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Chlidonias' 2013 year list of birds and mammals (1 Viewer)


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Not much time available to me currently unfortunately so a very slow start to the year, but I'm hoping to get in some overseas trips this year (unlike last year!) so fingers crossed for a good number.

January 1, all quickly seen round Hokitika during a short break in a storm (!):

1) Red-billed gull Larus novaehollandiae (I no longer split this as L. scopulinus as there seems no good reason to do so)
2) European blackbird Turdus merula
3) European starling Sturnus vulgaris
4) Southern black-backed gul (aka kelp gull) Larus dominicanus
5) House sparrow Passer domesticus
6) Black shag (aka great cormorant) Phalacrocorax carbo
7) Banded dotterel Charadrius bicinctus
8) Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
9) Eurasian skylark Alauda arvensis
10) Song thrush Turdus philomelos


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14 January: Hokitika

13) Tui Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae
14) New Zealand fantail Rhipidura fuliginosa


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22 January

all round Hokitika:

15) Redpoll Carduelis flammea
16) Grey warbler Gerygone igata
17) Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella
18) Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
19) New Zealand bellbird Anthornis melanura
20) Australian magpie Gymnorhina tibicen
21) Black swan Cygnus atratus
22) Paradise duck Tadorna variegata
23) New Zealand shoveller Anas rhynchotis
24) New Zealand scaup Aythya novaeseelandiae
25) Variable oystercatcher Haematopus unicolor
26) White-fronted tern Sterna striata
27) White heron (Great white egret) Egretta alba
28) Spotted shag Stictocarbo punctatus
29) Black-billed gull Larus bulleri
30) Little pied shag Phalacrocorax melanoleucos


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5-6 February

some quick birding in the morning after the gym on these two days:

31) Weka Gallirallus australis (5 Feb)
32) Waxeye (Silvereye) Zosterops lateralis (5 Feb)
33) Australasian harrier Circus approximans (6 Feb)
34) Welcome swallow Hirundo neoxena (6 Feb)
35) Pukeko (Purple gallinule) Porphyrio porphyrio (6 Feb)


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5 May

well I haven't done any birding since the start of the year, partly due to work and partly due to there being no birds in Hokitika (!) but now I head off towards Samoa with some days in Christchurch and Auckland either side so my numbers shall pick up a little.

First up a NZ pipit at the Hokitika airport and then the rest around Christchurch:

36) NZ pipit Anthus novaeseelandiae
37) European goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
38) Feral pigeon Columba livia
39) White-faced heron Ardea novaehollandiae
40) Royal spoonbill Platalea regia
41) Caspian tern Sterna caspia
42) Pied shag Phalacrocorax varius
43) Little black shag Phalacrocorax sulcirostris
44) Grey teal Anas gracilis
45) Sacred kingfisher Todiramphus sanctus
46) Canada goose Branta canadensis
47) Australasian brown bittern Botaurus poiciloptilus
48) Pied stilt Himantopus leucocephalus
49) Bar-tailed godwit Limosa lapponica
50) Common coot Fulica atra
51) European greenfinch Carduelis chloris
52) Hedge sparrow (Dunnock) Prunella modularis


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7-8 May

Auckland's results, these ones from the Whale Safari boat in the Hauraki Gulf and on Tiritiri Matangi the next day:

53) Common mynah Acridotheres tristis
54) Australasian gannet Morus serrator
55) Buller’s shearwater Puffinus bulleri
56) Fluttering shearwater Puffinus gavia
57) Flesh-footed shearwater Puffinus carneipes
58) Grey-faced petrel Pterodroma macroptera
59) Common diving petrel Pelecanoides urinatrix
60) Whitehead Mohoua albicilla
61) Red-crowned kakariki Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae
62) Stitchbird Notiomystis cincta
63) NZ robin Petroica australis
64) Australian brown quail Coturnix ypsilophora
65) Saddleback Philesturnus carunculatus
66) Little blue penguin Eudyptula minor
67) Eastern rosella Platycercus eximius
68) Morepork Ninox novaeseelandiae
69) NZ pigeon Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae

2) Short-beaked common dolphin Delphinus delphis
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9-15 May

all from Samoa (see this thread: http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?p=2737334#post2737334)

70) Jungle mynah Acridotheres fuscus
71) Red-vented bulbul Pycnonotus cafer
72) Polynesian triller Lalage maculosa
73) Wandering tattler Heterosceles incanus
74) Banded rail Gallirallus philippensis
75) Polynesian starling Aplonis tabuensis
76) Samoan starling Aplonis atrifusca
77) Crimson-crowned fruit dove Ptilinopus porphyraceus
78) White-tailed tropicbird Phaethon lepturus

79) Wattled honeyeater Foulehaio carunculata
80) White tern Gygis alba
81) Samoan whistler Pachycephala flavifrons

82) White-throated pigeon Columba vitiensis
83) White-rumped swiftlet Aerodramus spodiopygius
84) Samoan fantail Rhipidura nebulosa
85) Cardinal honeyeater Myzomela cardinalis

86) Pacific robin Petroica multicolor
87) Flat-billed kingfisher Todiramphus recurvirostris
88) Samoan broadbill flycatcher Myiagra albiventris

89) Pacific golden plover Pluvialis fulva
90) Mao Gymnomyza samoensis
91) Pacific imperial pigeon Ducula pacifica

92) Eastern reef heron Egretta sacra
93) Brown noddy Anous stolidus
94) Brown booby Sula leucogaster

