Cairns January 2021

Woke up early on the 8th January and checked my Facebook, looking at me was a gorgeous image from my old-friend Jun Matsui. He had posted an excellent pic of ‘Nordy’, the first-recorded visit of Nordmann’s Greenshank on the east coast of Australia, found by local birder Adrian Walsh. Jun is a Senior-guide for Sicklebill… Continue reading Cairns January 2021

Birding Northern Territory July/August 2020 Part 3

Rainbow Bee-eater at Buffalo Creek

Heading back towards Darwin we made our way to the Tumbling Waters Holiday Park which we had been advised was a possible site for Little Kingfisher, unfortunately this was one species that would elude us on this trip. However we did get great views of a well-known Rainbow Pitta that hangs around the Amenities Block… Continue reading Birding Northern Territory July/August 2020 Part 3

Birding Northern Territory July/August 2020 Part 2

Saturday was to be our last in Kakadu and so we decided to stop at Marc’s Buff-sided Robin ‘stake-out’ at Gerowe Creek. Surprisingly a pair were calling nearby as we got out of the truck. Ebird List Our next stop was Pine Creek, but unlike my previous trip in 2010 the Hooded Parrots were sadly… Continue reading Birding Northern Territory July/August 2020 Part 2

Birding Northern Territory July/August 2020 Part 1

BBBZ

BC (Before COVID-19) Mike Eaton had arranged a two-week trip with an overseas friend to travel the Northern Territory in a campervan. Obviously this was jeopardized when the friend was unable to travel to Australia, so he asked if I would like to fill the vacancy. It would be Mike’s first trip to the NT… Continue reading Birding Northern Territory July/August 2020 Part 1