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cassowary

Cassowary

Christmas Island Thrush

Chestnut-breasted-Mannikin

Chestnut-breasted Mannikin

White-breasted Waterhen

White Wagtail

White Tern

Golden-Bosun

Golden Bosun

Shy-Albatross

Shy Albatross

Crested Tern

Sooty Oystercatcher

Welcome Swallow

Streaked Shearwater

Cape-Petrel

Cape Petrel

White-headed Pigeon

Rainbow Pitta

Rainbow Pitta

Abbott's-Booby

Abbott's Booby

Antarctic-Tern

Antarctic Tern

Brown-Booby

Brown Booby

Eastern Yellow Wagtail (macronyx)

Eastern Yellow Wagtail (macronyx)

Great Frigatebird

Great Frigatebird

Royal-Albatross

Royal Albatross

Superb Fairy-Wren

Superb Fairy-Wren

Buller's Albatross

Buller's Albatross

Variable Goshawk

Variable Goshawk

Gentoo Penguin

Gentoo Penguin

BIRD LIST

List of birds around Newcastle / Hunter Valley - note that many are seasonal. We can provide a full list of species for specific trips.

Newcastle / Hunter Valley List (Christidis & Boles)
1=common, 2=uncommon, 3=rare
M=migrant, W=winter, S=summer, I=introduced

  • Emu (2)
  • Australian Brush-turkey (1)
  • Stubble Quail (2)
  • Brown Quail (1)
  • King Quail (3)
  • Magpie Goose (2)
  • Plumed Whistling-Duck (2, M)
  • Wandering Whistling-Duck (3)
  • Blue billed Duck (3)
  • Musk Duck (1)
  • Freckled Duck (3)
  • Black Swan (1)
  • Australian Shelduck (3)
  • Australian Wood Duck (3)
  • Mallard (2,I)
  • Pacific Black Duck (1)
  • Australasian Shoveller (1)
  • Grey Teal (1)
  • Chestnut Teal (1)
  • Garganey (3, S)
  • Pink-eared Duck (1)
  • Hardhead (1)
  • Australasian Grebe (1)
  • Hoary headed Grebe (2)
  • Great Crested Grebe (1)
  • Little Penguin (2)
  • Southern Giant Petrel (3, W)
  • Northern Giant Petrel (3, W)
  • Cape Petrel (2, W)
  • Tahiti Petrel (3, S)
  • Great winged Petrel (2)
  • White headed Petrel (3)
  • Providence Petrel (2)
  • Kermadec Petrel (3)
  • White necked Petrel (3)
  • Gould's Petrel (2, S)
  • Antarctic Prion (3, W)
  • Slender billed Prion (3, W)
  • Fairy Prion (2, W)
  • White chinned Petrel (3, S)
  • Black Petrel (3, M)
  • Streaked Shearwater (3, S)
  • Wedge tailed Shearwater (1, S)
  • Buller's Shearwater (3, S)
  • Flesh footed Shearwater (2, S)
  • Sooty Shearwater (3, W)
  • Short tailed Shearwater (2, S)
  • Fluttering Shearwater (2)
  • Hutton's Shearwater (3)
  • Wandering Albatross
  • gibsoni (2, W, M)
  • antipodensis (3, W, M)
  • exulans (3, W, M)
  • Black browed Albatross
  • melanophris (2, W, M)
  • impavida (2, W, M)
  • Shy Albatross (2, W)
  • Indian Yellownosed Albatross (2, W)
  • Wilson's Storm Petrel (2, M)
  • White faced Storm Petrel (2, S, M)
  • White tailed Tropicbird (3, S)
  • Australasian Gannet (1, M)
  • Darter (1)
  • Little Pied Cormorant (1)
  • Pied Cormorant (1)
  • Little Black Cormorant (1)
  • Great Cormorant (1)
  • Australian Pelican (1)
  • White faced Heron (1)
  • Little Egret (1)
  • Eastern Reef Egret (2)
  • White-necked Heron (2)
  • Great Egret (1)
  • Intermediate Egret (2)
  • Cattle Egret (1)
  • Striated Heron (2)
  • Rufous Night Heron (2)
  • Little Bittern (3)
  • Black Bittern (3)
  • Australasian Bittern (3)
  • Glossy Ibis (2, M)
  • Australian White Ibis (1)
  • Straw necked Ibis (1)
  • Royal Spoonbill (1)
  • Yellow billed Spoonbill (1)
  • Black necked Stork (2)
  • Osprey (2)
  • Pacific Baza (2)
  • Black shouldered Kite (1)
  • Square tailed Kite (2-3)
  • Black Kite (3)
  • Whistling Kite (1)
  • Brahminy Kite (2)
  • White bellied Sea Eagle (1)
  • Spotted Harrier (2)
  • Swamp Harrier (1)
  • Brown Goshawk (1)
  • Grey Goshawk (2)
  • Collared Sparrowhawk (2)
  • Wedge tailed Eagle (1)
  • Little Eagle (2)
  • Brown Falcon (1)
  • Australian Hobby (1)
  • Black Falcon (3)
  • Peregrine Falcon (2)
  • Nankeen Kestrel (1)
  • Buff banded Rail (2)
  • Lewin's Rail (2)
  • Baillon's Crake (2)
  • Australian Spotted Crake (2)
  • Spotless Crake (2)
  • Purple Swamphen (1)
  • Dusky Moorhen (1)
  • Black tailed Native hen (3)
  • Eurasian Coot (1)
  • Red backed Button quail (3)
  • Little Button quail (3)
  • Painted Button quail (2)
  • Latham's Snipe (2, S)
  • Black tailed Godwit (2, S)
  • Hudsonian Godwit (3, S)
  • Bar tailed Godwit (1, S)
  • Little Curlew (3, S)
  • Whimbrel (2, S)
  • Eastern Curlew (1,S)
  • Marsh Sandpiper (2,S)
  • Common Greenshank (1, S)
  • Wood Sandpiper (3, S)
  • Terek Sandpiper (2, S)
  • Common Sandpiper (2, S)
  • Grey tailed Tattler (2, S)
  • Wandering Tattler (3, S)
  • Ruddy Turnstone (2, S)
  • Great Knot (2, S)
  • Red Knot (1, S)
  • Sanderling (3, S)
  • Red necked Stint (2, S)
  • Pectoral Sandpiper (3, S)
  • Sharp tailed Sandpiper (2, S)
  • Curlew Sandpiper (2, S)
  • Broad billed Sandpiper (3, S)
  • Ruff (3, S)
  • Painted Snipe (3)
  • Comb crested Jacana (2)
  • Bush Stone-curlew (3)
  • Beach Stone-curlew (3)
  • Pied Oystercatcher (2)
  • Sooty Oystercatcher (2)
  • Black winged Stilt (2)
  • Banded Stilt (3)
  • Red necked Avocet (2)
  • Pacific Golden Plover (2, S)
  • Red capped Plover (2)
  • Double banded Plover (3, W)
  • Lesser Sand Plover (3, S)
  • Black fronted Dotterel (2)
  • Red kneed Dotterel (2, M)
  • Banded Lapwing (3)
  • Masked Lapwing (1)
  • Great Skua (3, W)
  • Pomarine Jaeger (2, S)
  • Arctic Jaeger (2, S)
  • Long tailed Jaeger (3, S)
  • Pacific Gull (3)
  • Kelp Gull (3)
  • Silver Gull (1)
  • Gull billed Tern (2)
  • Caspian Tern (2)
  • Crested Tern (1)
  • White fronted Tern (2, W)
  • Common Tern (2, S)
  • Little Tern (2)
  • Sooty Tern (3, S)
  • Whiskered Tern (3)
  • White winged Black Tern (2-3, S)
  • Common Noddy (3, S)
  • Grey Ternlet (3, S)
  • Rock Dove (1, I)
  • White headed Pigeon (2)
  • Spotted Turtle Dove (1, I)
  • Brown Cuckoo Dove (2)
  • Emerald Dove (2)
  • Common Bronzewing (2)
  • Brush Bronzewing (2-3)
  • Crested Pigeon (1)
  • Diamond Dove (3)
  • Peaceful Dove (2)
  • Bar shouldered Dove (2)
  • Wonga Pigeon (2)
  • Wompoo Fruit Dove (2)
  • Superb Fruit Dove (3)
  • Rose crowned Fruit Dove (3)
  • Topknot Pigeon (2, M)
  • Glossy Black Cockatoo (2)
  • Yellow tailed Black Cockatoo (2)
  • Gang gang Cockatoo (2)
  • Galah (1)
  • Long billed Corella (2, I)
  • Little Corella (2, I)
