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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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July 2017
Sun 16Black-tailed Native-Hen
Port Wakefield
About 200 Native-Hens on the golf course.
Paul Taylor 16/7 #231366
Sun 2White-necked Heron
Thompson Beach (Dublin)
One young White-necked Heron flying offshore.
Paul Taylor 2/7 #231269
Curlew Sandpipers, other waders
Thompson Beach (Dublin)
Overwintering waders were 300 Curlew Sandpipers, 3 Red Knots, 6 Eastern Curlews, 4 Ruddy Turnstones, one Grey Plover, 17 Greenshanks and 50 Red-necked Stints.
Paul Taylor 2/7 #231264
Sat 1highlightAustralian Bustard
Goyder Hwy south of Burra on roadside
Male bird seen on roadside flew and landed in paddock cople of hundred metres away.
Nevil Amos 9/7 #231318
Musk Duck
Port Arthur, Yorke Peninsula
7 Musk Ducks at sea about 300 metres offshore.
Paul Taylor 1/7 #231260

June 2017
Wed 28Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Welllington Rd, Highland Valley
Observed for about 10 seconds perched on power line. Rarely seen in this location since about 1992.
Adrian Thomas Watkins 29/6 #231255
Flame Robin
Wellington Rd, Highland Valley
A juvenile male observed for about 20 seconds bathing in a shallow bird bath. Last seen in this location in May 2009.
Adrian Thomas Watkins 29/6 #231252
Diamond Firetail
Wellington Rd, Highland Valley
For the last 4 weeks I've had frequent observations of a pair of Diamond Firetails on my property. I've also heard Diamond Firetail calls. In the last 2 weeks the Diamond Firetails have been visiting our bird bath to drink & bathe.
Adrian Thomas Watkins 28/6 #231248
Tue 27highlightLetter-winged Kite
Strzelecki Track
One Kite at 5pm in top of Coolibah as the rain moved in last Tuesday evening... seen between Montecollina Bore and the Strzelecki Creek Crossing
Chris Steeles & Michael Warnes 3/7 #231277
White-backed Swallow
Near Avon
3 White-backed Swallows flying with Welcome Swallows and Tree Martins. Uncommon on Adelaide Plains, and more so in winter.
Paul Taylor 27/6 #231241
Sun 25Horsfield's Bronze-cuckoo
Nullarbor Roadhouse
1 bird seen in saltbush adjacent to roadouse.
Arthur & Denise Carew 25/6 #231221
Fri 23highlightAustralian Spotted Crake, Black-tailed Native-hen
Nullarbor Roadhouse
4 Crakes and 1 Native-hen at a pool of water from desal run off.
Arthur & Denise Carew 23/6 #231211
Major Mitchell Cockatoo
Gluepot Homestead
30 Major Mitchell Cockatoos have been seen at the bird water point infront of the Visitors Centre several mornings in a row. The large numbers have been feeding on Casuarina seeds and on the ground for many days now. eBird checklist
Ian Kerr 23/6 #231209
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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