Trip report - long and possibly dull - Outback SA and QLD

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Subject: Trip report - long and possibly dull - Outback SA and QLD
From: david taylor <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 20:59:46 +1000
Agree - I read every word with eager interest and prolonged envy! A great 
report!  cheers david Taylor

On 23/07/2010, at 7:50 PM, Chris Charles wrote:

> Dull?
> This is the most inspiring trip report of 2010, and there have been some very 
> good ones.
> What makes a good trip report?
> Probably plenty of birds to report is a really good start - tick.
> Reinforcement of travellers adage of 'Never Ask a Local- Ask another 
> Traveller' - tick.
> A bit of family involvement, even if they do smell - tick
> A passing reference to 5500km in 2 weeks & the slithery roads: the nostalgia 
> of past Redex Trials - tick
> Ticks all the boxes for me. Awesome.
> Great report Dave.
> Chris
> Chris Charles
> 0412 911 184
> 33deg 47'30"S
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> On 23/07/2010, at 10:26 AM, Dave & Cath wrote:
>> Trip report, outback South Australia & Queensland July 5 - 19, 2010
>> Hi Birding-Aus Birdos
>> I have just returned from an incredible two weeks in outback South Oz and
>> Queensland with my twitcher son Tait. We started in Adelaide in my faithful
>> old Paj, up the Birdsville Track, then on to Mt Isa, across to Kingfisher
>> Park via Normanton and Georgetown, then to Townsville, zigzagging across
>> inland Queensland and finally, down the Strzelecki Track and back to
>> Adelaide. All up 5500km. Best of all, incident free - apart from one
>> shredded tyre on the Strzelecki, a smashed windscreen near Georgetown and
>> smacking a roo in the middle of Queensland - other than that, incident free.
>> The main reason for the trip was to witness the transformation of the arid
>> zone by the two years of well above average rainfall and to pick up a few
>> niggling inland species which had so far proved hard to find. This year
>> would of course afford the best opportunity to see them with recruitment of
>> populations probable after the rains.
>> Highlights for me were seeing five species of grasswren in three days and
>> the breathtaking abundance of life in the otherwise arid outback. I have to
>> say it was spectacular and worth the effort if you can do it.
>> Day 1, July 5.
>> We kicked off driving straight up to Mt Lyndhurst to visit the famous
>> Chestnut Breasted Whiteface sites at the two gates and rusty car. It was
>> bitterly cold and the sun was low in the sky by the time we started but
>> nevertheless still managed good sightings of Thick-billed Grasswrens, Rufous
>> Fieldwren, along with enormous parties of White-winged Fairywrens with up to
>> four or five fully coloured males in the group. Zebra Finches were also here
>> in numbers and were to be our constant companions everywhere we went in the
>> inland areas. No CBWF however.
>> Day 2, July 6.
>> After an easy night at the shearers quarters at Mt Lyndhurst we headed back
>> to the rusty car and put in a concerted effort on the CBWF. I have already
>> been to this location several times before but no cigar on the CBWF. We
>> searched high and low and wide all round the little rocky hills near the
>> mine and actually did locate a small party of CBWF but they were too far off
>> to identify with surety. We did see all the usual suspects, such as Cinnamon
>> Quail Thrush, Chirruping Wedgebills, Thick-billed Grasswrens, Little Crow,
>> Spiny Cheeked HE, Emu and the other common species but the Whiteface eluded
>> us.  I had read a report on the net concerning a survey of the CBFW which
>> indicated the best place to look was actually about 500 metres north of the
>> rusty car. Half-heartedly we poked around the low vegetation in the area and
>> as I followed a White-winged Fairywren stumbled upon a party of six or seven
>> CBWF which sat obliging on top of the acacia shrubs and we were able watch
>> them for some time. Brilliant. The relief was palpable and my life as a
>> South Oz birdo had gained new meaning and consequence - pathetic I know -
>> but what can you do?
>> As we returned to the vehicle another group of similarly desperate souls
>> drove in, their anxious faces etched with the hours of wasted time spent
>> searching for these elusive birds. Fortunately as an experienced observer of
>> these rare birds I was able to magnanimously point them in the right
>> direction with a serene and detached benevolence. As they scampered off in
>> the direction of the CBWF stepping on the heads of Grasswrens and Quail
>> Thrush on the way I could only shake my head at the sad plight of the poor
>> unfortunate souls who, unlike my good self, had yet to attain the proper
>> kind of spiritual growth required to look upon such rare beauty.
