Birds to look out for this month

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

  • The last of the Metallic Starlings leaving north-eastern Queensland
  • Blue-winged Parrots in inland NSW
  • Fairy Martins visiting northern Australia from the southern states
  • Powerful Owls breeding in south-eastern Australia
  • The formation of large ‘winter flocks’ of ravens

Interesting records from the past

3/5/2009
Dusky Warbler | Christmas Island | 1st record for Australia
4/5/2013
Forest Wagtail | Alice Springs, NT | 2nd record for Australia
4/5/1930
Superb Fruit-Dove | Raglan, Vic. | 1st record for Victoria
5/5/2009
Citrine Wagtail | Christmas Island | 3rd record for Australia
17/5/2009
Forest Wagtail | Christmas Island | 1st record for Australia
21/5/1981
Superb Fruit-Dove | Flinders Island, Tas. | 3rd record for Tasmania
22/5/2010
Semipalmated Plover | Tuross Head, NSW | 1st record for Australia
29/5/2007
Red-legged Crake | Whim Creek, WA | 2nd record for Australia

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