Birds to look out for this month

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

  • Flocks of Yellow-faced Honeyeaters on passage along the Great Dividing Range
  • Short-tailed Shearwaters returning to their breeding colonies in Bass Strait
  • Return of Dollarbirds in south-eastern Queensland
  • Eastern Koels and Channel-billed Cuckoos arriving back in NSW
  • Return of migratory shorebirds to north-western Australia
  • Arrival of Barn Swallows in northern Australia
  • Swooping Australian Magpies

Interesting records from the past

Antarctic Tern | Kangaroo Island, SA | 2nd record for SA
Rose-backed Starling | Lake Eda, WA | 1st record for Australia
Gurney’s Eagle | Saibai Island, Qld | 4th record for Australia
Common Kingfisher | Christmas Island | 1st record for Australia
Whiskered Tern | near Ouse, Tas. | 1st record for Tasmania
Bulwer’s Petrel | off Cape Nelson, Vic. | 2nd record for Australia
Hudsonian Godwit | Dry Creek Saltfields, SA | 1st record for SA


The Tony & Lisette
Lewis Foundation
through a WildlifeLink
grant funded the
Birdata app and
the original Birdata


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