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Encounter Maria Island

20/10/2017

Encounter Maria Island's new ferry Osprey V, that will allow even more visitors to enjoy one of the State's best tourism attractions, was launched today.More

Progress on Cradle Mountain Master Plan

19/10/2017

An important milestone in the Cradle Mountain Master Plan project has been reached following a competitive tender process, with Cumulus Studio chosen to design the Cradle Mountain gateway precinct and the Dove Lake viewing shelter.More

Exciting new proposal for Tasmania's South East Cape

16/10/2017

Award-winning local tourism operator Ian Johnstone can now progress a new project to lease and licence negotiations under the Tourism Opportunities in Tasmania's National Parks, Reserves and Crown Land process.More

Maria Island National Park

Bird List

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

T = Tasmanian Endemic
M = Migratory
U = Uncommon

Seabirds

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
Silvereye
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