Birding at Copeland

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Subject: Birding at Copeland
From: "Alan Stuart" <>
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 21:19:55 +1100
Members of HBOC spent much of the weekend in the Copeland area - Saturday
evening/night around Copeland Common and Sunday in Copeland Forest Preserve
just up the road a bit.  The weather was great and the birds were
plentiful.  The list was:

Wood Duck
Black Duck
Grey Teal
White-faced Heron
Brown Falcon
Masked Lapwing
White-headed Pigeon (10+)
Brown Cuckoo-Dove (3+)
Bar-shouldered Dove
Wonga Pigeon (3+)
Wompoo Fruit-Dove (1+)
Topknot Pigeon (30+)
Masked Lapwing
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Crimson Rosella
Eastern Rosella
Brush Cuckoo
Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Pheasant Coucal
Barn Owl (H)
Southern Boobook (H)
Tawny Frogmouth (H)
Owlet-nightjar (H)
White-throated Needletail
Laughing Kookaburra
Noisy Pitta (1 immature)
White-throated Treecreeper
Superb Lyrebird
Superb Fairy-wren
Spotted Pardalote
Yellow-throated Scrubwren
White-browed Scrubwren
Large-billed Scrubwren
Brown Gerygone
Brown Thornbill
Yellow Thornbill
Striated Thornbill
Bell Miner
Lewin's Honeyeater
Yellow-faced Honeyeater
White-naped Honeyeater
Eastern Spinebill
Rose Robin
Pale-yellow Robin
Eastern Yellow Robin
Eastern Whipbird
Varied Sitella
Crested Shrike-tit
Golden Whistler
Black-faced Monarch
Spectacled Monarch
Rufous Fantail
Grey Fantail
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Grey Butcherbird
Pied Butcherbird
Australian Magpie
Pied Currawong
Paradise Riflebird (1)
Torresian Crow
Green Catbird
Regent Bowerbird
Satin Bowerbird
Richard's Pipit
Red-browed Finch
Welcome Swallow
Tree Martin
Bassian Thrush (1)
Common Myna

For the uninitiated, Copeland is in the Upper Hunter, about 20 km past
Gloucester and ~140km from Newcastle.

Alan Stuart
Hunter Bird Observers Club

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