Wildlife Journey Species Checklist 29 October to 1 November 2017

Wildlife Journey Species Checklist 29 October to 1 November 2017

Highlights of this wildlife journey safari to far East Gippsland:

Mammals: Platypus (Ornithorhychus anatinus), Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus), Long-nosed Bandicoot (Perameles nasuta) as well as three species of macropod, Koala and Grey-headed Flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus).

Reptiles Eastern Blue-tongue (Tiliqua scincoides) and Gippsland Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii howittii)

Birds: Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua) Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax), White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster), Hooded Plover (Thinornis cucullatus), Sooty Oystercatcher (Haematopus fuliginosus), Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa) Bassian Thrush (Zoothera lunulata) and Pallid Cuckoo (Cacomantis pallidus). 10 species of parrot/cockatoo including Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus) and Gang-gang (Callocephalon fimbriatum) and Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) which despite the name is not a very common sighting down here.

Wildlife Guide: Brett Howell

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-animals-list-october-2017/

 

Wildlife Journey checklist October 2017

Wildlife Journey checklist October 2017

Wildlife Journey checklist October 2017

Wildlife Journey checklist October 2017

Wildlife Journey checklist October 2017

Wildlife Journey checklist October 2017

 

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Wild Top End Species Checklist 3 to 9 August 2015

Wild Top End Species Checklist 3 to 9 August 2015

Highlights of this journey to the Northern Territory Top End:
Many birds including:  Great-billed Heron (Ardea sumatrana), Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus), Black Butcherbird (Cracticus quoyi), Brown Quail (Coturnix ypsilophora), Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus), White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster), Nankeen Night-heron (Nycticorax caledonicus), Striated Heron (Butorides striata), Chestnut-quilled Rock-pigeon (Petrophassa rufipennis), Diamond Dove (Geopelia cuneata), Red-winged Parrot (Aprosmictus erythropterus), Varied Lorikeet (Psitteuteles versicolor), Rose-crowned Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus regina), Little Bronze-cuckoo (Chrysococcyx minutillus), Pheasant Coucal (Centropus phasianinus), Barking Owl (Ninox connivens), White-lined Honeyeater (Meliphaga albilineata), Little Woodswallow (Artamus minor) and Sandstone Shrike-thrush (Colluricincla woodwardi) pictured above.
Mammals: Dingo (Canis dingo), Northern Brown Bandicoot (Isoodon macrourus), Black & Little Red Flying-fox (Pteropus alecto & P. scapulatus) and Agile Wallaby (Notamacropus agilis)
Reptiles: Black Whipsnake (Demansia vestigiata) and Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus)

Wildlife Guide: Janine Duffy and Roger Smith
Areas visited: Kakadu National Park, Mary River National Park, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve

For more pics go to: https://www.echidnawalkabout.com.au/wild-top-end-august-2015/

Wild Top End checklist August 2015

Wild Top End checklist August 2015

Wild Top End checklist August 2015

Wild Top End checklist August 2015

 

Wildlife Journey Species Checklist 28 to 31 January 2019

Wildlife Journey Species Checklist 28 to 31 January 2019

Highlights of this summer journey to far East Gippsland:

Reptiles 7 Goannas (Lace Monitor Varanus varius), Grass Skink (Lampropholis guichenoti), Jacky Lizard (Amphibolurus muricatus), Gippsland Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii howittii), Copper-tailed Skink (Ctenotus taeniolatus) and White’s Skink (Egernia whitii), White-lipped Snake (Drysdalia coronoides), Lowlands Copperhead  and Red-bellied Black Snake (Pseudechis porphyriacus).

Mammals: Long-nosed Bandicoot (Perameles nasuta), Agile Antechinus (Antechinus agilis), Bare-nosed Wombat (Vombatus ursinus), Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus), Australian Fur Seal (Arctocephalus pusillus), Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus), Common Brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula), and brief views of Platypus (Ornithorhychus anatinus).

142 species of birds including Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides), Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax), White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster), Sooty Oystercatcher (Haematopus fuliginosus), Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua), Latham’s Snipe (Gallinago hardwickii), Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia), Gang-gang (Callocephalon fimbriatum), Azure Kingfisher (Alcedo azurea), Turquoise Parrot (Neophema pulchella), Crescent Honeyeater (Phylidonyris pyrrhopterus), Large-billed Scrubwren (Sericornis magnirostra) and our first Forest Raven (Corvus tasmanicus).

