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. 

 

Wildlife Journey Species Checklist 1 to 4 April 2018

Wildlife Journey Species Checklist 1 to 4 April 2018

Highlights of this amazing autumn journey to far East Gippsland:

Mammals: Platypus (Ornithorhychus anatinus), Australian Fur Seal (Arctocephalus pusillus), Bush Rat (Rattus fuscipes), Grey-headed Flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus), Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Macropus giganteus), Swamp Wallaby (Wallabia bicolor), Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus), Common Brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula) Common Ringtail (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) and lovely views of a Sugar Glider (Petaurus breviceps)

101 species of birds particularly Bassian Thrush (Zoothera lunulata), Olive Whistler (Pachycephala olivacea), Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides), Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua) Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa), Blue-billed Duck (Oxyura australis), Flame Robin (Petroica phoenicea), Spotted Quail-thrush (Cinclosoma punctatum), Crescent Honeyeater (Phylidonyris pyrrhopterus), White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster), Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), Sooty Oystercatcher (Haematopus fuliginosus), Nankeen Night-heron (Nycticorax caledonicus), Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus) and Gang-gang (Callocephalon fimbriatum)

Reptiles – quiet, mostly due to cool weather. Copper-tailed Skink (Ctenotus taeniolatus) and Red-bellied Black Snake (Pseudechis porphyriacus)
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: Wildlife Journey April 2018

 

Wildlife Journey checklist April 2018

 

Wildlife Journey checklist April 2018

Wildlife Journey checklist April 2018

Wildlife Journey checklist April 2018

Wildlife Journey checklist April 2018

Wildlife Journey checklist April 2018

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