Myall Lakes NP

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Subject: Myall Lakes NP
From: Robert Quinan <>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 1996 09:59:08 +1000
Hi everyone,

Just a short report on my trip to Myall Lakes NP.  But before I get into 
that I'd just like to thank those who gave me Alan Morris' name and 
number when I asked about a Central Coast bird observers club.  Much 
appreciated.  Also to those who gave me some info on Myall Lakes.  

Went up to the Park on Mon 18th.  Weather was terrible.  Heavy overcast, 
strong winds. The rains came at 2.30pm and had to call it a day.  
Finished with 47 species.

Tue was much better weather; sunny with light cloud cover, easing winds.
Ended with 50 species.

Wed much the same weatherwise.  Finished with 45 species.

General comments: There had been a violent storm the night before I 
arrived.  There was a lot of damage; fallen trees and braches along 
all the trails.  
Never seen so many Rufous Fantails, they seem as curious as the Grey.  
Also, lots of Rufous Whistlers and Sacred Kingfishers.  Noted Red-browed 
Firetail, Lewin's He, Sacred Kingfisher and Rufous Whistler nesting.  
Saw a male Koel nearly, but not quite, completely black.  Still had some 
brown plumage on breast.  Also saw something that I think was a Speckled 
Warbler but didn't get a good enough look.

Total for the 3 days was 71 species, 4 lifers.  Not bad but I was hoping 
for a few more.  Anyway, list follows.  Note: L=lifer, *=2-5, and **=6+.

Species seen at Myall Lakes NP and surrounds.

Black-Cockatoo  Yellow-tailed **
Brush-turkey  Australian
Cicadabird L**
Cormorant  Little Pied
Coucal  Pheasant
Cuckoo  Fan-tailed
Cuckoo-shrike   Black-faced
Currawong  Pied *
Dollarbird *
Drongo  Spangled
Duck  Australian Wood *
Duck  Musk
Duck  Pacific Black *
Emu-Wren  Southern *
Fairy-wren  Superb **
Fairy-wren  Variegated **
Fantail Grey **
Fantail Rufous **
Figbird  **
Firetail  Red-browed *
Flycatcher  Leaden **
Friarbird  Noisy *
Galah * 
Gerygone  Brown *
Gerygone  White-throated L*
Gull  Silver **
Heron  White-faced 
Honeyeater  Brown-headed L**
Honeyeater  Lewin's **
Honeyeater  New Holland **
Honeyeater  White-cheeked **
Honeyeater  Yellow-faced **
Jacky Winter *  
Kingfisher  Sacred **
Kite  Whistling *
Koel  Common *
Kookaburra  Laughing *
Lorikeet  Rainbow 
Lorikeet  Scaly-breasted *
Magpie  Australian *
Miner   Noisy **
Mistletoebird **        
Monarch  Black-faced *
Moorhen  Dusky
Myna  Common *
Oriole  Olive-backed **
Pelican  Australian
Pigeon  Crested *
Raven   Australian **
Robin   Eastern Yellow *
Rosella  Eastern
Scrubwren  Large-billed *
Scrubwren  White-browed **
Shrike-thrush  Grey
Silvereye *
Sittella  Varied  **
Sparrow  House *
Spinebill  Eastern *
Starling  Common *
Swallow  Welcome **
Teal    Chestnut
Thornbill  Brown **
Thornbill  Buff-rumped L*
Thornbill  Yellow *
Treecreeper  White-throated **
Wagtail Willie *
Wattlebird      Brush **
Wattlebird      Red **
Whipbird        Eastern 
Whistler        Golden *
Whistler        Rufous **

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