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June 1, 2015

Baldwin Swamp

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Bundaberg Queensland Birding.

This morning I stopped at what I thought was the headwaters of Baffle Creek, just north of Bundaberg. A lovely little creek but not much there except a Horsfield’s Bronze-cuckoo. I got a map from the tourist office and proceeded to Baldwin Swamp Environmental Park.

Square-tailed Kite
Square-tailed Kite (Lophoictinia isura)

Not a bad spot right in the middle of town. There were lots of bush birds along with the standard water birds.

Little Friarbird
Little Friarbird (Philemon citreogularis)

Double-barred Finch
Double-barred Finch (Taenopygia bichenovii)

And a colony of noisy squawking fruit bats.

fruit bats
Fruit Bat

This grebe looked quite artistic amongst all the weed.

Australasian Grebe
Australasian Grebe

Bundaberg bird list

Horsfield’s Bronze-cuckoo (Chalcites basalis)
Spotted Turtle-dove
Peaceful Dove
White-naped Honeyeater
Little Friarbird (Philemon citreogularis)
Blue-faced Honeyeater
Brown Honeyeater
Lewin’s Honeyeater
Spangled Drongo
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Australian Magpie
Willy Wagtail
Grey Fantail
Double-barred Finch
Dusky Moorhen
Purple Swamphen
Pacific Black Duck
Radjah Shelduck
Little Black Cormorant
Little Egret
Darter
Australasian Grebe
Australian Wood Duck
Square-tailed Kite (Lophoictinia isura)

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