Bunkers Conservation Reserve Bird List by Wally Klau 2012


 1          1         Emu                                                       Seen on the track in and at Pinnacle bore. Seen  

                        Dromaius novaehollandiae                 various sites. Seen near Minnitinna creek  

 2        43        Crested Pigeon                                     Seen along the track near the Minnitinna creek.  

                        Ocyphaps lophotes                              Seen at Minnitinnai creek.

 3      224        Wedge-tailed Eagle                             Seen soaring high near 15mile bore.

                        Aquila audax

 4      240        Nankeen Kestrel                                  Seen soaring over the hills behind the bunkhouse.

                        Falco cenchroides                               

 5      239        Brown Falcon                                        One seen at the disused quarry. Seen along the track.

     Falco berigora                                      

 6      291        Australian (Mallee) Ringneck              Seen daily including at the bunkhouse and along the

                        Barnardius zonarius barnardi             creeks.

 7      296        Mulga Parrot                                         Seen several times near the enclosures.

                        Psephotus varius

 8      307        Elegant Parrot                                       A pair seen on top of Mt Billy.

                        Neophema elegans

 9      337        Pallid Cuckoo                                         Seen near the northern enclosure it was seen north of

                        Cacomantis pallidus                              the firing range.

10     555        Brown Treecreeper                             Seen at the disused quarry.

                        Climacteris picumnus

11     535        White-winged Fairy-wren                   There are groups mainly in the open area on the flat.

                        Malurus leucopterus areas.

12     536        Variegated Fairy-wren                        There are groups scattered on the reserve.

                        Malurus lamberti lamberti

13     497        Redthroat                                              There is a good population on the reserve. Very  

                        Pyrrholaemus brunneus                       seldom seen but often heard.

14     465        Weebill                                                   Are seen every where usually in eucalypt trees but  

                        Smicrornis brevirostris                         also seen in smaller scrubs. They are very vocal.

15     486        Yellow-rumped Thornbill                     Several groups seen on the reserve, a group  

                        Acanthiza chrysorrhoa                        around the bunkhouse.

16     481        Chestnut-rumped Thornbill                 Seen over most of the  reserve, including around the

                        Acanthiza uropygialis                           bunkhouse.

17     476        Inland Thornbill                                     Only two groups observed, on Minnitinna creek and  

                        Acanthiza apicalis                                  near 15m bore.

18     466        Southern Whiteface                             These are seen and heard everywhere.

                        Aphelocephala leucopsis

19     976        Striated Pardalote                                Reasonly common in most eucalypts. Usually heard  

                        Pardalotus striatus                               and rarely seen.

20     608        Singing Honeyeater                              Not as common as they usually are.

                        Lichenostomus virescens

21     623        Grey-fronted Honeyeater                   Very common, usually in eucalypts.

                        Lichenostomus plumulus

22     625        White-plumed Honeyeater                  First time I have seen on this reserve. Only two  

     Lichenostomus penicillatus                 seen one on the Mt. Caernarvon track and one on the flat

                                                                                        in eucalypts.

23     594        White-fronted Honeyeater                 Reasonably vocal on the hillside behind the bunkhouse  

                        Purnella albifrons                                  and Minnitinna creek crossing.

24     635        Yellow-throated Miner                         Heard near the bunkhouse and a group near 15m  

                        Manorina flavigula                                bore.

25     640        Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater                Reasonably common around the bunkhouse and seen  

                        Acanthagenys rufogularis                   and heard over most of the area.

26     445        White-browed Babbler                        Groups seen several areas on the reserve.

                        Pomatostomus superciliosus

27     446        Chestnut-crowned Babbler                 Seen on the flat area of the reserve. They are very  

                        Pomatostomus ruficeps                        timid and hard to get close to.

28     866        Chirruping Wedgebill                            A good population on the reserve. Very vocal on the

                        Psophodes cristatus                              flat area from the shooting gallery northward. Was  

                                                                                         heard on the Mt. Caernarvon track.

29     424        Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike                  Heard east of the 15 Mile Bore track.

                        Coracina novaehollandiae

30     401        Rufous Whistler                                    Seen and heard several areas.

                        Pachycephala rufiventris

31     408        Grey Shrike-thrush                               Seen on two sites on Mt. Caernarvon track.

                        Colluricincla harmonica

32     547        Dusky Woodswallow                            Seen on the second site on Mt. Caernarvon track.

                        Artamus cyanopterus

33     702        Grey Butcherbird                                  Seen near the bunkhouse. Seen and heard  

                        Cracticus torquatus                              other areas including along Minnitinna creek.

34     705        Australian Magpie                                 Seen at the disused quarry on. Seen along the  

                        Cracticus tibicen                                    Minnitinna creek and range and heard at the  


35     364        Willie Wagtail                                         Only one seen near the enclosure area.

                        Rhipidura leucophrys

36     930        Australian Raven                                   A nest with young at Pinnacle bore. Seen and heard

                        Corvus coronoides                                other areas.

37     691        Little Crow                                             One heard calling near the northern enclosure.

                        Corvus bennetti

38     381        Red-capped Robin                                Reasonably common on the reserve. Mostly  

                        Petroica goodenovii                              un-coloured birds.

39     574        Silvereye                                                Only one seen behind the bunkhouse and heard at  

                        Zosterops lateralis                               one site on the Mt. Caernarvon track.

40     359        Tree Martin                                           Only seen at sites on the Mt. Caernarvon track.

                        Petrochelidon nigricans                       

41     564        Mistletoebird                                         Very common. Seen and heard every where.

                        Dicaeum hirundinaceum

42     647        Australasian Pipit                                  Only two seen in the northern enclosure, the only  

                        Anthus novaeseelandiae                     ones  on the whole reserve.