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Birdline South Australia

Birdline South Australia is a site for the reporting of rare or unusual birds outside their normal range, unusually high or low numbers, early or late arrivals or departures for migrant species and interesting behaviour or unusual habitat usage.

Birdline South Australia is supported by Birdlife Australia and moderated by Margaret Alcorn, Peter Waanders and Simon Starr.

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August 2018
Mon 20Gull-billed Tern
Beach (Semaphore South)
single flying N along the tideline eBird checklist
Kelvin Sparks 20/8 #235155
Whiskered Tern
Thompsons Beach
More than 50 Whiskered Terns in marshy area near beach. Also 30 Common Greenshank and 4 Grey Plovers, all which have probably overwintered.
Paul Taylor 20/8 #235144
Sun 19Australasian Gannet
Bald Hill Beach
One swimming close to shore. First one I've seen here.
Paul Taylor 19/8 #235131
Fri 17Black-faced Woodswallow
7 km west of Balaklava
4 on roadside. Perhaps a small influx of this species to this area.
Paul Taylor 17/8 #235115
Thu 9highlightBlack-faced Woodswallow
14 kms north of Port Wakefield
A flock of 7 on roadside and feeding in paddock. Uncommon in this area.
Paul Taylor 9/8 #235052
highlightCommon Sandpiper
Port Wakefield
One at the wharf, an early arrival here. Regular summer visitor to this location.
Paul Taylor 9/8 #235051
Sun 5Australian Bustard
Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens
Had an adult Australian Bustard cruise in and land in the chenopod near the bird hide late this afternoon in high winds, not sure how regular they are here but nice to see so close to the coast.
Dan& Els Pendavingh 5/8 #235026

July 2018
Tue 24Red and Great Knots
Thompson Beach (Dublin)
More than 200 knots, mostly Red with about 30 Great.
Paul Taylor 24/7 #234937
Outside normal range
Early arrival; late departure
Interesting behaviour
Hard to see
Unusual habitat
Uncommon in area
Unusual numbers
Rare vagrant
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