NSW, Sydney, Maroubra, Cape Petrel and others plus trip list

Subject: NSW, Sydney, Maroubra, Cape Petrel and others plus trip list
From: Nikolas Haass <>
Date: Sun, 24 May 2009 00:21:12 -0700 (PDT)
Hi all,

After a 3-week overseas business trip, I made it back to Sydney. Yesterday, Rob 
Hynson, Marc (last name?), Raja and I joined Graham Buchan and Ray Gobbe to do 
some seawatching from Maroubra.
Best bird was a CAPE PETREL flying North (found by Marc)
Several Black-browed Albatrosses and Giant Petrels (most of them looked like 
Northern Giant Petrels), one White-fronted Tern.



I had a crazy business trip around the world: 5 days Philadelphia, USA (with 
one weekend birding), 2 days Montreal, Canada (no birding), a few hours London, 
UK (no birding, but managed to see Pied Wagtail - the British form of White 
Wagtail - at the airport), 2 days Munich, Germany (with 2 hours birding), 5 
days Vienna, Austria (no birding), 2 days Hong Kong (with some goodies such as 
Black-faced Spoonbill, Chinese Egret, Asian Dowitcher and Oriental Pratincole), 
2 days Gold Coast, aka Rain Coast (no birding, except for car birding on the 
drive from Brisbane to Surfers Paradise). Here is the funny trip list:

