Googong Foreshores—a great place for birdwatching




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Googong Foreshores—a great place for birdwatching


Over 165 bird species have been recorded at Googong making it an ideal place for observing birds. Waterbirds such as coots, spoonbills, ducks and swans congregate around the shores of the main dam and Tin Hut Dam. A variety of habitats, from grasslands to forests also attract many terrestrial birds. Googong is home to birds that are uncommon in the Canberra region including the brown treecreeper, hooded robin and diamond firetail.

Some birdwatching sites at Googong Foreshores

Southern end


Tin Hut Dam—stroll around Tin Hut Dam on the bird walk and use the bird screens to view natural bird behaviour.

Northern end


The boat ramp and just above the upper Foreshores car park are great places to see the diamond firetail and hooded robin.

Near the turnoff to the boat ramp (near the lookout), the road goes up a short steep incline past some remnant woodland where birds can be seen.

The Downstream Picnic Area. Water and terrestrial birds congregate here. From the Black Wallaby Track, you may see the uncommon Speckled Warbler.

Identifying bird species


  • A good field guide and binoculars (magnification 10 x) are a must.

  • Observe the bird’s size, basic shape, any characteristic markings and behaviour.

  • Listen for calls and become familiar with individual calls. Birds are often heard but can be difficult to see.

  • Identify the bird in the field guide and then see if it is listed here.

  • Check the distribution of the bird.

  • Does the bird’s behaviour match the description of the bird e.g. some birds display characteristic flight movements, others feed in a particular way?

  • Is the bird in the correct habitat?

  • Are there any similar species?

  • Is it the right time of year for the bird to be here? Some species migrate seasonally from region to region (such as the honeyeaters) or internationally (such as Latham’s snipe).

  • Is the bird a female or juvenile representative of an already identified adult male bird?

Birdwatching techniques


  • Early in the morning and dusk are the best times for birdwatching.

  • To locate birds, listen for their calls and look for movement in the vegetation.

  • Move slowly and keep noise down.

  • Keep the sun behind you to better observe the colour of the bird–also good for photography.

  • Look for birds where two different habitats meet (ecotone) e.g. where the land meets the water; where a forest meets a clearing; or an isolated stand of trees in paddock.

This bird list has been compiled by PCL staff with assistance from the Canberra Ornithologists Group. Reports of additional bird sightings or information are always welcomed. This bird list coves species recorded from 2008 to 2014.

Key

Column 1 – Habitat


G: Grasslands

S: Savannah Woodland. Grassland with a eucalypt tree overstorey with canopies generally not touching or overlapping

D: Dry sclerophyll forest. Eucalypt forest on drier sites with canopies generally touching or overlapping

M: Marshy, moist areas. Reeds and scrubby creek banks

L: Lagoons or dams and their banks

Column 2 – Abundance


C: Common

U: Uncommon

V: Rare

Column 3 – Resident status


B: Breeding resident

R: Resident all year

Mi: Migrant

N: Nomadic. An occasional visitor

?: Unknown

Further Information


Googong Foreshores, RMB 241, Googong Dam Road, via Queanbeyan, NSW 2620

Phone (02) 6207 2779



Canberra Connect: 13 22 81
Website: www.tams.act.gov.au

Common Name

Scientific name

Habitat

Abundance

Resident status


Stubble Quail

Coturnix pectoralis

GS

V

R

Brown Quail

Coturnix ypsilophora

GS

V

R

Musk Duck

Biziura lobata

L

C

BR

Black Swan

Cygnus atratus

L

C

R

Australian Shelduck

Tadorna tadornoides

L

U

R

Australian Wood (Maned) Duck

Chenonetta jubata

GL

C

BR

Australasian Shoveler

Anas rhynchotis

L

U

BR

Grey Teal

Anas gracilis

L

C

BR

Chestnut Teal

Anas castanea

L

V

R

Pink-eared Duck

Malacorhynchus membranaceus

L

U

N

Pacific Black Duck

Anas superciliosa

L

C

BR

Hardhead

Aythya australis

L

C

BR

Australasian Grebe

Tachybaptus novaehollandiae

L

C

BR

Hoary-headed Grebe

Poliocephalus poliocephalus

L

V

BR

Great Crested Grebe

Podiceps cristatus

L

V

N

Common Bronzewing

Phaps chalcoptera

D

C

R

Crested Pigeon

Ocyphaps lophotes

S

C

R

Tawny Frogmouth

Podargus strigoides

SD

U

BR

White-throated Nightjar

Eurostopodus mystacalis

SD

V

Mi

Australian Owlet-nightjar

Aegotheles cristatus

SD

V

R

White-throated Needletail

Hirundapus caudacutus

All

C

Mi

Australian Darter

Anhinga melanogaster

L

V

R

Little Pied Cormorant

Microcarbo melanoleucos

L

C

BR

Great Cormorant

Phalacrocorax carbo

L

C

R

Little Black Cormorant

Phalacrocorax sulcirostris

L

C

BR

Australian Pelican

Pelecanus conspicillatus

L

U

N

White-necked Heron

Ardea pacifica

GML

U

N

Great Egret

Ardea alba

ML

V

N

Cattle Egret

Ardea ibis

ML

U

N

White-faced Heron

Egretta novaehollandiae

ML

C

BR

Little Egret

Egretta garzetta

ML

V

N

Nankeen Night-Heron

Nycticorax caledonicus

ML

V

N

Intermediate Egret

Ardea intermedia

L

V

Mi

Australian White Ibis (Sacred Ibis)

