Birds to look out for this month

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

  • Double-banded Plovers returning to south-eastern Australia
  • Black-faced Monarchs on passage through eastern NSW and south-eastern QLD
  • Departure of Sharp-tailed Sandpipers from Tasmania
  • Subantarctic penguins moulting on Australia’s southern coastline
  • Flocks of Hooded Plovers forming at coastal lakes in south-western Australia
  • Arrival of the first Swift Parrots on the Australian mainland

Interesting records from the past

22/2/1976
Grey Phalarope | Lake Woorinen, VIC | 1st record for Australia

20/2/1977
Asian Dowitcher | Shoalhaven, NSW | 1st record for NSW

2/2/1985
Grey Petrel | Ballina, NSW | 1st record for NSW

15/2/1987
Barau’s Petrel | off Portland, VIC | 1st record for Australia

28/2/1987
Audubon’s Shearwater | off Wollongong, NSW | 1st record for Australia

17/2/2009
Yellow Bittern | Christmas Island | 3rd record for Australia

22/2/2009
Papuan Spine-tailed Swift | Saibai Island, QLD | 2nd record for Australia

22/2/2009
Yellow White-eye | Sawtell, NSW | 1st record for NSW

6/2/2011
Eyebrowed Thrush | Malanda, QLD | 1st record for Australia

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