Morgan Conservation Park

To: John Harris <>, Steve Read <>
Subject: Morgan Conservation Park
From: martin cachard <>
Date: Mon, 25 May 2020 00:00:55 +0000

Wow John, that’s a nice list of parrots & cockatoos!!! I miss that about the south-eastern states – not much of a variety of parrots & cockatoos up here around Cairns!!


I’m wrapped and pleasantly surprised to read about the Glossy Black Cockatoos visiting outer SE Melb recently too – is that related to wandering birds looking for food after the devastating bushfire season down there??

I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that it is directly related… we have a similar situation up here with Red-tailed Black Cockatoos since Cyclone Yasi almost 10 years ago now – never considered a Cairns suburban bird prior to Yasi, they’re now here yearly in several wandering company flocks of 50-100 birds and stay for six months every year!!


I hope that you’re well…

Cheers, martin


Trinity Beach, Cairns, FNQ


Martin Cachard



Phone: +61 428 782 808





From: Birding-Aus <> On Behalf Of John Harris
Sent: Saturday, 23 May 2020 11:42 PM
To: Steve Read <>
Cc: Birding-aus <>
Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Morgan Conservation Park


Hi all,

I live in Croydon, Melbourne and regularly see both at home and around the local golf course, at least 10 species of parrots and cockatoos...

Eastern and Crimson Rosellas, King Parrot, Musk and Rainbow Lorikeet, Galah, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Little and Long-billed Corella, Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo and Gang Gang. Red-rumped Parrots are also not that far away... and Swift Parrots at the right time of year. Blue winged Parrots, Little and Purple-crowned Lorikeets would also be a possibility. Lately, Glossy Black Cockatoos have also been seen in the South Eastern suburbs, definitely within 30mins of my place.







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