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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 2019 Taxonomy
 

Name

Total

Mainland

Last update

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Mike Carter

896

 

857

 

January 19

Aleutian Tern, Tufted Duck, Collared Pratincole

Richard Baxter

892

 

787

 

February 19

Spotted Scrubwren, Collared Pratincole, Cory's Shearwater

Darryel Binns

860

 

767

 

January 19

Nareetha Blue Bonnet, Collared Pratincole

Rohan Clarke

850

 

817

 

April 16

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

Jenny Spry

840

773

January 19

Splits, WA birds, Common Swift, Tufted Duck

Tania Ireton

838

766

May 19

Collared Pratincole, Tufted Duck, Naretha Bluebonnet, Copperback QT

Tony Palliser

835

 

782

 

January 19

Eurasian Hobby, Tufted Duck

Glen Pacey 835       January 19 Chestnut-winged Cuckoo, Siberian Thrush, Western Osprey, Sab Gull

Tom Smith

832

 

777

 

April 19

Baird's Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail

Bill Moorhead

830

 

 

 

February 19

Savannah Nightjar, Common Swift, Tufted Duck, Collared Pratincole

Chris Doughty

823

 

778

 

February 19

Citrine Wagtail, Tufted Duck, Spotted Scrubwren, Collared Pratincole

Sue Taylor

823

755

May 19

Tufted Duck, Crested Honey Buzzard, Southern Fulmar

Brian Johnston

819

773

April 18

Subantarctic Shearwater, Paradise Shelduck, Torresian Kingfisher

John Weigel

815

765

September 18

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

Joy Tansey

815

766

February 19

Com Swift, Hodgson's Hawk-cuckoo, Tufted Duck, Collared Pratincole

Frank O'Connor

814

 

760

 

July 18

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

Nigel Harland

805

June 19

Gurney's Eagle, Naretha Bluebonnet, Tufted Duck

Peter Marsh

804

January 18

Common Moorhen, Asian Koel, Paradise Shelduck, Aleutian Tern

Allan Benson

804

 

May 19

Tufted Duck, Sabine's Gull, Sooty Albatross, Great Shearwater

Adrian Boyle

803

 

759

 

March 17

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Eurasian Hobby, Night Parrot

Peter Lansley 803   773   April 19 Western Ground Parrot, Tufted Duck
Jan England 802       January 19 Tufted Duck, Citrine Wagtail, Siberian Thrush
Dion Hobcroft 799       August 17 Latest Splits

Sue Abbotts

797

February 19

Collared Pratincole, Aleutian Tern, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, King Quail

Xenia Dennett

795

February 19

Collared Pratincole, Aleutian Tern, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, King Quail

Barb Williams

793

739

January 19

Chestnut-winged Cuckoo, Common Swift, Tufted Duck

Tom Wheller 792   742   September 16 Copperback Quail-thrush, Nullarbor Quail-thrush and Laughing Gull

Jack Moorhead

792

 

January 19

Cocos Rarities including Chestnut-winged Cuckoo, Savannah NJ

Paul Newman 790       February 19

Garganey, Tufted Duck, Sabine's Gull, White Wagtail, Collared Pratincole

Dougald Frederick

781

722

April 19

naretha bluebonnet,tufted duck, spotted scrub wren, Collared Petrel

Rob Farnes

781

750

April 19

Tufted Duck & Western Ground Parrot

Tim Faulkner

785

April 19

Blue Rock Thrush, Straited (Pilburra) Grasswren, Trinidade Petrel

Robert Shore 779       June 19 Corncrake,  Trindade Petrel, Chestnut-winged Cuckoo
Frank Pierce 775   732   March 17 Long-billed Dowitcher, Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Alan McBride 770       January 19 Recent Splits, Tufted Duck, Aleutian Tern
Judy Leitch 770       May 19 Short-tailed Grasswren, Naretha Bluebonnet, Copperback QT

June Harris

765

January 19

Little Stint, Buff-breasted Sand Piper, Oriental Plover, Tufted Duck  
Tony Russell 764       October 15 Copper-backed Quailthrush
Gil Langfield 764   725   November 18 Morepork, SIPO, Gurney's Eagle, Red-rumped Swallow

