Bird list for Georgetown

Subject: Bird list for Georgetown
From: (Jan England)
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 20:38:57 +1000 (EST)
Thanks to all the people who replied to my message about no Gouldians at
Georgetown, particularly Frank O'Connor who gave me heart that I might see
them during the dry season.  As I am going to Lawn Hill NP in June/July (via
Mt. Isa) there is still hope. Could anyone give me information on other
sites for the Gouldians further west of Georgetown and also where I might
see Dusky Grasswrens on this trip which will be out through Hughenden,
Cloncurry and Mt. Isa to Lawn Hill and then back via Normanton, Croydon and

Below is a list of the birds seen during the Easter break April 10-13th 1998
by members of the Cairns BOCA and NQ Naturalists Clubs as requested by a
number of people.  For those who don't know, Georgetown is 410 kms west of
Cairns on the road to Normanton in the Gulf of Carpentaria. All birds were
seen within a radius of 30 km of the town.

Emu + 2 young                             Stubble Quail
Brown Quail                               Magpie Goose + immatures
Plumed Whistling-duck + chicks            Wandering Whistling-duck + chicks
Australian Wood Duck + immatures          Green Pygmy-goose
Pacific Black Duck + chicks & immatures   Australasian Shoveller
Grey Teal + immatures                     Pink Eared Duck
Hardhead                                  Australian Grebe + immatures
Great Crested Grebe                       Darter + nestling
Little Pied Cormorant                     Little Black Cormorant
Great Cormorant                           Australian Pelican
White-faced Heron                         White-necked Heron
Great Egret                               Intermediate Egret
Nankeen Night Heron                       Black Bittern
Glossy Ibis                               Straw-necked Ibis
Yellow-billed Spoonbill                   Black Shouldered Kite
Whistling Kite + nestling                 Black Kite
Black-breasted Buzzard                    Spotted Harrier
Swamp Harrier (immature)                  Brown Goshawk
Wedge-tailed Eagle                        Brown Falcon
Peregrine Falcon (immatures)              Nankeen Kestrel
Brolga                                    Buff-banded Rail
Baillon's Crake (immatures)               Eurasian Coot
Little Button-quail                       Red-chested Button-quail
Comb-crested Jacana                       Black-winged Stilt + immatures
Black-fronted Dotteral + immatures        Red-kneed Dotteral
Masked Lapwing                            Common Bronzewing
Crested Pigeon                            Spinifex Pigeon
Squatter Pigeon                           Diamond Dove
Peaceful Dove                             Bar-shouldered Dove(h)
Red-tailed Black Cockatoo                 Galah
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo                  Cockatiel
Rainbow Lorikeet                          Red-winged Parrot
Pale-headed Rosella                       Horsfield's Bronze-cuckoo
Common Koel                               Channel-billed Cuckoo
Pheasant Coucal                           Tawny Frogmouth + immatures
Aust. Owlet-nightjar                      Blue-winged Kookaburra
Forest Kingfisher                         Red-backed Kingfisher
Sacred Kingfisher                         Rainbow Bee-eater
Dollarbird (immature)                     Brown Treecreeper
Variegated Fairy-wren                     Red-backed Fairy-wren
Red-browed Pardalote                      Striated Pardalote
Weebill                                   White-throated Gerygone
Yellow-rumped Thornbill                   Little Friarbird
Blue-faced Honeyeater + immatures         Yellow-throated Miner
Yellow Honeyeater                         Grey-fronted Honeyeater
Yellow-tinted Honeyeater                  Brown Honeyeater
Bar-breasted Honeyeater                   Rufous-throated Honeyeater + immatures
Banded Honeyeater                         Jacky Winter
Grey-crowned Babbler                      Varied Sittella
Rufous Whistler                           Grey Shrike-thrush
Restless Flycatcher                       Leaden Flycatcher
Magpie Lark + juveniles                    Willie Wagtail
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike + immatures     White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike
Ground Cuckoo-shrike                      White-winged Triller
Olive-backed Oriole                       Black-faced Woodswallow
Grey Butcherbird                          Pied Butcherbird + immature
Australian Magpie + juveniles             Australian Raven
Torresian Crow                            Apostlebird
Great Bowerbird                           Singing Bushlark
Richard's Pipit                           House Sparrow
Zebra Finch                               Double-barred Finch
Black-throated Finch                      Masked Finch
Pictorella Mannikin                       Mistletoebird
Rufous Songlark                           

Hope you find this list interesting!                   

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