Australian Brushturkey 
Wild Turkey 
Common Pheasant 
Canada Goose 
Mute Swan 
Wood Duck 
Mandarin Duck 
Maned Duck (Australian Wood Duck) 
American Black Duck 
Green-winged Teal 
Tufted Duck 
Common Merganser 
Great Northern Loon 
Little Grebe 
Pied-billed Grebe 
Great Crested Grebe 
Australian White Ibis 
Black-faced Spoonbill 
Yellow Bittern 
Black-crowned Night Heron 
Green Heron 
Striated Heron 
Chinese Pond Heron 
Western Cattle Egret 
Eastern Cattle Egret 
Grey Heron 
Great Blue Heron 
Western Great Egret 
Eastern Great Egret 
Yellow-billed Egret 
Snowy Egret 
Little Egret 
Chinese Egret 
Double-crested Cormorant 
Little Black Cormorant 
Australian Pied Cormorant 
Great Cormorant 
Turkey Vulture 
Black Vulture 
Western Osprey 
Black-shouldered Kite 
Black Kite 
Brahminy Kite 
Bald Eagle 
Crested Serpent Eagle 
Red-tailed Hawk 
Common Kestrel 
American Kestrel 
Clapper Rail 
Virginia Rail 
White-breasted Waterhen 
Common Moorhen 
Eurasian Coot 
American Coot 
American Oystercatcher 
Black-winged Stilt 
Pied Avocet 
Northern Lapwing 
Masked Lapwing 
Pacific Golden Plover 
Grey Plover 
Semipalmated Plover 
Piping Plover 
Kentish Plover 
Lesser Sand Plover 
Greater Sand Plover 
Wilson's Snipe 
Asian Dowitcher 
Black-tailed Godwit 
Eurasian Curlew 
Eastern Curlew 
Spotted Redshank 
Common Redshank 
Marsh Sandpiper 
Common Greenshank 
Greater Yellowlegs 
Lesser Yellowlegs 
Solitary Sandpiper 
Grey-tailed Tattler 
Terek Sandpiper 
Ruddy Turnstone 
Great Knot 
Red-necked Stint 
Least Sandpiper 
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper 
Curlew Sandpiper 
Broad-billed Sandpiper 
Oriental Pratincole 
Black Skimmer 
Silver Gull 
Black-headed Gull 
Laughing Gull 
Ring-billed Gull 
Great Black-backed Gull 
American Herring Gull 
Yellow-legged Gull 
Gull-billed Tern 
Least Tern 
Common Tern 
Forster's Tern 
Common Pigeon 
Common Wood Pigeon 
Oriental Turtle Dove 
Spotted Dove 
Mourning Dove 
Yellow-crested Cockatoo 
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo 
Rainbow Lorikeet 
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet 
Greater Coucal 
Asian Koel 
Indian Cuckoo 
Great Horned Owl 
Chimney Swift 
Common Swift 
Fork-tailed Swift 
House Swift 
Common Kingfisher 
Belted Kingfisher 
Pied Kingfisher 
Great Barbet 
Red-bellied Woodpecker 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 
Great Spotted Woodpecker 
Downy Woodpecker 
Hairy Woodpecker 
Northern Flicker 
Pileated Woodpecker 
Eastern Phoebe 
Least Flycatcher 
Eastern Kingbird 
Great Crested Flycatcher 
Noisy Miner 
Grey Butcherbird 
Australian Magpie 
Pied Currawong 
Black-faced Cuckooshrike 
Grey-chinned Minivet 
Long-tailed Shrike 
White-eyed Vireo 
Yellow-throated Vireo 
Blue-headed Vireo 
Warbling Vireo 
Red-eyed Vireo 
White-bellied Erpornis (Yuhina) 
Australasian Figbird 
Black Drongo 
Blue Jay 
Eurasian Jay 
Azure-winged Magpie 
Red-billed Blue Magpie 
Eurasian Magpie 
Western Jackdaw 
American Crow 
Fish Crow 
Carrion Crow 
Hooded Crow 
Collared Crow 
Large-billed Crow 
Torresian Crow 
Australian Raven 
Northern Raven 
Carolina Chickadee 
Black-capped Chickadee 
Coal Tit 
European Crested Tit 
Great Tit 
Japanese Tit (Grey Tit) 
Yellow-cheeked Tit 
Eurasian Blue Tit 
Tufted Titmouse 
Horned Lark 
Red-whiskered Bulbul 
Light-vented Bulbul 
Chestnut Bulbul 
Tree Swallow 
Purple Martin 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 
Barn Swallow 
Welcome Swallow 
Common House Martin 
American Cliff Swallow 
Mountain Tailorbird 
Willow Warbler 
Common Chiffchaff 
Wood Warbler 
Eurasian Reed Warbler 
Yellow-bellied Prinia 
Plain Prinia 
Common Tailorbird 
Pygmy Wren-Babbler 
Rufous-capped Babbler 
Masked Laughingthrush 
Silver-eared Leiothrix 
Blue-winged Minla 
Grey-cheeked Fulvetta 
Eurasian Blackcap 
Garden Warbler 
Japanese White-eye 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 
Sedge Wren 
Marsh Wren 
Carolina Wren 
Winter Wren 
House Wren 
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher 
Eurasian Nuthatch 
White-breasted Nuthatch 
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch 
Brown Creeper 
Grey Catbird 
Northern Mockingbird 
Brown Thrasher 
Crested Myna 
Common Myna 
Black-collared Starling 
White-shouldered Starling 
Common Starling 
Blue Whistling Thrush 
Eastern Bluebird 
Hermit Thrush 
Wood Thrush 
Common Blackbird 
American Robin 
European Robin 
Oriental Magpie-Robin 
Black Redstart 
Spotted Flycatcher 
Asian Brown Flycatcher 
Hainan Blue Flycatcher 
White-throated Dipper 
Fork-tailed Sunbird 
House Sparrow 
Eurasian Tree Sparrow 
Scaly-breasted Munia 
Grey Wagtail 
White Wagtail 
Common Chaffinch 
European Greenfinch 
Pine Siskin 
American Goldfinch 
European Goldfinch 
House Finch 
Nashville Warbler 
Northern Parula 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 
American Yellow Warbler 
Bay-breasted Warbler 
Blackburnian Warbler 
Cerulean Warbler 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 
Black-throated Green Warbler 
Yellow-throated Warbler 
Prairie Warbler 
Pine Warbler 
Black-and-white Warbler 
American Redstart 
Northern Waterthrush 
Louisiana Waterthrush 
Common Yellowthroat 
Hooded Warbler 
Baltimore Oriole 
Brown-headed Cowbird 
Red-winged Blackbird 
Common Grackle 
Boat-tailed Grackle 
Eastern Meadowlark 
Song Sparrow 
Swamp Sparrow 
White-crowned Sparrow 
White-throated Sparrow 
Savannah Sparrow 
Seaside Sparrow 
Saltmarsh Sparrow 
Grasshopper Sparrow 
Chipping Sparrow 
Field Sparrow 
Eastern Towhee 
Scarlet Tanager 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 
Northern Cardinal 
Rhesus Macaque 
Eastern Cottontail 
Northern Flying squirrel 
Eastern Gray Squirrel 
European Red Squirrel 
Pallas's Squirrel 
Black Bear 
White-tailed Deer 
Indian Forest Skink 
Slow Worm 
Plumbeous Water Snake 
Spring Peeper 
Green Frog 
Asian Common Toad 
Northern Dusky Salamander 
Northern Slimy Salamander 
Grass Carp 
Blue-spotted Mudskipper 
Fiddler Crab 
Common Mapwing 
Chocolate Pansy 
Magpie Flat 
Shan Nawab 
Orange Tip 
Common Brimstone 
Staff Sargeant 
Common Bluebottle (Blue Triangle) 
Paris Peacock 
Great Mormon 
Common Mormon 
Blue-spotted Crow 
White Dragontail 
Common Blue Skimmer 

Nikolas Haass

Sydney, NSW


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