Cry for help! 328 spp left for Spring.

Sightings anywhere within a 250 km radius of Toowoomba, but excluding the local survey area (see above), for the period 1 Sep - 30 Nov 2008.

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Cry for help! 328 spp left for Spring.

Post by Mick Atzeni » Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:44 pm


You may wonder what the point of these seasonal "Beyond Toowoomba" lists are, and why you should participate.

Well for starters, it's about demonstrating the seasonal diversity in eastern Australia through hard evidence; indicating what species are currently around and where. Too often we assume species should be around, or easy to find, but they're not. Then you might want to ask "What's going on?"

Secondly, it's about promoting the Toowoomba region as a great base for birders. It's hard to argue otherwise when 400+ possible species can be found within a 250km radius. Where else can you do that in SEQ? Or in Australia for that matter?

Thirdly, birders outside the local area can participate in collectively listing as many species as possible for the season within the defined area, so even your everyday sightings can count for something.

Finally, every reader potentially benefits from the information posted.

For these reasons, I'd like to think there should be a lot more participation than there has been to date. I'm open to any suggestions as to how we can improve things to encourage more participation.

The bottom line is that I'm happy to keep updating the "Wanted" list as long as you're prepared to keep chipping away at it. Let's see how things go this Spring.

One thing I don't have time to do is to cross-post records from other sources such as other clubs' bird notes and outing reports, and other forums/chat-lines such as birding-aus. But if someone else has the time and resources to pull that information together, that's fine by me.

For comments, or to have sightings posted on your behalf, or to register and thereafter post sightings directly to the forum, please email me at


Not reported

One month gone already and only 85 species reported.


Australian Brush-turkey
Stubble Quail
Brown Quail
King Quail

Magpie Goose
Blue-billed Duck
Musk Duck
Black Swan
Australian Shelduck
Australian Wood Duck
Cotton Pygmy-goose
Green Pygmy-goose
Pacific Black Duck

Great Crested Grebe

Southern Giant-Petrel
Northern Giant-Petrel
Cape Petrel
Tahiti Petrel
Great-winged Petrel
Providence Petrel
Fairy Prion
Streaked Shearwater
Wedge-tailed Shearwater
Buller's Shearwater
Flesh-footed Shearwater
Short-tailed Shearwater
Fluttering Shearwater
Hutton's Shearwater

Wandering Albatross
Black-browed Albatross
Shy Albatross

Wilson's Storm-Petrel

Red-tailed Tropicbird

Australasian Gannet
Masked Booby
Brown Booby

Little Pied Cormorant

Great Frigatebird
Lesser Frigatebird

Little Egret
Eastern Reef-Egret
Great Egret
Intermediate Egret
Striated Heron
Nankeen Night-Heron
Little Bittern
Black Bittern
Australasian Bittern
Yellow-billed Spoonbill

Pacific Baza
Letter-winged Kite
Square-tailed Kite
Black-breasted Buzzard
Black Kite
Whistling Kite
Swamp Harrier
Brown Goshawk
Grey Goshawk
Collared Sparrowhawk
Red Goshawk

Little Eagle
Brown Falcon
Grey Falcon
Black Falcon
Peregrine Falcon


Buff-banded Rail
Lewin's Rail
Baillon's Crake
Australian Spotted Crake
Spotless Crake
Purple Swamphen
Dusky Moorhen
Black-tailed Native-hen
Eurasian Coot

Australian Bustard

Red-backed Button-quail
Little Button-quail
Red-chested Button-quail
Painted Button-quail
Black-breasted Button-quail

Latham's Snipe
Black-tailed Godwit
Bar-tailed Godwit
Little Curlew
Eastern Curlew
Marsh Sandpiper
Common Greenshank
Wood Sandpiper
Terek Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper
Grey-tailed Tattler
Wandering Tattler
Ruddy Turnstone
Asian Dowitcher
Great Knot
Red Knot
Red-necked Stint
Pectoral Sandpiper
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpiper
Broad-billed Sandpiper
Red-necked Phalarope
Painted Snipe
Comb-crested Jacana
Bush Stone-curlew
Beach Stone-curlew
Pied Oystercatcher
Pacific Golden Plover
Grey Plover
Double-banded Plover
Lesser Sand Plover
Greater Sand Plover
Oriental Plover
Black-fronted Dotterel
Red-kneed Dotterel
Masked Lapwing

Oriental Pratincole
Australian Pratincole

Great Skua
Pomarine Jaeger
Arctic Jaeger
Long-tailed Jaeger

Kelp Gull
Gull-billed Tern
Lesser Crested Tern
Roseate Tern
White-fronted Tern
Black-naped Tern
Common Tern
Little Tern
Bridled Tern
Sooty Tern
White-winged Black Tern
Common Noddy
Black Noddy
Grey Ternlet