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: Echidna Walkabout Wildlife Checklists

 

 

Wildlife Journey checklist January 2019

Wildlife Journey checklist January 2019

Wildlife Journey checklist January 2019

Wildlife Journey checklist January 2019

Wildlife Journey checklist January 2019

Wildlife Journey checklist January 2019

Wildlife Journey Species Checklist 11 to 14 November 2018

Wildlife Journey Species Checklist 11 to 14 November 2018

Highlights of this journey to far East Gippsland:
Mammals: Platypus (Ornithorhychus anatinus), Burunnan Dolphin (Tursiops australis), Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), Australian Fur Seal (Arctocephalus pusillus), Bush Rat (Rattus fuscipes), Common Brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula)

Reptiles: Black Rock Skink (Egernia saxatilis), Copper-tailed Skink (Ctenotus taeniolatus) Goanna (Lace Monitor Varanus varius), Eastern Blue-tongue (Tiliqua scincoides) and Gippsland Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii howittii)

147 species of birds particularly Topknot Pigeon (Lopholaimus antarcticus) – great header pic by Martin above, Red-necked Avocet (Recurvirostra novaehollandiae), Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia), Black-faced Cormorant (Phalacrocorax fuscescens), Cicadabird (Coracina tenuirostris), Pallid Cuckoo (Cacomantis pallidus), Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax), White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) and Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus)

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-november-2018/

Wildlife Journey checklist November 2018

Wildlife Journey checklist November 2018

Wildlife Journey checklist November 2018

Wildlife Journey checklist November 2018

Wildlife Journey checklist November 2018

Wildlife Journey checklist November 2018

 

 

Wild Top End Species Checklist 24 to 30 August 2016

Wild Top End Species Checklist 24 to 30 August 2016

Highlights of this journey to the Northern Territory Top End in August 2016:
Mammals: great views of Dingo (Canis dingo), Wilkins Rock-Wallaby (Petrogale wilkinsi), Northern Brushtail (Trichosurus arnhemensis), Black & Little Red Flying-fox (Pteropus alecto & P. scapulatus). 
Reptiles: Water Python (Liasis fuscus), Saltwater & Freshwater Crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus &  C. johnstoni)
Birds:  White-bellied Sea-eagle adults and juvenile on a nest (Haliaeetus leucogaster), Nankeen Night-heron (Nycticorax caledonicus), Red-winged Parrot (Aprosmictus erythropterus), Varied Lorikeet (Psitteuteles versicolor), Australasian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae), Pheasant Coucal (Centropus phasianinus), Spotted Harrier (Circus assimilis), Barking Owl (Ninox connivens), and Bush Stone-curlew (Burhinus grallarius).
Wildlife Guide: Roger Smith, Janine Duffy & Scott Roberts (training)
Areas visited: Kakadu National Park, Mary River National Park, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve

For more pics go to: https://www.echidnawalkabout.com.au/blog/past-trip-wildlife-checklists/

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Wild Top End checklist August 2016

 

Wild Top End Species Checklist 24 to 30 September 2018

Wild Top End Species Checklist 24 to 30 September 2018

Highlights of this late September journey to the Northern Territory Top End:
Mammals: Antilopine Kangaroo (Macropus / Osphranter antilopinus), Black & Little Red Flying-fox (Pteropus alecto & Pteropus  scapulatus).
Reptiles: Swamplands Lashtail (Lophognathus temporalis), Saltwater & Freshwater Crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus &  C. johnstoni), Bauxite Rainbow-skink (Carlia amax).
138 species of birds: including White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster), Nankeen Night-heron (Nycticorax caledonicus), Pacific Baza (Aviceda subcristata), Oriental Plover (Charadrius veredus), Rufous Songlark (Megalurus mathewsi), Little Woodswallow (Artamus minor) and Northern Rosella (Platycercus venustus)

Wildlife Guides: Roger Smith & Janine Duffy
Areas visited: Kakadu National Park, Mary River National Park, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve

For more pics go to: https://www.echidnawalkabout.com.au/wild-top-end-maximum-wildlife-september-2018/

Wild Top End checklist September 2018

Wild Top End checklist September 2018

Wild Top End checklist September 2018

Wild Top End checklist September 2018

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Mungo Outback Journey Species Checklist 10 to 16 October 2018

Mungo Outback Journey Species Checklist 10 to 16 October 2018

Highlights of this journey to the Mungo Outback:
Mammals: Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus), Western Grey Kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosis), Red Kangaroo (Osphranter rufus)
12 species of reptiles including Goanna (Lace Monitor) (Varanus varius), Sand Goanna (Varanus gouldii), Painted Dragon (Ctenophorus pictus), Bynoe’s Gecko (Heteronotia binoei), Ctenotus olympicus, Royal Ctenotus (Ctenotus regius), Lesista muelleri, Gehyra variegata.
68 species of birds  including Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides), Blue-winged Parrot (Neophema chrysostoma), Mulga Parrot (Psephotus varius), Pink (Major Mitchell’s) Cockatoo (Lophochroa leadbeateri), Red-backed Kingfisher (Todiramphus pyrrhopygius), Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) and Black-tailed Native-hen (Tribonyx ventralis)

Wildlife Guide: Michael Williams
Areas visited: Mungo National Park, Hattah-Kulkyne National Park, Kings Billabong Conservation Reserve

For more pics go to: https://www.echidnawalkabout.com.au/mungo-outback-journey-maximum-wildlife-mid-october-2018/

Mungo Outback Journey checklist October 2018

Mungo Outback Journey checklist October 2018

Mungo Outback Journey checklist October 2018

Mungo Outback Journey checklist October 2018

Mungo Outback Journey checklist October 2018

 

The Mungo Outback Journey runs as a private tour anytime between March and November each year.  More information and to book click here.