Blue Mtns Report JUNE-JULY 2000

Subject: Blue Mtns Report JUNE-JULY 2000
From: Carol Probets <>
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 13:28:22 +1100
Members of Blue Mountains Bird Observers reported 101 species in JUNE and
111 species in JULY within the Blue Mountains City boundaries. Notable
sightings included:


PACIFIC BAZA - Reported at Springwood mid-June and at Sun Valley during July.

WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE - Only one sighting in June (at Mount Riverview) but
several reports during July from Hazelbrook to Blackheath, including one
carrying a Ringtail Possum, late morning on 7/7 at Shipley Plateau.

LITTLE EAGLE - Seen at Springwood in June and July; also 1 over Kings
Tableland on 29/7.

BUFF-BANDED RAIL - 1 at Euroka (in National Park near Glenbrook) on 14/7.

LEWIN'S RAIL - Heard at a regular site in Katoomba on 10/6 and at least 2
in same place on 10/7.

BAR-SHOULDERED DOVE - 1 in heathland near Boar's Head rock at Katoomba on 29/7.

GLOSSY BLACK-COCKATOO - The only reports were from the Wentworth Falls area.

YELLOW-TAILED BLACK-COCKATOO - Continued to be seen in large flocks. At
Woodford, up to 60+ and, on another day, 84 were counted in June and 40+
seen regularly during July. At Katoomba a flock of 60-70 near Boar's Head
on 29/7. Large groups were also seen at Faulconbridge and Wentworth Falls.

MUSK LORIKEET - Rarely seen in the Blue Mountains, 2 or 3 flew past at
Katoomba on 4/7.

SHINING BRONZE-CUCKOO - First bird calling north of Leura on 24/7. There
were quite a few records of FAN-TAILED CUCKOOS during both months, as per

BARKING OWL - Heard in bushland behind houses at Hazelbrook, 30/7 (as
already reported to Birding-Aus by Timothy Hyde).

HONEYEATERS - Large numbers feeding in banksia - see my posting earlier
this week. 18 species reported in the area.

NOISY FRIARBIRD - Only one June record: 1 at Woodford on 3/6. Returned to
Lapstone 20/7 and Kings Tableland 29/7.

JACKY WINTER - A sighting at Hazelbrook in July.

RUFOUS WHISTLER - 1 wintering male seen at Narrow Neck near Katoomba on 2/6.

OLIVE-BACKED ORIOLE - Pair returned to Lapstone 27/7.

MISTLETOEBIRD - Unusually conspicuous in July in the upper mountains,
including a flock of 6+ near Bell on 12/7.


Carol Probets
Newsletter Editor, Blue Mountains Bird Observers
Katoomba NSW (100km west of Sydney)


The Blue Mountains Bird Observers compile records of birds within the Blue
Mountains City boundaries, which includes the area between Hawkesbury
Heights, Mount Riverview and Lapstone in the east; Megalong Valley, Shipley
Plateau and Mount York in the west and Mount Wilson in the north.

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