Occasional bird visitors to our home garden

Yesterday I wrote about the seasonal bird visitors to our home garden here in Murray Bridge, South Australia. Over the 22 years we have been living here, I have recorded 113 different species. Of these 36 could be regarded as resident, meaning that they are always present or are very regular visitors or frequently fly overhead.

Occasional Visitors
More than half the species, however, could only be regarded as occasional visitors. Still others are vagrants, that is, they have only been recorded once or twice. Those that are occasional visitors include:

  • Whistling Kite
  • Spotted Harrier
  • Brown Goshawk
  • Little Eagle
  • Australian Hobby
  • Masked Lapwing
  • Silver Gull
  • Common Bronzewing Pigeon
  • Peaceful Dove
  • Little Corella
  • Cockatiel
  • Crimson (Adelaide) Rosella
  • Rainbow Lorikeet
  • Barn Owl
  • Southern Boobook Owl
  • Australian Owlet-Nightjar
  • Tawny Frogmouth
  • Laughing Kookaburra
  • Sacred Kingfisher
  • Tree Martin
  • Fairy Martin
  • Red-Capped Robin
  • Hooded Robin
  • Golden Whistler (sometimes resident)
  • Rufous Whistler (sometimes resident)
  • Chestnut-rumped Thornbill
  • Yellow Thornbill
  • Mistletoebird
  • Varied Sittella
  • Silvereye
  • Masked Woodswallow
  • White-browed Woodswallow
  • Dusky Woodswallow
  • Australian Raven
  • Diamond Firetail
  • Zebra Finch
  • European Goldfinch

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *