the bird fauna of this island group is limited, and
more so then for individual islands: mainly seabirds, waders, (incl.
Bristle-thighed Curlew at right time of year), various terns, limited number of
landbirds. The Raratonga Monarch is probably the best among those. Its almost
extinct population (when I was there many years ago) now well on the way to
recovery. The guide for the region: Pratt, Bruner & Berrett (1987) The birds
of Hawaii and the tropical Pacific (Princeton University Press). It includes
checklists for the different island groups.
Sent: Monday, April 05, 2010 3:39 PM
Subject: Re: FW: [canberrabirds] RFI - Darwin, question about cook
I also have a question regarding out
of Canberra birding. Does anyone know of any birding tour guides or anything
simillar in the Cook Islands? I'm thinking of escaping the cold and going there
in Winter for a week or so.
On Mon, Apr 5, 2010 at 9:16 AM, Sue Beatty <>
Hi Rob and anyone
else interested in Darwin birds. All you need is a copy of “Finding birds in
Darwin, Kakadu and the Top End” by Niven McCrie and James Watson
2nd ed. 2009. It’s very specific and was such a help when I was up
there in January, or you could contact Niven: or
I guess he won’t mind as his contact details are in the book anyway. Following
his instructions I walked practically straight into a Rainbow Pitta in the
Monsoon Forest at East Pt. Reserve and got lots of other ticks.
Sent: Monday, 5 April 2010 12:33
[canberrabirds] RFI - Darwin
Is anyone familiar with places to
spot birds in and around Darwin? I'll be going there this week and may
have some spare time to have a look around. It might be a good
opportunity to pick up a couple of species that aren't common in the
Thanks for any suggestions!
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