>> The serenity didn't last long however as we headed north up the Birdsville
>> track where we hoped to encounter the Eyrean Grasswren - another nemesis
>> bird which back in 2008 had me hopelessly running like a obsessed fool all
>> over the sparsely clad sand hills with no good outcome. The further north we
>> headed the more obvious the transformation of the country became. Enormous
>> temporary wetlands and flocks of budgies, cockatiel and finches became the
>> norm. We even saw Brolgas out of their normal range at Dulkaninna Station
>> near the HS.
>> When we arrived at the swollen Cooper Creek we sat in the queue for the punt
>> for three hours. I assumed that all the traffic must be other birders out
>> and about to look for grasswrens like ourselves. But apparently most of them
>> were sailors or friends of sailors here for a regatta on the Cooper just
>> downstream. Anyway we spent the time birding around the river and backwaters
>> and observed shed-loads of Grey Teal, Hardhead Ducks, Coots, Swans, Native
>> Hens, Pelicans, Hoary-headed Grebe, Silver Gulls, Gull-billed Terns, and all
>> the usual bush birds as well.
>> Day 3, July 7.
>> Next morning we passed into the dune country and at the first decent lump
>> went for a quick scrounge to see if we could turn up a grasswren. The dunes
>> were in stunning form. The cane grass was green and vital and the other
>> plants all urgent with growth and colour. On the way over to the dune I was
>> fortunate to jag a small party of Banded Whiteface, a tick for me and a nice
>> bonus. No grasswrens here so we pressed on to Mungeranie Roadhouse.
>> Incidentally an excellent camping site with a permanent wetland and some
>> acacia trees for shelter. Nice.
>> After a short rest we tooled around the wetland for awhile spotting plenty
>> of White-necked Heron, Rufus Night Heron, Great and Little Egret along with
>> the usual water birds you might expect. The dunes just south of the
>> roadhouse however were even more verdant. Around a kilometre south we
>> discovered a veritable wonderland of life. Swirling flocks of Budgies, and
>> Crimson and Orange Chats attended us everywhere. Again huge parties of
>> White-winged Wrens up to twenty strong were commonly encountered and Pied
>> HE, White-winged Trillers, Brown and Rufous Songlarks, Fairy and Tree
>> Martins, and Black-faced Woodswallow were also numerous. The plant life was
>> equally vivid with colour. Bit annoying really as it all served to divert
>> out attention from the task at hand of finding Eyrean Grasswrens. Came
>> across a fat happy dingo, doubtless full of fat unhappy birds. Anyway we did
>> eventually find a family of grasswren but they did the usual grasswren thing
>> and led us on a merry chase til they gave us the slip a hundred metres on.
>> No worry as we just kept walking and stumbled upon another party of
>> grasswrens which this time gave us sustained clear views. After that the
>> swirling clouds of pretty little birds seemed quite nice really. Ah. the
>> serenity. On the way back ended up seeing the first party of Eyrean
>> Grasswren again but they knew the game was up, so sat out in the open in
>> full sunlight without the smallest care in the world.
>> Buoyed by our success we pressed on to our next conquest of seeing the
>> elusive Grey Grasswren. We figured that the lignum swamps common further up
>> the track would be in good shape and that the Grey Grasswren populations
>> might be in similarly good shape. Late on the third day we found our way to
>> a venue somewhere on the Goyder Lagoon, the exact location escapes me as I
>> write but whatever the case it was hard to believe we were a thousand
>> kilometres from the sea in the middle of a desert. The swamp was an oasis of
>> life brimming with all kinds of birds. Unbelievably we had hardly begun
>> walking when we found our first party of Greys not even in the lignum but in
>> the surrounding cane grass. It soon became apparent that the grasswren were
>> actually concentrated on the edge of the swamp and we even found them in
>> acacia shrubs surrounded by gibber at one point. All I had read and heard
>> about Grey Grasswren did not prepare me for this. In all we came across at
>> least four distinct parties of Grey Grasswrens and had continuous crippling
>> views of them. At one point I cornered one in a small shrub and eventually
>> pressed by face into the foliage and came eyeball to eyeball with the
>> stubborn creature. Too good to be true. Also saw Spotted Harrier, three
>> Flock Bronzewings and sixteen Inland Dotterel in the area too.
