Grade: all
Subject: Science

#2690. Australia and Pacific Islands - most common birds

Science, level: all
Posted Wed Sep 18 04:59:11 PDT 2002 by Zheljko Stanimirovic (
"Vukica Mitrovic" Elementary/Middle School, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Materials Required: Internet, encyclopedias, field guides, binoculars, notebooks and writing material
Activity Time: depending on curriculum
Concepts Taught: birds, biodiversity, systematics, Australia

In many cases, students are instructed to write a report on certain kind of animal. Animals chosen should be those relevant to student's life. If students live in Australian region and do a report on birds, they should write about birds from their surroundings. Here is the list of most common birds of Australia and Pacific islands, so students can choose from it or be assigned. The list is compiled from transect data from all over the internet.

Boobook, Southern
Bronzewing, Common
Cormorant, Great
Cormorant, Little Pied
Cuckoo, Horsfield's Bronze
Cuckoo, Pallid
Cuckoo, Shining Bronze
Cuckooshrike, Black-faced
Currawong, Grey
Dotterel, Black-fronted
Duck, Australian Wood (Maned)
Duck, Black Australian
Eagle, Wedge-tailed
Eagle, White-bellied Fish
Egret, Cattle
Falcon, Brown
Falcon, Peregrine
Fantail, Grey
Frogmouth, Tawny
Goshawk, Brown
Grebe, Australasian
Grebe, Hoary-headed
Gull, Silver
Harrier, Swamp
Heron, Night Nankeen
Heron, White-faced
Hobby, Australian
Kestrel, Nankeen
Kingfisher, Sacred
Kite, Whistling
Lapwing, Masked
Owl, Barn
Owlet Nighjar, Australian
Pardalote, Striated
Pelican, Australian
Plover, Oriental
Plover, Pacific Golden
Sandpiper, Sharp-tailed
Shearwater, Wedge-tailed
Shrike-thrush, Grey
Sparrow, House
Sparrowhawk, Collared
Stint, Rufous-necked
Teal, Grey
Thornbill, Yellow-rumped
Wagtail, Willie
Whistler, Golden
Whistler, Rufous