a field guide to the planet - by Damon Ramsey
The birds of the temperate seashores of Australasia...
Tadorna tadornoides, 'Australian Shelduck' (Rottnest Island, Australia).
Recurvirostra novaehollandiae, 'Red-necked Avocet'. Endemic to Australia. Can turn up anywhere there is open areas of shallow fresh or salt water.
Haematopus longirostris, 'Pied Oystercatcher' (Wineglass Bay, Australia).
Charadrius ruficapillus, 'Red-capped Plover' (Rottnest Island, Australia)
Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae, 'Silver Gull' (Rottnest Island, Australia).
Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae scopulinus, 'Red-biiled Gull'. The New Zealand form of the Silver Gull (Kaikoura).
Thalasseus bergii, 'Greater Crested Tern' (Rottnest Island).
Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? One of the first expeditions I am booked to work on is the NZ sub-Antarctics with Silversea Expeditions and Australia with Coral Expeditions. And here is a shortened version of one of my lectures in a warmer part of the world.