>> Day 4, July 8.
>> Next day we headed toward the border and found ourselves driving through
>> vast wetlands that stretched from horizon to horizon. All three species of
>> Ibis, Gull-billed terns, Royal and Yellow-billed Spoonbills, Pink-eared
>> Ducks, Red-necked Avocets, Red-kneed Dotterel, Black-Fronted Dotterel and
>> thousands of Australian Pratincole, and even more Black-tailed Native Hen
>> were all over the muddy margins. We also saw huge flocks of Flock
>> Bronzewings numbering thousands off in the distance. What is the collective
>> term for Flock Bronzewings I wonder? Seems ridiculously tautological saying:
>> "flock of Flock Bronzewings." Anyway people ought to be flocking to see
>> flocks of Flock Bronzewings I think.
>> Immediately over the border we came across a group of Bustards walking
>> across the road and these were to be the first of many we would encounter
>> over the next two days. From here on the road became a slithering sliding
>> mess and the journey to Bedourie took us over three hours to traverse.
>> Nevertheless the roadside birding was spectacular. It was a strange thing to
>> see swamp harriers in plenty hawking over gibber plains. If the Swamp
>> Harriers could organise themselves they could take over the world under
>> current circumstances.
>> The sand hills up near Bedourie were stunning and we would have liked to
>> have spent more time there but we wanted to be in Mt Isa the next day to
>> have a crack at the two grasswren species there. Too slushy underfoot to
>> camp so we had a comfortable night in the Bedourie pub before heading off to
>> Mt Isa.
>> Day 5, July 9.
>> Headed off toward Boulia. Nothing special to report along the road other
>> than the frequent sightings of Bustards, and another huge flock of Flock
>> Bronzewings near a bore. Can't imagine why they needed a bore to slake their
>> thirst. Also spied plenty of Red-backed Kingfishers and Spinifex Pigeons in
>> the region.
>> We came across some enormous swarms of locusts in this region. Not the
>> plague locusts more common down south but some sort of bigger, car-denting,
>> monster version of the locust. Not one of these robots splattered on the
>> windscreen. They were just too big and solid.
>> As we approached Mt Isa on the main road from Boulia in the middle afternoon
>> we stopped in at the well known Kalkadoon Grasswren site at Sybella Creek. A
>> top venue and reminiscent of the Kakadu sandstone plateau. No grasswrens
>> sighted here but did see some Red-winged Parrots, Grey-headed and
>> Grey-fronted Honeyeaters and Variegated Fairywren, Rainbowbirds, Striated
>> Pardalote and Red-backed Kingfisher. A little further down the road we
>> stopped in at Mica Creek and headed off to the right and up a very steep
>> gully to a peak looking out toward Mt Isa. We headed over the peak to try to
>> get back down to the main creek and unexpectedly flushed a Kalkadoon
>> Grasswren near the top of the hill. It sat obligingly in a tree giving us
>> good binocular vision and gave a loud alarm call before weaving back to the
>> valley floor where it joined the rest of its party. For the next hour we
>> stumbled along the rickety rubble on the ridiculously steep slopes and every
>> now and again one of the Kalkadoon Grasswrens would sit up just long enough
>> to let us see the essential features. This was stunt-birding at its best.
>> Nice; but life threatening.
>> It was good to have the Kalkadoon under the belt so we could concentrate on
>> finding the Carpentarian Grasswren the next day. We found one of those
>> wonderful free camping sites so common in Queensland only a handful of
>> kilometres from the turnoff to the well known Carpentarian Grasswren site.
>> Day 6, July 10.
>> Next morning we broke camp early and headed off. Along the way we were
>> distracted by what looked like a Black-tailed Treecreeper but failed to find
>> it but flushed a Spinifexbird instead which was a nice bonus.  Using the
>> handheld GPS we soon pulled up at the famous site and set ourselves for a
>> gruelling day-long search based on the reports posted on Birding-Aus. We had
>> been spectacularly lucky with the grasswrens so far on this trip and surely
>> our luck would wear thin. Within minutes of trudging into the bush however
>> we heard the unmistakable call of a grasswren - behind us! Turning back to
>> near where the Paj was parked we soon discovered a party of Carpentarian
>> Grasswrens on the graded roadside which gave easy and sustained views.
