Temminck’s Stint in Australia
NOVEMBER 30, 2015
Since we returned from Melbourne in May we have spent a lot of time in remote parts of northern Australia enjoying the bird-life. In recent weeks we have pondered over the fact that it is almost twenty years since we had a “first for Australia” and that was a Blue and White Flycatcher on 5th December 1995.
A Terek Sandpiper flagged in Japan visits Australia
DECEMBER 27, 2015
Of course this is a risky business when dealing with birds, which could fly off at short notice! There it stood on top of a rock as if it was waiting for us to come along and admire it and tell the world that it had come to Australia during its non-breeding cycle of the year! Birding Australia Broome shorebird banding Terek Sandpiper
A Little Tern flagged in Taiwan visits Australia
DECEMBER 20, 2015
Of course there has been a good reason for this, especially when we discovered the first Temminck’s Stint to ever be observed in Australia! We always attempt photographic evidence, which often does not show the engraved leg flag writing very clearly but is enough evidence of the bird’s presence in Australia!
Google says Australia is the most vegan curious
APRIL 16, 2016
SBS reports that Google Trends ranks Australia number one for searching the word “vegan.” There’s another great reason to go down under.
Chris Brown Bowls With Disabled Kids In Australia
APRIL 28, 2011
tour while in Australia, Chris Brown went bowling with ten kids from the organization Best Buddies Australia. Via Look to the Stars.
Palm Springs, Western Australia
OCTOBER 20, 2013
This year we did the same, but this time it was Palm Springs, Western Australia! This track will lead you to the Halls Creek Poo Ponds and these are by far the best Poo Ponds in the north of Western Australia! Trips Australia We visited Palm Springs, California towards the end of 1989 and we camped and looked for birds.
Northern Cable Beach birding
SEPTEMBER 27, 2015
The more secluded the beach the better of course! Birding Australia Australian birds Broome shorebirdsOne of the most secluded beaches around Broome is the northern end of Cable Beach. Our tides in Broome are very large and the beach can almost disappear at high tide and huge areas of sand are exposed once the tide retreats.
Tawny Frogmouth family
FEBRUARY 14, 2016
This is a remote part of Australia and distances can soon be covered, though on this journey north on 29th January we did encounter eleven sections of the main highway that had gone under water at creeks between Broome and Fitzroy Crossing. Birding Australia Kimberley Tawny FrogmouthIt made sense to go and have a look!
Australia’s extinct and threatened bird species
SEPTEMBER 7, 2014
Australia is a vast country with a very small human population, which mostly clings to the edge of the continent. Even the first explorers to Australia documented there was a risk of extinction of birds and animals into the future and subsequently decided to collect as many specimens as possible! ” . Preface,p.xxiv. Malleefowl.
Australia’s outrageously deficient carbon tax entrenches climate change inaction
JULY 12, 2011
However sensible analysis of the proposals makes it clear that Australia’s pro-coal, pro-gas Labor Government has no intention of doing anything of the kind and its plan is simply a rhetoric-cloaked scheme for entrenched climate change inaction while pretending to do otherwise. million people = 27.4 million persons = 64.6 billion pa.
JULY 10, 2016
Many of the lakes and rivers in Western Australia only contain water after significant rainfall and it may not happen every year! We came to an area where we could pull off the highway and noticed a track, which of course we took! Birding Australia banded stilts White-backed swallowsLake Violet is located at 26 39 11. 03 east.
Australia Animal Dance Party!
MAY 2, 2013
Today we’re forgoing the YouTube cat videos in favor of well, dancing animals, of course! Without further adieu, let the dancing begin!
Rules of Engagement: Solomon Islanders Prepare for Mining
NOVEMBER 6, 2013
As a result, community leaders have spearheaded a community forum on mining so everyone can benefit from the lessons learned in Australia.
Pentecost River birding
AUGUST 30, 2015
On our trip to the north of Western Australia we took the opportunity to visit the Pentecost River, which is south of Wyndham and is near the start of the infamous Gibb River Road. Birding Australia Australian birds KimberleyEven around Derby the landscape completely changes if you visit in December as opposed to July. Masked Finch.
JULY 23, 2016
Of course I mean it was less than 20c/68f overnight when I say it was cold! We were soon welcomed to the area by Magpie-larks and Galahs.
JULY 17, 2016
As with most remote places in Western Australia you do need to be self-sufficient and bring into the area everything you need. Mulga Parrots.
Wolfe Creek Crater birding
JULY 26, 2015
This gravel road runs from south of Halls Creek to Alice Springs on a more direct route than the main highway, but of course is not accessible all year. Of course there was “danger” as high-lighted by the signage! It is of course the food of the Night Parrot , but none were observed on this occasion! The rim trail.
Birding a bush track
MAY 24, 2015
Of course, we have never been that lucky since, but it is just the memory of that special time in ours lives that pulls us back to that spot. Birding Australia BroomeNow we are back in Broome under blue skies it is really good to get out and about in the bush and see what has changed over the wet season. Bush near Broome. Galahs.
Birding Broome to Derby
MAY 31, 2015
It is never guaranteed of course, but there’s a better than average chance among the particular native trees. In fact the edges beside the highway are being burned to give vehicles more vision beyond the long dry grass as cattle wander freely across the northern parts of Western Australia. Birding Australia Broome Derby
Return to the Poo Ponds
APRIL 17, 2011
Of course there are always warnings! Birding australia broomeWe are not allowed into our ponds, so they are very lucky in Alice Springs.
