Highlights of this spring journey to far East Gippsland:
Mammals: Platypus (Ornithorhychus anatinus), Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus), Bare-nosed Wombat (Vombatus ursinus) Red-necked Wallaby (Notamacropus rufogriseus), Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) and Common Brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula) Swamp Wallaby (Wallabia bicolor) and Australian Fur Seal (Arctocephalus pusillus)

Reptiles: Eastern Long-necked Turtle (Chelodina longicollis), Jacky Lizard (Amphibolurus muricatus), Gippsland Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii howittii) Copper-tailed Skink (Ctenotus taeniolatus) and Guichenot’s Skink (Lampropholis guichenoti)

Jacky Lizard East Gippsland October 2019
Jacky Lizard near the Snowy River, East Gippsland. Pic by Wildlife Guide Martin Maderthaner

Birds particularly Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres), Rufous Whistler, Mistletoebird (Dicaeum hirundinaceum), Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae), Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus), Hooded Plover (Thinornis cucullatus),  Little Egret (Egretta garzetta), Australasian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae), Little Tern (Sternula albifrons), White-browed Woodswallow (Artamus superciliosus), Sacred Kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus), Sooty Shearwater (Ardenna grisea) and many others.

Wildlife Guide: Martin Maderthaner
Areas visited: Orbost, Marlo, Lakes Entrance, Lake Tyers Beach, Raymond Island, Cape Conran Coastal Park, Cabbage Tree Palms Reserve, Lake Tyers Forest, Snowy River National Park, Buchan Caves Reserve, Croajingolong National Park, The Lakes National Park.

For more pics go to: https://www.echidnawalkabout.com.au/wildlife-journey-october-2019/

 

Wildlife Journey checklist October 2019Wildlife Journey checklist October 2019Wildlife Journey checklist October 2019

Wildlife Journey checklist October 2019

Wildlife Journey checklist October 2019Wildlife Journey checklist October 2019

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