Barking Owls in Sydney NSW

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Subject: Barking Owls in Sydney NSW
From: "alan morris" <>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 08:39:39 +1000
Hi Birders,

Barking Owls are not unknown in the Sydney Region as there are some older Barking Owl records including the pair that nested in the Hornsby Heights area 1974-76; one Bobbin Head May-June 1974; one Bantry Bay Aug-Sept 1974; Castle Hill 23/6/1983; 2 Berowra Creek, Hornsby Heights December 1983; and in the past 10 years there have been records at Seven Hills 15 June 1996; 1 Arcadia Mar-May 1996; Eastwood 29/10/1996 in Ernie Hoskins garden!; 1 in a factory at Penrith 1 April 2002; finally 1 heard calling Freemans Reach 13 December 2004.

There have been regular records just outside the County of Cumberland at Stannix Park, and at least three pairs regularly occur/are resident on the Central Coast in the Umina, Mangrove Mountain and Saratoga-Davistown areas. All records taken from the NSW Annual Bird Reports published by Birding NSW.

So here is hoping that Charles gets confirmation of his observation at Chatswood, it should be a good record. Ofcourse, hopefully he was not hearing some one esle playing a Barking Owl tape, it would not be the first time that that has occurred!

Alan Morris
Editor, NSW Annual Bird Report

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