Items omitted from May Gang-gang

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From: "Chris Davey" <>
Date: Fri, 8 May 2009 19:22:06 +1000


Please find below items that were unfortunately omitted from the May Gang-gang



Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve- Superb Lyrebird survey, Saturday 20 June.


Since the January 2003 bushfires Peter Fullagar and Chris Davey have been monitoring the return of the Superb Lyrebird to an area of the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.  They wish to get an idea of the present distribution within the Reserve and are asking COG members to join them for a morning?s survey.  They are calling for expressions of interest to join them at 8.30am to walk the trails and to record the location of calling birds.  Depending on the trails walked the survey should take about three hours.

This outing will be a repeat of the very successful surveys conducted at this time of the year since 2004.  If interested and for further details please contact Chris Davey on 62546324 (h), email m("","chris_davey");">.  Please note that if the weather is inappropriate on the Saturday we would try to run the survey the following day.




Proposed outing to the International Arboretum


At the April COG meeting Sherry McArdle-English (President, Friends of the International Arboretum) gave a presentation on the Arboretum and offered to arrange a tour of the site for COG members.  A show of hands at the meeting indicated that the audience was keen to visit the area.  Tentative arrangements have been made for a two hour trip on Saturday 27 June starting 10.00.  A 34 seater bus will cost $13 whilst a 44 seater will cost $11 per passenger.


Anyone interested to participate in the tour please contact Chris Davey 02-62546324 or email m("","chris_davey");"> so that the appropriate arrangements can be made.




The CD ?Field Guide to the Birds of the ACT? continues to sell well but there is a need for a second CD that will complete the series.  Funds have been made available and recording equipment purchased to progress this project.  Peter Fullagar has compiled a list of recordings that need to be made (see below) and all equipment is now available to be lent to anyone with the appropriate expertise who wishes to collect some of the required material.  I urge anyone who may be willing to participate in this project to contact Peter at m("","Chifley");">



Peaceful Dove

Little Grassbird

White-faced Heron

Diamond Dove

Rufous Songlark

Great Egret

Common Bronzewing

Brown Songlark

Rufous Night Heron

Crested Pigeon

Speckled Warbler

Hoary-headed Grebe

Superb Parrot

Brown Thornbill

Australasian Grebe

Australian King-Parrot

Buff-rumped Thornbill

Pacific Black Duck

Rainbow Lorikeet

Yellow-rumped Thornbill

Pink-eared Duck

Little Lorikeet

Yellow Thornbill

Grey Teal

Swift Parrot

Striated Thornbill

Chestnut Teal

Horsfield?s Bronze-Cuckoo



Shining Bronze-Cuckoo

Varied Sittella

Maned Duck

Common Koel

Red-browed Treecreeper

Black-shouldered Kite

Barn Owl

Brown Treecreeper

Australian Hobby

Australian Owlet-nightjar


Brown Falcon

Rainbow Bee-eater

Crescent Honeyeater

Australian Kestrel

Tree Martin

Yellow-faced Honeyeater

White-bellied Sea-Eagle

Fairy Martin

Yellow-tufted Honeyeater

Wedge-tailed Eagle


Fuscous Honeyeater

Stubble Quail

White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike

Brown-headed Honeyeater

Brown Quail

Rose Robin

White-naped Honeyeater

Painted Button-quail

Scarlet Robin

European Greenfinch

Buff-banded Rail

Red-capped Robin

Red-browed Firetail

Baillon?s Crake

Hooded Robin

Diamond Firetail

Australian Crake

Crested Shrike-tit

Double-barred Finch

Purple Swampen

Spotted Quail-thrush

Dusky Woodswallow

Dusky Moorhen

Leaden Flycatcher

White-winged Chough

Eurasian Coot

Satin Flycatcher

Australian Magpie-lark


Rufous Fantail

Australian Magpie

Latham?s Snipe

White-fronted Chat

Grey Butcherbird

Feral Pigeon

Golden-headed Cisticola

Grey Currawong


Chris Davey.

24 Bardsley Place
ACT 2615
Tel: 02-62546324
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