Home


Birders Totals

A fun page devoted to those that wish to record their totals within our region.  If you wish your total to be added simply email your tally to tonyp@bigpond.net.au  To be fair and consistent for the purposes of maintaining this list a few basic rules shall apply:

1. All species counted should be seen alive and in the wild
2. Geography includes Mainland Australia, its Territories or anywhere within the 200 NM limit (excluding Antarctica).
3. Taxonomy should follow IOC Taxonomy and recommended bird names within. http://www.worldbirdnames.org/ 
4. Submissions should be honest, accurate and dated.

IOC Australian Checklist
(includes all external Territories:  Heard, Macquarie, Norfolk, Lord Howe, Christmas and Cocos (keeling) Islands. Mainland Australia does not include Macquarie Island or Lord Howe Island etc but does include Ashmore Reef and Torres Strait).
 

Australian Totals following IOC 2017 Taxonomy
 

Name

Total

Mainland

Last update

Comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Carter

891

 

 

 

May 17

Cocos and Christmas Island Vagrants

Richard Baxter

870

 

784

 

December 16

Drongo Cuckoo, Brown Shrike, Corncrake, Common Swift, Tree Pipit

Rohan Clarke

850

 

817

 

April 16

Band-rumped Storm Petrel, Coral-sea Storm Petrel, Paradise Shelduck

Darryel Binns

835

 

759

 

March 17

Rosy Starling, Red-billed Tropicbird, Eurasian Hobby, Grey Nightjar

Tony Palliser

826

 

773

 

July 16

Citrine Wagtail, Long-billed Dowitcher, Paradise Shelduck

Tom Smith

820

 

764

 

January 17

Western Quailthrush, Tree Pipit, Northern Pintail, Eurasian Curlew

Jenny Spry

820

759

March 17

Barauís Petrel, Malay Night-Heron, Grey Nightjar, Eur. Hobby

Bill Moorhead

816

 

 

 

July 16

Crow-billed Drongo, Paradise Shelduck, Lord Howe Woodhen

Tania Ireton

813

746

July16

Orange-fronted Fruit-Dove, Papuan Flowerpecker, House Swift

Frank O'Connor

811

 

757

 

January 17

Cape Gannet, Eurasian Hobby, House Crow, Baird's Sandpiper

Chris Doughty

805

 

765

 

January 17

Eurasian Hobby, Eurasian Curlew

Brian Johnston

804

764

November 15

Subantarctic Shearwater, Paradise Shelduck, Torresian Kingfisher
Glen Pacey 804       January 17 IO vagrants, Buff-breasted & Baird's Sandpiper

Adrian Boyle

803

 

759

 

March 17

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Eurasian Hobby, Night Parrot

Peter Marsh

802

January 16

Herald Petrel, Common Moorhen, Asian Koel, Paradise Shelduck

John Weigel

801

755

November15

Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler, Pechora Pipit

Sue Taylor

801

 

January 17

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Peter Lansley 796   758   March 17 Crested Honey Buzzard, Cocos & Christmas Is migrants
Dion Hobcroft 793       August 15 Latest Splits
Tom Wheller 792   742   September 16 Copperback Quail-thrush, Nullarbor Quail-thrush and Laughing Gull

Allan Benson

792

 

November 16

Copper-backed, Westerb & Nullabor Quail-thrush, Naretha Bluebonnet

Nigel Harland

788

February 17

Moreport, Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Jack Moorhead

782

730

July 16

Cook's Petrel, Grey Noddy, Lord Howe Woodhen

Joy Tansey

781

736

July 17

Barauís Petrel, Malay N Heron, A. Brown Flycatcher, Chinese Pond Heron

Jan England 779       November 16 N. Pintail, Eurasian Hobby, Schrenck's Bittern, Chinese Sparrowhawk

Barb Williams

776

725

May 17

Barauís Petrel, Grey Nightjar, Edible nest Swiftlet and Asian Brown Fly

Frank Pierce 775   732   March 17 Long-billed Dowitcher, Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Rob Farnes

772

740

July17

Grey Petrel Westland Petrel, Spotted Whistling Duck

Alan McBride 768       March 15 Recent Splits

Sue Abbotts

766

February 16

Oriental Hobby

Xenia Dennett

764

January 14

Chinstrap Penguin, Redpoll

Tony Russell 764       October 15 Copper-backed Quailthrush

Dougald Frederick

763

706

January 17

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Morepork

Barbara Harvey

761

May 17

Forest Wagtail, Cape Gannet. Eurasian Curlew, White-rumped Sandpiper

David James

760

 

