• Sydney month-by-month bird guide

    Key
    No records for this month
    Very rare (1 record for all trips)
    Rare (1 record in 20 trips)
    Infrequent (1-2 records in 10 trips)
    Frequent (3-5 records in 10 trips)
    Common (6-8 records in 10 trips)
    Very common (9-10 records in 10 trips)

    This guide has been updated as at June 2013. It represents Sydney pelagic trip sighting from 2006 to June 2013. It is based upon recorded sightings and could be subject to error. The data for some months may not be a true indication of the expected sightings as there may have been limited trips in that month. For example, January's data is based on 1 trip. Where this has been the case, the months sightings may have been modified to reflect the expected sightings.

    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    Number of trips
    that data is based on
    1 4 7 5 6 4 6 3 6 5 5 2





    Common Name Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    Little penguin
    Common diving petrel
    Southern giant petrel
    Northern giant petrel
    Cape Petrel (southern)
    Cape petrel (Australasian)
    Great-winged petrel
    Grey-faced (great-winged) petrel
    White-headed petrel
    Providence (Solander's) petrel
    Tahiti petrel
    Kermadec petrel
    Herald petrel
    Soft-plumaged petrel
    Mottled petrel
    Barauís petrel
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    White-necked petrel
    Black-winged petrel
    Cook's petrel
    Gould's petrel
    Blue petrel
    Broad-billed prion
    Salvin's prion
    Antarctic prion
    Slender-billed prion
    Fairy prion
    Fulmar prion
    White-chinned petrel
    Westland black petrel
    Black petrel
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    Streaked shearwater
    Wedge-tailed shearwater
    Buller's shearwater
    Flesh-footed Shearwater
    Sooty Shearwater
    Short-tailed Shearwater
    Fluttering shearwater
    Hutton's shearwater
    Great shearwater
    Little shearwater
    Wandering (snowy) albatross
    Amsterdam albatross
    Antipodean albatross
    Gibson's albatross
    Tristan albatross
    Northern royal albatross
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    Southern royal albatross
    Black-browed albatross
    Campbell albatross
    Bullerís albatross
    Pacific albatross
    Shy albatross
    White-capped albatross
    Salvinís albatross
    Chatham albatross
    Atlantic yellow-nosed albatross
    Indian yellow-nosed albatross
    Grey-headed albatross
    Sooty albatross
    Light-mantled sooty albatross
    Wilsonís storm-petrel
    Grey-backed storm-petrel
    White-faced storm-petrel
    Black-bellied storm-petrel
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    White-bellied storm-petrel
    Red-tailed Tropicbird
    White-tailed Tropicbird
    Australasian Gannet
    Brown Booby
    Red-footed Booby
    Masked Booby
    Little Pied Cormorant
    Pied Cormorant
    Little black Cormorant
    Great Cormorant
    Australian Pelican
    Lesser Frigatebird
    Brown Skua
    Antarctic Skua
    South Polar Skua
    Pomarine Jaeger
    Arctic Jaeger
    Long-tailed Jaeger
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    Pacific Gull
    Kelp Gull
    Silver Gull
    Caspian Tern
    Crested Tern
    White-fronted Tern
    Common Tern
    Arctic Tern
    Little Tern
    Bridled Tern
    Sooty Tern
    White-winged Black Tern
    Whiskered Tern
    Common Noddy
    Black Noddy
    Grey Ternlet
    White Tern










    Key
    No records for this month
    Very rare (1 record for all trips)
    Rare (1 record in 20 trips)
    Infrequent (1-2 records in 10 trips)
    Frequent (3-5 records in 10 trips)
    Common (6-8 records in 10 trips)
    Very common (9-10 records in 10 trips)