Wildlife Journey Species Checklist 14 to 17 October 2019

Wildlife Journey Species Checklist 14 to 17 October 2019

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)

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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/

 

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Wildlife Journey Species Checklist 10 to 13 February 2019

Wildlife Journey Species Checklist 10 to 13 February 2019

Highlights of this journey to far East Gippsland:

Reptiles Lowlands Copperhead (Austrelaps superbus), Jacky Lizard (Amphibolurus muricatus), Copper-tailed Skink (Ctenotus taeniolatus), Yellow-bellied Water Skink (Eulamprus heatwolei) and Gippsland Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii howittii).

Wildlife Journey checklist Yellow-bellied Water Skink
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Grey-headed Flying-foxes at Bairnsdale, Day 4

Mammals Grey-headed Flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus), Australian Fur Seal (Arctocephalus pusillus), Platypus (Ornithorhychus anatinus), Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus), Bare-nosed Wombat (Vombatus ursinus) and Common Brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula).

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Echidna at Raymond Island

Birds particularly Musk Lorikeets (Glossopsitta concinna), Australian King-Parrots (Alisterus scapularis), Gang-gang Cockatoos (Callocephalon fimbriatum), Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides), Black-faced Cormorant (Phalacrocorax fuscescens), Superb Lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae), Satin Bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus). 

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Juvenile King-Parrot at Buchan

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-february-2019/

Wildlife Journey checklist February 2019: Gang Gangs

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Wildlife Journey Species Checklist 3 to 6 March 2019

Highlights of this journey to far East Gippsland:

 

 

Mammals:

Grey-headed Flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus), Red-necked Wallaby (Notamacropus rufogriseus), Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) and Common Brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula) Swamp Wallaby (Wallabia bicolor)

Reptiles

Goanna (Lace Monitor Varanus varius), Jacky Lizard (Amphibolurus muricatus), Gippsland Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii howittii) and Red-bellied Black Snake (Pseudechis porphyriacus)

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Birds

Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa), Blue-billed Duck (Oxyura australis), Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides), Sooty Oystercatcher (Haematopus fuliginosus), Red-necked Stint, Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides), and heard both Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua) and Barn Owl, Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus), Gang-gang (Callocephalon fimbriatum), Spotted Quail-thrush (Cinclosoma punctatum), White-eared Honeyeater, Superb Lyrebird, Large-billed Scrubwren (Sericornis magnirostra), Jacky Winter, Nankeen Night-heron, many Australian King-Parrots, and a big flock of Red-necked Avocet (Recurvirostra novaehollandiae) on the Snowy River flats.

Wildlife Journey checklist March 2019

Wildlife Guide: Janine Duffy

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.

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

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Wildlife Journey Species Checklist 6 to 9 January 2019

Wildlife Journey Species Checklist 6 to 9 January 2019

Highlights of this journey to far East Gippsland:
Reptiles: Goanna (Lace Monitor Varanus varius), Jacky Lizard (Amphibolurus muricatus), Gippsland Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii howittii) Copper-tailed Skink (Ctenotus taeniolatus) and Red-bellied Black Snake (Pseudechis porphyriacus).
Mammals: Australian Fur Seal (Arctocephalus pusillus), Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus), Grey-headed Flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus), Red-necked Wallaby (Notamacropus rufogriseus), Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) and Swamp Wallaby (Wallabia bicolor).
Birds: Peaceful Dove (Geopelia placida), Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua),  Hooded Plover (Thinornis cucullatus), Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax), White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster), Nankeen Night-heron (Nycticorax caledonicus), Little Tern (Sternula albifrons), Spotted Quail-thrush (Cinclosoma punctatum), Australasian Gannet, Mistletoebird (Dicaeum hirundinaceum) and Superb Lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae). 

Wildlife Guide: Janine Duffy
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/blog/past-trip-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 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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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 (part of Maximum Wildlife) Species Checklist 10 to 16 October 2018

Wildlife Journey (part of Maximum Wildlife) Species Checklist 10 to 16 October 2018

Highlights of this journey to far East Gippsland: 13 mammal species including Platypus (Ornithorhychus anatinus), Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus), Bare-nosed Wombat (Vombatus ursinus) Burrunan Dolphin (Tursiops australis), Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), Australian Fur Seal (Arctocephalus pusillus), Bush Rat (Rattus fuscipes), Grey-headed Flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus), Red-necked Wallaby (Notamacropus rufogriseus), Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) and a mother Common Brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula) with her joey (baby) on her back. 123 species of birds particularly Hooded Plover (Thinornis cucullatus), Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax), White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster), Sooty Oystercatcher (Haematopus fuliginosus), Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis), Nankeen Night-heron (Nycticorax caledonicus), Pilotbird (Pycnoptilus floccosus), Glossy Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus lathami), Superb Lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae), Satin Bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus) and Black-faced Cormorant (Phalacrocorax fuscescens), and 10 reptiles including Goanna (Lace Monitor Varanus varius), Eastern Long-necked Turtle (Chelodina longicollis), Copper-tailed Skink (Ctenotus taeniolatus) Eastern Blue-tongue (Tiliqua scincoides), Yellow-bellied Water Skink (Eulamprus heatwolei), Jacky Lizard (Amphibolurus muricatus) and Gippsland Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii howittii).

Wildlife Guide: Martin Maderthaner

Areas visited: Orbost, Marlo, Lakes Entrance, Lake Tyers Beach, Raymond Island, Mallacoota, Gipsy Point, Cape Conran Coastal Park, Cabbage Tree Creek Flora Reserve, Lake Tyers Forest Park, Snowy River National Park, Buchan Caves Reserve, Croajingolong National Park, The Lakes National Park, Alfred National Park, Bemm River Reserve.

For more pics go to: https://www.echidnawalkabout.com.au/wildlife-journey-maximum-wildlife-10-to-16-october-2018/

Wildlife Journey Maximum Wildlife Species Checklist October 2018

Wildlife Journey Maximum Wildlife Species Checklist October 2018

Wildlife Journey Maximum Wildlife Species Checklist October 2018

Wildlife Journey Maximum Wildlife Species Checklist October 2018

Wildlife Journey Maximum Wildlife Species Checklist October 2018

Wildlife Journey Maximum Wildlife Species Checklist October 2018

Wildlife Journey Maximum Wildlife Species Checklist October 2018

Wildlife Journey 26 to 29 November 2017

Highlights of this journey to far East Gippsland:  lots of reptiles – including Goanna (Lace Monitor Varanus varius), Eastern Long-necked Turtle (Chelodina longicollis), Black Rock Skink (Egernia saxatilis), Yellow-bellied Water Skink (Eulamprus heatwolei), Delicate Skink (Lampropholis delicata), Jacky Lizard (Amphibolurus muricatus), Gippsland Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii howittii) – and mammals: Platypus (Ornithorhychus anatinus), Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus), Bare-nosed Wombat (Vombatus ursinus). Plus 140 species of birds including White-throated Gerygone (Gerygone olivacea), Cicadabird (Coracina tenuirostris), Sanderling (Calidris alba), Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides), Australasian Figbird (Sphecotheres vieilloti),  Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua) and Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa).

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.

 

East Gippsland Wildlife Journey species list November 2017

 

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East Gippsland Wildlife Journey species list November 2017