3) Samoan flying fox Pteropus samoensis
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17 May

Auckland again:

95) Wrybill Anarhynchus frontalis
96) Spotted dove Streptopelia chinensis
97) NZ dotterel Charadrius obscurus
98) NZ dabchick Poliocephalus rufopectus
99) Black-fronted dotterel Elseyornis melanops
100) Little egret Egretta garzetta [new for NZ list]
101) Little tern Sterna albifrons


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19-20 May

Cape Barren goose at St. Anne's Lagoon en route to Kaikoura and the rest at Kaikoura:

102) Cape Barren goose Cereopsis novaehollandiae
103) Northern giant petrel Macronectes halli
104) Gibson’s albatross Diomedea gibsoni
105) Southern Buller’s albatross Thalassarche bulleri
106) Cape petrel Daption capense
107) Black-browed albatross Thalassarche melanophrys
108) Westland black petrel Procellaria westlandica
109) Short-tailed shearwater Puffinus tenuirostris
110) NZ white-capped albatross Thalassarche steadi
111) Black-fronted tern Chlidonias albostriata
112) Hutton’s shearwater Puffinus huttoni
113) Southern royal albatross Diomedea epomophora
114) Northern royal albatross Diomedea sanfordi
115) Salvin’s albatross Thalassarche salvini

4) NZ fur seal Arctocephalus forsteri
5) Hector’s dolphin Cephalorhynchus hectori


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21 May

Arthurs Pass:

116) NZ tomtit Petroica macrocephala
117) Kea Nestor notabilis
118) Grey duck (Pacific black duck) Anas superciliosa
119) Blue duck Hymenolaimus malacorhynchus
120) Brown creeper Mohoua novaeseelandiae
121) Rifleman Acanthisitta chloris

6) Chamois Rupicapra rupicapra


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South Korea, 5-6 August

123) Spot-billed duck Anas poecilorhyncha
124) Grey heron Ardea cinerea
125) Black-faced spoonbill Platalea minor
126) Black-tailed gull Larus crassirostris

127) Black-crowned night heron Nycticorax nycticorax
128) Common magpie Pica pica (Chinese magpie P.sericea if split)
129) Tree sparrow Passer montanus
130) Great tit Parus major (Eastern tit P. minor if split)
131) Brown-eared bulbul Microscelis amaurotis
132) Oriental turtle dove Streptopelia orientalis

133) Large-billed crow Corvus macrorhynchos


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Juwangsan National Park, 7-10 August

134) Daurian redstart Phoenicurus auroreus
135) Vinous-throated parrotbill Paradoxornis webbianus
136) White-backed woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos

137) Grey wagtail Motacilla cinerea
138) Common kingfisher Alcedo atthis
139) Pale thrush Turdus pallidus
140) Elegant bunting Emberiza elegans
141) Eurasian nuthatch Sitta europaea
142) Grey nightjar Caprimulgus jotaka
143) Brandt's jay Garrulus brandtii

144) Asian brown flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica
145) Coal tit Parus ater

7) Siberian chipmunk Tamias sibiricus


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Dongmak Lagoon, South Korea, 11 August

146) Oriental greenfinch Carduelis sinica
147) Common greenshank Tringa nebularia
148) Eurasian curlew Numenius arquata
149) Eurasian pied oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
150) Eurasian whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
151) Black-tailed godwit Limosa limosa
152) Common redshank Tringa totanus


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Vladivostok, Russia, 13-17 August

153) Fork-tailed swift Apus pacificus
154) Marsh tit Poecile [Parus] palustris
155) White wagtail Motacilla alba
156) Eastern crowned warbler Phylloscopus coronatus
157) Grey-streaked flycatcher Muscicapa griseisticta
158) Yellow-rumped flycatcher Ficedula zanthopygia
159) Chestnut-flanked white-eye Zosterops erythropleura
160) Black-faced bunting Emberiza spodocephala

161) Carrion (Oriental) crow Corvus corone (C. orientalis if split)
162) Long-tailed rosefinch Uragus sibiricus
163) Barn swallow Hirundo rustica
164) Black-headed gull Larus ridibundus
165) Brown shrike Lanius cristatus
166) Thick-billed warbler Acrocephalus aedon
167) Blue rock thrush Monticola solitarius
168) Common sandpiper Actitis hypoleucus
169) Pelagic cormorant Phalacrocorax pelagicus


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Lake Baikal, Russia, 22-27 August

171) Mongolian gull Larus mongolicus
172) Common gull Larus canus
173) Sanderling Calidris alba
174) Greater scaup Aythya marila
175) Willow tit Poecile [Parus] montanus

176) Black kite Milvus migrans (black-eared kite Milvus lineatus if split)
177) Northern wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
178) Yellow-browed warbler Phylloscopus inornatus
179) Spotted nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes
180) Hen harrier Circus cyaneus
181) Merlin Falco columbarius
182) Northern raven Corvus corax
183) White-crowned penduline tit Remiz coronatus
184) Temminck's stint Calidris temminckii
185) Northern shoveller Anas clypeata
186) Arctic warbler Phylloscopus borealis
187) Siberian jay Perisoreus infaustus

188) Osprey Pandion haliaetus
189) White-tailed sea eagle Haliaeetus albicilla
190) Eurasian teal Anas crecca
191) Taiga flycatcher Ficedula albicilla

192) Ruddy turnstone Arenaria interpres

8) Red squirrel Sciurus vulgaris
9) Muskrat Ondatra zibethicus

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