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A survey of waterbirds on the Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute demonstration site, Menangle, New South Wales

Posted: 25/10/2018
Publication: Corella
Category: Volume 42
Author(s): Matthew Mo

The management of wetlands in Australia has environmental and socio-economic implications, especially with respect to their status as foraging and breeding sites for waterbirds. A broad range of waterbirds have increasingly adjusted to modified and artificial wetlands as natural wetlands decline, including wetlands on agricultural land. This paper reports on a three-year study of waterbird […]

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Breeding productivity of the Wedge-tailed Eagle Aquila audax on the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia in 2017

Posted: 25/10/2018
Publication: Corella
Category: Volume 42
Author(s): E. L. Rowe and R. F. Brinsley

Obtaining data on the reproductive rates of raptors is helpful in assessing the status of raptor populations and the factors that influence it. Breeding productivity of the Wedge-tailed Eagle, Aquila audax on the Fleurieu Peninsula was studied in 2017 and the results were compared with data recorded in 2005. We visited all 44 active territories […]

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Movement of Short-tailed Shearwaters Ardenna tenuirostris banded at Phillip Island, Victoria from 1956 to 2010

Posted: 25/10/2018
Publication: Corella
Category: Volume 42
Author(s): D. B. Boyle, B. K. Goyen, D. G. Cameron and R. G. Cameron

Between February 1956 and April 2010, 36 127 adult and nestling Short-tailed Shearwaters, Ardenna tenuirostris were banded at Phillip Island, Victoria, 90.6% at the Cape Woolamai breeding colony. From 1956 to 1974, mostly nestlings were banded (83% of 22 976 individuals), whilst from 1979 to 2010 more bands were applied to adults (59.5% of 13 […]

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Radio-tracking Grey Grasswrens Amytornis barbatus barbatus in north-western New South Wales: a pilot study

Posted: 25/10/2018
Publication: Corella
Category: Volume 42
Author(s): John Farrell, Jeff Hardy, Rudy Jacobs, Rebecca Jacobs, Genevieve Kyi, Darryl McKay and Sabrina J. Muns

A pilot study to radio-track the movements of Grey Grasswrens Amytornis barbatus barbatus in north-western New South Wales was conducted during September, 2017. Four birds were tracked for 5–7 days using small radio-transmitters attached to the interscapular area. Minimum foraging areas varied from approximately 18 to 53 ha and encompassed a variety of plant associations […]

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Recoveries of Little Penguins Eudyptula minor banded on Gabo Island, Victoria

Posted: 25/10/2018
Publication: Corella
Category: Volume 42
Author(s): F.I. Norman, P. Dann, S. Unthank and D. Sutherland

Between 1972 and 1987, 4902 Little Penguins Eudyptula minor were banded on Gabo Island, off the eastern Victorian coast; 2261 were adults and 2641 chicks. The 70 reported recoveries of dead banded birds (50 banded as chicks, 20 as adults) found away from Gabo Island are examined here. Most recoveries were of birds reported as […]

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BANDING PROJECT REPORT No.6 Supplementary Material – Scheyville National Park, New South Wales

Posted: 25/10/2018
Publication: Corella
Category: Volume 42
Author(s): Farrell J. R., Hardy J.W., McKay D., Gover K.

This site is one of six (Agnes Banks Nature Reserve (Farrell et al. 2012), Nurragingy Reserve (Farrell et al. 2015), Prospect Nature Reserve (Mowat et al. 2017), Windsor Downs Nature Reserve and Wianamatta Nature Reserve), in an ongoing monitoring study of the avian fauna in the north-west sector of the Cumberland Plain. Our studies are […]

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