hours later

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Subject: hours later
From: "Overs, Anthony \(REPS\)" <>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 13:56:20 +1100
Hi Peter

Haven't seen a reply yet, so let me have a go.

It's my impression that koels were recorded in Canberra once every two
or three years, until about six or seven years ago (-ish), when birds
started to turn up every year, and probably more individuals each year
too. Maybe the number of wattlebirds in town has drawn more koels here.
I think over the last couple of years there have been occasions when
five or six individuals have been recorded at roughly the same time
throughout Canberra.

Same deal I think with Channel-billed Cuckoos. Recorded maybe once every
three or four years, but now seen or heard each year. Plenty of
currawong hosts for them here.


-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, 23 November 2005 11:29 AM
Subject: hours later

Hi Debbie and other birders,

Are Koels becoming more common in Canberra? I remember when i lived
there in the late 90's you would get the occassional reported sighting.

What about Channel-billed Cuckoos? If i remember correctly, they were
quite also quite uncommon/rare in late 90s but now more regular reports?


Peter Ekert
>-- Original Message --
>To: Canberra Birds <>
>Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 09:52:50 +1100
>Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] hours later
>Koel calling in North Lyneham yesterday too - but didn't stay for the
>night thankfully!
>Debbie Saunders
>Swift Parrot Recovery Officer
>National Swift Parrot Recovery Team
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>22/11/2005 10:10 PM
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>koel still calling in Watson (10 pm)!!
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