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Viator's 2011 List (1 Viewer)


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Here we go again with another year list. I don't expect to come close to 2010's total of 781 but we'll have to see what happens with travel this year.

For comparison purposes I'll update this post with the number of species seen by country.

As of Dec 31 the total for 2011 stands at 793.

For comparison purposes:
Hong Kong_______1_____________2_____94
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Jan 1, Wauchope and Lake Cathie, NSW, Australia

2011 starts as 2010 finished with a family holiday back to Australia. The first birds of the day were whilst having a coffee in my parent's backyard.

1. Forest Raven
2. Little Wattlebird
3. Magpie-lark
4. Welcome Swallow
5. Australian Magpie

After the first few warm sunny days since arriving in Australia the nearby strawberry farm had strawberries so as promised to my son that was the first thing to do for the day. The following were seen on the drive to/from/at the farm.

6. Maned Duck
7. Chestnut Teal
8. Crested Pigeon
9. Spotted Dove
10. Common Starling
11. Common Myna
12. Scarlet Myzomela
13. Brown Goshawk
14. Laughing Kookaburra
15. Satin Bowerbird
16. Tree Martin
17. Australasian Figbird
18. Oriental Dollarbird
19. Pacific Black Duck
20. Musk Lorikeet
21. White-winged Chough
22. Rainbow Lorikeet

Having returned back to my parent's place a walk around the area added the next birds for the day.

23. Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
24. Willie Wagtail
25. Pied Butcherbird
26. Australian Pipit
27. Black-faced Cuckooshrike
28. Galah
29. Olive-backed Oriole
30. Brown Thornbill
31. Noisy Friarbird
32. Eastern Whipbird
33. Brown Honeyeater
34. Australian King Parrot
35. White-faced Heron
36. Superb Fairywren
37. Red-browed Finch
38. Red-backed Fairywren
39. Black Swan
40. Little Black Cormorant
41. Fairy Martin
42. Dusky Moorhen
43. Purple Swamphen
44. Bar-shouldered Dove
45. Grey Butcherbird
46. Eastern Rosella
47. Mistletoebird
48. Torresian Crow
49. Eastern Spinebill

After lunch we decided to drive down to Lake Cathie for a swim. The following were seen enroute

50. Wonga Pigeon
51. House Sparrow
52. Masked Lapwing

A very busy Lake Cathie still had some birds

53. Australian Pelican
54. Silver Gull
55. Swift Tern
56. Red-capped Plover
57. Australian Hobby
58. Little Tern
59. Common Tern
60. Striated Heron
61. White-cheeked Honeyeater
62. Whiskered Tern
63. White-bellied Sea Eagle
64. Great Cormorant
65. Lewin's Honeyeater

The journey back added

66. Australian Pied Cormorant
67. Sacred Kingfisher
68. Black-shouldered Kite
69. Common Pigeon

Two last birds for the day were on a sunset stroll.

70. Tawny Grassbird
71. Golden-headed Cisticola
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Jan 2, Wauchope and Rollands Plains, NSW, Australia

A morning walk to the Wauchope horse racing track yielded some more of the common local birds.

72. White-throated Needletail
73. Yellow-rumped Thornbill
74. Variegated Fairywren
75. Grey Shrikethrush
76. Rufous Fantail
77. Striated Thornbill
78. Eastern Yellow Robin
79. Silvereye
80. White-browed Scrubwren
81. Weebill
82. Buff-rumped Thornbill

In the afternoon we drove out past Rollands Plains for a swim in the river.

83. Whistling Kite
84. Comb-crested Jacana
85. Grey Fantail
86. Australian Raven
87. White-necked Heron
88. Wedge-tailed Eagle
89. Crimson Rosella
90. Pheasant Coucal

The final bird for the day was a flock of about 20 Little Lorikeets flying overhead at sunset.

