Angled scope for sale

Hi folks Find I’m not using my scope much since I got superzoom camera and may as well on-sell to someone who can make use of it. It is a Celestron Regal M2 80ED. Angled mount and 20-60x zoom eyepiece.  Nice scope, barely used, still with original box / packaging, soft stay on case . . . → Read More: Angled scope for sale

Kowa Optics for sale

All I have some Kowa optics for sale if anyones interested. All were purchased new from Japan less than 4 weeks ago from Kowa dealer. All items come with original box/packaging/documentation and purchase invoice/receipt. – Kowa TSN-883 Spotting Scope with TE-11WZ 25-60x eyepiece + stay on case – Kowa Genesis 8×22 binoculars + hard . . . → Read More: Kowa Optics for sale

Bird ID

Morning Rob Could the first be an immature Yellow-plumed Honeyeater and the second juvenile Gilbert's Whistler? Geoff

White-throated Needletail Sightings

G’day avid bird watchers. I have just completed adding all of the last seasons WTNT sightings to my database and so are ready to start working on the season’s statistics.

So if you have any sightings please let me have them pretty soon. Many thanks to all those who have already sent their sightings to . . . → Read More: White-throated Needletail Sightings

Bird ID

Hi All. Going through some old photos and think I may have mis-identified these two birds. Have the first as immature Grey-headed Honeyeater and second as immature Red-lored Whistler. Both taken at Nombinnie NR, NSW. Could someone please confirm, or correct? TAI. Rob Quinan

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Birding-Aus Digest, Vol 68, Issue 7

Hi Paul, Mike, Thanks for your input to the discussion. I feel more confident Birdata is the most logical/useful place to enter standardised survey data with the intention of furthering bird conservation. Looking forward to the interface updates! If anyone is interested in the paper Paul mentioned, the full version is available for free . . . → Read More: Birding-Aus Digest, Vol 68, Issue 7

eBird or Birdata (Jack Worcester)

Firstly thank you Jack for submitting standardised surveys into birdata. It really does help BirdLife Australia run State of Birds reports and indices which inform bird conservation priorities and decisions: birdata and eBird are complementary in a country with such a large land mass and low population density, except for our cities. You . . . → Read More: eBird or Birdata (Jack Worcester)

eBird vs Birdata

Hi Jack eBird is in some ways more user friendly but Birdata is the national bird database and entering bird survey data conforming with birdata methodologies is the scientific way to go.  The data can then be used in a variety of ways by Birdlife Australia (our national birding organisaation) for research i.e. compilation of . . . → Read More: eBird vs Birdata

Southern Fulmars and Cape Petrels.

Hi all there was another Southern Fulmar from North Head Manly today the second in less than a week also very happy to see a Cape Petrel which have almost been nonexistent from North Head for about 6 or 7 years. Cheers Michael.

Help the Heathland this Saturday (8/6)


This Saturday’s session will be open to the general public to plant, weed, and clear bracken along the through route. There have been posters and, I hope, an email to residents of the neighbouring apartment blocks.

You are of course welcome to join in – but please help people to . . . → Read More: Help the Heathland this Saturday (8/6)