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It was a good day for bird watching weather-wise, and also a good turn-up – more than 20 keen bird watchers – and a quick trip to Coogoorah Park from the Angair Office.

We were led by Marie Pirotta (a regular bird watcher at Coogoorah) and followed the normal bird watching trail Marie takes through the park.  After two hours some participants left the walk; the remainder stayed on for a further hour or so.  Morning tea was taken at one of the tables provided in the park.

There was an excellent number of birds seen, as recorded in the bird list below.  Highlights included good sightings of:

  • Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
  • Olive-backed Oriole
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike

Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (Paul Wright)

Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike

Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (Rob Shepherd)

Olive-backed Oriole

Olive-backed Oriole (Katie Pahlow)

New Holland Honeyeater

New Holland Honeyeater (Paul Wright)

White-throated Treecreeper

White-throated Treecreeper (Paul Wright)

James Orton

Bird List

The table below shows the names and count of birds seen on the walk.  Note this list has been recorded in eBird.

Species Count
Pacific Black Duck 6
Spotted Dove 2
Dusky Moorhen 2
Australasian Swamphen 2
Masked Lapwing 6
Little Pied Cormorant 2
White-faced Heron 2
Black-shouldered Kite 1
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo 30
Gang-gang Cockatoo 10
Galah 16
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo 8
Crimson Rosella 25
Rainbow Lorikeet 20
White-throated Treecreeper 2
Superb Fairywren 10
Yellow-faced Honeyeater 2
Red Wattlebird 20
New Holland Honeyeater 40
White-eared Honeyeater 10
Brown-headed Honeyeater 1
Spotted Pardalote 2
White-browed Scrubwren 2
Black-faced Cuckooshrike 1
Grey Shrikethrush 1
Rufous Whistler 1
Olive-backed Oriole 1
Australian Magpie 6
Pied Currawong 15
Grey Currawong 1
Grey Fantail 2
crow/raven sp. 5
Eastern Yellow Robin 1
Welcome Swallow 5
Silvereye 25