Birdwatching in the Port Macquarie and Hastings Region of NSW, Australia
THE QUEST | LATEST SIGHTINGS
29/05/2018 - Red-backed Kingfisher sighted along Belmore River Right Bank Rd approximately 6km from SW Rocks Rd junction, Gladstone.
17/05/2018 - There is currently an influx of Swift Parrots in the Hastings Region with several sightings around Port Macquarie. These small parrots are critically endangered. They are residents of Tasmania and each autumn/winter they undertake an arduous migration across Bass Strait to the east coast of NSW, returning to Tasmania in the spring to breed. They tend to congregate where Rainbow and Musk Lorikeets are feeding in flowering eucalypts although the Swift Parrots have a preference for lerps. In the next few days and weeks, Hastings Birdwatchers will be conducting surveys to look for these birds as well as the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater. However, should YOU see either of these two species, please would you contact Ken Monson 0435 566 390 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of birds seen and their location
All photos courtesy of Liam Murphy