Birds to look out for this month

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

  • Fork-tailed Swifts in south-western Australia
  • Brown Songlarks displaying in southern Australia
  • White-throated Needletails in south-eastern Australia
  • Hooded Plovers with chicks on ocean beaches in south-eastern Australia

Interesting records from the past

3/12/1979
Common Tern | Temma, Tas. | 1st record for Tasmania
5/12/1995
Blue-and-White Flycatcher | near Cossack, WA | 1st record for Australia
5/12/2010
Eurasian Hobby | Cocos (Keeling) Islands | 1st record for Australia
8/12/1990
Stilt Sandpiper | Avalon Saltworks, Vic. | 1st record for Australia
12/12/1958
Westland Petrel | Cronulla, NSW | 2nd record for NSW
20/12/1995
Blue-winged Pitta | Coconut Well, WA | 4th record for WA
26/12/1982
Hudsonian Godwit | Kooragang Island, NSW | 1st record for Australia
26/12/1991
Black Noddy | Aireys Inlet, Vic. | 1st record for Victoria
28/12/1978
Arctic Tern | Cairns, Qld | 1st record for Queensland

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