Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Birding on the snail trail

The Tablelands – Chillagoe – Cairns bird list. 102 spp and we weren't trying very hard.

  1. Southern cassowary
  2. Orange-footed scrub fowl
  3. Brush turkey
  4. Magpie goose
  5. Plumed whistling duck
  6. Hardhead
  7. Pacific black duck
  8. Australasian grebe
  9. Great crested grebe
  10. Australian pelican
  11. Darter
  12. Little black cormorant
  13. Little pied cormorant
  14. White-faced heron
  15. Cattle egret
  16. Great egret
  17. Little egret
  18. Intermediate egret
  19. Australian white ibis
  20. Straw-necked ibis
  21. Brolga
  22. Black-shouldered kite
  23. Whistling kite
  24. Black kite
  25. Swamp harrier
  26. White-bellied sea eagle
  27. Wedge-tailed eagle
  28. Australian hobby
  29. Nankeen kestrel
  30. Eurasian coot
  31. Purple swamp hen
  32. Australian bustard
  33. Eastern curlew
  34. Black-fronted dotterel
  35. Comb-crested jacana
  36. Masked lapwing
  37. Beach stone-curlew
  38. Silver gull
  39. Gull-billed tern
  40. Brown cuckoo-dove
  41. Emerald dove
  42. Topknot pigeon
  43. Peaceful dove
  44. Crested pigeon
  45. Bar-shouldered dove
  46. Red-tailed black cockatoo
  47. Sulphur-crested cockatoo
  48. Galah
  49. Rainbow lorikeet
  50. Scaly-breasted lorikeet
  51. Australian king parrot
  52. Red-winged parrot
  53. Pale-headed rosella
  54. White-rumped swiftlet
  55. Fork-tailed swift
  56. Azure kingfisher
  57. Forest kingfisher
  58. Blue-winged kookaburra
  59. Laughing kookaburra
  60. Rainbow bee-eater
  61. Striated pardalote
  62. Atherton scrub wren
  63. Mountain thornbill
  64. Helmeted friar bird
  65. Noisy friar bird
  66. Blue-faced honeyeater
  67. Macleay's honeyeater
  68. Lewin's honeyeater
  69. Bridled honeyeater
  70. Varied honeyeater
  71. Yellow honeyeater
  72. Dusky honeyeater
  73. Grey-headed robin
  74. Eastern yellow robin
  75. Chowchilla
  76. Eastern whipbird
  77. Pied monarch
  78. Spangled drongo
  79. Magpie-lark
  80. Willie wagtail
  81. Grey fantail
  82. Black-faced cuckoo-shrike
  83. Figbird
  84. Black-faced wood swallow
  85. Little wood swallow
  86. White-breasted wood swallow
  87. Pied butcherbird
  88. Australian magpie
  89. Pied currawong
  90. Victoria's riflebird
  91. Australian raven
  92. Torresian crow
  93. Apostlebird
  94. Spotted catbird
  95. Great bowerbird
  96. Common myna
  97. Metallic starling
  98. Welcome swallow
  99. Silvereye
  100. Yellow-bellied sunbird
  101. Double-barred finch
  102. Nutmeg manikin

(Other birds spotted on the way up:

Emu
White-necked heron
Grey butcherbird
White-winged chough)

3 comments:

Duncan said...

Great list, keep 'em coming.

Trevor said...

What a fantastic list. About 40 of them would have been "lifers" for me. Must plan a trip to Queensland ASAP.

Snail said...

Get yourselves up here! You'll get much longer lists than that.

The bustards and the beach stone-curlews were my highlights. I have pics of both, which I'll post tomorrow.