Birds and other wildlife seen on Australia Venture:
November 9 - 25, 2006




Southern Cassowary
Little Penguin
Australasian Grebe
Hoary-headed Grebe
Great Crested Grebe
Shy Albatross
Short-tailed Shearwater
Australian Pelican
Australian Gannet
Brown Booby
Little Black Cormorant
Little Pied Cormorant
Black-faced Cormorant
Pied Cormorant
Great Cormorant
Australian Darter
Great Frigatebird
Pacific Heron
Intermediate Egret
Great Egret
White-faced Heron
Little Egret
Pacific Reef-Heron
Cattle Egret
Striated Heron
Rufous Night-Heron
Black-necked Stork
Glossy Ibis
Australian Ibis
Straw-necked Ibis
Royal Spoonbill
Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Magpie Goose
Plumed Whistling-Duck
Wandering Whistling-Duck
Black Swan
Cape Barren Goose
Freckled Duck
Australian Shelduck
Green Pygmy Goose
Maned Duck
Grey Teal
Chestnut Teal
Pacific Black Duck
Australian Shoveler
Pink-eared Duck
White-eyed Duck
Blue-billed Duck
Musk Duck
Pacific Baza
Square-tailed Kite
Australian Kite
Black Kite
Whistling Kite
Brahminy Kite
White-bellied Sea-Eagle
Swamp Harrier
Spotted Harrier
Grey Goshawk
Brown Goshawk
Collared Sparrowhawk
Wedge-tailed Eagle
Little Eagle
Brown Falcon
Australian Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Australian Hobby
Orange-footed Scrubfowl
Australian Brush-Turkey
Brown Quail
Painted Buttonquail
Sarus Crane
Buff-banded Rail
Plain Bush-Hen
Baillon's Crake
Australian Crake
Purple Swamphen
Dusky Moorhen
Black-tailed Native-hen
Tasmanian Native-hen
Eurasian Coot
Comb-crested Jacana
Greater Painted-Snipe
Pied Oystercatcher
Sooty Oystercatcher
White-headed Stilt
Red-necked Avocet
Bush Thick-knee
Banded Lapwing
Masked Lapwing
Red-kneed Dotterel
Pacific Golden-Plover
Red-capped Plover
Lesser Sandplover
Greater Sandplover
Hooded Plover
Black-fronted Dotterel
Latham's Snipe
Black-tailed Godwit
Bar-tailed Godwit
Far Eastern Curlew
Marsh Sandpiper
Common Greenshank
Terek Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper
Grey-tailed Tattler
Ruddy Turnstone
Great Knot
Red-necked Stint
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpiper
Broad-billed Sandpiper
Red-necked Phalarope

Laughing Kookaburra
Blue-winged Kookaburra
Forest Kingfisher
Collared Kingfisher
Sacred Kingfisher
Rainbow Bee-eater
Noisy Pitta
Albert's Lyrebird
Superb Lyrebird
Australian Bushlark
Eurasian Skylark
Welcome Swallow
Tree Martin
Fairy Martin
Australasian pipit
Black-faced Cuckoo-Shrike
White-bellied Cuckoo-Shrike
Common Cicadabird
White-winged Triller
Varied Triller
Bassian Thrush
Russet-tailed Thrush
Eurasian Blackbird
Golden-headed Cisticola
Australian Reed-Warbler
Tawny Grassbird
Little Grassbird
Brown Songlark
Rufous Songlark
Grey Fantail
Rufous Fantail
Black-faced Monarch
White-eared Monarch
Spectacled Monarch
Pied Monarch
Leaden Flycatcher
Satin Flycatcher
Shining Flycatcher
Yellow-breasted Boatbill
Lemon-bellied Flycatcher
Scarlet Robin
Flame Robin
Rose Robin
Pink Robin
Dusky Robin
Pale-yellow Robin
Eastern Yellow Robin
Grey-headed Robin
Southern Scrub-Robin
Crested Shrike-Tit
Olive Whistler
Golden Whistler
Rufous Whistler
Little Shrike-Thrush
Bower's Shrike-Thrush
Grey Shrike-Thrush
Pacific Gull
Kelp Gull
Silver Gull
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Crested Tern
Lesser Crested Tern
Black-naped Tern
Common Tern
Little Tern
Bridled Tern
Sooty Tern
Whiskered Tern
Brown Noddy
Black Noddy
Rock Dove
White-headed Dove
Spotted Dove
Brown Cuckoo-Dove
Emerald Dove
Common Bronzewing
Crested Pigeon
Peaceful Dove
Bar-shouldered Dove
Wonga Pigeon
Wompoo Fruit-Dove
Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove
Pied Imperial-Pigeon
Topknot Pigeon
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Gang-Gang Cockatoo
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Little Corella
Long-billed Corella
Rainbow Lorikeet
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
Musk Lorikeet
Little Lorikeet
Purple-crowned Lorikeet
Double-eyed Fig Parrot
Crimson Rosella
Green Rosella
Pale-headed Rosella
Eastern Rosella
Australian King Parrot
Red-rumped Parrot
Swift Parrot
Pallid Cuckoo
Brush Cuckoo
Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Shining Bronze-Cuckoo
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo
Australian Koel
Pheasant Coucal
Barn Owl
Powerful Owl
Southern Boobook
Australian Owlet-Nightjar
Tawny Frogmouth
Australian Swiftlet
White-throated Needletail
Azure Kingfisher

