A Wildlife Sanctuary for birds, possums, frogs and other treasures

The Birds of Wombat Bend

Although most bird reference books arrange groups in order of most primitive to most modern in an evolutionary context, we have arranged our groups to present those most commonly noted in our landscape, and generally speaking, most well known by the public. Having said that of course, it must be recognised that in larger groups, eg Honeyeaters, several of those listed are transitory visitors and only seen in certain seasons.

The birds are listed alphabetically within their groups. Single asterisks indicate the birds most commonly seen around Wombat Bend at all times of the year. Two asterisks indicate seasonal or migratory visitors.

Ground & Tree Dwellers

Parrots* & Cockatoos*

Corella Long-billed
Corella Little
Crimson Rosella
Eastern Rosella
Galah
Gang Gang Cockatoo
King Parrot
Musk Lorikeet (rare)
Rainbow Lorikeet
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Yellow-tailed Cockatoo 

Honeyeaters

Eastern Spinebill*
New Holland*
Red Wattlebird*
White-eared
White-naped*
White-plumed*
Yellow-faced

Bell Miner
Noisy Miner  

Wrens

Superb Blue Wren*
White-browed Scrubwren* 

Fly Catchers

Jacky Winter
Willy Wagtail*
Restless Flycatcher (Scissors Grinder)
Grey Fantail*

 

Pigeons

Common Bronzewing*
Crested
Peaceful Dove 

Kingfishers/Kookaburra

Laughing Kookaburra*
Sacred Kingfisher*  

Magpies, Ravens

White-backed Magpie*
Pied Currawong*
Australian Raven*
Little Raven
Pied Butcherbird*

Mud nest builders

Magpie-lark*

White-wing Chough

Swallows

Welcome Swallow*
Fairy Martin 

Dusky Wood Swallow*

Cuckoos

Fan tailed
Horsfield’s Bronze
Pallid

Birds of Prey

Brown Goshawk
Kite
Wedge tailed Eagle*

Night Hunters

Barn Owl

Southern Boobook Owl 

Tawny Frogmouth (insects)*

Nankeen Night Herron

Cuckoo-shrikes & Trillers

Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
White-winged Triller

Shrike-thrush / Thrush

Grey Shrike-thrush
Scaly Thrush

Robins

Flame
Rose
Scarlet

Yellow

Reed & Grass Dwellers

Australian Reed Warbler
Little Grassbird 

Stubble Quail

Whistlers & Shrike-tits

Golden Whistler
Rufous Whistler
Crested Shrike-tit

Oddies

Buff-rumped Thornbill*
Firetail Finch*
Mistletoe Bird
Striated Pardalote
Striated Thornbill

Rufous Songlark

Water & Wading Birds

Waders, Floaters & Wanderers

Australian Crake**
Australian Darter **
Australian Pelican**
Black Swan**
Black-tailed Native-hen**
Cormorant Great**
Cormorant Little Black*
Cormorant Pied*
Dusky Moorhen*
Eastern Swamphen*
Egret Cattle*
Egret Great*
Egret Little*
Eurasian Coot*
Grebe Australasian*
Heron White-faced*
Heron White-necked*
Ibis Sacred*
Ibis Straw-necked*
Latham’s Snipe**
Lewin’s Rail (rare)**
Heron Nankeen Night*
Plover Banded*
Plover Masked*
Red-kneed Dotterel**
Spoonbill Yellow*

Ducks

Australian Shellduck (Mountain Duck)
Blue-billed**
Hardhead (White-eyed)*
Pacific Black*
Pink-eared**
Teal Chestnut**
Teal Gargeney (rare)**
Teal Grey**
Wood (Maned)* 

Native Animals ~ the majority are nocturnal

Commonly seen

Grey Kangaroo
Swamp Wallaby
Bare-nosed Wombat
Echidna
Brush-tailed Possum
Ringtail Possum
Sugar Glider

Less commonly seen

Antechinus
Phascogale
Bush Rat (Native Rat)
Spotted Quoll

Snakes

Brown Snake
Copperhead Snake
Tiger Snake
Red bellied Black Snake

Frogs, lizards, butterflies & moths, fish, turtles (tortoises) and numerous other creatures all call Wombat Bend home

Non-native animals (all do enormous amount of damage in the environment)

Deer
Foxes
Rabbits
Feral cats
Feral dogs