Goulburn River National Park, trip report Easter 2004

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Subject: Goulburn River National Park, trip report Easter 2004
From: "Trevor Quested" <>
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 15:37:55 +1000
Annie & I spent Easter at the White Box Camp in the Goulburn River National
Park, 330 km north west of Sydney.  There was only one other camper here. It
was very dry and many grasshoppers were about. From the entrance to the
campground on the Ringwood Road, going south 300 metres there is a farm dam
and we spent each evening sitting watching the visitors.  Also around here
are lots of blossoming and about to blossom Mugga Ironbark. These are
potential trees for the Regent Honeyeater which we recorded in this area on
7-6-98. It would be nice if someone went there on the Anzac weekend and
report what else is seen.

We recorded many species of honeyeater in these trees and none were calling
so it was a case of watching for new species.  During the day we did a trip
to Lees Pinch lookout.  Glossy Black Cockatoos are common near here and
there was one beside the road and I took this shot Lees Pinch walk is easy and worth
taking the camera.
On the way we saw about 12 White Backed Swallows feeding above the road.
Interestingly they came down to a squeak.

Another day we drove to Wollar and on to the other campgrounds in the park
at Spring Gully and Big River.  These were very full.  On the way we
encountered lots of grasshoppers and a flock of 20+ Black faced Cuckoo
Shrikes and 6 Kestrels feeding on them.  At O'Brien's Crossing we saw lots
of finches and a Brown Goshawk.

Here is the bird list:
  Australasian Grebe                    Tachybaptus novaehollandiae

  Maned Duck                            Chenonetta jubata

  Brown Goshawk                         Accipiter fasciatus

  Australian Kestrel                    Falco cenchroides

  Dusky Moorhen                         Gallinula tenebrosa

  Masked Lapwing                        Vanellus miles

  Common Bronzewing                     Phaps chalcoptera

  Crested Pigeon                        Geophaps lophotes

  Peaceful Dove                         Geopelia placida

  Eastern Rosella                       Platycercus eximius

  Red-rumped Parrot                     Psephotus haematonotus

  Glossy Black-Cockatoo                 Calyptorhynchus lathami

  Galah                                 Eolophus roseicapillus

  Sulphur-crested Cockatoo              Cacatua galerita

  Little Lorikeet                       Glossopsitta pusilla

  Fan-tailed Cuckoo                     Cacomantis flabelliformis

  Australian Owlet-Nightjar             Aegotheles cristatus

  Laughing Kookaburra                   Dacelo novaeguineae

  White-throated Treecreeper            Cormobates leucophaeus

  Brown Treecreeper                     Climacteris picumnus

  Superb Fairywren                      Malurus cyaneus

  Variegated Fairywren                  Malurus lamberti

  Spotted Pardalote                     Pardalotus punctatus

  Striated Pardalote                    Pardalotus striatus

  White-browed Scrubwren                Sericornis frontalis

  Speckled Warbler                      Chthonicola sagittatus

  Buff-rumped Thornbill                 Acanthiza reguloides

  Brown Thornbill                       Acanthiza pusilla

  Yellow-rumped Thornbill               Acanthiza chrysorrhoa

  Yellow Thornbill                      Acanthiza nana

  Striated Thornbill                    Acanthiza lineata

  Weebill                               Smicrornis brevirostris

  Yellow-faced Honeyeater               Lichenostomus chrysops

  White-eared Honeyeater                Lichenostomus leucotis

  Yellow-tufted Honeyeater              Lichenostomus melanops

  Fuscous Honeyeater                    Lichenostomus fuscus

  White-plumed Honeyeater               Lichenostomus penicillatus

  White-naped Honeyeater                Melithreptus lunatus

  Brown-headed Honeyeater               Melithreptus brevirostris

  Noisy Friarbird                       Philemon corniculatus

  Striped Honeyeater                    Plectorhyncha lanceolata

  Eastern Spinebill                     Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris

  Noisy Miner                           Manorina melanocephala

  Red Wattlebird                        Anthochaera carunculata

  Jacky-winter                          Microeca fascinans

  Red-capped Robin                      Petroica goodenovii

  Yellow Robin                          Eopsaltria australis

  Varied Sittella                       Daphoenositta chrysoptera

  Rufous Whistler                       Pachycephala rufiventris

  Gray Shrike-Thrush                    Colluricincla harmonica

  White-browed Babbler                  Pomatostomus superciliosus

  White-winged Chough                   Corcorax melanorhamphos

  Willie-wagtail                        Rhipidura leucophrys

  Gray Fantail                          Rhipidura fuliginosa

  Restless Flycatcher                   Myiagra inquieta

  Australian Raven                      Corvus coronoides

  Dusky Woodswallow                     Artamus cyanopterus

  Gray Butcherbird                      Cracticus torquatus

  Pied Butcherbird                      Cracticus nigrogularis

  Australasian Magpie                   Gymnorhina tibicen

  Pied Currawong                        Strepera graculina

  Magpie-lark                           Grallina cyanoleuca

  Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike             Coracina novaehollandiae

  White-backed Swallow                  Cheramoeca leucosternus

  Welcome Swallow                       Hirundo neoxena

  Tree Martin                           Hirundo nigricans

  Diamond Firetail                      Stagonopleura guttata

  Red-browed Firetail                   Neochmia temporalis

  Zebra Finch                           Taeniopygia guttata

  Double-barred Finch                   Taeniopygia bichenovii

  Australasian Pipit                    Anthus novaeseelandiae

  Mistletoebird                         Dicaeum hirundinaceum



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