowitcher (non breeding)? The distinct . . . → Read More: ID Assistance Migratory Sea Bird

WTNT at O’Reilly’s 10 Nov (Mike Tarburton)

Hello birders, 

For whoever is keeping track of WTNT, we observed about 10-12 today (just now) at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Resort.  The details are captured in eBird checklist at this link.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S61318884 We studied them carefully to eliminate similar Fork-tailed and House Swift.  If there is any other very large, long-winged swift species we should . . . → Read More: WTNT at O’Reilly’s 10 Nov (Mike Tarburton)

RFI White-throated Whipbird and Sandhill Grasswren

Hi all

I will have some time for birding in South Australia in December.

I would be very grateful for any information sites fro White-throated Whipbird on Kangaroo Island, and any sites for Sandhill Grasswren anywhere in the state.

Please contact me off line at Philip.hansbro@uts.edu.au

Thanks very much Phil.

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Spam

Thanks to all of you who pointed out the now obvious spam. Haven’t seen one for years, my server must weed them out.

Cheers

Michael

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Should it have been sent to Fatbirder ?

Please explain,

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> On 3 Nov 2019, at 3:23 am, Joshua Paul < joshua.paul@wayland.wbu.edu> wrote: > > > > On Saturday, November 02, 2019 10:16 AM, Laurie Knight wrote: > Hope all is . . . → Read More: for all

Uluru and Alice Springs

Thanks to all that took the trouble to reply to my request for information for our trip to Uluru and Alice Springs, it was very helpful and greatly appreciated.

Although birds were almost nonexistent at Uluru and the Olgas due to all waterholes being dry and only 20 mm of rain in . . . → Read More: Uluru and Alice Springs

Birdpedia – Australia – Weekly Digest

The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period Monday, November 4, 2019 to Sunday, November 10, 2019:

Area: SA

Location: Beyond wetlands Hayborough

White-winged Triller (Lalage tricolor) (1) Male bird first time seen in Port Elliot area. Male bird as been observed for at least 6 days.

Freckled Duck (Stictonetta . . . → Read More: Birdpedia – Australia – Weekly Digest