To gauge this, data on avian populations in a variety of habitats across Australia now and historically are needed. Knowledge of what fluctuations have occurred previously is essential so that changes due to climate change can be recognised.
Ornithological research at Agnes Banks Nature Reserve is a component of a longitudinal study to document and then monitor the avian faunas in the north-western section of remnant Cumberland Plain woodland communities.
Between 1979 and 2002, 5044 Little Penguins Eudyptula minor were banded (4796 adults, 248 chicks) at Rabbit Island, Wilsons Promontory, Victoria. Recoveries of dead banded birds and recaptures away from the island of banded adult and fl edging birds made up to June 2009 are reviewed: mention is also made of results obtained from banding […]
With courtship and nest repair behaviours commencing in early May and late fl edging events in early January, the endangered White-bellied Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster population in South Australia exhibits a variable and protracted breeding season. Analysis of events in 75 active territories spanning 21 breeding seasons, showed the majority of egg-laying occurred in July (64.0%), […]
A comparison of historical counts and those made during this study, of the Torresian Imperial Pigeon Ducula spilorrhoa nesting populations of the northernmost region of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef suggest that numbers have remained stable or increased slightly over the last 20 years. The reliability of monitoring D. spilorrhoa abundance accurately has been confirmed and […]
Nineteen years since publication of the first version, The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2010 provides a timely snapshot of the status of the continent’s avian diversity. Stephen Garnett and colleagues, with the assistance of many knowledgeable ornithologists, ecologists and bird enthusiasts, have produced a detailed, concise, accessible and comprehensive summary of 238 threatened or […]
This review is not written from the perspective of a seabird specialist, nor a pelagic expert, but rather, from that of an enthusiastic pelagic participant; someone who knows the majority of the seabirds they see, but still needs assistance on the more cryptic ones. For this reviewer, good guides are an essential aid and Petrels, […]
This section is prepared with the co-operation of the Secretary, Australian Bird and Bat Banding Schemes, Australian Nature Conservation Agency. The recoveries are only a selection of the thousands received each year; they are not a complete list and should not be analysed in full or part without prior consent of the banders concerned. Longevity […]