July 1 birdlist

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Subject: July 1 birdlist
From: Margaret Cameron <>
Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2001 11:39:49 +1000
As well as being Birds Australia's 100th birthday, July 1 was part of our winter wader count. John Newman and I counted almost no waders - just Masked Lapwings and a couple of Pied Oystercatchers - on Swan Island (near Queenscliff, on the Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria), and Masked Lapwings and a handful of Red-capped Plovers in some former shell-grit works known as Laker's Lakes, near Point Lonsdale. To improve our pathetic list we drove home to Geelong via the reservoir on Swan Bay rd (n of Ocean Grove), Lake Lorne at Drysdale, and Moolap saltworks. We were out from 8am to about 12.30; I then went to a lunch party which rather went on but returning in the gathering dusk I added Flame Robin and Wood and White-eyed ducks to our morning total. Obviously birds of the day were 2 Orange-bellied Parrots on Swan Island - new for John, but we were also struck but the very large numbers of Royal Spoonbills and by the numbers of calling Fantailed Cuckoos.

Here are our 79 species:

Blue-billed Duck        Oxyura australis        
Musk Duck               Biziura lobata  
Black Swan              Cygnus atratus  
Australian Wood Duck    Chenonetta jubata
Pacific Black Duck      Anas superciliosa       
Australasian Shoveler   Anas rhynchotis 
Grey Teal               Anas gracilis   
Chestnut Teal           Anas castanea   
Hardhead                Aythya australis        
Australasian Grebe      Tachybaptus novaehollandiae     
Hoary-headed Grebe      Poliocephalus poliocephalus     
Australasian Gannet     Morus serrator  
Little Pied Cormorant   Phalocrocorax melanoleucos      
Pied Cormorant  Phalocrocorax varius    
Little Black Cormorant  Phalocrocorax sulcirostris      
Australian Pelican      Pelecanus conspicillatus        
White-faced Heron       Egretta novaehollandiae 
Little Egret            Egretta garzetta        
Great Egret             Ardea alba      
Cattle Egret            Ardea ibis      
Nankeen Night Heron     Nycticorax caledonicus  
Australian White Ibis   Threskiornis molucca    
Straw-necked Ibis       Threskiornis spinicollis        
Royal Spoonbill Platalea regia  
Yellow-billed Spoonbill Platalea flavipes       
Black-shouldered Kite   Elanus axillaris        
Swamp Harrier   Circus approximans      
Brown Falcon            Falco berigora  
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio     
Dusky Moorhen   Gallinula tenebrosa     
Eurasian Coot           Fulica atra     
Pied Oystercatcher      Haemotopus longirostris 
Black-winged Stilt      Himantopus himantopus   
Banded Stilt            Cladorhynchus leucocephalus     
Red-necked Avocet       Recurvirostra novaehollandiae   
Red-capped Plover       Charadrius ruficapillus 
Masked Lapwing  Vanellus miles  
Pacific Gull            Larus pacificus 
Silver Gull             Larus novaehollandiae   
Crested Tern            Sterna bergii   
Rock Dove               Columba livia   
Spotted Turtle-Dove     Streptopelia chinensis  
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo    Calyptorhynchus funereus        
Galah                   Cacatua roseicapilla    
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo        Cacatua galerita        
Crimson Rosella Platycercus elegans     
Eastern Rosella Platycercus eximius     
Orange-bellied Parrot   Neophema chrysogaster   
Fan-tailed Cuckoo       Cacomantis flabelliformis       
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo       Chrysococcyx basalis    
Superb Fairy-wren       Malurus cyaneus 
Spotted Pardalote       Pardalotus punctatus    
White-browed Scrubwren  Sericornis frontalis    
Striated Fieldwren      Calamanthus fuliginosus 
Brown Thornbill Acanthiza pusilla       
Yellow-rumped Thornbill Acanthiza chrysorrhoa   
Red Wattlebird  Anthochaera carunculata 
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater        Acanthagenys rufogularis        
Singing Honeyeater      Lichenostomus virescens 
White-plumed Honeyeater Lichenostomus penicillatus      
New Holland Honeyeater  Phylidonyris novaehollandiae    
White-fronted Chat      Ephthianura albifrons   
Flame Robin             Petroica phoenicea      
Golden Whistler Pachycephala pectoralis 
Magpie-lark             Grallina cyanoleuca     
Grey Fantail            Rhipidura fuliginosa    
Willie Wagtail          Rhipidura leucophrys    
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike       Coracina novaehollandiae        
Grey Butcherbird        Cracticus torquatus     
Australian Magpie       Gymnorhina tibicen      
Little Raven            Corvus mellori  
Skylark         Alauda arvensis 
House Sparrow   Passer domesticus       
Eurasian Tree Sparrow   Passer montanus 
Red-browed Firetail     Neochmia temporalis     
Welcome Swallow Hirundo neoxena 
Common Blackbird        Turdus merula   
Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris        
Common Mynah    Acridotheres tristis    

Thanks all other participants


Margaret Cameron        

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East Geelong, Vic. 3219

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