Spotted Whistling Ducks nr Cairns

Hi everyone What's the situation with Spotted Whistling Ducks nr Cairns these days? I'm thinking of another pilgrimage to Cairns/Atherton Tablelands this year and was wondering if they had become reliable anywhere in the area.

— John LeonardCanberraAustraliawww.jleonard.net

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Egrets

Over the last few months, I have been watching a colony of four different Egrets nesting on a small island in a lake on the Gold Coast,

occasionally I see a dead Egret floating in the lake, which I presumed was runt of the clutch and had missed out on enough . . . → Read More: Egrets

Help finding birds around Cairns

Hello Birders, My son and I have three days in Cairns between Friday 21st and Sunday the 23rd January next week, during which time we’re hoping to locate a short list of birds we are yet to view. From e-bird I’ve identified a recent hotspot for each of these birds viz: Nordmand’s Greenshank & . . . → Read More: Help finding birds around Cairns

youtube

Dear Kirri,

I don’t have info about the Turquoise parrot but your channel sounds intriguing. I was wondering if you could give me the link to it so I could subscribe?

Cheers, Jason

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Birding-Aus Digest, Vol 99, Issue 2

Hi Kirri Maybe try Bob Green in South Australia. He does a lot of parrot work for Birdlife. shriketit@bigpond.com Cheers William Brooker

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Turquoise parrot conservation info

Hi all… Just a quick question.. I have a YouTube channel about my family traveling and birding in Australia etc (at the moment only in the allowed zones)…I’ve recently seen the Turquoise parrot at Warrumbungles (15 at one time and young & photographed them 😳)…and I’d like to highlight any conservation efforts any organisations may . . . → Read More: Turquoise parrot conservation info

5 January, 5 birds on yearlist

5 January, 5 birds on yearlist!

Just this morning I heard a small flock of House Sparrows muttering near a house where the birds always are few, not too far from my home in Tromsø, N. Norway. This was year bird nr 5 on my list. As usual these last years, the . . . → Read More: 5 January, 5 birds on yearlist

Are Green Rosellas more likely to be right-footed?

Seasons greetings folks,

At the start of November my son and I made a late decision to spend two weeks in Tassie as an alternative to schoolies on the Gold Coast.

This timing hit the sweet spot when Tasmania was clear of Covid and closed to NSW and Victoria, so it was easy to . . . → Read More: Are Green Rosellas more likely to be right-footed?

Fwd: February 2022 birdwatching access renewal (WTP, Victoria)

I received the

Western Treatment Plant access permit renewal email below a few days ago. Not sure if everyone's permit expires the same day. Of note is the fact that they're no longer splitting it into Special and General access areas. All keys are eventually going to open the gates in both areas. Peter . . . → Read More: Fwd: February 2022 birdwatching access renewal (WTP, Victoria)

WTNs

A flock of twelve WTNs briefly over Avoca Beach yesterday morning, despite clear skies apart from a little stratus and scattered balls of cumulus. Large storms followed later in the day/night

Happy Birding in the New Year

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