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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.

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September 2017
Tue 19Buff-banded Rail
Venus Bay Caravan Park
Coming out from shore vegetation to clump of vegetation a couple of metres out. Low tide 6.10am. This is thethird only eBird report of this species for the Eyre Peninsula. It has never been reported on eBird for the entire west coast of the Eyre Peninsula. eBird checklist
Sue Lee 19/9 #231884
Sun 17Black Falcon
Balaklava area
A pair breeding with female on nest.
Paul Taylor 17/9 #231853
White-winged Triller
Near Whitwarta
One female, the first I've seen this season in this area. Poor photo.
Paul Taylor 17/9 #231848
Tue 12Australian Spotted Crake
Nullarbor Roadhouse
Reported 4 in June with Native hen. There are still 3 crakes, no hen but 2 Sharp-tailed Sandpipers present
Arthur & Denise Carew 12/9 #231800
Blue-winged Parrot
4 kms south of Bowmans
6 Blue-winged Parrots on roadside. At least another 4 near Balaklava yesterday. Normally rarely seen here.
Paul Taylor 12/9 #231799
Sun 10Whiskered Tern
Bald Hill Beach
24 Whiskered Terns, all in breeding plumage, the first I've seen here this season.
Paul Taylor 10/9 #231779
Australasian Shoveler
Bald Hill Beach
Unusual to see 4 shovelers at sea, with about 30 Grey Teal and one Chestnut Teal.
Paul Taylor 10/9 #231778
Sun 3grey falcon
Strzelecki Creek Crossing, Strzelecki Track
a pair of grey falcons circled over campsite early morning. We were looking up as we had just seen a little eagle. Redbacked kingfisher and diamond dove in area
gary wright 5/9 #231732
letter winged kite
strzelecki track
2 pairs of letter winged kite nesting and in same area a group of banded whiteface, a cinnamon quail thrush, many chirruping wedgebills and 50-60 Orange Chats
gary wright 5/9 #231731
Sat 2Eyrean grasswren
archie baker roadside stop Strzelecki track
many birds-thick sandhill canegrass in terms of frequent clumps-birds difficult to see. Eventually got good views
gary wright 5/9 #231733

August 2017
Wed 30Pallid Cuckoo
Cleland Conservation Park
Female first heard then located, calling as it moved through gum trees on either side of Old Mount Barker Road. eBird checklist
Kelvin Sparks 30/8 #231670
Mon 28Blue-winged Parrot
7 km east of Balaklava
One Blue-winged Parrot on roadside.
Paul Taylor 28/8 #231653
Rufous Songlark
The Rocks Reserve, Balaklava
One Rufous Songlark, the first I have seen this season. Called infrequently.
Paul Taylor 28/8 #231652
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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