Birding, Coffs Creek
Sunday 18 July with the Bello Birders
The morning’s highlight was not a bird, but a Koala and her young. It is ridiculous that this was a highlight. Koalas were once so common here.
The forecast that Koalas are heading for extinction in this State by 2050 is a disgrace, and this coalition conservative government is not bothered. The Deputy Premier, ‘the Honourable John Barilaro’, has called them ‘tree rats’.
The bird highlight was seeing the Powerful Owl back in Coffs Botanic Gardens.
Australian Brush-turkey; Crested Tern; Silver Gull; Australian Wood-duck; Pacific Black Duck; White-headed Pigeon; Crested Pigeon; Australian Gannet; Little Black Cormorant; Pied Cormorant; Australian Pelican; Striated Heron; White-faced Heron; Little Egret; Australian White Ibis; Straw-necked Ibis; Eastern Osprey; White-bellied Sea-Eagle; Brahminy Kite; Grey Goshawk; Little Eagle; Dusky Moorhen; Masked Lapwing; Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo; Galah; Rainbow Lorikeet; Scaly-breasted Lorikeet; Australian King-Parrot; Eastern Rosella; Fan-tailed Cuckoo; Powerful Owl; Azure Kingfisher; Sacred Kingfisher; Laughing Kookaburra; White-throated Treecreeper; Green Catbird; Satin Bowerbird; Superb Fairy-wren; Variegated Fairy-wren; White-browed Scrubwren; Brown Thornbill; Striated Pardalote; Spotted Pardalote; Red Wattlebird; Little Wattlebird; Noisy Friarbird; Blue-faced Honeyeater; Noisy Miner; Lewin’s Honeyeater; Yellow-faced Honeyeater; White-cheeked Honeyeater; Eastern Spinebill; Scarlet Honeyeater; Eastern Whipbird; Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike; Golden Whistler; Grey Shrike-thrush; Grey Butcherbird; Australian Magpie; Pied Currawong; Spangled Drongo; Grey Fantail; Willie Wagtail; Torresian Crow; Magpie-lark; Eastern Yellow Robin; Silvereye; Welcome Swallow; Mistletoebird; Red-browed Finch.