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PWS - Fires update and impacts

20/02/2019

Background: A number of fires were ignited by dry lightning that crossed the state in late December 2018 and mid-January 2019. The storms of 15 January 2019 resulted in approximately 2,400 lightning strikes and caused over 60 new ignitions.More

PWS Fire Update - Friday 15 February 2019

15/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened today (Friday 15 February).More

PWS Fire Update - Thursday 14 February 2019

14/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened.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