AUSTRALASIAN Temperate Seashore

The birds of the temperate seashores of Australasia...

Family Anatidae, Ducks, Geese & Swans

Tadorna tadornoides, 'Australian Shelduck' (Rottnest Island, Australia).

Family Recurvirostridae: Stilts & Avocets

Recurvirostra novaehollandiae, 'Red-necked Avocet'. Endemic to Australia. Can turn up anywhere there is open areas of shallow fresh or salt water.

Family Haematopodidae: Oystercatchers

Haematopus longirostris, 'Pied Oystercatcher' (Wineglass Bay, Australia).

Family Charadriidae: Plovers, Dotterels

Charadrius ruficapillus, 'Red-capped Plover' (Rottnest Island, Australia)

Family Laridae: Gulls

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).

Family Spheniscidae: Penguins

Family Phalacrocoracidae: Cormorants

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.