To: 'Canberra Birds' <>
Subject: Koel
From: John Harris <>
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2019 23:41:42 +0000

A question for those wiser than I am. Do the Koels return to the same place?

There is a tendency in this discussion site for people to take ownership of Koels and even name them.  – the ‘Mawson Koel’  etc. I too have been guilty of the same in previous years with the ‘Gungahlin Koel’, albeit being purposely tongue in cheek because everybody else was claiming them.

But my question is not trivial.  A Koel has been calling strongly behind my place (Ginninderra creek/Percival Hill) for about 3 weeks now. This year, it is regularly in the same Eucalypt a few hundred metres away. I was glad that this year it was not directly behind my house, as it was ;ast year, as it begins koelling about 4.a.m.

So is it the same bird? That is my broad question. Do Koels return to the same place?





From: Ross Stewart <>
Date: Thursday, 31 October 2019 at 10:24 am
To: 'Denise Kay' <>, chatline <>
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Koel


Yes.  Monday I heard a Koel in Giralang.


Ross Stewart


From: Denise Kay <>
Sent: Thursday, 31 October 2019 10:06 AM
To: Canberra Birds <>
Subject: [canberrabirds] Koel


First one at Giralang Pond last Monday & again yesterday…..that I have heard, Duncan may have heard it earlier ?


Denise Kay

Flying Fox Coordinator

ACT Wildlife





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