Centennial Parklands (Labour Day Special!)

Our Centennial Parklands outing along with some exciting October event news!

Centennial Parklands (Labour Day Special!)
Group photo!
We have two events coming up in October! Check out our Outings page for more info!

Spring is in the air and with a public holiday we set out on our way to Centennial Parklands to do some well deserved birdwatching! We had a great turnout today and the weather was just right. There was some concern that the birds would be somewhat disturbed after Listen Out over the weekend but I they were all out and active! The lower temperature must have also served as a respite. We mainly stuck to the main ponds and garden areas.

Highlights include:

  • A Willie Wagtail put on a show for us by dancing, checking us out, and keeping a close eye from a nearby pole
  • A Magpie Lark was very friendly as it approached us nearly to our feet without any fear
  • Seeing and learning about duck hybrids was fascinating
  • Welcome Swifts and Fairy Martins flew right past us and circled us as they hunted for the insects (that we were probably attracting).
  • Goslings (observed from a safe distance) fought off some Magpies trying to get a cheeky bite from some food around them.
  • Multiple lifers for many birders amongst us that day!
  • Constantly amazed and grateful for the more experienced members' knowledge about local birds (thanks Taysi & Click!)


Thanks to Nikki for the photos (follow them for more wildlife photos)!

Pokedex Species List:

Thanks to our members that logged birds on ebird as we walked!

  • Domestic goose sp. (Domestic type)‌‌
  • Black Swan
  • ‌‌Australian Wood Duck‌‌
  • Pacific Black Duck‌‌
  • Chestnut Teal
  • ‌‌Pink-eared Duck
  • ‌‌Hardhead‌‌
  • Australasian Grebe‌‌
  • Rock Dove (Feral Pigeon)
  • ‌‌Spotted Dove
  • ‌‌Crested Pigeon
  • ‌‌Channel-billed Cuckoo
  • ‌‌Dusky Moorhen‌
  • ‌Eurasian Coot
  • ‌‌Australasian Swamphen‌‌
  • Masked Lapwing‌‌
  • Little Pied Cormorant
  • ‌‌Little Black Cormorant‌‌
  • Intermediate Egret
  • ‌‌White-faced Heron‌‌
  • Australian White Ibis‌
  • ‌Royal Spoonbill
  • ‌‌Sulphur-crested Cockatoo‌‌
  • Rainbow Lorikeet‌
  • ‌Superb Fairywren‌
  • ‌Noisy Miner
  • ‌‌Yellow Thornbill‌‌
  • Black-faced Cuckooshrike
  • ‌‌Australasian Figbird
  • ‌‌Australian Magpie‌‌
  • Pied Currawong‌‌
  • Willie Wagtail
  • ‌‌Magpie-lark‌‌
  • Australian Raven‌
  • ‌Welcome Swallow‌
  • ‌Fairy Martin
  • ‌‌Common Myna