Subject: Kiola
From: Ian Reid <>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:10:58 +1030
Dear All,

just wanted to say thanks to all who helped me with gen for my trip last week to Kioloa / Murramarang. It was mostly work but I squeezed in some quality birding including 20+ lifers.

Tues evening flew into Canberra and early am I drove to Kaleen where I had three lifer parrots before breakfast:

* Australian King Parrot
* Crimson Rosella
* Superb Parrot
Eastern Rosella

I stopped at the top of the mountain in a layby and walked into the forest for 20min so, seeing:

* Eastern Whipbird
* Eastern Yellow Robin
* Lewin's Honeyeater
Treecreeper sp.

Then to Kioloa. A walk to the beach before my colleagues arrived at lunchtime yielded:

* Black-faced Monarch
* Yellow Thornbill
* Leaden Flycatcher
* Hooded Plover
100s unidenitified Shearwaters
Caspian Tern

Early am before work on Thurs I walked up the trail beyond the ANU campus into the forest:

* Southern Emu-wren
* Brown Thornbill
* Rufous Fantail
* Wonga Pigeon
* Superb Lyrebird (my target, and performed beautifully -- 2m, 4f, but sadly no photos of a male)
* Noisy Friarbird
Grey Currawong
Rainbow Lorikeet
Eastern Spinebill
Welcome Swallow
Australian Pelican
Variegated Fairywren
Superb Fairywren
White-browed Scrubwren
Australian Pipit
Nankeen Kestrel
Red Wattlebird
Little Wattlebird

No more birding until Sat am before I had to be back in Canberra. Spent the morning walking the Discovery Trail at North Durras lake, and the nearby "Rainforest Walk" by the beach. New birds for the trip were:

* Satin Bowerbird (5-6, but sadly only females)
* Scarlet Honeyeater (2)
* Large-billed Scrub-wren
* Gang-gang Cockatoo
White-bellied Sea-eagle
White-faced Heron
White-cheeked Honeyeater
New Holland Honeyeater
Golden Whistler
Australian Hobby

Finally made a 30min stop aruond 2pm in Monga NP on my way back to Canberra

Red-browed Finch
* Striated Thornbill

[* lifer or Australian tick]

Very quiet at that time of day but looked like a great spot.

Thanks again to all!


Prof. Ian Reid
School of Computer Science
University of Adelaide
Adelaide, 5005
ph: +61 (08) 83132135


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