For those of my friends who are birders, here is the list of birds I saw in Australia in January. Almost all the birds on the list were lifers for me. Birds that were not lifers are marked with an *.

Orange-footed Scrubfowl
Australian Brush-turkey
Australian Pelican
Little Black Cormorant
Magpie Goose
Pacific Black Duck
Australian Wood Duck
Green Pygmy-goose
Buff-banded Rail
White-browed Crake
Purple Swamphen
Dusky Moorhen
Great-billed Heron
Great Egret*
Striated Heron
Black Bittern
Australian White Ibis
Australian Bustard
Bar-tailed Godwit
Great Knot
Curlew Sandpiper
Masked Lapwing
Black-winged Stilt
Silver Gull
Black-shouldered Kite
Black Kite
Whistling Kite
White-bellied Sea-Eagle
Grey Goshawk
Brown Falcon
Australian Hobby
Nankeen Kestrel
Pied Imperial Pigeon
White-headed Pigeon
Rock Dove*
Brown Cookoo-Dove
Peaceful Dove
Bar-shouldered Dove
Emerald Dove
Crested Pigeon
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Rainbow Lorikeet
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
Australian King-Parrot
Red-winged Parrot
Crimson Rosella
Pale-headed Rosella
Channel-billed Cuckoo
Pheasant Coucal
White-rumped Swiftlet
Azure Kingfisher
Little Kingfisher
Laughing Kookaburra
Blue-winged Kookaburra
Forest Kingfisher
Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher
Noisy Pitta
White-throated Treecreeper
Superb Fairy-wren
Variegated Fairy-wren
Red-backed Fairy-wren
Atherton Scrubwren
Large-billed Scrubwren
White-throated Gerygone
Brown Gerygone
Large-billed Gerygone
Brown Thornbill
Red Wattlebird
Helmeted Friarbird
Little Friarbird
Blue-faced Honeyeater
Macleay’s Honeyeater
Noise Miner
Yellow-spotted Honeyeater
Graceful Honeyeater
Bridled Honeyeater
Yellow-faced Honeyeater
Yellow Honeyeater
White-throated Honeyeater
White-cheeked Honeyeater
New Holland Honeyeater
Brown Honeyeater
Brown-backed Honeyeater
Eastern Spinebill
Dusky Honeyeater
Grey-crowned Babbler
Eastern Yellow Robin
Grey Whistler
Rufous Whistler
Rufous Fantail
Willie Wagtail
Leaden Flycatcher
Shining Flycatcher
Spectacled Monarch
Spangled Drongo
Yellow Oriole
Australasian Figbird
Great Bowerbird
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike
Varied Triller
White-breasted Woodswallow
Black Butcherbird
Pied Butcherbird
Australian Magpie
Pied Currawong
Australian Raven
Welcome Swallow
House Sparrow*
Red-browed Finch
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin
Olive-backed (Yellow-bellied) Sunbird
Metallic Starling
Common Myna*

122 total species, only 5 I had seen elsewhere. My life list for birds is now much longer!