birding-aus Spring arrivals

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Subject: birding-aus Spring arrivals
From: "Lawrence E. Conole" <>
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999 11:30:53 +1000
I've just returned from a work trip surveying birds in the Lower Ovens
Regional Park, on the Murray floodplain between Yarrawonga and
Rutherglen in Victoria.

A few Spring migrants noted there and on adjacent roadsides included
quite a few Rufous Songlarks and Pallid Cuckoos.  Horsfield's
Bronze-Cuckoos were calling almost everywhere.  Dusky Woodswallows are
back in droves.  Cuckoo-shrikes are back (both Black-faced &

Birds of interest in roadside Yellow Box/White Cypress-pine/Buloke
included several parties of Grey-crowned Babblers and Apostlebirds (both
declining in Victoria, but with small strongholds in the NE); Gilbert's

A full list with location names is available on request (as a zipped
Excel file), and the details will of course be submitted to the Atlas
any time now ....


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