March 31, 2021

The results are in: Hunters Hill observers recorded more than 2700 individual birds during Bird Week.

A snapshot of the activities of local birdwatchers has been compiled from activities during BirdLife Australia’s Aussie Backyard Bird Count.

The count ran from 19 to 25 October 2020.

Each October, people count how many birds they see within 20-minutes in their backyard, local park, or any other area.

This provides a snapshot at the same time each year, allowing organisations to look at trends in bird communities, and enabling community members to make an important contribution to citizen science from their own backyards, local parks, or favourite outdoor spaces.

The results of the 2020 Aussie Backyard Bird Count for the Municipality of Hunters Hill show that:

• 57 observers participated in the bird count, submitting a total of 112 checklists.
• Observers recorded a total of 2741 individual birds during Bird Week.
• 60 bird species were recorded (see table below).

Table: Total count of all 60 bird species observed within the Council of the Municipality of Hunters Hill boundaries during the 2020 Aussie Backyard Bird Count.

*Introduced species; RA = Rare; NT = Near Threatened; VU = Vulnerable; En = Endangered, CE = Critically Endangered (based on IUCN listings; BirdLife Australia, 2019).

Bird SpeciesCount
Rainbow Lorikeet 717
Noisy Miner 322
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo228
Welcome Swallow168
Australian Magpie 141
Pied Currawong129
Common Myna * 126
Silver Gull 121
Red Wattlebird 78
Red-browed Finch 61
Willie Wagtail 56
Laughing Kookaburra50
Rock Dove * 48
Crested Pigeon46
Australian Wood Duck43
Australian Raven42
Australian White Ibis39
Little Corella 33
House Sparrow * 24
Brown Thornbill 19
Eastern Rosella 19
Pacific Black Duck18
Spotted Dove * 17
Superb Fairy-wren16
Australian Brush-turkey15
Galah 15
Australian King-Parrot12
Channel-billed Cuckoo 10
Chestnut Teal10
Eastern Whipbird10
Grey Butcherbird 9
Masked Lapwing 9
Eastern Koel 8
Australasian Figbird 7
Black Swan 7
Common Starling *6
Dollarbird 6
Eastern Spinebill5
Australian Pelican 4
Black Duck-Mallard hybrid *3
Eurasian Coot 3
Sacred Kingfisher 3
White-throated Treecreeper3
Black-winged Stilt 2
Little Wattlebird 2
White-faced Heron 2
White-plumed Honeyeater2
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike1
Collared Sparrowhawk1
Crimson Rosella 1
Great Egret 1
Long-billed Corella 1
Musk Lorikeet 1
Northern Mallard *1
Powerful Owl (VU) 1
Red-rumped Parrot 1
Tawny Frogmouth1
Topknot Pigeon 1
White-browed Scrubwren1

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Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400