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Easter safety is paramount for our parks and reserves

18/04/2019

The Parks and Wildlife Service encourages visitors and Tasmanians alike to get outdoors and get active - especially in our parks and reserves.More

Good news, Hartz Mountain National Park and other tracks are open!

17/04/2019

In time for Easter walking, PWS have been able to re-open a number of tracks.More

New Mt Mawson Shelter officially opened ahead of ski season

29/03/2019

The new Mt Mawson Public Shelter was today officially opened and will provide a new level of amenity for southern Tasmania's only ski field, as well as upgraded facilities for bushwalkers heading to the iconic Tarn Shelf walk in Mt Field National Park.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