Hit List (birds)

Wildlife watching is will be at the heart of our Tasmanian experience. Here is a list of the 15 birds that we most want to see, compiled before the start of the trip.  We will update the list with details of our first siting of each species.

Below this table is a second one, which will include details of all the other birds we see.

Species

First sighting

Notes

When Where
Beautiful Firetail  10 November  Bruny Island  
Black Swan  5 November Centennial Park, Sydney  Common in Tasmania
Black-faced Cormorant  10 November  Bruny Island  
Cape Barren Goose  4 December  Maria Island  
Eastern Rosella  16 November  Bonorong Sanctuary  
Forty-spotted Pardalote *  9 November  Bruny Island  
Galah  16 November  Tasman Peninsula  Best view at Penguin, (see blog)
Laughing Kookaburra  5 November Centennial Park, Sydney  Common in Tasmania
Little Penguin  9 November  Bruny Island  
Masked Lapwing  8 November  Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Common throughout Tasmania
Scarlet Robin  8 November  Bruny Island  
Sooty Oystercatcher  10 November  Bruny Island  
Superb Fairy Wren  9 November  Mount Nelson Common.  Superb! 
Swift Parrot *  9 November  Bruny Island Superb views
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo  9 November  Bruny Island  Occasional views; best on Flinders Island

And here’s a listing of the other birds seen on our trip

Species

First sighting

Notes

When Where
 Sacred Ibis Sydney  Not in Tasmania
 Silver gull Sydney  Common in Tasmania
 Mallard  11 November Bruny Island
 Eurasian Coot  4 November Centennial Park, Sydney
 Moorhen  4 November  Centennial Park, Sydney
 Eurasian House Sparrow Sydney
 Little Black Cormorant  1 December Tamar Island
 Great Cormorant  10 November Bruny Island
 Eurasian blackbird  7 November Hobart Common
 Eurasian Goldfinch  7 November Hobart
 Eurasian Starling  7 November Hobart
 Australian Wood Duck  11 November Bruny Island
 Pacific Black Duck  9 November Bruny Island
 Chestnut Teal  10 November Bruny Island
 Musk Duck  10 November Bruny Island
 Short-tailed Shearwater  9 November Bruny Island
 White-faced Heron  10 November Bruny Island
 White-bellied Sea Eagle  11 November Bruny Island  Surprisingly common
 Swamp Harrier  9 November Bruny Island  Surprisingly common
 Brown Goshawk  10 November Bruny Island
 Australian Hobby  10 November Bruny Island
 Tasmanian Native Hen *  10 November Bruny Island  Surprisingly common
 Pied Oystercatcher  10 November Bruny Island
 Red-capped Plover  10 November Bruny Island
 Hooded Dotterel  10 November Bruny Island
 Pacific Gull  10 November Bruny Island
 Common Mynah  5 November Singapore
 Caspian Tern  30 November Narawntapu
 Kelp Gull  10 November Bruny Island
 Greater-crested Tern  11 November Bruny island
 Common Bronzewing  10 November Bruny Island  Heard only on Bruny; seen at Narawntapu
 Green Rosella *  9 November Bruny Island
 Pallid cuckoo  10 November Bruny Island
 Fan-tailed Cuckoo  9 November Bruny Island
 Tawny Frogmouth  9 November Bruny Island
 Yellow-throated   Honeyeater *  10 November Bruny Island
 Strong-billed Honeyeater *  10 November Bruny Island
 Black-headed Honeyeater *  9 November Bruny Island
 Shining-bronze cuckoo  11 November Bruny Island  Heard only
 Yellow Wattlebird *  10 November Bruny Island
 Crescent Honeyeater  10 November Bruny Island
 New Holland Honeyeater  9 November Inverawe Gardens, en route for Bruny  The most common of the Honeyeaters
 Eastern Spinebill  11 November Bruny Island
 White-fronted Chat  10 November Bruny Island
 Striated Pardalote  9 November Bruny Island
 Scrubtit *  11 November Bruny island
 Purple Swamphen  4 November Centennial Park, Sydney  Also on Tasmania
 Wedge-tailed Eagle  9 November Inverawe Gardens
 Greylag goose  4 November Centennial Park, Sydney
 Australian Pipit  10 November Bruny Island
 Tasmanian Scrubwren *  10 November Bruny Island
 Brown Thornbill  10 November Bruny Island
 Tasmanian Thornbill *  11 November Bruny Island
 Yellow-rumped Thornbill  11 November Bruny Island
Australian Magpie  10 November Bruny Island
 Black Currawong *  11 November Bruny Island
 Grey Currawong  10 November Bruny Island
 Dusky Woodswallow  10 November Bruny Island
 Black-faced Cuckoo Shrike  10 November Bruny Island
 Olive Whistler  10 November Bruny Island
 Grey Shrike Thrush  10 November Bruny Island
 Grey Fantail  10 November Bruny Island
 Forest Raven  9 November Bruny Island
 Dusky Robin *  9 November Bruny Island
 Pink Robin  11 November Bruny Island
 Flame Robin  9 November Bruny Island
 Eurasian Skylark  10 November Bruny Island Heard only on Bruny.   Occasional sightings on mainland Tasmania; sometimes heard too
 Welcome Swallow  4 November Centennial Park, Sydney
 Tree Martin  1 December Tamar Island
 Little Grassbird  1 December Tamar Island
 Silvereye  10 November Bruny Island
 Eurasian Starling  4 November Sydney
 Australian Pelican  4 November Centennial Park, Sydney
 Crested Dove  5 November Sydney
 Banded Lapwing  2 December Forester Kangaroo Drive
 Muscovy Duck  8 November Boulder Rivulet Dam, Hobart
 Bell Miner  10 December Melbourne
 Noisy Miner  Heard only
 Eurasian Greenfinch  10 November Bruny Island
 Eurasian Goldfinch  9 November Bruny island
 Black-fronted Dotterel
 Southern Gannet  4 December Maria Island cruise
 Australian Shelduck  24 November Tasmanian Arboretum
 Whiskered Tern  ?
 Nankeen Kestrel  30 November Narawntapu
 Shy Albatross  5 December Wineglass Bay Cruise
 Pheasant  ?
 Magpie Lark Sydney
 Noisy Miner  Sydney
 Red-whiskered Bulbul Singapore

+ Australian Raven (Centennial Park, Sydney)

Little Pied Cormorant (Paramatta, Sydney)

Australian Darter (Centennial Park, Sydney)

Pied Cormorant (Centennial Park, Sydney)

Dusky Moorhen (Melbourne)

* Tasmanian endemic

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