swift parrots

Subject: swift parrots
From: Simon John Kennedy <>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 13:39:32 -0712 (EDT)
Some birding-ausers may remember the letter sent out by David Geering about 
the Regent Honeyeater/Swift Parrot surveys.

This is just an update on their current known whereabouts for anyone who is 

This month, Swift Parrots are feeding on Grey Box in central western Victoria, 
are among flowering bloodwoods on the NSW south coast, and there have been 
records from Phillip Island and Coffs Harbour already.  They are spread far and 
wide as you can see, so everyone involved in the counts has some chance of 
seeing them!

There's still some birds hanging around in northern Tassie too.  Anyone in the 
east gippsland/NSW south coast area has a chance of seeing Swifties in the 
flowering Red Bloodwood forests at the moment.  They were seen in flocks of up 
to 12 recently near Nadgee, so keep your eyes peeled.

People involved in the counts will get a newsletter detailing what the counts 
told us about each region with the mailout for the August national count.

Please contact with enquiries suggestions


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