Flora & Fauna

Birds of Port Macquarie Golf Course

Survey conducted between November 2010 – June 2011

This list has been compiled whilst playing golf on the course, so it is not comprehensive (in deference to my golf game and my playing partners) It is also of observations minus binoculars (difficult to swing a club with binoculars around one’s neck) Identifications have also often been from calls of species with which I am familiar and can say with a degree of certainty that it is a correct call and of course it is restricted to daylight hours.

Many birds are present only during the Summer months, when they are most vocal and easily heard and observed with the naked eye. Others, like the Whipbird, are heard all year round.

Not observed in this survey is the Noisy Pitta, a spectacular resident of nearby Sea Acres, but not as yet seen on the course.

Favourites among players are the Albino Magpie who has survived into his third season and the Tawny Frogmouths. The Catbird announcing his presence in Summer between the 10th and 11th holes.

Lists are accompanied by symbols indicating their prevalence, grading from one to five.

* Common  -  **** Rare or of Special Interest  -  ***** Extremely Rare

Frank Loughland
Hastings Birdwatchers


Birds of Port Macquarie Golf Course

Australian Grebe*


Little Pied Cormorant**

Little Black Cormorant*

White - Necked Heron**

White Faced Heron *

 Great Egret**

 Little Egret**


 Sacred Ibis*

 Straw-Necked Ibis***

 Black Swan***

Black (Pacific) Duck*

Grey Teal***

Chestnut Teal*

Wood (Maned) Duck*

Hardhead Duck****


Black Shouldered Kite***

Wedge Tailed Eagle***

Swamp Harrier***

Peregrine Falcon***

Australian Hobby***

Nankeen Kestrel***

Brush Turkey**

Buff Banded Rail ***

Dusky Moorhen**

Purple Swamphen*


Masked Lapwing*

Japanese Swipe****

Silver Gull*

White Headed Pigeon**

Top Knot Pigeon***

Brown Pigeon*

Domestic Pigeon*

Spotted Turtle Dove*

Bar Shouldered Dove**

Crested Pigeon*

Wonga Pigeon***

Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo*


Sulphur Crested Cockatoo*

Rainbow Lorikeet*

Scaly Breasted Lorikeet*

Musk Lorikeet***

Little Lorikeet****

King Parrot**

Crimson Rosella*****

Eastern Rosella*

Brush Cuckoo**

Fantailed Cuckoo*

Shining Bronze Cuckoo***

Horsfields Bronze Cuckoo***

Common Koel (Summer)*

Channel Billed Cuckoo ( Summer)**

Pheasant Coucal***

Tawny Frogmouth*

White Throated Needle-tail (swift) (Summer)**

Fork-tailed Swift****

Azure Kingfisher**


Sacred Kingfisher** (Summer)

Rainbow Bee-eater** (Summer)

Dollarbird* (Summer)

Welcome Swallow*

Tree Martin***

Black Faced Cuckoo Shrike*

Cicada Bird** (Summer)

Eastern Yellow Robin*

Crested Strike Tit***

Golden Whistler**

Rufous Whistler**

Grey Shrike Thrush*

Black-Faced Monarch** (Summer)

Spectacled Monarch*** (Summer)

Leaden Flycatcher*** (Summer)

Rufous Fantail*** (Summer)

Grey Fantail*

Willy Wagtail*

Eastern Whipbird*

Australian Reed Warbler**

Superb Blue Wren*

Variegated Wren**

White-browed Scrub Wren**

Brown Warbler*

White -throated Warbler** (Summer)

Brown Thornbill*

Yellow rumped Thornbill**

Yellow Thornbill**

White-throated Treecreeper*

Little Wattlebird*

Noisy Friarbird**

Lewins Honeyeater*

Yellow-faced Honeyeater**

White-naped Honeyeater**

Brown Honeyeater*

White Cheeked Honeyeater*

Eastern Spinebill*

Scarlet Honeyeater**

Mistletoe Bird**

Spotted Paradalote**


House Sparrow*

Red-browed Firetail*

Common Starling*

Olive-backed Oriole* (Summer)


Spangled Drongo*

Satin Bowerbird*

Regent Bowerbird***

Green Catbird*

Magpie Lark*

White-breasted Wood swallow* (Summer)

Dusky Wood swallow*** (Summer)