MAY 8, 2011
Of course another bonus is that if there have been fires in the bush then you will also have a brilliant sunset……… a.
Why Australia’s Bike Helmet Laws Kill People
NOVEMBER 7, 2015
So according to this statistical data , the number of cyclists in Western Australia skyrocketed in the 80’s. So what should Australia do?
Reddell Beach shorebirds
APRIL 3, 2016
Of course not all of our shorebirds will migrate, because some species remain here the first year after arriving from the north last year and also we have our resident shorebirds. Birding Australia Broome shorebirdsAccess to Reddell Beach is from several car parks and involves clambering over some pindan dirt to access the beach.
MARCH 20, 2011
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Australian PM Julia Gillard’s appalling record of climate change inaction
MARCH 8, 2012
Australia is a world leader in annual per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution. Labor has legislated a Carbon Tax-Emissions Trading Scheme that as shown by Treasury analysis (see its 2011 report “ Strong Growth, Low Pollution “) will mean that Australia’s domestic GHG pollution in 2020 will be 1.1
High polluting Victoria, Australia, hell-bent on increasing greenhouse gas pollution
APRIL 11, 2012
The State of Victoria, Australia, is the worst polluting state in Australia which in turn is one of the worst countries in the world for annual per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution. The Age kindly published my following comments on the article. allowed cattle into the Alpine National Park, 2. Bangladesh), 0.9 Pakistan), 2.2
Birding by bicycle along the beach
JULY 24, 2011
The risk of bird or turtle nests being crushed by vehicles above the high tide mark is a possibility, but of course it is hard to police these rules.
Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions
AUGUST 1, 2011
“Australia is committed to a greedy and inhumane course of climate exceptionalism, climate racism and climate injustice.. Thus for Australia 72.1 In 2009 Australia’s population was 22.0 Australia is fundamentally committed to coal and gas use and exports. tonnes CO2 per person. tonnes CO2-e per person / 25.9
Isabelle Cornish is just another example of vegetarian inconsistency
MARCH 22, 2016
’ The former Home and Away actor was crowned the sexiest vegetarian in Australia in PETA’s 2014 competition,” wrote The Daily Telegraph.
JUNE 12, 2016
Yellow Chats are endemic to Australia and are small passerines and the male bird is bright yellow with a black crescent across its chest. Other species of chats in Australia include the Orange Chat , which is questionably quite yellow! Birding Australia Broome Yellow ChatMale Yellow Chat. Male Yellow Chat chasing insects.
Our Land, Our Water, Our Future: The Australia Beyond Coal & Gas Conference
Sierra Club Compass
MAY 22, 2013
Sierra Club Organizing Director Bob Bingaman speaks at the "Australian Our Land, Our Water, Our Future: Beyond Coal and Gas" conference.
7 Resources for Natural History Nerds
Nature Conservancy - Science
FEBRUARY 25, 2016
And, of course, I’ve made no secret of my love for Merlin , Cornell’s birding app.). This post feels a little bit like a confession.
Marine Protected Areas: Tokens or Treasures?
Nature Conservancy - Science
MARCH 22, 2013
It’s a little hard to get your head around what Australia did last November. We thank and we praise for great efforts such as Australia’s 2.3
A Kite and Wind Energy Takes a Car on a 3000 Kilometer Trip across Australia
Eco Friendly Daily
AUGUST 8, 2013
The major benefit is of course the cost of the trip. Wind has been harnessed and used in a variety of ways. Environment Green News Wind Power
Australians Survived a 13-Year Drought by Going Low-Tech
Green (Living) Review
JUNE 6, 2015
That’s how long southeastern Australia suffered through bone-dry times. Australia drought gray water rainwater harvestingBut it survived.
What Exactly is a Pardalote?
OCTOBER 1, 2014
Couas and koels are both cuckoos, saw-wings are swallows and logrunners are an odd unique thing from Australia who’s only relative is the charmingly named Chowchilla). What, exactly, is a pardalote? I’d never heard of them until 2005 when I saw some in the Botanical Gardens of Canberra in Australia. What a treat!
World Indigenous Day: Harnessing the Power of the Five Percent
AUGUST 8, 2013
In post-colonial countries, Indigenous peoples are the original inhabitants of places like Canada, the United States, Australia, Brazil and others.
Dollarbird departure dates
MARCH 27, 2016
It is the only member of the roller family to come to Australia and migrates right down the east coast of Australia, but does not travel much further south than Broome on the west coast. Dollarbirds arrive in Australia from the north each year to breed and use hollow trees to nest. Birding Australia Broome Dollarbird
Investing in Seagrass Can Yield Big Returns, But It Requires Patience
Nature Conservancy - Science
MARCH 11, 2014
Both young and older fish make use of seagrass beds near Lizard Island, north of the study area in Southern Australia. Photo Credit: Alex Vail.
Pied Oystercatcher breeding season starts early!
JULY 3, 2016
Between the beach and the dunes there are no end of tracks and of course they all head in the same direction. Birding Australia Broome Pied OystercatcherAlthough I was going to tell you more about our trip away after introducing you to Burra Rock Conservation Reserve last week there has been some interesting news in Broome!