>> Unbelievable! In fact of all the grasswrens these were the loudest and
>> easiest to follow. We stayed with them for some time as they slowly worked
>> back along the creek. Two other birders turned up while we were there and
>> Tait met them to direct them to where I was watching the birds. Makes you
>> realise how powerful the Birding-Aus information can be as 'Geoff from
>> Armidale' and his wife joined the fray sporting some serious camera gear.
>> Incidentally Geoff from Armidale if you did get a photo of the birds I would
>> love to get a copy of one of them.
>> We left them to it and on the way back to the main highway stopped at
>> another likely looking venue where we saw Little Button Quail, Crested
>> Bellbird, Red-backed Fairywren, and another Spinifexbird. The rest of the
>> day was spent travelling til sunset almost to Normanton. Large groups of up
>> to twenty Apostlebirds were regularly seen on the way along with a bunch of
>> other tropical bush birds including an Olive-backed Oriole.
>> Day 7, July 11.
>> Next morning we dropped into Normanton where I Sarus a Crane. See what I did
>> there? Comedy gold. Incidentally Normanton has got to be the worst planned
>> town (apart from Canberra of course) in Australia. Random shops and petrol
>> outlets kilometres apart with no one shop having everything one might need.
>> Made us tour the town and maybe that is the plan. Another gruelling day of
>> driving with a quick stop in at Cumberland Dam where Magpie Geese, Jacanas,
>> Green Pygmy Geese, Yellow, Blue-faced  and Rufous-throated Honeyeater,
>> Plumed Whistling and Wandering Duck, Restless Flycatchers, Blue-winged
>> Kookaburras, and Double Barred Finches were to be had. Eventually we made it
>> to Atherton in the night.
>> Day 8, July 12.
>> We made any early start and decided to drop into Lake Eacham for a quick
>> look. In grassland just out of Atherton I finally had my first view of a
>> Buff-Banded Rail a bird I always assumed I would blunder into one day and
>> that day was this day. We also saw a couple of Tawney Grassbirds here.
>> Anyway after circumnavigating the lake we had added substantially to our
>> list. A Pied Monarch being the pick of the bunch and a tick for me.
>> Afterward we headed up to Kingfisher Park. This was my first visit to the
>> park and it is a must-see for any serious birder. Hosts Keith and Lindsay
>> Fisher are very much in step with all the comings and goings of the local
>> wildlife and have the postal addresses and daily itinerary of many of the
>> hard-to-get tropical bird species. Keith put us onto the resident Papuan
>> Frogmouth. In comparison a Tawney Frogmouth looks like it is wearing a
>> bright orange safety vest. The spotlighting tour of the park that night was
>> fascinating and revealed not only nocturnal birds but mammals and reptiles
>> and frogs as well. We drove to the top of Mt Lewis that afternoon ever
>> hopeful of a Golden Bowerbird but it was cold and wet and generally dark up
>> top and we saw very little. Bower's Shrike Thrush was nice and a few other
>> bits and pieces more readily available at KFP.
>> We were exhausted to be honest and realised we had pushed too hard and too
>> far to really take in the possibilities of the region and decided that a
>> full blown assault at another time might be a better idea. Nevertheless we
>> did what we could and decided to take a more laid back approach and simply
>> enjoy the time. Who could ever tire of looking at or listening to a
>> Yellow-breasted Boatbill?
>> Day 9, July 13.
>> Slept in. Needed some nuclear powered coffee to get going today but by
>> middle of the afternoon was rearing to go. Really wanted to see a Squatter
>> Pigeon and had hoped to pick them up on the way but missed them. Lindsay
>> told us of a small dam out in the dry woodland country up north just past Mt
>> Carbine where Squatter Pigeons are regularly seen. We staked out the dam in
>> the late afternoon and waited. A succession of interesting birds came in for
>> a drink including Pale-headed Rosellas, Galahs, Corellas, various
>> Honey-eaters, Double-barred Finches, Black-throated Finches, and most
>> curious of all the melanota subspecies of the Brown Treecreeper. No Squatter
>> Pigeons though.
