Birds to look out for this month

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

  • Fork-tailed Swifts and White-throated Needletails in southern Australia
  • Large flocks of migratory shorebirds on most sheltered coastlines
  • Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoos congregating in pine plantations in south-western Australia
  • Hooded Plovers with chicks on ocean beaches in south-eastern Australia

Interesting records from the past

20/1/1950
Fairy Tern | Heron Island, QLD | 1st record for Queensland

4/1/1968
Bridled Tern | Baudin Rocks, SA | 1st record for SA

16/1/1973
Roseate Tern| Ballina, NSW | 1st record for NSW

28/1/1974
White-chinned Petrel | Coolangatta, QLD | 1st record for Queensland

20/1/1978
Sooty Tern | off The Skerries, VIC | 2nd record for Victoria

8/1/1980
Collared Imperial-Pigeon | Boigu Island, QLD | 1st record for Australia

9/1/1983
Lesser Yellowlegs | Reedy Lake, VIC | 1st record for Australia

5/1/2010
Dunlin | Tuross Lake, NSW | 1st record for NSW

25/1/2010
Little Paradise-Kingfisher | Saibai Island, QLD | 1st record for Australia

2/1/2011
European Roller | Cocos (Keeling) Islands | 1st record for Australia

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