Top 5 Victorian birding sites

To: "Tim Dolby" <>, <>
Subject: Top 5 Victorian birding sites
From: "Tim Dolby" <>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2007 17:42:37 +1100
Hi all,

Here's my top 5 spots for Victoria - sorry about not being able to count or 
knowing how to define a 'site'.

1. Wyperfeld / Hattah / Murray Sunset - mallee specialists such as Malleefowl, 
Mallee Emu-wren, Striated Grasswren, Red-lored and Gilbert's Whistler, 
Black-eared Miner, Crested Bellbird, Shy Hylacola, Southern Scrub-Robin, 
Chestnut Quail-thrush, Black-eared Cuckoo, woodswallows and wonderful mallee 

2. Croajingalong NP ? east coast birds such as Ground Parrot, Eastern 
Bristlebird, Southern Emu-wren, Scarlet Honeyeater, White-bellied Sea-Eagle, 
gerygone, Glossy Black-Cockatoo, Cicadabird, etc.

3. Greater Geelong (Bellarine, WTP etc)? waders, shorebirds, waterbirds, sea 
birds and OBP.

4. Chiltern ? box-ironbark specialists such as Regent HE, Turquoise Parrot and 
Swift Parrot also Black-chinned Honeyeater, Grey-crowned Babbler, Barking Owl, 
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike, Painted Button-quail, Square-tailed Kite etc

5. Little Desert ? Slender-billed Thornbill, Southern Scrub-Robin, Shy Hylacola 
and Honeyeater such as Purple-gaped, Tawny-crowned, White-fronted HE etc.

6. Bendigo to Swan Hill (Whipstick to Terrick2 to Goschen) - Plains Wanderer, 
Black Honeyeater, Spotted Nightjar, Purple-gaped Honeyeater, Chestnut-rumped 
Hylacola etc.

7. Bass Strait ? for albatrosses (potential of nine), shearwaters and petrels 


Tim Dolby

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