Sydney birding.

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Subject: Sydney birding.
From: Andy Burton's Bush Tours <>
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2000 17:14:56 +1000
Have just returned from a couple of hours walk in the heath and open woodland in the northern suburbs of Sydney.

Started at Red Hill Reserve 33° 44.25´ S   151° 15.30´ E before moving to the remnant bush and weed-infested area along Oxford Falls Rd 33° 43.675´ S   151° 14.110´ E. Had some excellent birding with some birds not frequently seen in Sydney. The highlights for me were:


Brown Quail         - 6 including a pair with two small young.
Bar-shouldered Dove - 1
Pheasant Coucal     - 1-2
Dusky Woodsdwallow  - 4
Double-barred Finch - quite common including birds probably nesting.


White-throated Gerygone - 2. The highlight here. This species is uncommon in coastal Sydney.

Brown Cuckoo-dove       - 1

Other more common species seen in this small area at Oxford Falls Rd included.

Fan-tailed Cuckoo       - 4+
Sacred Kingfisher       - 2
Dollarbird              - 2
Eastern Spinebill       - 4+ including dependent young
Golden Whistler         - 2
Leaden Flycatcher       - 2
Olive-backed Oriole     - 2

etc. etc.. Almost 50 species in total from a limited variety of habitat.

Regards, Andy


Andy Burton's Bush Tours
12/8 Cambridge St,
NSW  2062

Ph 61 2 9954 0893
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