WTNT & Fork-tailed (Pacific) Swifts, FNQ

hi Mike, with the relatively cooler air predominating up here along the lowlands of the Cairns region since the 3rd week of Feb 2019, there has been a paucity of needletail and swift records. (this obviously excludes our local Aust Swiftlets).  the reason I’ve also included this note onto Birding-Aus this time Mike is . . . → Read More: WTNT & Fork-tailed (Pacific) Swifts, FNQ

Interesting article on raptors adapting to urban environments

Interesting to see peregrines have taken to hunting at night and goshawks moving into cities …

see www.earth.com/news/raptors-city/

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Birdpedia – Australia – Weekly Digest

The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period Monday, March 11, 2019 to Sunday, March 17, 2019:

Area: SA

Location: Diekman Ave, Felixstow

Straw-necked Ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis) (1) A single bird preening with a couple of Australian White Ibis in the top of a pine tree just west of the . . . → Read More: Birdpedia – Australia – Weekly Digest

Birding board game

From the NY Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/11/science/wingspan-board-game-elizabeth-hargrave.html

She Invented a Board Game With Scientific Integrity. It’s Taking Off.

How Elizabeth Hargrave turned . . . → Read More: Birding board game

brown headed honeyeater behaviour Wilmington SA

Today at 5.40 pm two hours before sunset there was a group of four brown heade honeyeaters sitting close together, for all the world like white breasted woodswallows. Behind them and a couple of feet higher in the tree were another two. They were all facing the same direction. It was two hours before . . . → Read More: brown headed honeyeater behaviour Wilmington SA

Eaglehawk Neck pelagic trip report 3rd March 2019

Eaglehawk Pelagic Trip Report – 3rd March 2019

Participants:

Ruth Brozek, Helen Cunningham, Karen Dick, Darryl Eggins, Sonja Frei, Mona Loofs-Samorzewski (report compiler), Lauren Roman, Richard Taylor, Carolyn Upston and Els Wakefield. Paul Brooks, the trip organiser, was unable to attend, with Karen and Els . . . → Read More: Eaglehawk Neck pelagic trip report 3rd March 2019

BirdLife VIC Public Talk – Melbourne

This month’s speaker will be Karen Rowe PhD

Hugh D.T. Williamson Research Fellow, . . . → Read More: BirdLife VIC Public Talk – Melbourne

Fwd: 40 Spotted Pardalote

Re ‘More Pork’. In 2017 the English Names Committee recommended ‘Tasman Morepork’ for the species on Norfolk Island, because ‘Morepork’, the New Zealand name, was used on Norfolk. A species name was needed for N leucopsis, a separate species on the Australian list (WLAB), and ‘Tasmanian Boobook’ was chosen. ‘Morepork’ then comes back . . . → Read More: Fwd: 40 Spotted Pardalote

Fwd: 40 Spotted Pardalote

Brian continues to have issues sending to the mailing list through a VPN – or maybe I need to fix something in the setting to allow it! Anyway, he asked me to pass this on to the list. Thanks to everyone who assisted him with info about Bruny Island.

Russell Woodford ———- Forwarded message . . . → Read More: Fwd: 40 Spotted Pardalote

Royal Nat Park

I’m planning a visit to the Royal Nat Park in two weeks, and am seeking info on likely sites for Pilotbirds and Rock Warblers. I don’t know whether Ground Parrots are there, but would like to think they are.

Does anyone have any promising sites or recent info? Thanks for your attention. Stephen

Sent . . . → Read More: Royal Nat Park