The fairy martin (Petrochelidon ariel) is a member of the swallow family of passerine birds which breeds in Australia. It is migratory wintering through most of Australia, with some birds reaching New Guinea and Indonesia. It is increasingly a wanderer to New Zealand, where it may have bred. This species is frequently placed in the genus Hirundo as Hirundo ariel. It has no subspecies.

This is a bird of open country near water, and is usually seen near its nest sites in cliffs, culverts or bridges.
Fairy Martin
Date Location Count
2019-10-17 09:12South Hedland Wastewater Treatment Plant50
2019-10-11 13:51Chimooli Dam, Wyndham20
2019-10-08 09:14Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve--Marglu Billabong20
2019-10-10 16:19Kununurra 3rd Irrigation Channel40
2019-10-10 16:40Main irrigational canal, Kununurra12
2019-10-20 16:40Halls Creek8
2019-10-19 05:40Halls Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant8
2019-10-21 11:30Duncan Rd, Palm Springs.8
2019-10-17 07:10Knuckey Lagoons CR--Snipe Swamp2
2019-10-09 13:46Pine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant1
2019-10-08 17:46Katherine Wastewater Treatment Plant200
2019-10-16 18:30Katherine Stuart Hwy Drainage Channel12
2019-10-15 06:50Alice Springs Desert Park4
2019-10-20 07:00Alice Springs Sewage Ponds3
2019-10-11 06:02Barkly Homestead23
2019-10-09 11:25Lake Moondarra12
2019-10-15 06:29Mount Isa6
2019-10-09 07:15Pamela Street Water Tanks, Mt Isa2
2019-10-19 16:03Burke River Crossing, Boulia20
2019-10-19 16:15Boulia Sewage Ponds10
2019-10-18 16:10Diamantina National Park--Hot Bore at -23.54766, 141.367961
2019-10-17 07:20Lark Quarry Conservation Park1
2019-10-19 06:10Abattoir Swamp (Julatten)7
2019-10-11 13:00Julatten8
2019-10-11 16:28Whyalla Wetlands1
2019-10-15 14:19Winton Sewage Ponds, off Dump Rd7
2019-10-16 05:46Long Waterhole (Winton)3
2019-10-18 13:07Hasties Swamp National Park15
2019-10-13 13:10Lake Tinaroo, Education Centre, Black Gully Rd2
2019-10-18 13:56Malanda-Atherton Rd at E Barron Rd, East Barron20
2019-10-11 05:45Moody Creek (Kanimbla)1
2019-10-15 10:42Thompson River, Longreach8
2019-10-20 18:07Old Noarlunga Wetlands10
2019-10-20 07:30Bohle Wetlands Revegetaion Site6
2019-10-20 06:29Townsville Town Common Conservation Park35
2019-10-21 06:35Townsville Town Common--Pandanus Viewing Area2
2019-10-21 05:21Carlyle Gardens Retirement Resort, Townsville4
2019-10-12 07:00Mt Louisa4
2019-10-20 09:00Louisa Creek north of Woolcock Street4
2019-10-13 06:30Ross River Dam Borrow Pits Kelso20
2019-10-19 07:30Blanchetown30
2019-10-15 05:45Barcaldine6
2019-10-08 13:30Hart Lagoon4
2019-10-19 10:12Canunda Causeway5
2019-10-13 18:05Bowra Wildlife Sanctuary--North Gumholes FRS10
2019-10-13 05:25Bowra Wildlife Sanctuary--Saw Pits FRS4
2019-10-14 15:59Bowra Wildlife Sanctuary--Bottle Dump1
2019-10-16 06:00Bowra Wildlife Sanctuary--Lagoon Camping Area12
2019-10-15 14:10Bowra Wildlife Sanctuary--Bore Drain Walk FRS4
2019-10-12 08:15Lake Hindmarsh8
2019-10-15 18:43Casterton6
2019-10-19 06:30Goschen Bushland Reserve2
2019-10-12 16:38Lake Tutchewop--Southern End30
2019-10-21 14:39Lake William4
2019-10-12 11:30Mount Korong Nature Conservation Reserve
2019-10-12 15:50Terrick Terrick National Park--Grassland Section
2019-10-15 15:33Warwillah Station at -35.02222, 144.88944100
2019-10-08 08:21Terrick Terrick National Park--Bendigo Creek1
2019-10-12 09:10St. George Weir5
2019-10-14 08:00Marmor--Twelve Mile Ck Road6
2019-10-21 13:21Greater Bendigo National Park--Kamarooka--Old Distillery Dam1
