Back to Cairns

A quick trip to Cairns and the Daintree River. A great part of Australia, and a place I had not been to since 1995. My primary goal was to see a Southern Cassowary, as I had missed out on seeing these magnificent birds on my previous tips to the region. I have visited...

Happy New Year (2016)

Happy New Year – 2016 is upon us. For me, it was ushered in at Newcastle, at a house belonging to my wife’s cousin and her husband. New year’s day was a quiet affair, sitting in their backyard, playing cards (500) and jotting down a list of every...

The Wrap Up for 2015

As at the end of November my 2015 Australian bird list was a respectable 275 which, although a long way short of my 400 species goal, was very pleasing considering the busy year I had. I had also added 37 new Australian bird species to my life list, which now stands...

My First Southern Cassowary

In the year so far, up to the end of July, I have managed to see just 181 species of Australian birds, which is a long way short of my goal of 400. Given that there are only 5 months left in the year, and the 5 months from March to July saw only 59 species added to...