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Upgraded Julius River bridges improve visitor access


Bridge upgrades at the Julius River Regional Reserve are now complete.More

Viewing platform upgrades for Rocky Cape's Aboriginal heritage sites


Two viewing platforms have been replaced as part of visitor facility improvements at Rocky Cape National Park on the North-West Coast. The platforms are at the Lee Archer Cave and South Cave sites, which have highly significant Aboriginal heritage values.More

Urban focus for World Wetlands Day


'Wetlands for a sustainable future' is the theme for World Wetlands Day 2018. This international celebration of the significance of wetland environments is held annually on 2 February.More

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Bird List

This checklist is designed to be used in conjunction with a field guide.

T = Tasmanian Endemic
M = Migratory
U = Uncommon


Little penguin
Black-browed albatross
Shy albatross
Fairy prion U
Short-tailed shearwater M
Common diving-petrel U
Australasian gannet
Australasian pelican U
Black-faced cormorant
Caspian tern U
Crested tern
Fairy tern U
Arctic skua MU
Silver gull
Pacific gull
Kelp gull

Shore, estuary and lagoon birds

Ruddy turnstone MU
Pied oystercatcher
Sooty oystercatcher
Hooded plover
Double-banded plover MU
Red-capped plover U
Japanese snipe M
Tasmanian native hen T
Hoary-headed grebe U
Little pied cormorant
Great cormorant
Masked lapwing
White-faced heron
Australasian bittern U
Cape Barren goose
Black swan U
Pacific black duck
Chestnut teal
Grey teal U
Musk duck U

Land birds

Swamp quail
Brush bronzewing
Yellow-tailed black-cockatoo U
Green rosella T
Swift parrot M
Blue-winged parrot MU
Tawny frogmouth U
Pallid cuckoo MU
Fan-tailed cuckoo M
Golden bronze-cuckoo MU
Tree martin M
Welcome swallow M
Black-faced cuckoo-shrike M
Dusky woodswallow M
Richard's pipit
Grey shrike-thrush U
Whites thrush U
Spotted quail-thrush U
White-throated needletail MU
Grey fantail
Satin flycatcher M
Scarlet robin
Pink robin U
Flame robin
Dusky robin T
Oliver whistler
Golden whistler
Tasmanian thornbill T
Yellow-rumped thornbill
Tasmanian scrubwren T
Strong-billed honeyeater T
Black-headed honeyeater T
Eastern spinebill
Yellow-throated honeyeater T
New Holland honeyeater
Crescent honeyeater
Yellow wattlebird T
White-fronted chat
Forty-spotted pardalote T
Spotted pardalote
Striated pardalote M
Little grassbird U
Beautiful firetail
Australian magpie
Black currawong T
Clinking currawong
Forest raven

Birds of prey

Swamp harrier MU
Wedge-tailed eagle U
White-breasted sea-eagle
Peregrine falcon U
Brown falcon
Southern boobook
Masked owl U

Introduced species

Skylark U
Laughing kookaburra
Common blackbird
European goldfinch
House sparrow
Common starling