Woodland surveys Gooroo North

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Subject: Woodland surveys Gooroo North
From: Nicki Taws <>
Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2018 01:29:48 +0000

Spring woodland bird surveys in the northern part of Goorooyaroo NR were held on a sunny but cold morning. The reserve is looking dry (understandably) but there is more grass cover and wildflowers than I have seen in many other reserves around Canberra. Perhaps there is better control of herbivore pressure than in other reserves. Bird activity was fairly busy with 48 species in total. Highlights for the survey were 2 male Red-capped Robins duelling, Superb Parrots at 2 sites and 2 Southern Whiteface, a species not commonly encountered in the surveys here. Most of the spring migrants were recorded; Pallid and Shining Bronze-cuckoos, White-throated and Western Gerygones, Noisy Friarbird, one White-winged Triller, Olive-backed Oriole, Dusky Woodswallow, Mistletoebird, Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike and Rufous Whistler. White-eared Honeyeater and Golden Whistler were still around but no Sacred Kingfisher, Leaden Flycatcher or Rufous Songlark were recorded. No Yellow-faced or White naped Honeyeaters, only Brown-headed and White-eared and one Red Wattlebird. The two raptor species recorded, Brown Goshawk and Nankeen Kestrel, were breeding, as well as Striated Pardalote, Yellow-rumped Thornbill, White-throated Gerygone, both Rosellas and Starlings.




Nicki Taws

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