2019-10-17 09:00Crusoe Reservoir and No.7 Park (Bendigo)1
2019-10-18 09:00Bendigo Sewage Ponds8
2019-10-14 10:55East Bendigo8
2019-10-16 15:00Lexton Rd Dam3
2019-10-17 18:38Lake Cargelligo Wastewater Treatment Plant3
2019-10-14 06:30Gladstone3
2019-10-19 16:38Lake Eppalock--Moorabbee Inlet 4
2019-10-19 15:14Lake Eppalock--Old Bendigo Road2
2019-10-13 10:10Wright Street and McIvor Creek (Heathcote)2
2019-10-11 13:30Wurdee Boluc Reservoir--Geoff Vines Reserve
2019-10-20 14:16Kiacatoo swamp30
2019-10-10 09:13Kafe Koala (Kennett River)8
2019-10-20 16:44Willowite Rd at Thompson Creek, Mt Duneed10
2019-10-20 09:00Mt Rothwell Biodiversity Interpretation Centre1
2019-10-13 08:06You Yangs Regional Park4
2019-10-14 10:23Anglesea Rd at Blackgate Rd, Mt Duneed2
2019-10-09 07:54Eynesbury Ornamental Lake4
2019-10-09 08:07Eynesbury Forest and Grasslands2
2019-10-15 15:30Fivebough Wetlands10
2019-10-11 08:25Leeton Sewage Ponds6
2019-10-20 12:08Western Treatment Plant (Werribee)--T Section Ponds7
2019-10-10 09:45Western Treatment Plant (Werribee)--Austin Road
2019-10-19 08:30Western Treatment Plant (Werribee)--Western Lagoons26
2019-10-10 14:36Western Treatment Plant (Werribee)--Paradise Road
2019-10-19 14:19Beach Rd b/w Point Wilson Rd and Boat Ramp, Avalon19
2019-10-20 07:08Organ Pipes National Park8
2019-10-18 08:00Western Treatment Plant (Werribee)--Lake Borrie30
2019-10-20 08:23Western Treatment Plant (Werribee)
2019-10-20 13:15Woodlands Historic Park2
2019-10-10 08:00Truganina Swamp, Altona15
2019-10-12 13:35Yarra River at Burke Rd, Ivanhoe2
2019-10-20 16:37Diamond Creek - Eltham trail6
2019-10-17 11:55Karkarook Park10
2019-10-20 14:26Dandenong Valley Wetland40
2019-10-21 06:40Corhanwarrabul and Ferny Creek, Knoxfield20
2019-10-21 14:10Goondiwindi Botanic Gardens10
2019-10-11 17:26Balbirooroo Wetlands1
2019-10-15 17:10Biddybungie Reserve (Dubbo)
2019-10-20 11:55Swan Lake (Phillip Island)4
2019-10-20 17:19Lake Forbes4
2019-10-11 13:45Phillip Island7
2019-10-13 11:30Shearwater Estate, Cowes25
2019-10-17 11:15Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park--Chiltern Valley #1 Dam20
2019-10-21 16:00Lake Albert, Wagga Wagga4
2019-10-13 07:00Burrendong Botanic Garden and Arboretum1
2019-10-17 08:00Bingara3
2019-10-19 11:00Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve8
2019-10-21 16:22Cowra STW2
2019-10-18 17:35Jessops Lagoon2
2019-10-12 07:34Charles Sturt University, Orange6
2019-10-19 07:15Spring Creek Reservoir, Orange3
2019-10-20 14:12Putta Bucca Wetlands, Mudgee8
2019-10-13 05:30Great Sandy National Park--Cooloola Way Thomas & Thomas site5
2019-10-14 10:00Lake Galletly (University of Queensland - Gatton campus)1
2019-10-16 08:04Elanda Point Education Centre10
2019-10-13 12:15Tingha15
2019-10-12 12:25Banool Road12
2019-10-15 16:20Coolum Industrial Park--Bittern Pond1
2019-10-19 06:00Finland Rd at -26.613,153.067, Pacific Paradise15
2019-10-21 07:24Old Creamtruck Rd, Dayboro5
2019-10-20 08:27Riverside Park, Tamworth7
2019-10-15 05:37Lake Manchester2
2019-10-18 08:50Kawana Forest Walk, Currimundi6
2019-10-19 09:58Lake Samsonvale--Golds Scrub Lane (some areas restricted access)5
2019-10-14 09:06Samford Lagoon30
2019-10-20 09:40Barnes Hill Lookout (Mount Crosby)1
2019-10-21 06:07Ross Road Parkland (Upper Kedron)1
2019-10-20 08:48Capertee Valley--Birdwatching Site #1220
2019-10-19 11:02Deception Bay, Webster Rd1
2019-10-19 06:30Capertee Valley1
2019-10-17 07:48Moggill District Sports Park4