91. Little Lorikeet


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Jan 3, The drive back down to Sydney

92. Noisy Miner
93. Australasian Darter
94. Pacific Koel
95. Swamp Harrier
96. Little Egret
97. Eastern Great Egret
98. Eastern Cattle Egret
99. Red Wattlebird
100. Little Corella
101. Australian White Ibis
102. Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
103. Pied Currawong


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Jan 4, Long Reef and Dee Why Beach, Sydney

The plan for today was to spend some time at Long Reef and nearby Dee Why Beach and Lagoon. Heading to Long Reef initially the tide was to high to allow walking out onto the reef however with threatening storm clouds and a high wind there were plenty of seabirds about. Predominantly Wedge-tailed Shearwaters but the highlight was a single Buller's.

104. Wedge-tailed Shearwater
105. Short-tailed Shearwater
106. Pomarine Skua
107. Sooty Oystercatcher
108. Red-necked Stint
109. Fluttering Shearwater
110. Sooty Shearwater
111. Buller's Shearwater
112. Red-necked Stint

After some time we walked around the headland and down to Dee Why Lagoon and the beach.

113. Australasian Shoveller
114. Hoary-headed Grebe
115. Nankeen Kestrel
116. New Holland Honeyeater

We returned back to Long Reef later after the tide had dropped sufficiently to get out onto the reef and more birds had arrived the highlight being a Little Penguin.

117. Pacific Golden Plover
118. Ruddy Turnstone
119. Grey-tailed Tattler
120. Little Penguin

Images are of a Red Wattlebird feeding a juvenile Pacific Koel, Variegated Fairywren, Sooty Oystercatcher, Australian Pipit and Little Black Cormorant


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Jan 5, Bicentennial Park, Sydney

121. Yellow Thornbill
122. Grey Teal
123. European Goldfinch
124. White-headed Stilt
125. Australian Reed Warbler
126. Eurasian Coot
127. Spotless Crake
128. White-throated Gerygone
129. Black-fronted Dotterel
130. Intermediate Egret
131. Red-whiskered Bulbul
132. White-plumed Honeyeater
133. Collared Sparrowhawk
134. Mangrove Gerygone

Photos are of an Australian Magpie and a Fairy Martin


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Jan 6, Centennial Park, Sydney

We spent the morning before our flight back to Singapore in Centennial Park.

135. Channel-billed Cuckoo
136. Long-billed Corella
137. Mallard
138. Australasian Grebe

Photos are of: Australasian Grebe, Purple Swamphen and Crested Pigeon


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Jan 7, Singapore

Having arrived back in Singapore the start of my Singapore list for 2011.

139. Javan Myna
140. Pink-necked Green Pigeon
141. Pacific Swallow
142. House Swift
143. Black-naped Oriole
144. Germain's Swiftlet
145. Asian Koel
146. House Crow
147. Olive-backed Sunbird
148. Eurasian Tree Sparrow
149. Asian Glossy Starling
150. Purple Heron
151. Long-tailed Parakeet
152. Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker
153. Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker


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Jan 8, Singapore

Not much new today just a few from around home.

154. Zebra Dove
155. Collared Kingfisher
156. Black Baza
157. Blue-tailed Bee-eater


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Jan 9, Pulau Ubin, Singapore

My first birding in Singapore for the year was a morning on Pulau Ubin.

158. Peregrine Falcon
159. White-throated Kingfisher
160. Red Turtle Dove
161. Red-breasted Parakeet
162. Black-capped Kingfisher
163. Barn Swallow
164. Straw-headed Bulbul
165. Grey Heron
166. Grey Plover
167. Whimbrel
168. Daurian Starling
169. Brahminy Kite
170. Olive-winged Bulbul
171. Brown-throated Sunbird
172. Yellow-vented Bulbul
173. Oriental Pied Hornbill
174. Common Tailorbird
175. Crimson Sunbird
176. Pied Fantail
177. Common Snipe
178. Copper-throated Sunbird
179. White-rumped Shama
180. Scaly-breasted Munia
181. Large-billed Crow
182. Common Kingfisher
183. Yellow-bellied Prinia
184. Western Osprey
185. Van Hasselt's Sunbird
186. Common Sandpiper
187. Japanese Sparrowhawk


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Jan 10, Changi Business Park, Singapore

A lunch time walk around the undeveloped grassland/parks added a few new birds.

