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The Regent Honeyeater, a nationally endangered species.   Have you seen this bird?
One of the strongholds for the Regent Honeyeater in NSW is the Capertee Valley, just north of Newnes.
There are, however, very few official records from the Wolgan Valley, somewhat surprising, given its proximity to the Capertee Valley.
Your help is needed in determining if it is a regular or infrequent visitor to the Newnes area.
If you think that you have seen the Regent Honeyeater in the Wolgan Valley, please contact:
Tiffany Mason, Threatened Species Officer with the Department of Environment & Conservation on 6350-3115.
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  • This list was originaly compiled from observations made by several people in the early 2000s and some later additions.
  • The last update incorporated observations made 10-12 January 2007 (during a hot and very dry summer) by Bob Ashford and Grant Davidson. Certain differences with the previous list are marked (see notes at end of list for details) and these differences could be due to drought and/or seasonal factors.
  • The NPWS wildlife atlas lists 164 birds for Wollemi National Park and 73 birds for Gardens of Stone National Park. There is thus scope for more birds to be added to this list of sightings at Newnes. The "Atlas" column gives a cross-reference to the park lists.
  • The birds listed have been sighted (or heard) either at Newnes or in nearby areas of the Wolgan Valley.
  • This listing conforms to the sequence and naming used in "Field Guide to the Birds of Australia", by Simpson & Day (6th Edition, 1999). (The number in the third column is their reference.) This may differ to what is listed in other publications.
  • This list is by no means a definitive list and the compiler of this list is not a bird expert. Comments and details of new sightings would be most welcome.
As at 2013, The National Parks section of the Department of the Environment is preparing several reports on flora and fauna in the Gardens of Stone National Park, the south-west of Wollemi National Park and surrounding areas. In due course, they will become available as downloads from the Department of the Environment web-site.

Common name Scientific name S&D Atlas Check
Australasian Grebe (B) Tachybaptus novaehollandiae 111 -
Pacific Black Duck (B) Anas superciliosa 120 G W
Australian Wood Duck Chenonetta jubata 129 W
White Necked (Pacific) Heron (B) Ardea pacifica 151 -
White-faced Heron (B) Egretta (Ardea) novaehollandiae 153 -
Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles 228 W
Wedge-tailed Eagle (A) Aquila audax 290 W
Brown Goshawk (B) Accipiter fasciatus 292 G W
Collared Sparrowhawk (A) Accipiter cirrhocephalus 293 W
Peregrine Falcon (A) Falco peregrinus 299 -
Brown Falcon (B) Falco berigora 302 W
Nankeen (Australian) Kestrel (B) Falco cenchroides 303 W
Peaceful Dove (B) Geopelia placida 316 W
Common Bronzewing Phaps chalcoptera 320 G W
Wonga Pigeon Leucosarcia melanoleuca 329 G W
Yellow-tailed black cockatoo Calyptorhynchus funereus 333 W
Gang-gang Cockatoo Callocephalon fimbriatum 336 G W
Galah (A) Eolophus (Cacatua) roseicapillus 337 W
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita 341 W
Musk Lorikeet Glossopsitta concinna 347 W
Little Lorikeet Glossopsitta pusilla 349 G W
Australian King Parrot Alisterus scapularis 351 G W
Crimson Rosella Platycercus elegans 363 G W
Eastern Rosella Platycercus eximius 364 G W
Brush Cuckoo (A) Cacomantis (Cuculus) variolosus 384 W
Fan-tailed Cuckoo (A) Cacomantis (Cuculus) flabelliformis 386 G W
Southern Boobook (heard) Ninox novaeseelandiae 397 G W
Tawny Frogmouth (A) Podargus strigoides 405 G W
White-throated Needletail (B) Hirundapus caudactus 415 W
