Tacking Point Lighthouse-Sea Birds

Family NameScientific NameCommon Name
AccipitridaeHaliaeetus leucogasterWhite-breasted Sea Eagle
ApodidaeApus pacificusFork-tailed Swift
ArdeidaeEgretta sacraEastern Reef Egret
BurhinidaeEsacus magnirostrisBeach Stone-curlew
CharadriidaeCharadrius ruficapillusRed-capped Plover
 Vanellus miles novaehollandiaeSouthern Masked Lapwing
DiomedeidaeDiomedea exulansWandering Albatross
 Thalassarche bulleriBullers Albatross
 Thalassarche chlororhynchosYellow-nosed Petrel
 Thalassarche melanophrisBlack-browed Albatross
 Thalassarche steadiWhite-capped Albatross
HaematopodidaeHaematopus fuliginosus fuliginosusSouthern Sotty Oystercatcher
 Haematopus longirostisPied Oystercatcher
LaridaeAnous minutusBlack Noddy
 Anous stolidusBrown Noddy
 Chlidonias hybridaWhiskered Tern
 Chroicocephalus novaehollandiaeSilver Gull
 Gelochelidon macrotarsaAustralian Gull-billed Tern
 Hydroprogne caspiaCaspian Tern
 Larus dominicanusKelp Gull
 Onychoprion fuscataSooty Tern
 Sterna hirundoCommon Tern
 Sterna striataWhite-fronted Tern
 Sternula albifronsLittle Tern
 Thalasseus bergiiCrested Tern
OceanitidaeGarrodia nereisGrey-backed Storm-petrel
 Pelagodroma marinaWhite-faced Storm-petrel
PelecanidaePelecanus conspicillatusAustralian Pelican
PhalacrocoracidaePhalacrocorax carboGreat Cormorant
 Phalacrocorax sulcirostrisLittle Black Cormorant
 Phalacrocorax variusPied Cormorant
ProcellariidaeArdenna bulleriBullers Shearwater
 Ardenna carneipesFlesh-footed Shearwater
 Ardenna griseaSooty Shearwater
 Ardenna pacificusWedge-tailed Shearwater
 Ardenna tenuirostrisShort-tailed Shearwater
 Calonectris leucomelasStreaked Shearwater
 Macronectes giganteusSouthern Giant Petrel
 Macronectes halliNorthern Giant-petrel
 Pachyptila turturFairy Prion
 Pelecanoides urinatrixCommon Diving-petrel
 Pterodroma gouldiGrey-faced Petrel
 Pterodroma leucopteraGould's Petrel
 Puffinus gaviaFluttering Shearwater
 Puffinus huttoniHutton's Shearwater
ScolopacidaeLimosa lapponicaBar-tailed Godwit
 Numenius madagascariensisEastern Curlew
 Tringa incanaWandering Tattler
StercorcariidaeCatharacta antarcticusBrown Skua
 Stercorarius longicaudusLong-tailed Jaeger
 Stercorarius parasiticusParasitic Jaeger
 Stercorarius pomarinusPomarine Jager
SulidaeMorus serratorAustralian Gannet
 Sula leucogasterBrown Boobi
 Sula sulaRed-footed Booby
A total of 55 species from 15 families identified in this area.