>> Day 10, July 14.
>> Early morning walk near KFP saw an adult Metallic Starling, apparently
>> unusual at this time of year. Broke camp and drove toward Ingham to visit
>> friends. Stopped off briefly in Cairns Botanic Gardens and picked up Black
>> Butcherbird, Drongo, Figbird and Yellow Oriole to name a few. Rolled into
>> Ingham and stayed with friends.
>> Day 11, July 15
>> Down to Townsville stopping in at Paluma on the way. Nice trip up the
>> mountain where we had heard that Golden Bowerbird might be had. We walked a
>> few of the tracks but again it was cold and quiet. In fact on one walk we
>> saw a total of three birds. Not three species - three birds. Very unusual.
>> King Parrots and White-cheeked Honeyeater common enough here.
>> Once in Townsville decided to put a few kilometres between the coast and
>> ourselves and ended up camped near Winton. As a matter of interest the road
>> between Hughenden and Winton is not interesting. And watch out for the roos
>> there were loads of them here and all bent on bending your vehicle. One of
>> then attempted to suicide on the front of the Paj but fortunately slowed
>> down enough to only give it a spanking and lost a driving light.
>> Day 12, July 16.
>> Dropped into the Bladensburg National Park in the morning in an attempt to
>> find a Rufous-crowned Emu-wren. Beautiful place and we wandered through
>> hectares of likely looking Spinifex to no avail. The grass was swarming with
>> locusts which made birding almost impossible. Nevertheless a place I would
>> like to visit again sometime. There were however plenty of White-browed
>> Woodswallow, Jacky Winter, Spinifex Pigeon, Weebill and Inland Thornbill.
>> The road south was closed due to heavy rain so we drove to Longreach then
>> down toward Jundah. Right on Sunset came across another of the free camping
>> sites which was one of the best camping sites I have ever had the pleasure
>> of staying in. Set atop a rocky bluff overlooking magnificent acacia
>> woodland interspersed with Spinifex and to top it off; a brilliant sunset.
>> Day 13, July 17
>> Bright and early I headed down into the woodland below for a bit of a squiz
>> and decided that I would take the pressure off and just enjoy the bush and
>> the familiar birds and sort of saunter around in a relaxed way. Naturally I
>> kind of hoped that I might stumble upon a stray grasswren or emu wren in the
>> Spinifex or perhaps a random Night Parrot or two. Nothing big, just wanted
>> to amuse myself is all. Eventually I stumbled into a loose coalition of a
>> dozen different species as you do in the arid bush. Red-capped Robins, Mulga
>> Parrots, Ringnecks, Singing Honey Eater, Hooded Robin, Rufous Whistler,
>> Crested Bllbird, Inland Thornbill, Weebill and best of all a party of
>> Chestnut Breasted Quail Thrush, an unexpected tick for me. Upon returning to
>> the camp I pointed Tait in the direction of the sighting and had breakfast
>> while he attempted to twitch the QTs.
>> An hour later he returned but had not seen the QT but as a consolation
>> happened upon Hall's Babbler and Bourke's Parrot. Both these would be lifers
>> for me. Damn! There goes the serenity! Back down the hill and into the fray.
>> We wandered around for some time before finally coming across another
>> coalition of birds and I did see the Hall's Babblers which are really quite
>> distinct from the White-browed when seen in the flesh. But Tait dipped on
>> the CBQT and I on the Bourke's Parrot. Tait had been to Bowra the year
>> previous and said this venue was like Bowra only better. I have not been to
>> Bowra so cannot comment but that was his opinion. Happy to pass on location
>> details to anyone interested.
>> Later that day we continued our journey through the Welford National Park
>> which was a mixed bag of red sand dunes and open woodland. It was brimming
>> with life like the other inland venues we had already visited and covered in
>> wild flowers and birds. We found more Hall's Babblers here and nearby Tawney
>> Crowed Babblers as well.
>> Along the Diamantina road we happened upon a group of Chestnut Quail thrush
>> and late in the day I spotted some odd looking parrots landing in a tree.
>> They turned out to be Bourke's, five in all that flew down next to the road
>> to feed on the verge. No field guide or photo can do justice to the subtle
>> and delicate colours and nature of these exceptional birds. Really quite a
>> treat in the dying rays of last light.
