An interesting article on Night Parrots in WA and their exclusion from the EIA process

see theconversation.com/still-here-night-parrot-rediscovery-in-wa-raises-questions-for-mining-75384

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Birding guide, Sri Lanka

I can also very highly recommend the Bird and Wildlife Team.Our guide was Udithe Hettige (spelling?). He knew all the birds, mammals, reptiles, butterflies, frogs, dragonflies, etc.

_________________________________________________________________ Frank O’Connor Birding WA birdingwa.iinet.net.au Phone : (08) 9386 5694 Email : foconnor@iinet.net.au

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Birding guide, Sri Lanka

Martin

I highly recommend Chandima Jayaweer of Birding Sri Lanka www.birdingsrilanka.com/.

You will be guaranteed all the endemics and specialties in a well-organised and comfortable tour at a fraction of the cost of the bigger company tours.

See trip report here:

www.surfbirds.com/trip_report.php?id=2312

Greg Roberts friarbird.roberts@gmail.com sunshinecoastbirds.blogspot.com.au/

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Birding guide, Sri Lanka

Does anyone have a contact for a birding guide in Sri Lanka?

John Leonard

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Forrest Beach Ft Swift sighting again.

Gooday Michael and all, Today 29 March 6.20 at Forrest Beach Qld. I observed another sparse flock of 30+ Ft Swifts accompanied by some smaller Swifts flying in a Southerly direction. Weather conditions were calm with high cloud. Sorry Michael for calling you Mark in the previous report. Didn’t have my glasses to try and . . . → Read More: Forrest Beach Ft Swift sighting again.

Bellbird back online (ADVERTISEMENT of sorts)

Hi all,

Just a quick message to let you know that we’re back online and that we’re offering a 5% discount on selected birding tours.

Late last week and over the weekend our website host and domain provider, WebCity, experienced a total blackout for 3 days. Our apologies if you’ve been trying to contact us . . . → Read More: Bellbird back online (ADVERTISEMENT of sorts)

Cash for Night Parrot

Adam Riley, the owner of South African birding tour company Rockjumper, has clarified his connection to glamping trips to the Pullen Pullen Night Parrot Reserve in western Queensland.

Meanwhile, concerns have been raised about a new barbed wire fence installed along the western boundary of Pullen Pullen by the reserves owner, Bush Heritage Australia.

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Fork-tailed Swifts at Forrest Beach Qld.

Gooday all and Mark. At 17.20 Tuesday 28 March at Forrest Beach 18 45 S 145 20? I observed 19 F-t Swifts flying in a Southerly direction in a sparse flock. The position of the sighting is on the Northern side of Cyclone Debbie with the weather here being very calm with light rain. Regards . . . → Read More: Fork-tailed Swifts at Forrest Beach Qld.

Bustard in SA.

After hearing about a bustard seen on Hindmarsh Is I took off to look for it since they are quite uncommon in coastal SA. I can advise where I saw it if anyone wants directions.

Tony.

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WTNs at Opera, WKs at Avoca, NPs

Hi All,

On Friday evening there was a group of about six WTNTs over Lady Macquaries’s Chair near the Sydney Botanic Gardens, possibly attracted by Carmen, the Opera on the Harbour, more likely the low storm clouds. Fruit bats as well.

A pair of Whistling Kites circling over Avoca lagoon on Sunday morning, . . . → Read More: WTNs at Opera, WKs at Avoca, NPs