Birds to look out for this month

What birds might you see in the month of August? Here’s a few to keep a look out for…

  • Double-banded Plovers leaving south-eastern Australia to return to their breeding grounds in New Zealand
  • The first of the Tree Martins arriving back in Tasmania
  • Return of Eastern Koels to the Kimberley Region of WA
  • Channel-billed Cuckoos on passage through the islands of Torres Strait

Interesting records from the past

8/8/1982
Bridled Tern | Northdown Beach, Tas. | 1st record for Tasmania
10/8/2005
Asian Koel | Christmas Island | 5th record for Australia
21/8/1917
Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove | Mallacoota, Vic. | 1st record for Victoria
23/8/2005
Grey Nightjar | Timor Sea | 2nd record for Australia
26/8/1978
Snares Penguin | Port Arthur, Tas. | 2nd record for Tasmania
26/8/2002
Red-capped Flowerpecker | Saibai Island, Qld | 3rd record for Australia

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