Barbara Harvey

762

December 18

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

David James

760

 

706

 

January 15

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

Carl Billingham

760

725

January 19

Tufted Duck, Cape Gannet, Aleutian Tern, recent splits

Karen Blake

760

 

April 19

Cape York specials, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Lesser Sooty Owl

Bernard O'Keefe 762       January 19 Noisy Scrub Bird, Spotted Scubwren, Tufted Duck
David Stewart (Snr) 756       December 16 703 of which have been sound recorded

Noel Luff

753

729

January 19

Torres Strait specials & recent splits, Tufted Duck

Damian Baxter

751

 

 

 

January 19

Cory's Shearwater, Chestnut-winged Cuckoo, Savanah Nighjar

John Tongue

750

January 19

Crested Honey Buzzard, Eurasian Hobby, Eurasian Curlew, White Wag

Shirley Tongue

750

 

 

 

January 19

Crested Honey Buzzard, Eurasian Hobby, Eurasian Curlew, White Wag

David Torr

742

October 16

Western Quailthrush, Copperback Quailthrush and Lesser Noddy

Greg Roberts

741

December 12

Ian Davies

741

 

January 19

Copperback Quailthrush, Tufted Duck, Citrine Wagtail

Scott Baker 739       January 17 Aleutian Tern, Roseate Tern, Grey Noddy

Alan Stuart

734

701

April 19

Aleutian Tern, Gull-billed Tern, Little Stint

Albert Wright

727

January 16

Long-billed Dowitcher, Naretha Bluebonnet, Paradise Shelduck

Eleanor Wright

727

January 16

Long-billed Dowitcher, Naretha Bluebonnet, Paradise Shelduck

Kay Parkin

725

 

 

 

January 19

Recent Splits

John Durante

724

 

704

 

June 13

 

Geoff Walker

723

 

701

 

October 13

 

Roger McGovern

722

 

715

 

November 11

Great Shearwater

Dave Koffel 722       April 19 Aleutian Tern

Allan Wright

718

April 12

Streaked Shearwater

Hazel Wright

718

April 12

Streaked Shearwater, White-necked Petrel

Bruce Richardson 718   701   June 19

Princess Parrot, Rufous Scrub-bird, Great Shearwater, Southern Fulmar

Darryl Eggins 716       December 18 Siberian Thrush, Chestnut-winged Cuckoo, Pin-tailed Snipe
Keith Fisher 715   667   January 19 Gurney's Eagle, E Tree Sparrow, Red-capped Flowerpecker
Garry Deering 712   693   June 19 Copperback Quailthrush, Grey-headed Albatross

Andrew Stafford

710

710

November 11

James Mustafa 710       December 18 Chestnut-winged Cuckoo, Siberian Thrush, Blue Rock Thrush

Steve Murray

710

 

677

 

January 19

Lord Howe Woodhen, Little Stint, and Spotted Whistling Duck

Tim Bawden

710

 

676

 

June 19

Plains Wanderer and Southern Fulmar

Rod Gardner 709       September 15 Grey Petrel, Southern Royal Albatross
John Land 709       December 16  
Pam Land 709       December 16  
Edward Smith 709 June 19 S Giant Petrel, Grey-faced Petrel, Gould's & White-headed Petrel
Graeme O'Conner 707       December 18 Aleutian Tern
Scott Ryan 705       January 15 Long-billed Dowitcher, White-rumped Sandpiper
Chris Gladwin 705       October 17 Kimberley Honeyeater, Black Grasswren, Grasswren Sp
Uu Ota 704       February 18  
Lindsay Fisher 703   655   January 19 Gurney's Eagle, E Tree Sparrow, Red-capped Flowerpecker
George Madani 701 March 18 Broad-billed Sandpiper, Little Bittern
Nathan Waugh 699       February 16 New Zealand (Coral Sea form) Storm Petrel, Eurasian Hobby
Joshua Bergmark 697       November 18 Eungella Honeyeater, King Quail, Alberts Lyrebird

David Stowe

690

 

669

 

