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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.

Page 1 of Birds - 248 species

Other - smaller than magpie Acanthiza chrysorrhoa (Yellow-rumped Thornbill)

Acanthiza chrysorrhoa Max Campbell, Brogo
Acanthiza chrysorrhoa Max Campbell, Brogo
Acanthiza chrysorrhoa Max Campbell, Brogo
Acanthiza chrysorrhoa
Acanthiza chrysorrhoa
Acanthiza chrysorrhoa

Other - smaller than magpie Acanthiza lineata (Striated Thornbill)

Acanthiza lineata image: Leo
Acanthiza lineata Max Campbell, Merimbula
Acanthiza lineata Max Campbell, Merimbula
Acanthiza lineata
Acanthiza lineata
Acanthiza lineata

Other - smaller than magpie Acanthiza nana (Yellow Thornbill)

Acanthiza nana ALA image Brett donald
Acanthiza nana Max Campbell, Brogo
Acanthiza nana
Acanthiza nana

Other - smaller than magpie Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill)

Acanthiza pusilla Max Campbell, Brogo
Acanthiza pusilla Max Campbell, Brogo
Acanthiza pusilla Max Campbell, Brogo
Acanthiza pusilla
Acanthiza pusilla
Acanthiza pusilla

Other - smaller than magpie Acanthiza reguloides (Buff-rumped Thornbill)

Acanthiza reguloides Image by Leo
Acanthiza reguloides Max Campbell, Brogo
Acanthiza reguloides Max Campbell, Brogo
Acanthiza reguloides
Acanthiza reguloides
Acanthiza reguloides

Other - smaller than magpie Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill)

Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris image Liz A
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris image Liz A
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris image: Leo
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris

Bird of prey Accipiter (Paraspizias) cirrocephalus (Collared Sparrowhawk)

Accipiter (Paraspizias) cirrocephalus Ryu Calloway
Accipiter (Paraspizias) cirrocephalus Ryu Calloway
Accipiter (Paraspizias) cirrocephalus
Accipiter (Paraspizias) cirrocephalus

Bird of prey Accipiter fasciatus (Brown Goshawk)

Accipiter fasciatus image: Leo
Accipiter fasciatus

Bird of prey Accipiter novaehollandiae (Grey Goshawk)

Accipiter novaehollandiae Leo Berzins
Accipiter novaehollandiae Liz Allen
Accipiter novaehollandiae Panboola
Accipiter novaehollandiae
Accipiter novaehollandiae
Accipiter novaehollandiae

Other - smaller than magpie Acridotheres tristis (Indian Mynah)

Acridotheres tristis ALA image by Leo
Acridotheres tristis Max Campbell
Acridotheres tristis
Acridotheres tristis

Other - smaller than magpie Acrocephalus australis (Australian Reed-Warbler)

Acrocephalus australis image: Leo
Acrocephalus australis Max Campbell, Bemboka
Acrocephalus australis
Acrocephalus australis

Nocturnal Bird Aegotheles cristatus (Australian Owlet-nightjar)

Aegotheles cristatus Michael McMaster
Aegotheles cristatus
Aegotheles cristatus
Aegotheles cristatus

Other - smaller than magpie Alauda arvensis (Eurasian Skylark)

Alauda arvensis ALA image
Alauda arvensis Max Campbell, Nimmitabel
Alauda arvensis Max Campbell, Nimmitabel
Alauda arvensis
Alauda arvensis
Alauda arvensis

Parrot Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-parrot)

Alisterus scapularis image: Leo
Alisterus scapularis Max Campbell, Brogo, Male bird
Alisterus scapularis Max Campbell, Brogo, Female bird
Alisterus scapularis
Alisterus scapularis
Alisterus scapularis

Water & Shore bird Anas (Spatula) rhynchotis rhynchotis (Australian Shoveler)

Anas (Spatula) rhynchotis rhynchotis image ALA
Anas (Spatula) rhynchotis rhynchotis Image Liz Allen
Anas (Spatula) rhynchotis rhynchotis Max Campbell, Jellat Jellat
Anas (Spatula) rhynchotis rhynchotis
Anas (Spatula) rhynchotis rhynchotis
Anas (Spatula) rhynchotis rhynchotis

Water & Shore bird Anas castanea (Chestnut Teal)

Anas castanea
Anas castanea Male and female Chestnut Teal (image: Leo)
Anas castanea Max Campbell, Bega, Female bird
Anas castanea
Anas castanea
Anas castanea

Water & Shore bird Anas gracilis (Grey Teal)

Anas gracilis ALA image
Anas gracilis Image Liz Allen
Anas gracilis Max Campbell, Bega
Anas gracilis
Anas gracilis
Anas gracilis

Water & Shore bird Anas superciliosa (Pacific Black Duck)

Anas superciliosa image Liz A
Anas superciliosa Max Campbell, Bega
Anas superciliosa
Anas superciliosa

Water & Shore bird Anhinga novaehollandiae (Australasian Darter)

Anhinga novaehollandiae Image Liz A
Anhinga novaehollandiae Max Campbell, Jellat Jellat, Female bird
Anhinga novaehollandiae Max Campbell, Bega, Male bird
Anhinga novaehollandiae
Anhinga novaehollandiae
Anhinga novaehollandiae

Water & Shore bird Anser anser (Domestic Goose)

Anser anser ALA image
Anser anser

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