706

 

January 15

Citrine Wagtail, Long-billed Dowitcher, White-rumped Sandpiper

Tim Faulkner

759

December 16

Hudsonian Godwit, Paradise Shelduck, Drongo Cuckoo

David Stewart (Snr) 756       December 16 703 of which have been sound recorded

Carl Billingham

754

718

May 15

White-rumped Sandpiper, Western Whistler & BB Butcherbird

Paul Newman 751       June 17

Cook's Petrel, White-necked Petrel, Grey Honeyeater

June Harris

748

May 17

Lesser Sooty Owl

David Torr

742

October 16

Western Quailthrush, Copperback Quailthrush and Lesser Noddy

Greg Roberts

741

December 12

Noel Luff

742

718

February 17

E Hobby, Eurasian Curlew, Crested Honey Buzzard, Buff-breasted Sand

Gil Langfield 741   707   December 16 Nullarbor Quailthrush and Scarlet-chested Parrot
Judy Leitch 740       May 17 Subantarctic Species, Black-banded Fruit-dove, Morepork
Bernard O'Keefe 739       July 17 Light-mantled Albatross, Southern Fulmar, Spotted Whistling Duck
Scott Baker 735       July 17 Spotted Whistling Duck and Yellow Chat

Karen Blake

734

 

February 16

Paradise Shelduck, Swift Parrot, Rufous Bristlebird

Damian Baxter

731

 

 

 

January 17

Baird's Sand, Tree Pipit, Common Swift, Shrenck's Bittern, Corncrake

Ian Davies

728

 

January 17

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Copperback Quailthrush

Albert Wright

727

January 16

Long-billed Dowitcher, Naretha Bluebonnet, Paradise Shelduck

Eleanor Wright

727

January 16

Long-billed Dowitcher, Naretha Bluebonnet, Paradise Shelduck

Alan Stuart

726

686

July 16

Southern Cassowary, Eungella Honeyeater, Albertís Lyrebird

John Durante

724

 

704

 

June 13

 

Geoff Walker

723

 

701

 

October 13

 

John Tongue

723

July 17

Broad-billed and Buff-breasted Sandpiper, SIPO

Shirley Tongue

723

 

 

 

July 17

Broad-billed and Buff-breasted Sandpiper, SIPO

Roger McGovern

722

 

715

 

November 11

Great Shearwater

Kay Parkin

719

 

 

 

July 16

Grey-headed Lapwing, Red-necked Phaparope, Laughing Gull

Dave Koffel 719       December 16 Chrismas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Island vagrants

Allan Wright

718

April 12

Streaked Shearwater

Hazel Wright

718

April 12

Streaked Shearwater, White-necked Petrel

Andrew Stafford

710

710

November 11

Rod Gardner 709       September 15 Grey Petrel, Southern Royal Albatross
John Land 709       December 16  
Pam Land 709       December 16  
Robert Shore 706       February 17 Corncrake, Forty spotted pardalote, Lewin's rail  - All photographed
Scott Ryan 705       January 15 Long-billed Dowitcher, White-rumped Sandpiper
Nathan Waugh 699       February 16 New Zealand (Coral Sea form) Storm Petrel, Eurasian Hobby
Chris Gladwin 699       June 17 Kimberley Honeyeater, Black Grasswren, Buff-sided Robin

Steve Murray

698

 

668

 

May 17

Soft-plumaged Petrel, Lesser Noddy, Western Whipbird

Keith Fisher 697   663   December 16 Common Kingfisher, Asian Brown Flycatcher, Rosy Starling

Tim Bawden

692

 

658

 

May 17

Buff-breasted Sandpiper and Letter-winged Kite

James Mustafa 686   636   July 17 Salvin's Albatross, Grey Petrel, Providence Petrel, Little Stint
Neil Cheshire 685       August 15  
Bruce Richardson 684   684   May 17 Westland Petrel, Letter-winged Kite, Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Julian Miles

683

 

 

 

February 13

Grey-backed Storm Petrel, Buller's Shearwater, White-chinned Petrel

Debbie Colbourne

683

 

 

 

February 13

Grey-backed Storm Petrel, Buller's Shearwater, White-chinned Petrel

Lindsay Fisher 683   651   December 16 Asian Brown Flycatcher,Saunders Tern, Eurasian Curlew

David Stowe

680

 

656

 

