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Overview

We are very fortunate to have a great variety of birdlife in the Coastal Wilderness Region. The natural ecosystems that surround us support that variety and include beaches and rocky shores, dry and wet Schleraphyl forests, grasslands, grassy woodlands, rivers, lakes and wetlands, as well as urban gardens and parks. There are permanent residents as well as seasonal migrants, and occasional visitors from the nearby coast or inland areas. So there is much to learn and discover when you look at this diversity which includes about 300 species.

The Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness Nature Map project is a new initiative to allow people to record sightings of different kinds of wildlife including birds. ALCW will import their database of recorded sightings going back over 20 years. We also have the guidance of experienced and knowledgeable birdwatchers. The data collected is uploaded to the CSIRO's Atlas of Life database in Canberra. This enables better decisions for the conservation and preservation of our wildlife.

The birds have been listed in a number of categories. These are: Birds of prey, Nocturnal Birds, Parrots, Pigeons and Doves, Water birds, Other - smaller than magpie and Other - magpie or larger.

This system avoids scientific classifications in order to create a simple and easy to understand system for beginners as well as experts.

By recording your sightings of birds you can add to our knowledge of the local birdlife, as well as learning for yourself about the natural world around us. If you don’t know the name of the species of bird you have photographed, our experts are happy to identify what you have seen. You will also be able to chat with other like-minded people about your experiences and observations. All sightings of birds are welcome, and we are especially interested in sightings of rare birds.

So you are invited to participate in this project and share your photos of the local birds. It is a good way to enjoy nature and be part of the new wave of citizen science.

 

Further Details

The radar tool enables you to access bird lists for specified distances around particular points of interest like your house or school. 

Note: The status for each species may not be relevant for those areas outside the ALCW area of interest.

There are three sensitivity levels which have been included in the Nature Map.

Highly sensitive species

  • Species that are listed as threatened or listed as species of concern within the ALCW area of interest.
  • Species of particular concern and showing their distribution could indicate breeding sites.
  • Any photo can be shown on the site but the location will be hidden automatically irrespective of whether the picture is of a nesting bird or not.
  • The photo location and the ALCW data will not be shown on the radar.

Sensitive species

  • Species that are listed as threatened or listed as species of concern within the ALCW area of interest. Note that some species maybe listed as threatened in NSW but not in other states / territories and vice versa.
  • Any photo can be shown on the site but the location will be hidden by the moderator if the picture is of a nesting bird
  • The photo location and the ALCW data will be shown on the radar

Non-sensitive species

  • All species not listed as threatened or as species of concern within the ALCW area of interest
  • Any photo can be shown on the site but the location will be hidden by the moderator if the picture is of a nesting bird
  • The photo location and the ALCW data will be shown on the radar

Note: For all purposes there will be no difference in the treatment of records between sensitive and non-sensitive species. The moderator will consider all records to determine if the details of the location should be suppressed.

