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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, Lord Howe Island, or Ashmore Reef etc but does include the Torres Strait).
 

Australian Totals following IOC 2018 Taxonomy
 

Name

Total

Mainland

Last update

Comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Carter

894

 

855

 

March 18

Aleutian Tern

Richard Baxter

882

 

784

 

January 18

Heinroth's & Tropical Shearwater, Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler

Darryel Binns

856

 

765

 

September 18

Western & Copperback Quailthrush, Nareetha Blue Bonnet

Rohan Clarke

850

 

817

 

April 16

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

Jenny Spry

832

767

May 18

Gurney's Eagle, Red-flanked Lorikeet

Tony Palliser

828

 

775

 

January 18

Long-billed Dowitcher, Paradise Shelduck, Aleutian Tern

Tom Smith

828

 

772

 

August 18

South Polar Skua, Naretha Bluebonnet, Pink-spotted Fruit Dove etc.

Tania Ireton

825

758

March 18

Gurney's Eagle, Coconut Lorikeet & Pacific Swallow

Glen Pacey 824       July 18 Orange-fronted Fruit-dove, Lesser Sooty Owl, Blue Rock Thrush

Chris Doughty

819

 

774

 

March 18

Chinese Pond Heron, Barau's Petrel, Aleutian Tern, Black-headed Gull

Brian Johnston

819

773

April 18

Subantarctic Shearwater, Paradise Shelduck, Torresian Kingfisher

Bill Moorhead

816

 

 

 

July 16

Crow-billed Drongo, Paradise Shelduck, Lord Howe Woodhen

John Weigel

815

765

September 18

Catching up on splits, Aleutian Tern, Von Schrenck's Bittern

Frank O'Connor

814

 

760

 

July 18

House Crow, Baird's Sandpiper, Aleutian Tern, Blue Rock Thrush

Sue Taylor

813

748

May 18

Coconut & Red-flanked Lorikeet, Westland Petrel

Joy Tansey

806

760

May 18

Westland Petrel. Cook's Petrel, Great Shearwater

Peter Marsh

804

January 18

Common Moorhen, Asian Koel, Paradise Shelduck, Aleutian Tern

Adrian Boyle

803

 

759

 

March 17

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Eurasian Hobby, Night Parrot

Nigel Harland

801

March 18

Mimic Honeyeater, Pink-spotted Fruit-Dove, Gurney's Eagle

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

Jan England 789       January 18 Oriental Honey Buzzard and Cocos and CI vagrants.

Barb Williams

784

730

May 18

Swinhoe's Matsudaira's Storm Petrel, Coconut Lorrikeet, Gurney's Eagle

Sue Abbotts

784

July 18

SIPO, Blue Rock Thrush

Paul Newman 783       July 18

Black-headed Gull, Blue Rock Thrush, Torres Strait specials

Jack Moorhead

782

730

July 16

Cook's Petrel, Grey Noddy, Lord Howe Woodhen

Xenia Dennett

782

December 17

Barau's Petrel, Chinese Pond Heron, Northern Pintail

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

Dougald Frederick

775

717

March 18

Aleutian tern,  yellow-rumped mannikin, Lord Howe Woodhen

Rob Farnes

773

741

December 17

Westland Petrel, Spotted Whistling Duck, Aleutian Tern

Alan McBride 768       March 15 Recent Splits

Tim Faulkner

765

March 18

copper-backed and Nullarbor QT and Narethera Blue Bonnet

Tony Russell 764       October 15 Copper-backed Quailthrush

Barbara Harvey

761

May 17

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

David James

760

 

706

 

January 15

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

June Harris

760

June 18

Aleutian Tern, Naretha Bluebonnet, Nullarbor Quailthrush
Judy Leitch 760       August 18 Kermadec Petrel
Bernard O'Keefe 758       March 18 Red-capped Flowerpecker, Uniform Swiftlet, Norfolk Is Specials
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

Robert Shore 752       July 18 Corncrake,  Lewin's rail  ALL PHOTOGRAPHED

Noel Luff

751

727

March 18

Torres Strait specials

Karen Blake

744

 

November 17

Barau's Petrel, Common Kingfisher,  Asian House Martin

David Torr

742

October 16

Western Quailthrush, Copperback Quailthrush and Lesser Noddy

John Tongue

742

March 18

Torres Strait Specials, Red-rumped Swallow and Lesser Sooty Owl

Shirley Tongue

742

 

 

 

