Superb Parrots in NSW

To: "Allan Morris" <>, "Birding-Aus" <>
Subject: Superb Parrots in NSW
From: "Philip A. Veerman" <>
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2000 15:58:58 +1000
Thanks Allan,
That is a great contribution to this chat line. Clear, relevant, precise, detailed and with backing evidence with a touch of the personal insight.
By the way, I hope he is right, it would be great to show these truly superb birds are increasing. There has been conservation efforts directed to this species and some of the local towns have "Superb Parrot country" signs all about the place.
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From: Allan Morris <>
To: <>
Date: Monday, 19 June 2000 15:24
Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Superb Parrots in NSW

Hi Birders,
Ian Fraser's recent record of 20 Superb Parrots at Gunderbooka National Park (c.35 km SSW of Bourke) highlights how far north these birds travel in winter away from their Riverina/South-west Slopes breeding areas. However his record is not the furthest north-west that they have been reported in recent times.
Two records are on interest. 18 adults were observed at Bourke on 6 June 1989 (Aust. Birds 26,106) while 7 were seen 30 km south of Milparinka on 21 October 1983 (Wingspan 12,31). With such good seasonal conditions in north-west NSW at present, this would be the year that they could return to Milparinka. Alas, Craig Arms, Robin Benson & myself were not that lucky when we were there in late May!
More birds in bigger numbers are being reported at more locations in recent years. Is this as a result of more people reporting them or are their numbers increasing? My gut feeling is that their numbers are on the increase. Is there any quantative data that would show that this is the case?
Alan Morris
NSWFOC Records Officer
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