White-headed Pigeon
Emerald Dove
Common Bronzewing
Brush Bronzewing
Squatter Pigeon
Diamond Dove
Peaceful Dove
Bar-shouldered Dove
Wonga Pigeon
Wompoo Fruit-Dove
Superb Fruit-Dove
Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove
Topknot Pigeon

Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Glossy Black-Cockatoo
Long-billed Corella
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
Musk Lorikeet
Little Lorikeet

Double-eyed Fig-Parrot
Australian King-Parrot
Red-winged Parrot
Crimson Rosella
Eastern Rosella
Australian Ringneck
Blue Bonnet
Swift Parrot
Turquoise Parrot
Ground Parrot

Oriental Cuckoo
Pallid Cuckoo
Brush Cuckoo
Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Black-eared Cuckoo
Shining Bronze-Cuckoo
Little Bronze-Cuckoo
Common Koel
Pheasant Coucal

Powerful Owl
Barking Owl
Southern Boobook
Sooty Owl
Masked Owl
Grass Owl

Tawny Frogmouth
Marbled Frogmouth
White-throated Nightjar
Spotted Nightjar
Australian Owlet-nightjar

White-rumped Swiftlet
White-throated Needletail
Fork-tailed Swift

Azure Kingfisher
Blue-winged Kookaburra
Forest Kingfisher
Red-backed Kingfisher
Sacred Kingfisher
Collared Kingfisher

Rainbow Bee-eater

Noisy Pitta

Albert's Lyrebird
Superb Lyrebird
Rufous Scrub-bird

White-throated Treecreeper
Red-browed Treecreeper
Brown Treecreeper

Superb Fairy-wren
Variegated Fairy-wren
White-winged Fairy-wren

Southern Emu-wren

Spotted Pardalote
Striated Pardalote

Eastern Bristlebird

Yellow-throated Scrubwren
White-browed Scrubwren
Large-billed Scrubwren
Chestnut-rumped Heathwren
Speckled Warbler
Brown Gerygone
Mangrove Gerygone
Western Gerygone
White-throated Gerygone
Brown Thornbill
Inland Thornbill
Chestnut-rumped Thornbill
Buff-rumped Thornbill
Yellow-rumped Thornbill
Yellow Thornbill
Striated Thornbill

Southern Whiteface

Red Wattlebird
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater
Striped Honeyeater
Noisy Friarbird
Regent Honeyeater
Bell Miner
Lewin's Honeyeater
Yellow-faced Honeyeater
Singing Honeyeater
Mangrove Honeyeater
White-eared Honeyeater
Yellow-tufted Honeyeater
Fuscous Honeyeater
White-plumed Honeyeater
Black-chinned Honeyeater
Brown-headed Honeyeater
White-throated Honeyeater
White-naped Honeyeater
Painted Honeyeater
New Holland Honeyeater
White-cheeked Honeyeater
Eastern Spinebill
Black Honeyeater
Pied Honeyeater
Dusky Honeyeater
Scarlet Honeyeater

Crimson Chat

Jacky Winter
Scarlet Robin
Red-capped Robin
Flame Robin
Rose Robin
Hooded Robin
Pale-yellow Robin
Eastern Yellow Robin


White-browed Babbler

Eastern Whipbird
Spotted Quail-thrush

Varied Sittella

Crested Shrike-tit
Olive Whistler
Golden Whistler
Rufous Whistler
Little Shrike-thrush

Black-faced Monarch
Spectacled Monarch
White-eared Monarch
Satin Flycatcher
Shining Flycatcher
Restless Flycatcher
Rufous Fantail
Spangled Drongo

Barred Cuckoo-shrike
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike
Ground Cuckoo-shrike
White-winged Triller
Varied Triller

Olive-backed Oriole

Masked Woodswallow
White-browed Woodswallow
Black-faced Woodswallow
Dusky Woodswallow
Little Woodswallow

Paradise Riflebird

Australian Raven

White-winged Chough

Green Catbird
Regent Bowerbird
Satin Bowerbird
Spotted Bowerbird

Singing Bushlark

Double-barred Finch
Plum-headed Finch
Red-browed Finch
Diamond Firetail
Nutmeg Mannikin
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin

White-backed Swallow
Tree Martin
Fairy Martin

Clamorous Reed-Warbler
Tawny Grassbird
Rufous Songlark
Brown Songlark
Golden-headed Cisticola

Bassian Thrush
Russet-tailed Thrush

Common Blackbird

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