Birding East Coast Australia 2000 - Bird Species


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Species Name
English
(Scientific)
German
Observations, Remarks
Comb-crested Jacana
(Irediparra gallinacea)
Kammblatthühnchen
Single birds in freshwater swamps, not rare.
Pied Oystercatcher
(Haematopus longirostris)
Australischer Austernfischer
In coastal areas, e.g. 1 north of Daintree on 31.10., some at Manly Yacht Harbour Brisbane.
Sooty Oystercatcher
(Haematopus fuliginosus)
Rußausternfischer
Only on rocky coasts, Point Cartwright, Caloundra on 14.11. and Wollongong on 21.11.
Australian Stilt
(Himantopus leucocephalus)
Weißgesicht-Stelzenläufer
Common, but not in the north, first seen near Kingaroy on 9.11.
Bush Stone Curlew
(Burhinus magnirostris)
Langschwanztriel
Heard often at Kingfisher Park, seen at Lake Tinaroo and Camping Lake Eacham on 4.11.
Great Australian Stone Plover
(Esacus magnirostris)
Rifftriel
1 at Daintree esplanade on 30.11. and 1 near Bowen on 6.11.
Australian Pratincole
(Stiltia isabella)
Stelzenbrachschwalbe
2-3 at Eastern Mary Roads on 2.11. and 4.11.
Banded Lapwing
(Vanellus tricolor)
Schwarzbandkiebitz
6 Lockyer Valley on 15.11.

Masked Lapwing
(Vanellus miles)
Maskenkiebitz
Common, 2 subspecies, southern subspecies with more black.
Pacific Golden Plover
(Pluvialis fulva)
Pazifischer Goldregenpfeifer
On the coast, e.g. Cairns esplanade and Manly Yacht Harbour, Brisbane.
Red-capped Plover
(Charadrius ruficapillus)
Rotkopf-Regenpfeifer
On the coast, e.g. Cairns esplanade and Manly Yacht Harbour, Brisbane.
Lesser Sand Plover
(Charadrius mongolus)
Mongolenregenpfeifer
On the coast, e.g. Cairns esplanade and Manly Yacht Harbour, Brisbane.
Greater Sand Plover
(Charadrius leschenaultii)
Wüstenregenpfeifer
On the coast, e.g. Cairns esplanade and Manly Yacht Harbour, Brisbane.
Black-fronted Plover
(Elseyornis melanops)
Schwarzstirn-Regenpfeifer
Single birds at Lake Mitchell on 3.11., Lake Carbine on 4.11. and near St. George on 12.11.
Black-tailed Godwit
(Limosa limosa)
Uferschnepfe
On the coast, e.g. Cairns esplanade and Manly Yacht Harbour, Brisbane.
Bar-tailed Godwit
(Limosa lapponica)
Pfuhlschnepfe
On the coast, e.g. Cairns esplanade and Manly Yacht Harbour, Brisbane.
Whimbrel
(Numenius phaeopus)
Regenbrachvogel
On the coast, e.g. Cairns esplanade and Manly Yacht Harbour, Brisbane.
Far Eastern Curlew
(Numenius madagascariensis)
Isabellbrachvogel
On the coast, e.g. Cairns esplanade and Manly Yacht Harbour, Brisbane.
Marsh Sandpiper
(Tringa stagnatilis)
Teichwasserläufer
2 at Cairns Esplanade on 30.11.
Common Greenshank
(Tringa nebularia)
Grünschenkel
Abbatoir Swamps, on the coast, e.g. Cairns esplanade and Manly Yacht Harbour, Brisbane, common.
Terek Sandpiper
(Xenus cinereus)
Terekwasserläufer
On the coast, e.g. Cairns esplanade and Manly Yacht Harbour, Brisbane.
Grey-tailed Tattler
(Heteroscelus brevipes)
Grauschwanz-Wasserläufer
On the coast, e.g. Cairns esplanade and Manly Yacht Harbour, Brisbane, also 1 at Daintree River on 1.11.