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Acanthiza chrysorrhoa
Acanthiza chrysorrhoa
Acanthiza chrysorrhoa
Acanthiza lineata
Acanthiza lineata
Acanthiza lineata
Acanthiza nana
Acanthiza nana
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Acanthiza pusilla
Acanthiza pusilla
Acanthiza pusilla
Acanthiza reguloides
Acanthiza reguloides
Acanthiza reguloides
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris
Accipiter (Paraspizias) cirrocephalus
Accipiter (Paraspizias) cirrocephalus
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Accipiter fasciatus
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Accipiter novaehollandiae
Accipiter novaehollandiae
Accipiter novaehollandiae
Acridotheres tristis
Acridotheres tristis
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Acrocephalus australis
Acrocephalus australis
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Aegotheles cristatus
Aegotheles cristatus
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Alauda arvensis
Alauda arvensis
Alauda arvensis
Alisterus scapularis
Alisterus scapularis
Alisterus scapularis
Anas (Spatula) rhynchotis rhynchotis
Anas (Spatula) rhynchotis rhynchotis
Anas (Spatula) rhynchotis rhynchotis
Anas castanea
Anas castanea
Anas castanea
Anas gracilis
Anas gracilis
Anas gracilis
Anas superciliosa
Anas superciliosa
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Anhinga novaehollandiae
Anhinga novaehollandiae
Anhinga novaehollandiae
Anser anser
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Anseranas semipalmata
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Anthochaera carunculata
Anthochaera carunculata
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Anthochaera chrysoptera
Anthochaera chrysoptera
Anthochaera chrysoptera
Anthus novaeseelandiae
Anthus novaeseelandiae
Anthus novaeseelandiae
Aquila audax
Aquila audax
Aquila audax
Ardea (Ardea) pacifica
Ardea (Ardea) pacifica
Ardea (Ardea) pacifica
Ardea alba
Ardea alba
Ardea alba
Ardea intermedia
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Ardenna pacifica
Ardenna pacifica
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Ardenna tenuirostris
Ardenna tenuirostris
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Arenaria interpres
Arenaria interpres
Arenaria interpres
Artamus cyanopterus
Artamus cyanopterus
Artamus cyanopterus
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Aythya australis
Aythya australis
Aythya australis
Biziura lobata
Biziura lobata
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Butorides striatus
Butorides striatus
Butorides striatus
Cacatua galerita
Cacatua galerita
Cacatua galerita
Cacatua sanguinea
Cacatua sanguinea
Cacatua sanguinea
Cacomantis flabelliformis
Cacomantis flabelliformis
Cacomantis flabelliformis
Cacomantis pallidus
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Calidris (Crocethia) alba
Calidris (Crocethia) alba
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Calidris (Ereunetes) ruficollis
Calidris (Ereunetes) ruficollis
Calidris (Ereunetes) ruficollis
Calidris (Erolia) acuminata
Calidris (Erolia) acuminata
Calidris (Erolia) acuminata
Calidris canutus
Calidris canutus
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Calidris ferruginea
Calidris ferruginea
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Callocephalon fimbriatum
Callocephalon fimbriatum
Callocephalon fimbriatum
Calyptorhynchus funereus
Calyptorhynchus funereus
Calyptorhynchus funereus
Calyptorhynchus lathami
Calyptorhynchus lathami
Calyptorhynchus lathami
Carduelis carduelis
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Ceyx azureus
Ceyx azureus
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Chalcites lucidus
Chalcites lucidus
Chalcites lucidus
Charadrius bicinctus
Charadrius bicinctus
Charadrius bicinctus
Charadrius ruficapillus
Charadrius ruficapillus
Charadrius ruficapillus
Chenonetta jubata
Chenonetta jubata
Chenonetta jubata
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Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae
Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae
Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae
Chrysococcyx basalis
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Cincloramphus (Maclennania) mathewsi
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Circus assimilis
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Cisticola exilis
Cisticola exilis
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Climacteris (Climacteris) picumnus
Climacteris (Climacteris) picumnus
Climacteris (Climacterobates) affinis
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Colluricincla harmonica
Colluricincla harmonica
Colluricincla harmonica
Columba leucomela
Columba leucomela
Columba leucomela
Columba livia
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Coracina (Coracina) papuensis
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Coracina novaehollandiae
Coracina novaehollandiae
Coracina novaehollandiae
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Corcorax melanorhamphos
Corcorax melanorhamphos
Corcorax melanorhamphos
Cormobates leucophaea
Cormobates leucophaea
Cormobates leucophaea
Corvus coronoides
Corvus coronoides
Corvus coronoides
Corvus mellori
Corvus mellori
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Coturnix (Coturnix) pectoralis
Coturnix (Coturnix) pectoralis
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Coturnix ypsilophora
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Cracticus tibicen
Cracticus tibicen
Cracticus tibicen
Cracticus torquatus
Cracticus torquatus
Cracticus torquatus
Cygnus atratus
Cygnus atratus
Cygnus atratus
Dacelo novaeguineae
Dacelo novaeguineae
Dacelo novaeguineae
Daphoenositta (Neositta) chrysoptera
Daphoenositta (Neositta) chrysoptera
Daphoenositta (Neositta) chrysoptera
Dicaeum hirundinaceum
Dicaeum hirundinaceum
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Dicrurus bracteatus
Dicrurus bracteatus
Dicrurus bracteatus
Diomedea exulans
Diomedea exulans
Diomedea exulans
Diomedea melanophris
Diomedea melanophris
Diomedea melanophris
Dromaius novaehollandiae
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Egretta garzetta
Egretta garzetta
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Egretta novaehollandiae
Egretta novaehollandiae
Egretta novaehollandiae
Egretta sacra
Egretta sacra
Egretta sacra
Elanus axillaris
Elanus axillaris
Elanus axillaris
Elseyornis melanops
Elseyornis melanops
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Eolophus roseicapillus
Eolophus roseicapillus
Eolophus roseicapillus
Eopsaltria australis
Eopsaltria australis
Eopsaltria australis
Epthianura albifrons
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Erythrogonys cinctus
Erythrogonys cinctus
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Esacus magnirostris
Esacus magnirostris
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