188. Arctic Warbler
189. Yellow Bittern
190. Paddyfield Pipit

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Jan 11, Changi Business Park, Singapore

191. Common Iora
192. Brown Shrike
193. Common Greenshank
194. Crested Honey Buzzard
195. Chinese Pond Heron
196. Long-tailed Shrike
197. Yellow-browed Warbler
198. Hodgson's Hawk Cuckoo


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Jan 15, Bidadari Cemetery, Singapore

A couple of hour walk in the morning provided an array of common birds

199. White-breasted Waterhen
200. Tiger Shrike
201. Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot
202. Coppersmith Barbet
203. Common Goldenback
204. Lesser Coucal
205. Ashy Minivet
206. Asian Palm Swift


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Jan 17, Tanah Merah, Singapore

A single Crested Hawk Eagle was seen in Tanah Merah on the way to my office in Changi Business Park

207. Crested Hawk Eagle


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Jan 18, Katong, Singapore

Two Asian Brown Flycatchers were in a tree at home this morning

208. Asian Brown Flycatcher


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Jan 20, Changi Business Park, Singapore

A lunch time stroll by a canal added Ashy Tailorbird

209. Ashy Tailorbird


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Jan 22, Dairy Farm Nature Reserve, Singapore

Firstly thanks to the person who ranked this thread since my last post.

My first foray into the central catchment for 2011 was fairly quiet with common birds until I'd pretty much finished my couple of hours when two of the very rare resident Scarlet Minivets flashed overhead and landed just visible atop a tall tree - new for not only 2011 but my Singapore list.

210. Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
211. Banded Woodpecker
212. Lesser Green Leafbird
213. Asian Fairy Bluebird
214. Orange-bellied Flowerpecker
215. Pin-striped Tit Babbler
216. Scarlet Minivet


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Jan 24, Changi Business Park, Singapore

Another lunchtime walk and another new bird for 2011, this time a Black-winged Kite hunting over some undeveloped grassland.

217. Black-winged Kite
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Jan 30, Chiang Mai, Thailand

We'd arrived in Chiang Mai late the previous evening for a week's family holiday which just happened to cover several of the more important birding areas of northern Thailand. The first year birds were seen whilst getting breakfast and waiting for the rental company to deliver a car to our hotel.

218. Great Myna
219. Oriental Magpie Robin
220. Ashy Woodswallow
221. White Wagtail
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Jan 30, Mae Hia Agricultural College, Chiang Mai, Thailand

After collecting the car drove out to the agricultural college just outside Chiang Mai for some lowland birds.

222. Red-rumped Swallow
223. Black Drongo
224. Stejneger's Stonechat
225. Greater Coucal
226. Green Bee-eater
227. Grey-breasted Prinia
228. Sooty-headed Bulbul
229. Chestnut-headed Bee-eater
230. Oriental Turtle Dove
231. Pied Bush Chat
232. Burmese Shrike
233. Plain Prinia
234. Black-collared Starling
235. Indochinese Bush Lark
236. Grey Bush Chat
237. Red-wattled Lapwing
238. Lesser Whistling Duck
239. Black-headed Bulbul
240. Streak-eared Bulbul
241. Golden-fronted Leafbird
242. Radde's Warbler
243. Olive-backed Pipit
244. Shikra
245. Slender-billed Oriole
246. Dusky Warbler
247. Racket-tailed Treepie
248. Asian Emerald Cuckoo
249. Black-crested Bulbul
250. Violet Cuckoo
251. Streaked Weaver
252. Chestnut-eared Bunting
253. Baya Weaver
254. Common Kestrel
255. Plain-backed Sparrow
256. Hair-crested Drongo
257. Lineated Barbet

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