Wandering Tattler
(Heteroscelus incanus)
Wanderwasserläufer
Rocky coasts, 2 at Point Cartwright and 1 at Caloundra on 14.11.
Ruddy Turnstone
(Arenaria interpres)
Steinwälzer
Only single birds at Michaelmas Cay on 30.11.
Latham's Snipe
(Gallinago hardwickii)
Japanbekassine
1 at St. George sewage ponds on 12.11.
Red Knot
(Calidris canutus)
Knutt
1 at Manly Yacht Harbour, Brisbane on 17.11.
Great Knot
(Calidris tenuirostris)
Großer Knutt
On the coast, e.g. Cairns esplanade and Manly Yacht Harbour, Brisbane, common.
Red-necked Stint
(Calidris ruficollis)
Rotkehl-Strandläufer
On the coast, e.g. Cairns esplanade and Manly Yacht Harbour, Brisbane, common.

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
(Calidris acuminata)
Spitzschwanz-Strandläufer
On the coast, e.g. Cairns esplanade and Manly Yacht Harbour, Brisbane, common.
Curlew Sandpiper
(Calidris ferruginea)
Sichelstrandläufer
On the coast, e.g. Cairns esplanade and Manly Yacht Harbour, Brisbane.
Kelp Gull
(Larus dominicanus)
Dominikanermöwe
1 in heavy rain near Port Kembla on 21.11. and 2 Maroubra, Sydney on 22.11.
Silver Gull
(Larus novaehollandiae)
Silberkopfmöwe
Very common along the coast.
Gull-billed Tern
(Sterna nilotica)
Lachseeschwalbe
Common at Cairns Esplanade on 29.10. and 31.11.
Caspian Tern
(Sterna caspia)
Raubseeschwalbe
Common, mostly on the coast.
Black-naped Tern
(Sterna sumatrana)
Schwarznacken-Seeschwalbe
3 at Michaelmas Cay and at Hastings Reef on the 30.11.

Bridled Tern
(Sterna anaethetus)
Zügelseeschwalbe
Around Michaelmas Cay and Hastings Reef  on 30.11., difficult to find on Michaelmas Cay.

Sooty Tern
(Sterna fuscata)
Rußseeschwalbe
Very common on Michaelmas Cay on 30.11.
Little Tern
(Sterna albifrons)
Zwergseeschwalbe
Single birds at Michaelmas Cay and Cairns Esplanade.

Greater Crested Tern
(Sterna bergii)
Eilseeschwalbe
Some at Michaelmas Cay on 30.11., also 1 at Redcliffe on 14.11.
Lesser Crested Tern
(Sterna bengalensis)
Rüppellseeschwalbe
Some at Michaelmas Cay on 30.11.

