We had an amazing trip to Darwin and Australia’s Northern Territory. From Darwin, we headed towards Kakadu NP via Howard Springs, Fogg Dam Reserve, Leaning Tree Park, Window on the Wetlands, and the Aurora area where we spent a couple of fabulous days in 104 degree heat. Then rang in the new year 2014 by birding back in Darwin. We love Australia! Alphabetically:
A: Apostlebird , Australasian Darter , Australasian Grebe , Australian Grey Teal , Australian Hobby , Australian Little Egret , Australian Pelican , Australian White Ibis , Azure Kingfisher .
B : Banded Honeyeater , Bar-breasted Honeyeater , Bar-shouldered Dove , Beach Stone-curlew (or Beach Thick-knee), Black bittern , Black-faced Cuckooshrike , Black-faced Woodswallow , Black Kite , Black-necked Stork , Black-tailed Treecreeper , Black-winged Stilt .
B continued : Blue-faced Honeyeater , Blue-winged Kookaburra , Brolga , Brown Falcon , Brown Goshawk , Brown Honeyeater , Bush Stone-curlew (or Bush Thick-knee .)
C : Cattle Egret , Chestnut-breasted Mannikin , Comb-crested Jacana , Common Greenshank , Crested Dove , Crested Pigeon , Crimson Finch .
D – E : Dollarbird , Double-barred Finch , Dunlin , Dusky Honeyeater , Eastern Great Egret , Eastern Koel , Eastern Osprey , Eastern Reef Egret (or Pacific Reef Heron)(dark morph).