>> Day 13, July 18,
>> We wanted to get back into South Oz via Innamincka but were unsure of road
>> conditions as it was pretty obvious that a serious amount of rain had fallen
>> in the region. We headed hopefully into Eromanga where local intelligence
>> informed us that all the roads were almost certainly cut and that only death
>> and suffering awaited us followed by maniacal laughter.
>> Oddly enough I have found that most residents of remote locations seem to
>> take some kind of perverse pleasure in passing on vastly exaggerated
>> prognostications on the probable hideous and disfiguring death you will soon
>> endure if you drive through, camp at, walk near, look at or even think about
>> any given locality best known to the resident population. I have found the
>> best source of information is the local caravan park. The grey nomad
>> subculture in particular is really very open and friendly and they are way
>> more than happy to help out. There are hundreds, probably even multiple
>> thousands of people out there in this particular group who carry state of
>> the art recovery gear, tyre repair paraphernalia, hospital grade first aid
>> kits and military standard communications devices who are driving around the
>> outback hoping, praying and searching for someone to use their stuff on. For
>> them lost, dying, desperate people in disastrous situations are the stuff of
>> dreams. Their entire existence is validated when they can finally use the
>> gear they have spent thousands of dollars to purchase. The day will come
>> when a fight will break out between rival good Samaritans - mark my words.
>> Anyway the news was good so we pressed on.
>> At a river crossing we spied a small flock of Flock Bronzies drop to the
>> ground only a few hundred metres form the road. We really wanted to see them
>> up close so decided to walk out on the flood plain after them. The whole
>> place was alive with various birds and we were constantly flushing
>> Songlarks, Pipits, and unidentified Quail on the way. Eventually we flushed
>> the Flockies and watched weal about at close quarters.
>> We made it to Innamincka by night fall after an obligatory visit to the site
>> of the 'Dig Tree.' Rereading the tragic story of Bourke and Wills was quite
>> incredible. How could you starve to death in a place like this? Freshwater
>> mussels, yabbies and fish in plenty. Bustards and other edible birds
>> everywhere and offers of help from the Aboriginal people. Speaking of birds
>> I have never seen so many Rufous Night Herons anywhere as we saw all along
>> the Cooper Creek.
>> We had a miserable night in Innamincka mainly due to the boggy clay in the
>> camping area. Pretty sure I heard a Barking Owl calling which is a bit of a
>> rarity in South Oz. But to see it would have involved snorkelling through
>> mud.
>> Day 14, July 19
>> Camping is fun. But after two weeks it is not fun. We were planning on
>> camping down the Strez at Montecolina but we were covered in mud, unshaven,
>> mad hair and wild eyes. And by now Tait was beginning to stink. So we began
>> to warm to the idea of driving the full 1100 kms to Adealide in a single
>> day. 1100 doesn't sound like much but the track was pretty messed up and
>> rutted and in may parts covered by water. But the thought of a warm shower
>> and home cooked food gave us wings.
>> Speaking of wings Tait really wanted to see a Letter Winged Kite and I knew
>> a site where Steve Potter and I had seen them in 2008. Steve had recently
>> revisited them there and they were still around. The country along the track
>> was similar to the Birdsville with vast wetlands and waterbirds in vast
>> numbers, the dunes were lush with vegetation and the gibber plains knee deep
>> in cover.
>> We stopped in at the LWK site and it was pretty much as I remember it except
>> for the mud and vegetation. The kites were there however and after they flew
>> over and inspected us they settled down in their roosting tree, Plenty of
>> other raptors at this site as well, Black Kites, Brown falcon, Brown
>> Goshawk, Spotted Harrier and Nankeen Kestrel.
>> Plenty of Banded Lapwing along the track and conspicuous in the absence were
>> the White-backed Swallow which are normally abundant here. Strange.
>> Rest of the trip uneventful, just had to avoid being forced into a shelter
>> as a vagrant in Pt Augusta. All up 227 species. For me 17 new Aussie ticks
>> and some great memories. Do yourself a favour and get out there if you can.
