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...

Tallawarra Wetlands

About five minutes drive from my house is Tallawarra Power Station, which has a series of ponds/wetland areas on its grounds. I have often seen some nice pictures of birds from this site, and had long wanted to go and explore there. Unfortunately, I needed to complete...

The Most Dangerous Bird on Earth

The Guinness Book of Records lists the Southern Cassowary, the world’s third largest bird, as the most dangerous bird on Earth and, having been privileged to have been within just a few centimeters of this magnificent animal, I can certainly say that they are...

The Half Way Mark

June marks the half way point in my (Little) Big Year. At the end of May I was still a whopping 231 species short of my primary target of 400 Australian bird species for the 2015 calendar year, and 42 short of my secondary target of 50 new Australian bird species for...