Laughing Kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae 420 G W
Sacred Kingfisher (B) Todiramphus sanctus 424 W
Rainbow Bee-eater (B) Merops ornatus 428 W
Dollarbird (B) Eurystomus orientalis 429 W
Superb lyrebird Menura novaehollandiae 435 G W
Varied Sittella (A) Daphoenositta chrysoptera 438 G W
White-throated Treecreeper Cormobates leucophaeus 439 G W
Red-browed Treecreeper (A) Climacteris erythrops 440 G W
Superb Fairy-wren Malurus cyaneus 446 G W
Spotted Pardalote Pardalotus punctatus 465 G W
Striated Pardalote (A) Pardalotus striatus 468 G W
Rockwarbler (Origma) (A) Origma solitaria 473 G W
White-browed Scrubwren Sericornis frontalis 479 G W
Weebill Smicrornis brevirostris 488 G W
White-throated Gerygone Gerygone olivacea 489 G W
Western Gerygone (A) Gerygone fusca 493 G W
Brown Thornbill Acanthiza pusilla 499 G W
Yellow (Little) Thornbill Acanthiza nana 504 W
Stirated Thornbill Acanthiza lineata 505 G W
Buff-rumped Thornbill (B) Acanthiza reguloides 506 G W
Yellow-rumped Thornbill (B) Acanthiza chrysorrhoa 508 W
Red Wattlebird Anthochaera carunculata 512 G W
Noisy Friarbird Philemon corniculatus 519 G W
Regent Honeyeater Xanthomyza phrygia 521 G W
Bell Miner Manorina melanophrys 525 W
Noisy Miner Manorina melanocephala 526 W
Yellow-faced Honeyeater Lichenostomus chrysops 535 G W
Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (A) Lichenostomus melanops 543 G W
Fuscous Honeyeater (B) Lichenostomus fuscus 547 G W
White-plumed Honeyeater (B) Lichenostomus peniciliatus 550 G W
Brown-headed Honeyeater (B) Melithreptus validirostris 553 G W
White-naped Honeyeater Melithreptus lunatus 555 W
Painted Honeyeater (B) Grantiella picta 565 -
Eastern Spinebill Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris 571 G W
Scarlet Honeyeater (A) Myzomela sanguinolenta 575 G W
Eastern Whipbird Psophodes olivaceus 586 G W
Rose Robin (A) Petroica rosea 598 W
Eastern Yellow Robin Eopsaltria australis 605 G W
Jacky Winter Microeca fascinans 611 W
Crested Shrike-tit (A) Falcunculus frontatus 618 G W
Grey Shrike-thrush Colluricincla harmonica 623 G W
Golden Whistler Pachycephala pectoralis 624 W
Rufous Whistler Pachycephala rufiventris 630 G W
Grey Fantail Rhipidura fuliginosa 633 G W
Willie Wagtail Rhipidura leucophrys 636 G W
Leaden Flycatcher (A) Myiagra rubecula 638 G W
Satin Flycatcher (A) Myiagra cyanoleuca 639 W
Restless Flycatcher (B) Myiagra inquieta 641 W
Black-faced Monarch (A) Monarcha melanopsis 643 W
Magpie Lark Grallina cyanoleuca 649 W
Olive-backed Oriole Oriolus sagittatus 652 G W
Satin Bowerbird Ptilonorhynchus violaceus 662 G W
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike Coracina novaehollandiae 668 G W
Cicadabird (A) Caracina tenuirostris 671 G W
White-winged Triller (B) Lalage sueurii 673 -
Dusky Woodswallow (B) Artamus cyanopterus 679 W
Grey Butcherbird Cracticus torquatus 682A G W
Australian Magpie Gymnorhina tibicen 685 G W
Pied Currawong Strepera graculina 686 G W
Australian Raven Corvus coronoides 689 G W
White-winged Chough Corcorax melanorhamphus 694 G W
Welcome Swallow Hirundo neoxena 698 G W
Richard's (Australian) Pipit (B) Anthus novaeseelandiae 702 W
Red-browed Finch (Firetail) (A) Neochmia temporalis 730 W
Diamond Firetail (B) Stagonopleura guttata 734 W
Mistletoebird Dicaeum hirundinaceum 743 G W
Silvereye (Grey-backed) (A) Zosterops lateralis 746 G W
Bassian (Ground) Thrush (A) Zoothera lunulata 748 W
(A) <-- Previously observed, but not observed by Ashford & Davidson, January 2007
(B) <-- New observation by Ashford & Davidson, January 2007
Listed in Wildlife Atlas for Gardens of Stone National Park --> G
Listed in Wildlife Atlas for Wollemi National Park --> W
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This page last updated: 09Apr2013