Of the 187 bird species recorded since the survey began, five species, Glossy Ibis, Lewin’s Rail, Australian King Parrot, Southern Boobook and Rose Robin, are yet to be recorded on a survey day.
The only site to record Latham’s Snipe this period was Waterford Wetlands, 18 in August and 30 in September.
Other highlights: The following sites recorded new species. Waterford Wetlands – Superb Fairy-Wren; Rigby’s – (Survey Days) Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo, was an Ns record, and Little Wattlebird, and on Non-Survey Days, Intermediate Egret, Black Kite, Wiskered Tern, White-naped Honeyeater and Rose Robin.
Contributor: Graeme Hosken