What birds might you see in the month of January? Here’s a few to keep a look out for…
- Fork-tailed Swifts and White-throated Needletails soaring over southern Australia.
- Large flocks of migratory shorebirds on most sheltered coastlines.
- Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoos congregating in pine plantations in south-western Australia.
- Hooded Plovers with chicks on ocean beaches in south-eastern Australia.
Interesting records from the past!
Fairy Tern | Heron Island, Qld. | 1st record for Queensland
Bridled Tern | Baudin Rocks, SA | 1st record for SA
Roseate Tern | Ballina, NSW | 1st record for NSW
White-chinned Petrel | Coolangatta, Qld | 1st record for Queensland
Sooty Tern | off The Skerries, Vic. | 2nd record for Victoria
Collared Imperial-Pigeon | Boigu Island, Qld | 1st record for Australia
Lesser Yellowlegs | Reedy Lake, Vic. | 1st record for Australia
Dunlin | Tuross Lake, NSW | 1st record for NSW
Little Paradise-Kingfisher | Saibai Island, Qld | 1st record for Australia
European Roller | Cocos (Keeling) Islands | 1st record for Australia