White-browed Babbler
Eastern Whipbird
Spotted Quail-Thrush
Red-backed Fairywren
Superb Fairywren
Variegated Fairywren
Yellow-throated Scrubwren
White-browed Scrubwren
Atherton Scrubwren
Tasmanian Scrubwren
Large-billed Scrubwren
Striated Fieldwren
Mallee Heathwren
Brown Thornbill
Tasmanian Thornbill
Yellow-rumped Thornbill
Striated Thornbill
White-throated Gerygone
Large-billed Gerygone
Brown Gerygone
Southern Whiteface
White-fronted Chat
Varied Sittella
White-throated Treecreeper
Red-browed Treecreeper
Brown Treecreeper
Yellow-bellied Sunbird
Spotted Pardalote
Striated Pardalote
Forty-spotted Pardalote
Brown Honeyeater
Dusky Honeyeater
Scarlet Honeyeater
Graceful Honeyeater
Lewin's Honeyeater
Yellow-spotted Honeyeater
Bridled Honeyeater
Yellow-faced Honeyeater
Varied Honeyeater
Yellow Honeyeater
White-eared Honeyeater
Yellow-tufted Honeyeater
Yellow-throated Honeyeater
Purple-gaped Honeyeater
Yellow-plumed Honeyeater
White-plumed Honeyeater
McLeay's Honeyeater
White-naped Honeyeater
Strong-billed Honeyeater
White-throated Honeyeater Brown-headed Honeyeater
Black-headed Honeyeater
Black-chinned Honeyeater
Little Friarbird
Helmeted Friarbird
Noisy Friarbird
Crescent Honeyeater
New Holland Honeyeater
White-fronted Honeyeater
Tawny-crowned Honeyeater
Brown-backed Honeyeater
Striped Honeyeater
Painted Honeyeater
Eastern Spinebill
Blue-faced Honeyeater
Bell Miner
Noisy Miner
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater
Little Wattlebird
Yellow Wattlebird
Red Wattlebird
Olive-backed Oriole
Green Oriole
Green Figbird
Spangled Drongo
White-winged Chough
White-breasted Woodswallow
Masked Woodswallow
White-browed Woodswallow
Dusky Woodswallow
Grey Butcherbird
Pied Butcherbird
Black Butcherbird
Australasian Magpie
Pied Currawong
Grey Currawong
Black Currawong
Victoria's Riflebird
Paradise Riflebird
Spotted Catbird
Green Catbird
Tooth-billed Catbird
Regent Bowerbird
Satin Bowerbird
Great Bowerbird
Torresian Crow
Australian Raven
Little Raven
Forest Raven
Metallic Starling
Common Starling
Common Myna
Beautiful Firetail
Diamond Firetail
Red-browed Firetail
Zebra Finch
Double-barred Finch
Scaly-breasted Munia
Chestnut-breasted Munia
European Greenfinch
European Goldfinch
House Sparrow



Reptiles & Amphibians

Insects and other


Duck-billed Platypus
Short-beaked Echidna
Eastern Quoll
Bandicoot sp
Green Ringtail Possum
Common Ringtail Possum
Brown Lemuroid Ringtail Possum
Herbert River Ringtail Possum
Mountain Brushtail Possum
Common Brushtail Possum
Musky Rat-Kangaroo
Agile Wallaby
Eastern Grey Kangaroo
Western Grey Kangaroo
Red-necked Wallaby
Red-legged Pademelon
Red-necked Pademelon
Tasmanian Pademelon
Swamp Wallaby
Bennett's Wallaby
Pretty-faced Wallaby
Spectacled Flying Fox
Bat sp – insectivorous
Australian Fur Seal
Brown Hare
European Rabbit




Southern Silver
Long-finned Eel
LOTS of tropical reef fish

Eastern Water Dragon
Long-necked Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Saw-shell Snapping Turtle
Green-eyed Tree Frog
Brown Froglet
Cane Toad
House Gecko
Jacky Lizard
Land Mullet (Skink)
Shingle-backed Skink
Blue-tongued Lizard


Ulysses Swallowtail
Clearwing Swallowtail
Chequered Swallowtail
Cairn's Birdwing
Red-banded Jezebel
Migrant (sp)
Australian Painted Lady
Cabbage White
Caper White
Meadow Argus
Banded Demon (butterfly)
Skipper sp
Common Leeches
Bull Ant
Plus the normal selection of moths and other insects