Birds to look out for this month

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

  • Dollarbirds in south-eastern Australia
  • Channel-billed Cuckoos to the Top End
  • Flocks of White-breasted and Masked Woodswallows in southern Australia
  • Dollarbirds arriving back in the Kimberley Region of WA
  • Oriental Pratincoles in northern Australia
  • Return of Fork-tailed Swifts to northern Australia
  • Black-faced Cuckoo-shrikes arriving back in Tasmania
  • Migratory shorebirds returning to southern Australia

Interesting records from the past

15/10/2010
Island Monarch | Cassini Island, WA | 4th record for Australia
6/10/2010
Red-billed Tropicbird | Lord Howe Island | 1st record for Australia
31/10/2008
Great Shearwater | off Abrolhos Islands, WA | 1st record for WA
26/10/1997
Blue Rock-Thrush | Noosa Heads NP, Qld | 1st record for Australia
19/10/1991
Black-headed Gull | Broome, WA | 1st record for Australia
15/10/1983
Dark-sided Warbler | Marble Bar, WA | 1st record for Australia
26/10/1986
Spotted Redshank | near Port Hedland, WA | 1st record for Australia

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