Brown Noddy
(Anous stolidus)
Noddi
Very common on Michaelmas Cay on 30.11.
Black Noddy
(Anous tenuirostris)
Schlankschnabelnoddi
Only 1 at Michaelmas Cay on 30.11., look at the terns sitting on the rope which seperates the beach from the breeding colony.
Rock Pigeon
(Columba livia)
Felsentaube
Introduced, common in cities.
Spotted Dove
(Streptopelia chinensis)
Perlhalstaube
Introduced from Asia, common in urban areas.
Brown Cuckoo-Dove
(Macropygia phasianella)
Maronentaube
Easy to find in the rainforests, also at Daintree on the 1.11.
Emerald Dove
(Chalcophaps indica)
Glanzkäfertaube
Rainforest bird, also in dryer forests.
Common Bronzewing
(Phaps chalcoptera)
Bronzeflügeltaube
Single birds around Southwood National Park and St. George on 11.11. and 12.11., also around Kingaroy on 13.11., dry country bird.
Crested Pigeon
(Ocyphaps lophotes)
Spitzschopftaube
Rare in the north, only once seen at Mt. Carbine on 2.11., very common south of Mackay.
Squatter Pigeon
(Geophaps scripta)
Buchstabentaube
Dry country bird, some at Mt. Carbine cemetary on 2.11. and Mt. Molloy on 3.11.
Peaceful Dove
(Geopelia placida)
Friedenstäubchen
Common in urban areas and in the inland.
Bar-shouldered Dove
(Geopelia humeralis)
Kupfernackentäubchen
Common, mostly seen in the north.
Wonga Pigeon
(Leucosarcia melanoleuca)
Wongataube
2 at Maiala Teahouse, Mt. Glorious on 15.11.
Wompoo Fruit-Dove
(Ptilinopus magnificus)
Purpurbrust-Fruchttaube
Rainforest bird, best seen on Chris Dahlberg's Specialised River Tour to Daintree River on 1.11.
Superb Fruit-Dove
(Ptilinopus superbus)
Prachtfruchttaube
Seen only once at Mossman Gorge on 31.10.
Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove
(Ptilinopus regina)
Königsfruchttaube
Seen only once at Poona Lake in Great Sandy National Park on 9.11.
Australian Pied Imperial Pigeon
(Ducula spilorrhoa)
Kaiserfruchttaube
In big numbers along the coast around Cairns, also offshore!
Topknot Pigeon
(Lopholaimus antarcticus)
Haubenfruchttaube
Normally around in flocks, first seen in Daintree on 31.11.
Rainbow Lorikeet
(Trichoglossus haematodus)
Allfarblori
Most common parrot, also in urban areas.
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
(Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus)
Schuppenlori
Common, often in flocks with Rainbow Lorikeet.
Little Lorikeet
(Glossopsitta pusilla)
Zwergmoschuslori
Rarely seen, Lockyer Valley on 15.11. and Girraween National Park on 16.11.
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo
(Calyptorhynchus funereus)
Rußkakadu
About 10 at Lockyer Valley on 15.11. and a flock at Girraween National Park on 16.11.
Red-tailed Black Cockatoo
(Calyptorhynchus banksii)
Rabenkakadu
Rarely seen, e.g. at Carbine Lake on 2.11.
Galah
(Cacatua roseicapilla)
Rosakakadu
Very common around Brisbane, only few in the north.
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
(Cacatua galerita)
Gelbhaubenkakadu
Very common, big flocks around Eungella National Park.
Little Corella
(Cacatua sanguinea)
Nacktaugenkakadu
Some flocks near Norah Heads and Bundeena (Royal National Park), introduced species there.
Cockatiel
(Nymphicus hollandicus)
Nymphensittich
Few birds around Kingaroy on 11.11., St. George on 12.11. and Lockyer Valley on 15.11.
Double-eyed Fig Parrot
(Cyclopsitta diophthalma)
Rotwangen-Zwergpapagei
1 at its hollow in Mossman Gorge on 31.10.
Australian King Parrot
(Alisterus scapularis)
Königssittich
Common, best seen at Bunya Mountains National Park, where they are fed.
Red-winged Parrot
(Aprosmictus erythropterus)
Rotflügelsittich
First seen near Bowen on 6.11., more common around St. George.
Mallee Ringneck Parrot
(Barnardius barnardi)
Barnardsittich
2 at the road St. George to Nindigully on 12.11.
Crimson Rosella
(Platycercus elegans)
Pennantsittich
Common in forests, best seen at Bunya Mountains National Park on 11.11.
Eastern Rosella
(Platycercus eximius)
Rosella
First seen near Stanthorpe on 16.11., more common further south.
Pale-headed Rosella
(Platycercus adscitus)
Blaßkopfrosella
Only in the north, first seen at Lake Carbine on 2.11.
Red-rumped Parrot
(Psephotus haematonotus)
Singsittich
Also called Grass Parrot, ca. 6 at Gordonbrook Dam on 10.11., also near St. George and further south.
Blue Bonnet
(Northiella haematogaster)
Blutbauchsittich
2 east of St. George on 11.11.
Turquoise Parrot
(Neophema pulchella)
Schönsittich
2 near Girraween National Park on 16.11.
Pallid Cuckoo
(Cuculus pallidus)
Blaßkuckuck
Only 1 on 13.11. near Kingaroy.
Brush Cuckoo
(Cacomantis variolosus)
Buschkuckuck
1 at Eungella National Park on 7.11., fed by a White-browed Scrubwren.
Fan-tailed Cuckoo
(Cacomantis flabelliformis)
Fächerschwanzkuckuck
1 east of Eungella National Park on 7.11.
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo
(Chrysococcyx basalis)
Rotschwanzkuckuck
1 near St. George on 12.11.
Shining Bronze-Cuckoo
(Chrysococcyx lucidus)
Bronzekuckuck
1 at Eungella National Park on 7.11., fed by a Thornbill.
Gould's Bronze-Cuckoo
(Chrysococcyx russatus)
Gouldbronzekuckuck
Seen on Chris Dahlberg's Specialised River Tour to Daintree River on 1.11.
Australian Koel
(Eudynamys cyanocephala)
Australischer Koel
Regularly seen.
Channel-billed Cuckoo
(Scythrops novaehollandiae)
Fratzenkuckuck
Common in small numbers, seen around Eungella National Park and in the Brisbane area.
Pheasant Coucal
(Centropus phasianinus)
Fasanspornkuckuck
Best seen around Daintree on 11.11., also elsewhere.
Barn Owl
(Tyto alba)
Schleiereule
2-3 while spotlighting at Kingfisher Park on 3.11.
Lesser Sooty Owl
(Tyto multipunctata)
Fleckenrußeule
Only heard while spotlighting at Kingfisher Park on 3.11.
Powerful Owl
(Ninox strenua)
Riesenkauz
Only heard near Bundeena (Royal National Park) on 21.11.

