wo new additions pending

I haven’t seen the reference that Phil based his comment on, so would be really interested to know more about the impending split. In WA, the scrubwren extends eastwards along the coast, especially in the dune scrub/mallee woodland ecotone. It is a very common species in habitat around the Eyre Bird Observatory, for instance. The . . . → Read More: wo new additions pending

Possible re-scheduled Albany Pelagic Trips – Sat 5th and Sun 6th May

Hi all,

The pelagic trips off Albany were cancelled over the weekend for weather unfortunately. We do have an opportunity to reschedule to the 5th and 6th May if we can fill the boats. As these are replacement trips, I’ve given first option to those booked on the cancelled trips, but there are spaces available . . . → Read More: Possible re-scheduled Albany Pelagic Trips – Sat 5th and Sun 6th May

Bush stone curlew

Hi all Was rather surprised to see a Bush stone curlew standing in the open in a mini garden section of Tweed City shopping centre today at the main entrance of Tweed City near the round about on the left as you start to head under the building to park… Couldn’t see a second one . . . → Read More: Bush stone curlew

Two new additions pending

Since I got to Kolkata from Ghana, two new potential additions derived from splits: White-bellied Whipbird (Psophodes leucogaster) of South Australia from Western Whipbird, the old Mallee Whipbird of Schodde & Mason Spotted Scrubwren (Sericronis maculatus) of primarily Western Australia from White-browed Scrubwren, long expected. Even more reason for a trip to South Australia now, . . . → Read More: Two new additions pending

Fwd: small birds

So I’ve spent a little time going through my 20-year sightings diary, & find that (leaving aside the occasionals or uncommons) there are more common / resident spp. whose decline I have not mentioned yet. These are – Whipbird, quail & button-quail spp., Bush Stone-Curlew, Grey Shrike-Thrush, Magpie-Lark (seasonal), as well as the spp. noted . . . → Read More: Fwd: small birds

Review: Craig Robson 2008/14 Birds of South-East Asia Second Edition [Helm Field Guide]

Fwd: Thai birder visit to WTP

I’m not sure how, but I seem to have accidentally deleted Mike’s message below from the list moderation queue. So forwarding it by hand.

Peter Shute

Sent from my iPad

Begin forwarded message:

Hello Nonn

A short term access permit can be collected from Werribee Open Range Zoo

www.melbournewater.com.au/community-and-education/recreation/birdwatching/apply-birdwatching-permit

Won’t guarantee OBPs, but will get . . . → Read More: Fwd: Thai birder visit to WTP

Review: Craig Robson 2008/14 Birds of South-East Asia Second Edition [Helm Field Guide]

Yes, Mun did take us to a riverine park behind a shanty town east of KL where there is a fishbowl for the kingfisher and an elevated log to put meal worms on for the flycatchers and robins. We walked around the wall to follow a track – no guards to be seen.

The Malayan . . . → Read More: Review: Craig Robson 2008/14 Birds of South-East Asia Second Edition [Helm Field Guide]

Review: Craig Robson 2008/14 Birds of South-East Asia Second Edition [Helm Field Guide]

Hi Laurie and all,

I’m currently living in Kuala Lumpur, and I use both Robson and “A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore” by Allen Jeyarajasingam (illustrations by Alan Pearson).

I concur with your opinions of Robson, but unfortunately the other guide is no improvement. It has many of the same . . . → Read More: Review: Craig Robson 2008/14 Birds of South-East Asia Second Edition [Helm Field Guide]

Review: Craig Robson 2008/14 Birds of South-East Asia Second Edition [Helm Field Guide]

G’day

I purchased a copy of Robson’s guide via Fishpond prior to my visit to peninsula Malaysia a couple of weeks ago. I already had 2 field guides for the birds of Borneo [Phillipps and Myers], but they only covered a fraction of the species on the mainland.

The positives are that: 1. Robson’s guide . . . → Read More: Review: Craig Robson 2008/14 Birds of South-East Asia Second Edition [Helm Field Guide]