BOCA Challenge Bird Count

To: "Birding Australia" <>
Subject: BOCA Challenge Bird Count
From: "Chris Coleborn" <>
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 10:32:21 +1100
G'day to All,

This past weekend was the annual BOCA challenge bird count was held. The
Cohuna team from Nth Victoria, consisting of John Nankervis, Geoff Leslie,
Bob Wheeler, Simon Starr, John Popel, Betty Waterson, Norma Sheridan, Mavis
Skinner, Michael & Sharon O'Brien & Lydia & Chris Coleborn, spent Saturday
searching for birds within a 40km radius of Cohuna. Highlights for the area
were at least 3 PAINTED HONEYEATERS in the Terrick Terrick NP, 2 AUSTRALIAN
PRATINCOLES near Pyramid Hill and 5 FRECKLED DUCKS at Johnson's Swamp. It
was a great day enjoyed by all, and we totalled about 161 species seen. We
failed to pick up several species that are fairly common to the area, (it
happens all the time, doesn't it?) such as Brown-headed Honeyeater. Twice I
had a red face by calling out fledging Black-chinned Honeyeaters for that
"on the day" elusive species. There were many breeding records - more than
normal for this time of the year. No doubt it was because of the late spring
weather conditions we have been enjoying.

The full species list is below.


Chris Coleborn

Stubble Quail
Freckled Duck
Musk Duck
Black Swan
Australian Shelduck
Australian Wood Duck
Pacific Black Duck
Australasian Shoveler
Grey Teal
Chestnut Teal
Pink-eared Duck
Australasian Grebe
Hoary-headed Grebe
Great Crested Grebe
Little Pied Cormorant
Pied Cormorant
Little Black Cormorant
Great Cormorant
Australian Pelican
White-faced Heron
White-necked Heron
Great Egret
Intermediate Egret
Nankeen Night Heron
Australasian Bittern
Australian White Ibis
Straw-necked Ibis
Royal Spoonbill
Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Black-shouldered Kite
Black Kite
Whistling Kite
Spotted Harrier
Swamp Harrier
Brown Goshawk
Collared Sparrowhawk
Wedge-tailed Eagle
Little Eagle
Brown Falcon
Peregrine Falcon
Nankeen Kestrel
Buff-banded Rail
Australian Spotted Crake
Baillon's Crake
Purple Swampen
Dusky Moorhen
Black-tailed Native-hen
Eurasian Coot
Painted Button-quail
Latham's Snipe
Marsh Sandpiper
Common Greenshank
Red-necked Stint
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Black-winged Stilt
Red-necked Avocet
Red-capped Plover
 Black-fronted Dotterel
Red-kneed Dotterel
Masked Lapwing
Australian Pratincole
Silver Gull
Caspian Tern
Whiskered Tern
Rock Dove
Common Bronzewing
Peaceful Dove
Crested Pigeon
Long-billed Corella
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Musk Lorikeet
Yellow Rosella
Eastern Rosella
Australian Ringneck
Red-rumped Parrot
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo
Barn Owl
Tawny Frogmouth
Azure Kingfisher
Laughing Kookaburra
Sacred Kingfisher
Rainbow Bee-eater
White-throated Treecreeper
Brown Treecreeper
Superb Fairy-wren
White-winged Fairy-wren
Striated Pardalote
White-browed Scrubwren
Western Gerygone
Chestnut-rumped Thornbill
Buff-rumped Thornbill
Yellow-rumped Thornbill
Yellow Thornbill
Striated Thornbill
Southern Whiteface
Red Wattlebird
Noisy Friarbird
Little Friarbird
Blue-faced Honeyeater
Black-chinned Honeyeater
Noisy Miner
Singing Honeyeater
White-plumed Honeyeater
Painted Honeyeater
White-fronted Chat
Jacky Winter
Red-capped Robin
Hooded Robin
Eastern Yellow Robin
Grey-crowned Babbler
White-browed Babbler
Crested Shrike-tit
Rufous Whistler
Gilbert's Whistler
Grey Shrike-thrush
Restless Flycatcher
Grey Fantail
Willie Wagtail
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
White-winged Triller
Olive-backed Oriole
White-breasted Woodswallow
White-browed Woodswallow
Black-faced Woodswallow
Dusky Woodswallow
Pied Butcherbird
Australian Magpie
Australian Raven
Little Raven
White-winged Chough
Singing Bushlark
Richard's Pipit
House Sparrow
Zebra Finch
Red-browed Finch
Diamond Firetail
European Goldfinch
White-backed Swallow
Welcome Swallow
Tree Martin
Fairy Martin
Clamorous reed-Warbler
Little Grassbird
Rufous Songlark
Brown Songlark
Golden-headed Cisticola
Common Blackbird
Common Starling

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