2019-10-08 15:59Harold Keilly Park (Bald Hills)4
2019-10-18 14:15Capertee Valley--Genowlan Bridge4
2019-10-20 06:13Cabbage Tree Creek (Aspley)1
2019-10-17 16:49Priors Pocket (Moggill)20
2019-10-18 16:25Huntingdale Road, Capertee Valley4
2019-10-13 08:00Dowse Lagoon (Sandgate)4
2019-10-08 11:10Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary10
2019-10-17 07:28Bibaringa (restricted access)6
2019-10-11 05:59Boondall Wetlands Reserve5
2019-10-13 12:10Cotter Road at -35.33667, 149.002525
2019-10-21 15:25Oxley Creek Common12
2019-10-19 13:22Moncreiff Ponds2
2019-10-13 09:00Narrabundah Hill Nature Reserve8
2019-10-08 08:43Kedron Brook Wetlands Reserve5
2019-10-17 08:04Nudgee Waterhole Reserve12
2019-10-20 12:00Capertee Valley--Birdwatching Site #7 Glen Davis/Glen Alice Roads T-junction30
2019-10-12 15:20Kedron Brook Bikeway (near Nudgee Golf Club)2
2019-10-12 14:35Lake Wallace--Foreshore on western side
2019-10-13 06:20Minnippi Parklands10
2019-10-21 16:30Sandy Camp Road Wetlands
2019-10-20 11:46Port of Brisbane Island including visitor centre
2019-10-09 09:15Isabella Pond2
2019-10-10 06:20Wynnum Mangrove Boardwalk5
2019-10-18 08:39Jerrabomberra Wetlands NR--Woodland Loop1
2019-10-21 12:20Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve4
2019-10-10 09:57Jerrabomberra Wetlands NR--Billabong Loop5
2019-10-15 09:10Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Plant (no access)30
2019-10-14 13:45Raymond Island2
2019-10-12 14:56Apollo Rd, Tennent at -35.5938, 149.04571
2019-10-20 08:25Glendale Depot3
2019-10-20 09:39Namadgi National Park--Yankee Hat car park and track1
2019-10-17 07:10Tygum Park, Waterford West, Logan City1
2019-10-14 10:20Crystal Waters, Thornlands1
2019-10-12 12:12Weeroona Drive, Wamboin, big dam at -35.24430, 149.3391012
2019-10-11 13:34Eagleby--Eagleby Rd, south lake2
2019-10-20 15:28Eagleby Wetlands3
2019-10-21 16:30Orchard Rd dam near Scenic Rd (Redland Bay)10
2019-10-09 08:25Bungendore Common1
2019-10-20 16:06Tea Trees Wetland (Arundel)8
2019-10-13 15:55Macintosh Island Park, Gold Coast3
2019-10-16 16:42Lochiel Park Lagoon, Orbost5
2019-10-19 11:51Powells Lane, Richmond2
2019-10-19 08:40Richmond Lowlands2
2019-10-10 13:00Onus Lane, Richmond Lowlands3
2019-10-19 16:19Castlereagh Nature Reserve1
2019-10-20 07:30Bushells Lagoon2
2019-10-19 09:30Pitt Town Lagoon20
2019-10-08 09:30Llewella Davies Memorial Walkway, Camden10
2019-10-20 09:05Spring Farm3
2019-10-14 08:30Mount Annan Botanic Gardens2
2019-10-15 16:00Bow Bowing Park, Minto15
2019-10-13 07:20Bicentennial Gardens (Ballina Heights)3
2019-10-15 07:504 Goodhugh St, East Maitland (restricted access)5
2019-10-17 16:24Sydney Bicentennial Park--Lake Belvedere2
2019-10-19 08:03William Beach Memorial Park8
2019-10-11 13:52Hexham Swamp Nature Reserve5
2019-10-21 07:52Swamp near Ironbark Creek, Minmi Rd, Wallsend20
2019-10-11 08:27Carss Park2
2019-10-16 06:16Ash Island--Wagtail Way-Southbank Rd Circuit5
2019-10-13 17:15Barton Park South--Landing Lights Wetland20
2019-10-12 15:03Factory Lane pond, Jamberoo Valley6
2019-10-19 09:23Royal Botanic Gardens (Sydney)1
2019-10-16 11:42James Road Pond, Dunmore8
2019-10-12 14:09Swamp Rd, Dunmore (south end)6
2019-10-21 11:27Swamp Road, Kiama Downs20
2019-10-20 16:26Eastlakes golf course25
2019-10-12 15:37Kensington Ponds2
2019-10-21 07:53Centennial Park (Sydney)15
2019-10-11 09:00Comerong Island Nature Reserve9
2019-10-10 08:34Partridge Creek (Port Macquarie)2
2019-10-11 07:59Woregore NR, Pelican Island, Port Macquarie3