  • Sulphur crested Cockatoo (1)
  • Rainbow Lorikeet (1)
  • Scaly breasted Lorikeet (2)
  • Musk Lorikeet (2, M)
  • Little Lorikeet (2)
  • Australian King-Parrot (1-2)
  • Red winged Parrot (3)
  • Ground parrot (2-3)
  • Crimson Rosella (1)
  • Eastern Rosella (1)
  • Swift Parrot (2-3)
  • Red rumped Parrot (2)
  • Turquoise Parrot (2-3)
  • Oriental Cuckoo (3, S)
  • Pallid Cuckoo (2, S)
  • Brush Cuckoo (1, S)
  • Fan tailed Cuckoo (1)
  • Black eared Cuckoo (3)
  • Horsfield's Bronze Cuckoo (2)
  • Shining Bronze Cuckoo (2)
  • Little Bronze Cuckoo (3)
  • Australian Koel (1, S)
  • Channel billed Cuckoo (2, S)
  • Pheasant Coucal (2)
  • Powerful Owl (2)
  • Barking Owl (3)
  • Southern Boobook (1-2)
  • Sooty Owl (2)
  • Masked Owl (3)
  • Barn Owl (2)
  • Grass Owl (3)
  • Tawny Frogmouth (1-2)
  • White throated Nightjar (2)
  • Spotted Nightjar (3)
  • Australian Owlet Nightjar (1-2)
  • White throated Needletail (2, S)
  • Fork tailed Swift (2-3, S)
  • Azure Kingfisher (2)
  • Laughing Kookaburra (1)
  • Forest Kingfisher (3)
  • Sacred Kingfisher (1-2, S)
  • Rainbow Bee eater (2, S)
  • Dollarbird (1, S)
  • Noisy Pitta (2)
  • Superb Lyrebird (2)
  • Rufous Scrub-bird (2)
  • White throated Treecreeper (1)
  • Red browed Treecreeper (2)
  • Superb Fairy wren (1)
  • Variegated Fairy wren (2)
  • Red backed Fairy wren (3)
  • Southern Emu wren (2)
  • Spotted Pardalote (1)
  • Striated Pardalote (2)
  • Eastern Bristlebird (3)
  • Pilotbird (3)
  • Rockwarbler (2-3)
  • Yellow throated Scrubwren (1-2)
  • White browed Scrubwren (1)
  • Large billed Scrubwren (2)
  • Chestnut rumped Heathwren (2)
  • Speckled Warbler (2)
  • Weebill (2)
  • Brown Gerygone (1)
  • Mangrove Gerygone (1)
  • Western Gerygone (2)
  • White throated Gerygone (1-2, S)
  • Brown Thornbill (1)
  • Buff rumped Thornbill (1-2)
  • Yellow rumped Thornbill (1)
  • Yellow Thornbill (1)
  • Striated Thornbill (1)
  • Southern Whiteface (2)
  • Red Wattlebird (1)
  • Little Wattlebird (1)
  • Striped Honeyeater (2)
  • Noisy Friarbird (1)
  • Little Friarbird (3, M)
  • Regent Honeyeater (2, M)
  • Blue faced Honeyeater (2)
  • Bell Miner (1)
  • Noisy Miner (1)
  • Lewin's Honeyeater (1)
  • Yellow faced Honeyeater (1)
  • Singing Honeyeater (3)
  • Mangrove Honeyeater (3)
  • White eared Honeyeater (2)
  • Yellow tufted Honeyeater (2)
  • Fuscous Honeyeater (2)
  • White plumed Honeyeater (1)
  • Black chinned Honeyeater (3)
  • Brown headed Honeyeater (2-3)
  • White naped Honeyeater (1-2)
  • Brown Honeyeater (2)
  • Painted Honeyeater (3)
  • Crescent Honeyeater (2)
  • New Holland Honeyeater (1-2)
  • White cheeked Honeyeater (1-2)
  • Tawny crowned Honeyeater (2)
  • Eastern Spinebill (1-2)
  • Scarlet Honeyeater (2)
  • White fronted Chat (1-2)
  • Jacky Winter (1-2)
  • Scarlet Robin (1-2)
  • Red capped Robin (2)
  • Flame Robin (2)
  • Rose Robin (2)
  • Hooded Robin (2)
  • Pale yellow Robin (2)
  • Eastern Yellow Robin (1)
  • Logrunner (2)
  • Grey crowned Babbler (2)
  • White browed Babbler (2)
  • Eastern Whipbird (1)
  • Spotted Quail thrush (2)
  • Varied Sittella (1-2)
  • Crested Shrike tit (2)
  • Crested Bellbird (3)
  • Olive Whistler (2-3)
  • Golden Whistler (1)
  • Rufous Whistler (1, S)
  • Little Shrike thrush (3)
  • Grey Shrike thrush (1)
  • Black faced Monarch (2, S)
  • Spectacled Monarch (2, S)
  • Leaden Flycatcher (2, S)
  • Satin Flycatcher (2-3)
  • Restless Flycatcher (2)
  • Magpie-lark (1)
  • Rufous Fantail (1-2)
  • Grey Fantail (1)
  • Willie Wagtail (1)
  • Spangled Drongo (2, W)
  • Black faced Cuckoo shrike (1)
  • Barred Cuckoo shrike (3)
  • White bellied Cuckoo shrike (2)
  • Cicadabird (2, S)
  • Ground Cuckoo shrike (3)
  • White winged Triller (2)
  • Varied Triller (2-3)
  • Olive backed Oriole (1)
  • Figbird (1)
  • White breasted Woodswallow (2)
  • Masked Woodswallow (3, S)
  • White browed Woodswallow (3, S)
  • Dusky Woodswallow (2)
  • Little Woodswallow (3)
  • Grey Butcherbird (1)
  • Pied Butcherbird (1)
  • Australian Magpie (1)
  • Pied Currawong (1)
  • Grey Currawong (3)
  • Paradise Riflebird (2-3)
  • Australian Raven (1)
  • Forest Raven (3)
  • Little Raven (2)
  • Torresian Crow (2)
  • White winged Chough (1-2)
  • Green Catbird (2)
  • Regent Bowerbird (2)
  • Satin Bowerbird (1-2)
  • Singing Bushlark (3)
  • Skylark (3, I)
  • Australian Pipit (1)
  • Yellow Wagtail (3)
  • Black backed Wagtail (3)
  • House Sparrow (1, I)
  • Zebra Finch (2)
  • Double-barred Finch (2)
  • Plum headed Finch (3)
  • Redbrowed Finch (1)
  • Diamond Firetail (2)
  • Nutmeg Mannikin (3, I)
  • Chestnut-breasted Mannikin (2)
  • European Goldfinch (1-2)
  • Mistletoebird (1-2)
  • White backed Swallow (3, M)
  • Welcome Swallow (1)
  • Tree Martin (1-2)
  • Fairy Martin (1-2)
  • Red whiskered Bulbul (2, I)
  • Australian Reed warbler (1, S)
  • Tawny Grassbird (2)
  • Little Grassbird (2)
  • Rufous Songlark (2, S)
  • Brown Songlark (2)
  • Golden headed Cisticola (1-2)
  • Silvereye (1)
  • Bassian Thrush (2)
  • Russet-tailed Thrush (2-3)
  • Common Blackbird (2-3, I)
  • Common Starling (1, I)
  • Common Myna (1, I)

