Birdline Australia Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Australia Weekly Update
Date: 14 May 2012 01:30:32 +1000

Birdline Australia

Published sightings for the week ending 13 May 2012.

Wed 9 May Princess Parrot Newhaven, Northern Territory
The desert is looking good after all the rain, and a few days ago, Danae, AWC manager at Newhaven, found a mob of Princess Parrots at Newhaven. They seem to be hanging around and we've seen up to 50 birds at a time. The birds have been seen for four days in a row at the same site. If anyone is interested in seeing these stunning birds, Joe and Danae ask that you phone Newhaven (08 8964 6000) before your visit and we can assist in taking visitors to the site. Newhaven has great camping with hot showers and composting toilets and good bore water. We will be staying staying to assist visitors and to study the parrots.
Per Peter Struik and Toni Marsh

Sun 6 May New Zealand Storm-Petrel, Long-finned Pilot Whale Portland - Birdlife Australia Pelagic, Victoria
Our trip was exciting because of the pod of 20 Long-finned Pilot Whales that we saw very closely as they swam up to the boat and went under it. But it became exceptional when we recorded Victoria's first New Zealand Storm-Petrel (Paul's photo attached). We also saw a White-fronted Tern and a Brown Skua on a day when the number of species and the number of individuals were quite low.
Chris Lester, Paul Dodd et al

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