Threskiornis molucca

ML

U

N

Straw-necked Ibis

Threskiornis spinicollis

ML

V

N

Yellow-billed Spoonbill

Platalea flavipes

ML

V

N

Eastern Osprey

Pandion haliaetus cristatus

GSD

V

N

Black-shouldered Kite

Elanus axillaris

GS

V

R

White-bellied Sea-Eagle

Haliaeetus leocogaster

L

U

N

Whistling Kite

Haliastur sphenurus

GSD

V

N

Brown Goshawk

Accipiter fasciatus

GSD

U

R

Collared Sparrowhawk

Accipiter cirrhocephalus

GD

V

R

Grey Goshawk

Accipiter novaehollandiae

SD

V

N

Spotted Harrier

Circus assimilis

GD

V

N

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Aquila audax

SD

C

BR

Little Eagle

Hieraaetus morphnoides

SD

U

R

Nankeen Kestrel

Falco cenchroides

GSD

C

BR

Brown Falcon

Falco berigora

GSD

V

R

Australian Hobby

Falco longipennis

GSD

U

R

Black Falcon

Falco subniger

GS

V

N

Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus

DL

U

BR

Purple Swamphen

Porphyrio porphyrio

ML

V

R

Buff-banded Rail

Gallirallus philippensis

DML

V

N

Dusky Moorhen

Gallinula tenebrosa

L

U

R

Eurasian Coot

Fulica atra

L

C

BR

Black-fronted Dotterel

Elseyornis melanops

L

C

BR

Red-kneed Dotterel

Erythrogonys cinctus

ML

V

R

Banded Lapwing

Vanellus tricolor

G

V

BR

Masked Lapwing

Vanellus miles

GM

C

BR

Australian Painted Button-quail

Turnix varius varius

D

U

R

Silver Gull

Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae

L

C

R

Whiskered Tern

Chlidonias hybrida

L

V

N

Glossy Black-Cockatoo

Calyptorhynchus lathami

D

V

?

Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo

Calyptorhynchus funereus

GD

V

N

Gang-gang Cockatoo

Callocephalon fimbriatum

SD

U

R

Galah

Eolophus roseicapillus

GSD

C

BR

Little Corella

Cacatua sanguinea

GSD

V

N

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Cacatua galerita

All

C

BR

Eastern Rosella

Platycercus eximius

GSD

C

BR

Red-rumped Parrot

Psephotus haematonotus

G

C

BR

Crimson Rosella

Platycercus elegans

All

C

BR

Channel-billed Cuckoo

Scythrops novaehollandiae

D

V

Mi

Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo

Chalcites basalis

D

U

Mi

Shining Bronze-Cuckoo

Chalcites lucidus

D

U

Mi

Fan-tailed Cuckoo

Cacomantis flabelliformis

D

U

Mi

Brush Cuckoo

Cacomantis variolosus

D

V

Mi

Pallid Cuckoo

Cacomantis pallidus

D

U

Mi

Southern Boobook

Ninox novaeseelandiae

GSD

C

BR

Barn Owl

Tyto alba

GSD

V

N

Azure Kingfisher

Ceyx azureus

ML

V

N

Laughing Kookaburra

Dacelo novaeguineae

SD

C

BR

Sacred Kingfisher

Todiramphus sanctus

SD

U

BMi

Rainbow Bee-eater

Merops ornatus

GSM

V

Mi

Dollarbird

Eurystomus orientalis

SD

V

Mi

Superb Lyrebird

Menura nonvaehollandiae

D

V

BR

Red-browed Treecreeper

Climacteris erythrops

D

V

-

Brown Treecreeper

Climacteris picumnus

D

V

R

White-throated Treecreeper

Cormobates leucophaea

SD

C

BR

Satin Bowerbird

Ptilonorhynchus violaceus

DM

V

R

Superb Fairy-wren

Malurus cyaneus

DG

C

BR

White-browed Scrubwren

Sericornis frontalis

MLD

C




Chestnut-rumped Heathwren

Calamanthus pyrrhopygia

MD

V

R

Speckled Warbler

Chthonicola sagittata

SD

C

R

Weebill

Smicrornis brevirostris

D

C

BR

Western Gerygone

Gerygone fusca

SD

U

Mi

White-throated Gerygone

Geryone olivacea

SD

C

Mi

Striated Thornbill

Acanthiza lineata

SD

C

BR

Yellow Thornbill

Acanthiza nana

SD

U

BR

Yellow-rumped Thornbill

Acanthiza chrysorrhoa

GS

C

BR

Buff-rumped Thornbill

Acanthiza reguloides

SD

C

BR

Brown Thornbill

Acanthiza pusilla

SD

C

BR

Southern Whiteface

Southern Whiteface

G

U

BR

Spotted Pardalote

Pardalotus punctatus

SD

C

BR

Striated Pardalote

Pardalotus striatus

SD

C

BR

Eastern Spinebill

Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris

M

C

R

Yellow-faced Honeyeater

Lichenostomus chrysops

SD

C

BMi

White-eared Honeyeater

Lichenostomus leucotis

SD

C

BR

Yellow-tufted Honeyeater

Lichenostomus melanops

S

V

N

White-plumed Honeyeater

Lichenostomus penicillatus

S

U

R

Noisy Miner

Manorina melanocephala

SD

C

BR

Red Wattlebird

Anthochaera carunculata

SD

C

BR

White-fronted Chat

Epthianura albifrons

SD

V

R

Crescent Honeyeater

Phylidonyris pyrrhopterus

SD

V

R

Brown-headed Honeyeater

Melithreptus brevirostris

SD

U

BR

White-naped Honeyeater

Melithreptus lunatus

D

U

Mi

Noisy Friarbird

Philemon corniculatus

SD

U

BMi

Varied Sittella

Daphoenositta chrysoptera

D

U

BR

Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike

Coracina novaehollandiae

SD

C

BMi

White-winged Triller

Lalage tricolor

SD

U

Mi

Crested Shrike-tit

Falcunculus frontatus

SD

V

?

Golden Whistler

Pachycephala pectoralis

SD

U

Mi

Rufous Whistler

Pachycephala rufiventris

D

C

Mi

Grey Shrike-thrush

Colluricincla harmonica

SD

C

BR

Olive-backed Oriole

Oriolus sagittatus

GSD

U

Mi

Masked Woodswallow

Artamus personatus

D

V

N

White-browed Woodswallow

Artamus superciliosus

D

V

N

Dusky Woodswallow

Artamus cyanopterus

D

C

BMi

Grey Butcherbird

Cracticus torquatus

SD

U

R

Australian Magpie

Cracticus tibicen

GSD

C

BR

Pied Currawong

Strepera graculina

GSD

C

BR

Grey Currawong

Strepera versicolor

GSD

U

R

Grey Fantail

Rhipidura fuliginosa

SD

C

BR

Willie Wagtail

Rhipidura leocophrys

GS

C

BR

Australian Raven

Corvus coronoides

GSD

C

BR

Little Raven

Corvus mellori

GSD

V

R

Leaden Flycatcher

Myiagra rubecula

SD

U

BMi

Satin Flycatcher

Myiagra cyanoleuca

SD

V

BMi

Restless Flycatcher

Myiagra inquieta

SD

U

BR

Magpie-lark

Grallina cyanoleuca

GSD

C

BR

White-winged Chough

Corcorax melanorhamphos

GSD

C

BR

Scarlet Robin

Petroica multicolor

All

U

R

Flame Robin

Petroica phoenicea

All

U

Mi

Rose Robin

Petroica rosea

SD

V

Mi

Hooded Robin

Melanodryas cucullata

SD

U

R

Eastern Yellow Robin

Eopsaltria australis

SD

U

BR

Golden-headed Cisticola

Cisticola exilis

M

V

R

Australian Reed-Warbler

Acrocephalus australis

ML

C

BMi

Little Grassbird

Megalurus gramineus

SL

U

-

Rufous Songlark

Cincloramphus mathewsi

GD

V

Mi

Silvereye

Zosterops lateralis

SD

C

R

Welcome Swallow

Hirundo neoxena

GS

C

BR

Fairy Martin

Petrochelidon ariel

GS

V

Mi

Tree Martin

Petrochelidon nigricans

GS

C

Mi

Mistletoebird

Dicaeum hirundinaceum

SD

U

Mi

Double-barred Finch

Taeniopygia bichenovii

GS

U

BR

Red-browed Finch

Neochmia temporalis

GSD

C

R

Diamond Firetail

Stagonopleura guttata

G

U

BR

Australian Pipit

Anthus novaeseelandiae

G

U

BR

Spotted Quail-thrush

Cinclosoma punctatum

GD

V

R

Feral Pigeon

Columba livia livia

G

C

BR

Skylark

Alauda arvensis

G

V

R

Common Blackbird

Turdus merula

D

U

BR

European Goldfinch

Carduelis carduelis

G

C

BR

House Sparrow

Passer domesticus

G

C

BR

Common Starling

Sturnus vulgaris

GS

C

BR

Common Myna

Sturnus tristis

SD

C

BR





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