FW: Long weekend at 78*N

Well today was colder in GLoucester than in Tromso. 12 c at midday and a cold wind off the snow in Barrington Tops. We’re having an early taste of winter and this chill is said to last a week.  I much enjoyed your trip to Svalbard. It’s thousands of birds preparing to breed. So . . . → Read More: FW: Long weekend at 78*N

Australian birds – numbers

Hi all,

I had a few questions regarding the number of bird species in Australia.

How many bird species have been sighted in mainland Australia and Tasmania (but excluding islands / territories like Christmas Island, Norfolk Island and Heard Island, etc.).

How many bird species are resident in Australia?

Is a bird considered . . . → Read More: Australian birds – numbers

Massive Numbers of Black Swan at Lake George in SA

Morning all I get a thrill out of seeing large congregations of birds in one area so a visit to Lake George in South Australia at the moment would see massive numbers of Black Swan that were there during a recent visit (end of May 22). Good time for a visit… apart from the . . . → Read More: Massive Numbers of Black Swan at Lake George in SA

FW: Long weekend at 78*N



From: Wim Vader <wjm.vader@gmail.com&gt; Sent: mandag 30. mai 2022 22:01 To: Willem Jan Marinus Vader <wim.vader@uit.no&gt; Subject: Long weekend at 78*N


Long weekend at 78*N

Longyearbyen on Svalbard is, at 78*N, the northernmost township in the world. It started out as a coal mining . . . → Read More: FW: Long weekend at 78*N

Long weekend at 78*N (Willem Jan Marinus Vader)

Many thanks for your continued updates. Happy birding. On 3 Jun 2022 2:00 am, birding-aus-request@birding-aus.org wrote:

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Birdpedia – Australia – Weekly Digest

The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period Monday, May 30, 2022 to Sunday, June 5, 2022:

Area: SA

Location: On our Rockleigh property

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) (1) Species number 91 ! And what do we see ? A female house sparrow. Couldn’t it have been something more exciting . . . → Read More: Birdpedia – Australia – Weekly Digest

FW: Spring at last!



From: Wim Vader <wjm.vader@gmail.com&gt; Sent: onsdag 25. mai 2022 10:53 To: Willem Jan Marinus Vader <wim.vader@uit.no&gt; Subject: Spring at last!


I last mailed from Tromsø on 30 April, with the heading: "How long was Adam in Paradise?", and a description of the return of winter . . . → Read More: FW: Spring at last!

Witchelina South Australia Chestnut-breasted Whiteface

Hope everyone is doing well.  I am visiting Australia for a meeting in June and will be traveling in South Australia in late June.


I was wondering if anyone had suggestions about Chestnut-breasted Whiteface in the Witchelina area (or anywhere nearby). 

I found the eBird list below . . . → Read More: Witchelina South Australia Chestnut-breasted Whiteface

Re Death of Michael Hunter

I am sad to learn of Michael’s passing. I met him and wife Penny on a birding trip in West Papua – he was larger than life and great fun to be with. Best wishes to Penny Dave Dickson.

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Michael Hunter

Hi all,

My uncle Michael Hunter passed away on Sunday 22nd May at the age of 83, just shy of his birthday.

I know many of you met and also knew Michael, a unique character, nature enthusiast and bird watcher.

He traveled extensively in his pursuit of bird watching and saw several hundred Australian birds . . . → Read More: Michael Hunter