Monthly Archives: November 2012

2012 Birding Targets: November Update

A November update to my birding targets 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 – finally saw these on the QLD trip;
  • 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).