We saw Lord Howe Woodhen and the endemic races of Pied Currawong

Without a doubt BirdLife Warrnambool’s shared expedition to Lord Howe Island with BirdLife Hamilton was the most memorable highlight for 2016. Branch members Helen and Graham Dixon stepped up to organise a stunning tour. We spent an adventure-filled week exploring the island and the surrounding coral reefs, observing and photographing the birdlife and discovering what makes the island such a special place. Highlights were Lord Howe Woodhen and the endemic races of Pied Currawong, Australian Golden Whistler and Silvereye, as well as a bevy of seabirds, including experiencing the phenomenon of Providence Petrels dropping from the sky and flapping and hopping around clumsily at our feet. 

Image - Happy Birders by Peter Barrand