Monthly Archives: May 2012

(Updated) 2012 Birding Targets

After a fairly good start to the birding year, here is an updated 2012 birding target list:

  • Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa);
  • Chestnut Teal (Anas castanea), I’m still checking all the Grey Teals I see (in reality I should have been checking my photo library);
  • Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia), beginning to think these are fictitious;
  • Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus);
  • Bridled Tern (Onychoprion anaethetus) – crippling views on a pelagic;
  • Roseate Tern (Sterna dougallii);
  • Mulga Parrot (Psephotus varius);
  • Shining Bronze-Cuckoo (Chalcites lucidus), not sure how I’ve managed to avoid this one;
  • Southern Emu-wren (Stipiturus malachurus);
  • Redthroat (Pyrrholaemus brunneus);
  • Gilbert’s Whistler (Pachycephala inornata);
  • Little Grassbird (Megalurus gramineus), a somewhat embarrassing hole in my list;
  • Red-browed Finch (Neochmia temporalis), got to go check out that feral population in the hills..
  • * Malleefowl (Leipoa ocellata), a remote chance near the site I work at;
  • * Inland Dotterel (Charadrius australis);
  • * Painted Button-quail (Turnix varius);
  • * Southern Scrub-robin (Drymodes brunneopygia).
New additions to the list are marked with an *.