March 18

Torres Strait Specials, Red-rumped Swallow and Lesser Sooty Owl

Greg Roberts

741

December 12

Gil Langfield 741   707   December 16 Nullarbor Quailthrush and Scarlet-chested Parrot
Scott Baker 739       January 17 Aleutian Tern, Roseate Tern, Grey Noddy

Damian Baxter

731

 

 

 

January 17

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

Alan Stuart

730

689

January 18

Aleutian Tern, Gull-billed Tern

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

John Durante

724

 

704

 

June 13

 

Geoff Walker

723

 

701

 

October 13

 

Kay Parkin

723

 

 

 

April 18

Recent Splits

Roger McGovern

722

 

715

 

November 11

Great Shearwater

Dave Koffel 721       December 17 Aleutian Tern

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  
Scott Ryan 705       January 15 Long-billed Dowitcher, White-rumped Sandpiper
Chris Gladwin 705       October 17 Kimberley Honeyeater, Black Grasswren, Grasswren Sp

Steve Murray

704

 

674

 

January 18

Nullabor Quail-thrush, Cook's Petrel, Aleutian Tern, Long-toed Stint

Uu Ota 704       February 18  
James Mustafa 703   664   August 18 Northern Shoveler, Purple-backed Fairywren
Bruce Richardson 701       May 18 Juan Fernandez Petrel, Grey Grasswren, Copperback Quail-thrush

Tim Bawden

700

 

666

 

January 18

Black-bellied Storm Petrel

Nathan Waugh 699       February 16 New Zealand (Coral Sea form) Storm Petrel, Eurasian Hobby
Keith Fisher 699   664   July 17 Common Kingfisher, Asian Brown Flycatcher, Rosy Starling
Gary Deering 695   782   November 17 Grey Honeyeater, Western Quail-thrush

David Stowe

690

 

669

 

January 18

Aleutian Tern, Carpentarian & Kalkadoon Grasswren

Neil Cheshire 685       August 15  
Lindsay Fisher 685   652   July 17 Asian Brown Fly,Saunders Tern, Eurasian Curlew, White-fronted Tern

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

Edward Smith 677 677 July 18 Westland Petrel, Grey-faced Petrel, Sooty Owl and Little Stint
Peter Ewin 675   658   February 15  
Peter Madvig 675       September 18 Latest Splits, Redshank
Lawrie Conole 672       May 16  

Nick Livanos

671

 

 

 

January 16

Paradise Shelduck Western Whistler

Laurie Knight

666

 

637

 

January 18

Aleutian Tern

Martin Cake 666   666   January 18 Eyrean Grasswren, Gibberbird, Juan Fernandez Petrel
Dave Newman 661   661   July 18 Western QLD specials and Little Stint, Providence Petrel
Tim Jones 660   660   January 16 Paradise Shelduck and Hudsonian Godwit
Nigel Hartley 658 652 September 18 Black Grasswren, Yellow Chat
Ken Cross 656   656   September 16  
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 

Russ Lamb

651

 

651

 

November 17

Western Grasswren, Zitting Cisticola, Helmeted Friarbird

Steve Potter 651       August 18 Black Grasswren

John Leonard

650

 

650

 

January 14

Black-breasted Buttonquail 

Mel Mitchell 650   604   May 18 Tasmanian Endemics
Max Breckenridge 649   649   July 16

Kalkadoon Grasswren, Flock Bronzewing, Rufous-crowned Emuwren

Nigel Jackett

648

 

 

 

May16

Chestnut-backed Buttonquail

Mat Gilfedder

648

 

648

 

July 16

Iron Range species

Greg McKay 647       August 18 Iron Range specials
Janice McKay 646       August 18 Iron Range specials
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

645

 

645

 

September 17

Light-mantled Albatross, Slender-billed Prion

Robin Ashford 645       August 18 Blue Rock Thrush, Flock Bronzewing
Tanya Hattingh 644       July 18 Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo, Black-eared Catbird, Northern Shoveler.

Kimberley Tongue

641

 

641

 

September 17

Light-mantled Albatross, Slender-billed Prion

Grant Brosie

640

640

November 14

Mallee Emu-wren, Ostrich, Citrine Wagtail

Isaac Clarey 640   640   March 18 Asian Dowitcher, Common Redshank, Pictorella Mannikin

Michael Potter

638

 

 

 

August 18

Grey Honeyeater

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
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

John Harris 618   618   September 15 Grey Falcon, Western Quail-thrush
Janette Fonda 615   615   April 18 Torres Strait Specials.  Gurney's Eagle, Collared Imperial Pigeon
David Fonda 615   615   April 18 Torres Strait Specials.  Gurney's Eagle, Collared Imperial Pigeon
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

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