last minute vacancy on comfortable 9 Grasswren birding tour 30 May ’21 (advertisement)

Hi all, A sudden last-minute vacancy for 1 person has arisen on our 15-day "Comfortable 9 Grasswren birding tour", commencing in Mt Isa on 30 May. We will be looking for 9 species of the sought-after grasswrens, 4 species of Quail-thrush, Grey Falcon, Letter-winged Kite, Rufous-crowned & Mallee Emuwren, Flock Bronzewing, Inland Dotterel, Gibberbird, . . . → Read More: last minute vacancy on comfortable 9 Grasswren birding tour 30 May ’21 (advertisement)

Artemis station

Hi everyone Just wondering is Artemis Station in Cape York allowing visitors to see the Golden Shouldered parrot? And if so, what is the phone number to ring them?? Thanks in advance

Kirri 😊

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unusual Satin Bowerbird behaviour

Today (25/04/21) at around 2.30pm on a warm autumn afternoon I observed a male Satin Bowerbird at a partially constructed bower near the end of Downes Place, Hughes, on the edge of the Federal Golf Course. The bower was located underneath thick Cotoneaster understorey beneath a Tasmanian Blue Gum plantation. It was . . . → Read More: unusual Satin Bowerbird behaviour

Mitchell Falls

Hi Penny and all. Having driven to Mitchell Falls a decade or so ago, with no trouble finding the Grasswten, the AOS cost of $1088 is cheap at the price, although getting to these remote sites under your own steam was much of the appeal in those younger days.

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ADVERTISMENT Mitchell Plateau 19 May 2021

Mitchell Plateau charter for Black Grasswren 19 May 2021 ex Kununurra

 As per previous years, Australian Ornithological Services will run a one-day charter to the Mitchell Plateau at the end of our 2021 Top End tour. It involves fixed-wing to the Mitchell Plateau airstrip and then helicopters . . . → Read More: ADVERTISMENT Mitchell Plateau 19 May 2021

last minute vacancy on Top End NT birding tour Aug ’21 (advertisement)

Hi all, Even though it's still a few months away, a last-minute vacancy for 1 or 2 people has arisen on our 7-day "Best of Top End birding tour", commencing in Darwin on 29 August 2021. We will be looking for the sought-after Gouldian finch, the rare Hooded Parrot, the localised Chestnut-quilled Rock Pigeon, . . . → Read More: last minute vacancy on Top End NT birding tour Aug ’21 (advertisement)


The growth could be pox (AKA Avian Pox) a viral infection which often presents as warty lesions on the mucous membranes. Not uncommon in many Australian species.


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Birding-Aus Digest, Vol 90, Issue 7

I have seen more cases of magpies brought into my veterinary clinic this season with pox virus lesions than previous years . As mosquitoes and other biting insects play a role in its transmission I have assumed our impressive recent rainfall is a major factor. Mike Fitzgerald Alstonville

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Magpie affliction

Hi all,

Our local magpies had chicks this year and one of the juveniles came in to try t swipe some dog food from the bowl at our place (Como on the Woronora River, Southern Sydney)

I could see it had something wrong with its eyes so went to get binoculars . . . → Read More: Magpie affliction