January 18

Aleutian Tern, Carpentarian & Kalkadoon Grasswren

Nigel Jackett

688

 

 667

 

April 19

Christmas Island Endemics

Neil Cheshire 685       August 15  
Jeffrey Jones 684   633   April 19 Macquarie Island Specials
Greg McKay 684       April 19 Javan Pond Heron; Red-rumped Swallow, Pale-vented Bushhen

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

Janice McKay 682       April 19 Javan Pond Heron, Red-rumped Swallow, Pale-vented Bushhen
Ashwin Rudder 679       June 19 Star Finch, Cape Gannet, and Tufted Duck
Peter Ewin 675   658   February 15  
Peter Madvig 675       September 18 Latest Splits, Redshank
Martin Cake 673   673   January 19 Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross, Spotted Scrubwren
Lawrie Conole 672       May 16  

Nick Livanos

671

 

 

 

January 16

Paradise Shelduck Western Whistler

Dave Newman 670   670   January 19 Naretha Bluebonnet, Stubble Quail and Tufted Duck
Max Breckenridge 668       November 18

Eungella Honeyeater, Zitting Cisticola, Red-backed Buttonquail

Laurie Knight

666

 

637

 

January 18

Aleutian Tern

Janette Fonda 666   666   January 19 Tufted Duck, Black-headed Gull, Pilotbird, Spotted Quail-thrush
David Fonda 666   666   January 10 Tufted Duck, Black-headed Gull, Pilotbird, Spotted Quail-thrush
Mel Mitchell 665   611   January 19 Western Osprey, Common Swift, Tufted Duck
Tim Jones 660   660   January 16 Paradise Shelduck and Hudsonian Godwit

Russ Lamb

659

 

659

 

April 19

Buller's Albatross, Morepork, Grey-backed & White-faced Storm Petrel

Nigel Hartley 658 652 September 18 Black Grasswren, Yellow Chat
Ken Cross 656   656   September 16  
Steve Potter 656 January 19 Black Grasswren, Sabine's Gull
Dan Pendavingh 656   656   January 19 Tufted Duck, Rufous Scrub-bird, Nullarbor Quail-thrush.
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 
Alwyn Simple 652       January 19 All photographed

John Leonard

650

 

650

 

January 14

Black-breasted Buttonquail 

Wendy McWilliams 650   645   November 18 Red-throated Pipit, Grey-streaked Flycatcher, Saunders's Tern
Robin Ashford 650   650   April 19 Collared Pratincole, Baird's Sandpiper

Mat Gilfedder

648

 

648

 

July 16

Iron Range species

Peter Tongue

646

 

646

 

January 19

Light-mantled Albatross, Slender-billed Prion, Spotted Scrubwren

John Walter

645

639

November 11

Ruth Walter

645

639

November 11

Tanya Hattingh 644       July 18 Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo, Black-eared Catbird, Northern Shoveler.

Kimberley Tongue

643

 

643

 

January 19

Light-mantled Albatross, Slender-billed Prion, Grey Wagtail

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

Jannette Manins 638   610   June 19 Barn Owl, Speckled Warbler, Spotted Nightjar

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
Peter Taylor 629       October 18 Eurasian Hobby, Spotted Whistling Duck, White-streaked Honeyeater,

Greg Oakley

625

 

625

 

May 12

Kalkadoon Grasswren, Carpentarian Grasswren, Pictorella Mannikin

John Harris 618   618   September 15 Grey Falcon, Western Quail-thrush,
Phillipa Cannon 616       May 16 South Polar Skua, Rufous Bristlebird, Hooded Plover

Robert McDonald

612

 

612

 

November 11

Great Shearwater

Barry Davies

612

 

 

 

April 12

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

Peter Valentine 611   611   November 18 Dusky Grasswren, Partridge Pigeon, Yelllow-rumped Mannikin

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
Tim Nickholds 605   605   November 18 Black-breasted Buttonquail
Gary Oliver 603   603   January 15 Long-billed Dowitcher
Martin Potter 602   602   July 17 Sooty Shearwater, Painted Finch, Banded Whiteface, Spinifexbird