List of Common Birds

Common Birds around Newcastle/Hunter Valley/Sydney
(Christidis & Boles)

  • Black Swan
  • Pacific Black Duck
  • Grey Teal
  • Darter
  • Little Pied Cormorant
  • Little Black Cormorant
  • Great Cormorant
  • Australian Pelican
  • White faced Heron
  • Little Egret
  • Great Egret
  • Cattle Egret
  • Australian White Ibis
  • Straw necked Ibis
  • Black shouldered Kite
  • Whistling Kite
  • White bellied Sea Eagle
  • Swamp Harrier
  • Wedge tailed Eagle
  • Brown Falcon
  • Australian Hobby
  • Australian Kestrel
  • Purple Swamphen
  • Dusky Moorhen
  • Eurasian Coot
  • Masked Lapwing
  • Silver Gull
  • Crested Tern
  • Rock Dove
  • Spotted Turtle Dove
  • Crested Pigeon
  • Galah
  • Sulphur crested Cockatoo
  • Rainbow Lorikeet
  • Crimson Rosella
  • Eastern Rosella
  • Australian Koel
  • Laughing Kookaburra
  • Dollarbird
  • Superb Fairy wren
  • Spotted Pardalote
  • White browed Scrubwren
  • Yellow rumped Thornbill
  • Red Wattlebird
  • Little Wattlebird
  • Noisy Friarbird
  • Noisy Miner
  • Yellow faced Honeyeater
  • White plumed Honeyeater
  • Golden Whistler
  • Grey Shrike thrush
  • Magpie-lark
  • Grey Fantail
  • Willie Wagtail
  • Black faced Cuckoo shrike
  • Figbird
  • Grey Butcherbird
  • Pied Butcherbird
  • Australian Magpie
  • Pied Currawong
  • Australian Raven
  • Australian Pipit
  • House Sparrow
  • Red browed Finch
  • Welcome Swallow
  • Silvereye
  • Common Starling
  • Common Myna