Birds to look out for in March

Thursday, 29 February 2024

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Birds to look out for in March

What birds might you see this month? Here are a few to look out for…

  • Tree Martins leaving Tasmania  
  • Dollarbirds and Eastern Koels departing from NSW  
  • Departure of Pied Imperial-Pigeons from Wet Tropics of Queensland  
  • Departure of Sharp-tailed Sandpipers from southern mainland Australia  
  • Large congregations of waterfowl in coastal and near-coastal wetlands  
  • The last of the White-throated Needletails and Fork-tailed Swifts in southern Australia .

Interesting historical records:

4/3/2007  Collared Petrel | off Norfolk Island |  1st record for Australia  

4/3/2009  Chinese Pond Heron | off Scott Reef, WA | 4th record for Australia  

14/3/1992  Spotted Redshank | Springvale, VIC |  1st record for Victoria  

18/3/1962  Buff-breasted Sandpiper | Altona, VIC |  1st record for Australia  

23/3/1985  Sabine’s Gull |  off Wollongong, NSW |  1st record for NSW  

28/3/2010  New Zealand Storm-Petrel off Port Stephens, NSW |  1st record for Australia 

Want to contribute valuable data to help Australia’s birds? Log your bird sightings on Birdata, our national bird monitoring program!

Head to birdata.birdlife.org.au to get started today, or watch our handy video tutorial below to find out how to submit a 2ha 20 min survey of your own.