>> Cheers
>> David Kowalick
>> Trip List
>> 1) Emu
>> 2) Australian Brush-turkey
>> 3) Orangefooted Scrubfowl
>> 4) Stubble Quail
>> 5) Magpie Goose
>> 6) Plumed Whistling-Duck
>> 7) Wandering Whistling-Duck
>> 8) Black Swan
>> 9) Radjah Shelduck
>> 10) Australian Wood Duck
>> 11) Green PygmyGoose
>> 12) Pacific Black Duck
>> 13) Grey Teal
>> 14) Pink-eared Duck
>> 15) Hardhead
>> 16) Australasian Grebe
>> 17) Hoaryheaded Grebe
>> 18) Darter
>> 19) Little Pied Cormorant
>> 20) Pied Cormorant
>> 21) Little Black Cormorant
>> 22) Great Cormorant
>> 23) Whitefaced Heron
>> 24) Little Egret
>> 25) White-necked Heron
>> 26) Great Egret
>> 27) Cattle Egret
>> 28) Striated Heron
>> 29) Nankeen Night Heron
>> 30) Glossy Ibis
>> 31) Australian White Ibis
>> 32) Strawnecked Ibis
>> 33) Royal Spoonbill
>> 34) Yellowbilled Spoonbill
>> 35) Blacknecked Stork
>> 36) Osprey
>> 37) Blackshouldered Kite
>> 38) Letterwinged Kite
>> 39) Black Kite
>> 40) Whistling Kite
>> 41) Brahminy Kite
>> 42) Whitebellied SeaEagle
>> 43) Spotted Harrier
>> 44) Marsh Harrier
>> 45) Brown Goshawk
>> 46) Wedgetailed Eagle
>> 47) Little Eagle
>> 48) Brown Falcon
>> 49) Nankeen Kestrel
>> 50) Sarus Crane*
>> 51) Brolga
>> 52) Buffbanded Rail*
>> 53) Purple Swamphen
>> 54) Dusky Moorhen
>> 55) Blacktailed Nativehen
>> 56) Eurasian Coot
>> 57) Australian Bustard
>> 58) Little Buttonquail
>> 59) Combcrested Jacana
>> 60) Bush Stone-curlew
>> 61) Blackwinged Stilt
>> 62) Rednecked Avocet
>> 63) Redcapped Plover
>> 64) Inland Dotterel
>> 65) Blackfronted Dotterel
>> 66) Redkneed Dotterel
>> 67) Banded Lapwing
>> 68) Masked Lapwing
>> 69) Australian Pratincole
>> 70) Silver Gull
>> 71) Gullbilled Tern
>> 72) Caspian Tern
>> 73) Roseate Tern
>> 74) Rock Dove
>> 75) Spotted TurtleDove
>> 76) Brown CuckooDove
>> 77) Emerald Dove
>> 78) Common Bronzewing
>> 79) Flock Bronzewing
>> 80) Crested Pigeon
>> 81) Spinifex Pigeon
>> 82) Diamond Dove
>> 83) Peaceful Dove
>> 84) Barshouldered Dove
>> 85) Wompoo FruitDove
>> 86) Topknot Pigeon
>> 87) Redtailed BlackCockatoo
>> 88) Galah
>> 89) Little Corella
>> 90) Sulphurcrested Cockatoo
>> 91) Cockatiel
>> 92) Rainbow Lorikeet
>> 93) Scalybreasted Lorikeet
>> 94) Varied Lorikeet
>> 95) Australian King-Parrot
>> 96) Redwinged Parrot
>> 97) Paleheaded Rosella
>> 98) Australian Ringneck
>> 99) Blue Bonnet
>> 100) Swift Parrot
>> 101) Redrumped Parrot
>> 102) Mulga Parrot
>> 103) Budgerigar
>> 104) Bourke's Parrot *
>> 105) Horsfield's BronzeCuckoo
>> 106) Shining BronzeCuckoo
>> 107) Southern Boobook
>> 108) Barn Owl
>> 109) Papuan Frogmouth*
>> 110) Spotted Nightjar
>> 111) Australian Owletnightjar
>> 112) Whiterumped Swiftlet
>> 113) Azure Kingfisher
>> 114) Laughing Kookaburra
>> 115) Bluewinged Kookaburra
>> 116) Forest Kingfisher
>> 117) Redbacked Kingfisher
>> 118) Sacred Kingfisher
>> 119) Rainbow Beeeater
>> 120) Whitethroated Treecreeper
