Cairns information request

My wife and I will be in the Cairns/Yorkeys Knob area early in May and would like to know if there have been any recent sightings of Rufous owls in that area. Also any other ideas for good places to find some of the birds of that region. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks…. Colin . . . → Read More: Cairns information request

The Australian Bird Guide

I picked my copy up from BirdLife Western Australia when they arrived yesterday (BWA sells it at $40 plus postage if you can’t pick it up from the office).

It is certainly a great book, and you can see the amount of detail they have gone to.

I like the text that is next to . . . → Read More: The Australian Bird Guide

Any father and child want to join a duo to Terrick this weekend?

Hi,

My son and I are planning to drive up to Terrick Terrick, leaving Saturday afternoon and returning Sunday evening. If there’s a father-child combo who wants to share, could be an ideal fit. We’ll be camping/spotlighting on Saturday night and obviously attempting to look for mutant Black-shouldered Kites. Call me on 0405220830.

Regards,

Simon.

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Winter locations

Hi All,

I’m planning taking a week off to go birding in July while the missus is away (hiking Kokoda).

Ideally I’m thinking a driving trip from Sydney, but could also fly somewhere if it’s worth it.

Currently thinking either:

1) Sydney – Fitzroy Falls – Barren Grounds – down as . . . → Read More: Winter locations

Letter-winged Kite at Terrick Terrick NP (Vic)

Yesterday Dan Ashdown and Owen Lishmund reported a Letter-winged kite at Terrick Terrick NP in Victoria (see Birdline below). Apparently it was with 6 Black-shouldered Kites. Question – is it unusual to have so many Black-shouldered Kites together? I don’t think I’ve seen more than a couple.

Hoping this bird is the first of many.

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The Australian Bird Guide

G’day all,

I’ve posted a review of this great new Australian guide including a short interview with one of the authors, Rohan Clarke.

www.chriswatson.com.au/blog/the-australian-bird-guide

Cheers,

Chris Watson — www.chriswatson.com.au/ *Mob – 0419 358 942*

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Feather ID

ADVERTISEMENT, trip to West Papua August 2017

Hi, I have put my name down for a trip to West Papua in August, which needs 7 people to go ahead – so far just 2 – hence my post. If you would like a chance for up to 9 Birds of Paradise species, see Link to brochure below.

www.geoffreygearheart.com/arfak/

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new field guide for the USA

Here’s a new field guide , courtesy of Prof. Spencer Schaffner, University of Illinois. Comes with a language warning.

Denise Lawungkurr Goodfellow PO Box 71 Darwin River, NT, Australia 0841 043 8650 835

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The Australan Bird Guide

Received my copy of the new CSIRO bird guide today. Very nice, with lots of illustrations of the various subspecies, etc. Also a compehensive coverage od vagrants.

Only a couple of complaints (we all can not be perfect). a) the distribution maps a bit small and the associated subspecies notations difficult to read (because of . . . → Read More: The Australan Bird Guide