December Tally - 164 species

In a similar vein to the yearly Challenge, let's see what a SINGLE MONTH's collective effort can yield in our local survey area. Please report any additions for the month here ...

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December Tally - 164 species

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In hindsight, 200 species in a month was a wee bit ambitious and I think 180 was more realistic. Nevertheless, 164 is a commendable effort all things considered. December seems to be a relatively tough month for birds as the birds don't tend to be as conspicuous following the main breeding season. It would be interesting to go through past annual summaries and see how this year's 164 spp haul stacks up.

Thanks to all those who contributed

What we found:

Australian Brush-turkey
Brown Quail
Plumed Whistling-Duck
Australian Wood Duck
Pacific Black Duck
Australasian Shoveler
Grey Teal
Pink-eared Duck
Australasian Grebe
Little Pied Cormorant
Little Black Cormorant
Great Cormorant
Australian Pelican
White-faced Heron
Little Egret
White-necked Heron
Great Egret
Intermediate Egret
Cattle Egret
Nankeen Night-Heron
Black Bittern *
Glossy Ibis *
Australian White Ibis
Straw-necked Ibis
Royal Spoonbill
Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Pacific Baza
Black-shouldered Kite
Black Kite
Whistling Kite
Spotted Harrier
Brown Goshawk
Grey Goshawk
Collared Sparrowhawk
Wedge-tailed Eagle
Brown Falcon
Peregrine Falcon
Nankeen Kestrel
Bush-Hen *
Purple Swamphen
Dusky Moorhen
Eurasian Coot
Black-winged Stilt
Red-necked Avocet
Black-fronted Dotterel
Red-kneed Dotterel
Masked Lapwing
Rock Dove
Spotted Turtle-Dove
Brown Cuckoo-Dove
Emerald Dove
Common Bronzewing
Crested Pigeon
Peaceful Dove
Bar-shouldered Dove
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Long-billed Corella
Little Corella
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Rainbow Lorikeet
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
Musk Lorikeet
Little Lorikeet
Australian King-Parrot
Pale-headed Rosella
Red-rumped Parrot
Pallid Cuckoo
Brush Cuckoo
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo
Little Bronze-Cuckoo *
Common Koel
Channel-billed Cuckoo
Pheasant Coucal
Southern Boobook
Tawny Frogmouth
White-throated Nightjar
White-throated Needletail
Laughing Kookaburra
Sacred Kingfisher
Rainbow Bee-eater
White-throated Treecreeper
Superb Fairy-wren
Variegated Fairy-wren
Red-backed Fairy-wren
Spotted Pardalote
Striated Pardalote
White-browed Scrubwren
Speckled Warbler
Brown Gerygone
White-throated Gerygone
Brown Thornbill
Yellow-rumped Thornbill
Yellow Thornbill
Striated Thornbill
Red Wattlebird
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater
Striped Honeyeater
Noisy Friarbird
Little Friarbird
Blue-faced Honeyeater
Noisy Miner
Lewin's Honeyeater
Yellow-faced Honeyeater
White-throated Honeyeater
White-naped Honeyeater
Brown Honeyeater
Scarlet Honeyeater
Jacky Winter
Eastern Yellow Robin
Grey-crowned Babbler
Eastern Whipbird
Varied Sittella
Crested Shrike-tit
Golden Whistler
Rufous Whistler
Grey Shrike-thrush
Black-faced Monarch
Leaden Flycatcher
Rufous Fantail
Grey Fantail
Willie Wagtail
Spangled Drongo
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Barred Cuckoo-shrike
White-winged Triller
Varied Triller
Olive-backed Oriole
Grey Butcherbird
Pied Butcherbird
Australian Magpie
Pied Currawong
Torresian Crow
White-winged Chough
Regent Bowerbird
Satin Bowerbird
Richard's Pipit
House Sparrow
Zebra Finch
Double-barred Finch
Plum-headed Finch
Red-browed Finch
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin
Welcome Swallow
Tree Martin
Fairy Martin
Clamorous Reed-Warbler
Rufous Songlark
Golden-headed Cisticola
Common Blackbird *
Common Starling
Common Myna

... and what we missed:

Stubble Quail *
King Quail *
Magpie Goose
Wandering Whistling-Duck *
Blue-billed Duck *
Musk Duck *
Freckled Duck *
Black Swan
Cotton Pygmy-goose *
Mallard *
Chestnut Teal *
Hoary-headed Grebe *
Great Crested Grebe *
Gould's Petrel # *
Pied Cormorant *
Little Bittern *
Black-necked Stork *
Osprey *
Square-tailed Kite *
Brahminy Kite *
White-bellied Sea-Eagle
Swamp Harrier *
Red Goshawk *
Little Eagle
Australian Hobby
Black Falcon *
Brolga *
Buff-banded Rail
Baillon's Crake *
Australian Spotted Crake *
Spotless Crake *
Black-tailed Native-hen *
Red-backed Button-quail *
Little Button-quail *
Red-chested Button-quail *
Painted Button-quail
Black-breasted Button-quail *
Latham's Snipe
Black-tailed Godwit *
Whimbrel *
Marsh Sandpiper
Common Greenshank *
Common Sandpiper *
Red-necked Stint *
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpiper
Red-necked Phalarope *
Painted Snipe *
Comb-crested Jacana *
Bush Stone-curlew *
Pacific Golden Plover *
Red-capped Plover *
Banded Lapwing
Silver Gull
Gull-billed Tern *
Caspian Tern *
Sooty Tern # *
Whiskered Tern
White-winged Black Tern *
White-headed Pigeon
Squatter Pigeon *
Diamond Dove *
Wonga Pigeon
Wompoo Fruit-Dove *
Superb Fruit-Dove *
Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove
Topknot Pigeon
Glossy Black-Cockatoo *
Red-winged Parrot *
Crimson Rosella
Eastern Rosella *
Blue Bonnet *
Swift Parrot *
Budgerigar *
Turquoise Parrot *
Oriental Cuckoo *
Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Black-eared Cuckoo *
Shining Bronze-Cuckoo
Powerful Owl *
Barking Owl *
Sooty Owl *
Masked Owl *
Barn Owl
Spotted Nightjar *
Australian Owlet-nightjar
Fork-tailed Swift
Azure Kingfisher
Forest Kingfisher *
Red-backed Kingfisher *
Noisy Pitta *
Large-billed Scrubwren
Western Gerygone
Buff-rumped Thornbill
Bell Miner
Yellow-throated Miner *
Yellow-tufted Honeyeater *
Fuscous Honeyeater
Black-chinned Honeyeater *
Brown-headed Honeyeater
Painted Honeyeater
Eastern Spinebill
Black Honeyeater *
Scarlet Robin *
Red-capped Robin
Rose Robin
Spotted Quail-thrush *
Spectacled Monarch
White-eared Monarch *
Satin Flycatcher *
Restless Flycatcher
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike
Ground Cuckoo-shrike *
White-breasted Woodswallow *
Masked Woodswallow *
White-browed Woodswallow *
Black-faced Woodswallow *
Dusky Woodswallow
Little Woodswallow *
Australian Raven *
Singing Bushlark
Diamond Firetail *
White-backed Swallow
Tawny Grassbird
Little Grassbird *
Brown Songlark *
Russet-tailed Thrush *

* Rare Bird Report required
Michael Atzeni
7 Woden St, Murphys Creek 4352
Mob: 0499 395 485
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