How many bird species in Australia?

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Subject: How many bird species in Australia?
From: "Don and Llane Hadden" <>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 11:44:05 +0900
>From time to time I am asked how many species of birds there are in Australia. 
>The people who ask aren't really interested in vagrants . They don't care that 
>a Yellow Bittern was seen in Kalgoorlie in 1967 and they have never heard of 
>Saibai and Boigu. To help me answer the question can someone tell me

How many resident breeding birds are there in Australia and Tasmania?

How many regular non-breeding visitors are there in Australia and Tasmania? 
Hmmm I think that question may not have an easy answer.

Combining the 2 answers to these questions would give me a reasonable answer to 
a person with a vague interest in birds.

And for the sake of completeness what actually is the grand all up total of 
birds seen in Australia and all off shore islands i.e. every place a twitcher 
is allowed to visit.


Don Hadden
PMB 922
WA 6728
Ph: +61 8 91917826

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