Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Here's a list of close to sixty birds I'm hoping to track down in Bundanoon (in rough taxonomic order). I haven't seen any of them in Bundanoon before. Some may require a deal of searching, others, luck, an alignment of the planets. Many may not live in Bundy at all. Regardless, none are beyond the realms of possibility. At the end of the day, it all comes down to timing... Spotless Crake, Australian Spotted Crake, Baillon's Crake, Little Bittern, Australasian Bittern, Black Bittern, Painted Snipe, Pink-eared Duck, Blue-billed Duck, Freckled Duck, Australian Shelduck, Glossy Ibis, Brown Quail, King Quail, Stubble Quail, Red-chested Button-quail, Little Eagle, Swamp Harrier, Spotted Harrier, Pacific Baza, Square-tailed Kite, Brown Falcon, Black Falcon, Australian Hobby, Nankeen Kestrel, Masked Owl, Emerald Dove, Peaceful Dove, Bar-shouldered Dove, Common Bronzewing, Brush Bronzewing, White-throated Nightjar, Fork-tailed Swift, Rainbow Bee-eater, Noisy Pitta, Turquoise Parrot, Red-rumped Parrot, Swift Parrot, Glossy Black-cockatoo, Logrunner, White-winged Triller, White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike, Tawny-crowned Honeyeater, Painted Honeyeater, Regent Honeyeater, Brown Treecreeper, Variegated Fairy-wren, Southern Emu-wren, Olive Whistler, Jacky Winter, Rufous Songlark, Brown Songlark, Richard's Pipit, Singing Bushlark, Skylark, Diamond Firetail, Nutmeg Mannikin, Chestnut-breasted Mannikin, Green Catbird, White-winged Chough and Grey Currawong. LJ, August 28 2012.


  1. Rainbow Bee-eaters are one of my favourite birds. Such gorgeous colours and an unmistakeable call. I've only once seen a Noisy Pitta though, up at Eungella, west of Mackay. Absolutely striking plumage!

  2. RBEs are one of my favourites also, Susan. The NP has a top call. At a pinch, Bundanoon could get both. Thanks for reading the blog, LJ.