February 17

Macquarie Island Specials, Lord Howe Island endemics

Peter Ewin 675   658   February 15  
Lawrie Conole 672       May 16  

Nick Livanos

671

 

 

 

January 16

Paradise Shelduck Western Whistler

Laurie Knight

664

 

636

 

March 17

Little Buttonquail, Black Honeyeater

Peter Madvig 662       May 17 South Polar Skua
Tim Jones 660   660   January 16 Paradise Shelduck and Hudsonian Godwit
Ken Cross 656   656   September 16  
Martin Cake 656   656   May 17 Bairdís Sandpiper, Eyrean Grasswren, Gibberbird
Alistair Smith 654   640   January 15 Long-billed Dowitcher, White-rumped Sandpiper
Lynn Richardson 654   654   September 16 Golden-shouldered Parrot, Short-tailed Grasswren, Slender-billed Prion 
Nigel Hartley 652 645 November 16 Alice Springs and Cape York Specials

John Leonard

650

 

650

 

January 14

Black-breasted Buttonquail 

Dave Newman 650   650   January 17 E. Grass Owl, Oriental Cuckoo, Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Max Breckenridge 649   649   July 16

Kalkadoon Grasswren, Flock Bronzewing, Rufous-crowned Emuwren

Russ Lamb

649

 

649

 

April 17

Western Grasswren

Nigel Jackett

648

 

 

 

May16

Chestnut-backed Buttonquail

Mat Gilfedder

648

 

648

 

July 16

Iron Range species

Joshua Bergmark 646   623   July 16 Rufous-crowned Emu-wren and Grey Falcon

John Walter

645

639

November 11

Ruth Walter

645

639

November 11

Peter Tongue

643

 

643

 

July 17

Broad-billed and Buff-breasted Sandpiper, SIPO

Grant Brosie

640

640

November 14

Mallee Emu-wren, Ostrich, Citrine Wagtail

Kimberley Tongue

639

 

 

 

July 17

Westland Petrel, Antarctic Tern, Red Knot, SIPO

Brian & Meg Johnson

637

 

 

 

February 14

 

Stuart Cooney

636

 

636

 

September 12

Tasmanian endemics, Grey and Soft-plumaged Petrels.

Cath Gilfedder

636

 

633

 

May 14

 

David Wilson

636

 

636 

 

August 14

Lewin's Rail, Australasian Bittern

Kevin Barker

634

 

622

 

November 11

Letter Winged Kite, Stilt Sandpiper, Yellow Chat

David Fisher (UK) 633       January 16 Macquarie specials - excluding introductions
Edward Smith 633 633 January 17 Red-bellied Pitta, SIPO, Black-breasted Button-quail
Jon Spicer-Bell 633   618   June 17 Oriental Cuckoo
John Graff 630 630 February 16 Oriental Cuckoo, Kamchatka Leaf Warbler, Eurasian Hobby
Ashwin Rudder 628   621   September 16 Grey Grasswren, Flock Bronzewing, Letter-winged Kite

Greg Oakley

625

 

625

 

May 12

Kalkadoon Grasswren, Carpentarian Grasswren, Pictorella Mannikin

Steve Potter 620       May 17 Cape York specialities
John Harris 618   618   September 15 Grey Falcon, Western Quail-thrush

Michael Potter

616

 

 

 

January 17

Blue-faced Parrot Finch, Red-necked Crake, Golden Bowerbird

Peter Taylor 614       February 17 Eurasian Curlew, Striated Grasswren, Oriental Pratincole

Robert McDonald

612

 

612

 

November 11

Great Shearwater

Barry Davies

612

 

 

 

April 12

Chestnut Quail-thrush, Black-eared Miner, Purple-gaped Honeyeater

Paul Dodd

608

 

 

 

June 12

Rufous Scrub-bird, Black-breasted Button Quail, Wandering Tattler

Ruth Woodrow

608

 

 

 

June 12

Rufous Scrub-bird, Black-breasted Button Quail, Wandering Tattler

Mel Mitchell 607   564   March 17 Barauís Petrel, Malayan Night-Heron, Grey Nightjar, Eur. Hobby
Harvey Perkins 606   606   May 16 Paradise Shelduck, Red-necked Phalarope, Common Ostrich
Wendy McWilliams 604   596   August 15 Picked up a few of the rarities and others from Kakadu, NT.
Gary Oliver 603   603   January 15 Long-billed Dowitcher
Martin Potter 602   602   July 17 Sooty Shearwater, Painted Finch, Banded Whiteface, Spinifexbird