Maroubra's 200th

Subject: Maroubra's 200th
From: Rod Gardner <>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 16:12:35 +1100

Yesterday bird species number 200 for the Maroubra Beach/Malabar
Headland (SE Sydney) was recorded - a landmark to share. It wasn't a
particularly unsual bird: Eastern Spinebill. 199 was White Tern a few
of weeks ago.

Seven of the 200 were recorded before 1996, when regular surveys of
the area started, and these seven include: what I believe was
Sydney's only and probably never to be repeated Australian Bustard,
also Ground Parrot and Orange-bellied Parrot (all 19th Century), and
Ringed Plover (1908). The 200 includes 62 seabird species, and 11
introduced birds. I've seen 185 of these birds personally.

If anyone wants a list of the birds, there are two versions: the
basic list (ca 100KB) and an annotated list (ca. 200KB).

Rod Gardner

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