Tawny Frogmouth
(Podargus strigoides)
Eulenschwalm
5 + 2 at Girraween National Park on 16.11., 1 at J.C.Slaughter Falls on 17.11., 1 at Camping Bundeena on 21.11., and 1 day roost found at Bundeena (Royal National Park) on 22.11.
Papuan Frogmouth
(Podargus papuensis)
Papuaschwalm
Up to 6 roosting and nesting around Daintree, shown to us by Geoff Fowkes from RedMillHouse and Chris Dahlberg.
Australian Owlet-Nightjar
(Aegotheles cristatus)
Baumschwalm
1 around Kingfisher Park on 2.11.
White-throated Nightjar
(Eurostopodus mystacalis)
Bartnachtschwalbe
1 flying over J.C.Slaughter Falls on 17.11.
White-rumped Swiftlet
(Collocalia spodiopygius)
Weißbürzelsalangane
Only seen around Cairns.
White-throated Needletail
(Hirundapus caudacutus)
Stachelschwanzsegler
Flocks at Lake Eacham on 5.11., around St. George on 12.11., Lockyer Valley on 15.11. and elsewhere.
Azure Kingfisher
(Alcedo azurea)
Azurfischer
Near streams, e.g. Daintree River and Eungella National Park.
Laughing Kookaburra
(Dacelo novaeguineae)
Jägerliest, Lachender Hans
Common, everywhere.
Blue-winged Kookaburra
(Dacelo leachii)
Haubenliest
Only seen on the road to Mt. Carbine on 4.11.
Forest Kingfisher
(Todiramphus macleayii)
Spiegelliest
Very common in the north, first seen at Centenary Lakes, Cairns. Often perched on wires, also in dry country.
Sacred Kingfisher
(Todiramphus sanctus)
Götzenliest
First seen at Gordonbrook Dam near Kingaroy on 10.11., also around St. George, Brisbane and Sydney.
Collared Kingfisher
(Todiramphus chloris)
Halsbandliest
Only once seen on the mangrove boardwalk Wynnum on 14.11.
Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher
(Tanysiptera sylvia)
Paradiesliest
Easily seen at Kingfisher Park Camping.
Rainbow Bee-eater
(Merops ornatus)
Regenbogenspint
Common.
Dollarbird
(Eurystomus orientalis)
Dollarvogel
Common.

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