Birds to look out for this month

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

  • Migratory shorebirds leaving Australian mudflats to fly to their Northern Hemisphere breeding grounds
  • Flocks of Yellow-faced Honeyeaters on passage along the Great Dividing Range
  • Wintering Fairy Martins arriving in the Top End
  • Arrival in the Gulf of Carpentaria of Sharp-tailed Sandpipers on passage from southern Australia
  • Departure of Fork-tailed Swifts from southern parts of WA
  • Black-faced Cuckoo-shrikes leaving Tasmania

Interesting records from the past

6/4/2011
House Swift | Broome, WA | 4th record for Broome
9/4/2011
Great Shearwater | off Sydney | 6th record for Australia
17/4/2005
Kentish Plover | Christmas Island | 1st record for Christmas I.
21/4/2008
Pallas’s Grasshopper Warbler | Christmas Island | 1st record for Australia
27/4/1987
Common Redshank | Cairns, Qld | 1st record for Queensland
29/4/1968
Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove | Exeter, Tas. | 2nd record for Tasmania

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