>> 121) Brown Treecreeper
>> 122) Variegated Fairywren
>> 123) Whitewinged Fairywren
>> 124) Redbacked Fairywren
>> 125) Grey Grasswren*
>> 126) Carpentarian Grasswren*
>> 127) Eyrean Grasswren*
>> 128) Thickbilled Grasswren
>> 129) Kalkadoon Grasswren*
>> 130) Striated Pardalote
>> 131) Yellowthroated Scrubwren
>> 132) Atherton Scrubwren
>> 133) Largebilled Scrubwren
>> 134) Rufous Fieldwren
>> 135) Weebill
>> 136) Brown Gerygone
>> 137) Inland Thornbill
>> 138) Chestnutbreasted Whiteface*
>> 139) Banded Whiteface*
>> 140) Red Wattlebird
>> 141) Spinycheeked Honeyeater
>> 142) Silvercrowned Friarbird
>> 143) Little Friarbird
>> 144) Bluefaced Honeyeater
>> 145) Yellowthroated Miner
>> 146) Macleay's Honeyeater
>> 147) Lewin's Honeyeater
>> 148) Yellowspotted Honeyeater
>> 149) Graceful Honeyeater
>> 150) Bridled Honeyeater*
>> 151) Singing Honeyeater
>> 152) Yellow Honeyeater
>> 153) Greyheaded Honeyeater
>> 154) Greyfronted Honeyeater
>> 155) Whiteplumed Honeyeater
>> 156) Whitethroated Honeyeater
>> 157) Brown Honeyeater
>> 158) Whitecheeked Honeyeater
>> 159) Rufousthroated Honeyeater
>> 160) Pied Honeyeater
>> 161) Dusky Honeyeater
>> 162) Crimson Chat
>> 163) Orange Chat
>> 164) Whitefronted Chat
>> 165) Jacky Winter
>> 166) Redcapped Robin
>> 167) Hooded Robin
>> 168) Paleyellow Robin
>> 169) Greyheaded Robin
>> 170) Hall's Babbler*
>> 171) Chestnutcrowned Babbler
>> 172) Eastern Whipbird
>> 173) Chirruping Wedgebill
>> 174) Cinnamon Quailthrush
>> 175) Chestnutbreasted Quailthrush*
>> 176) Crested Bellbird
>> 177) Rufous Whistler
>> 178) Little Shrikethrush
>> 179) Bower's Shrikethrush*
>> 180) Grey Shrikethrush
>> 181) Yellowbreasted Boatbill
>> 182) Spectacled Monarch
>> 183) Pied Monarch*
>> 184) Restless Flycatcher
>> 185) Magpie-lark
>> 186) Rufous Fantail
>> 187) Grey Fantail
>> 188) Willie Wagtail
>> 189) Spangled Drongo
>> 190) Blackfaced Cuckooshrike
>> 191) Whitewinged Triller
>> 192) Yellow Oriole
>> 193) Olivebacked Oriole
>> 194) Figbird
>> 195) Whitebreasted Woodswallow
>> 196) Whitebrowed Woodswallow
>> 197) Blackfaced Woodswallow
>> 198) Black Butcherbird
>> 199) Pied Butcherbird
>> 200) Australian Magpie
>> 201) Pied Currawong
>> 202) Victoria's Riflebird
>> 203) Australian Raven
>> 204) Little Crow
>> 205) Torresian Crow
>> 206) Apostlebird
>> 207) Great Bowerbird
>> 208) Richard's Pipit
>> 209) House Sparrow
>> 210) Zebra Finch
>> 211) Double-barred Finch
>> 212) Blackthroated Finch*
>> 213) Crimson Finch
>> 214) Redbrowed Finch
>> 215) Chestnut-breasted Mannikin
>> 216) Mistletoebird
>> 217) Welcome Swallow
>> 218) Tree Martin
>> 219) Fairy Martin
>> 220) Tawny Grassbird
>> 221) Little Grassbird
>> 222) Spinifexbird*
>> 223) Rufous Songlark
>> 224) Brown Songlark
>> 225) Silvereye
>> 226) Metallic Starling
>> 227) Common Myna
>> * - ticks
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