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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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September 2018
Sat 22White-winged Triller
Single male in garden adjoining bushland reserve. Not often seen in Adelaide suburbs or the western Mount Lofty Ranges.
Jim Allen 22/9 #235505
Fri 21Double-banded Plover
Bald Hill Beach
One Double-banded Plover, the latest I've seen one here.
Paul Taylor 21/9 #235495
Thu 20Hooded Robin
Lindley Cemetery Rd at -33.8915, 139.5798
Surprised to find a pair of Hooded Robin on an a big, open, fairly degraded, saltbush plain with only I small desert she-oak within a radius of a kilometre or more. The birds were perching on fence posts instead. eBird checklist
Kelvin Sparks 21/9 #235501
Grey-tailed Tattler
Port Clinton, Yorke Peninsula
2 tattlers have arrived. A regular visitor here over summer.
Paul Taylor 20/9 #235480
Common Sandpiper
Port Clinton, Yorke Peninsula
One near mangroves. Not often seen here.
Paul Taylor 20/9 #235479
White-bellied Sea-Eagle
Port Clinton, Yorke Peninsula
One sub-adult soaring overhead.
Paul Taylor 20/9 #235478
Australasian Shoveler
Port Arthur
Three at sea. Uncommon on Yorke Peninsula.
Paul Taylor 20/9 #235477
Sat 8Blue-winged Parrot
4 on roadside vegetation near Balaklave. Probably returning from northern migration.
Paul Taylor 8/9 #235340
Thu 6Grey Plover
Bald Hill Beach
One Grey Plover, the first return here for this season.
Paul Taylor 6/9 #235322
Tue 4Eastern Curlew, Great Knot
Port Clinton, Yorke Peninsula
26 curlews, just recently arrived. Also one Great Knot.
Paul Taylor 4/9 #235303
Sat 1Painted Button Quail
Scott Conservation Park
Single adult bird walked across the track on the eastern boundary of the park. I am a regular visitor to this park and this is the first time I have sighted this species there
Martin Stokes 1/9 #235270

August 2018
Tue 28Fairy Martin
Near Port Wakefield
3 or 4 at the Proof Range army base. First I've seen in this area this season.
Paul Taylor 28/8 #235228
Mon 27Australian Reed-Warbler
The Rocks Reserve, Balaklava
3 Reed-Warblers, the first seen for season. Mostly quiet, except for some single-note alarm calls.
Paul Taylor 27/8 #235218
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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