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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 David Harper, Margaret Alcorn, Peter Waanders and Simon Starr.

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January 2019
Thu 17Pectoral Sandpiper
Magazine Road Wetlands (Dry Creek)
Two foraging together slightly apart from a small group of Sharpies towards northern end of wetland
Jim Allen, Richard Allen 18/1 #236612
Mon 14Fork-tailed Swift
Around sunset, 2 swifts heading south with the latest trough from the northwest - not overly high. I was unable to see if they headed out over the ocean but I have seen them in previous years coming in off the ocean after a south-moving thunderstorm.
Kelvin Sparks 16/1 #236603
Pacific Swift (Fork-tailed Swift)
Coorong National Park
Around 950 swifts observed this morning while walking on the western side of the Coorong near Parnka Point. The group was spread over around 8 km, and appeared to be feeding on midges. Several birds were also seen by a colleague at Tea Tree Crossing (~45 km south), so there were possibly many more birds present than we were able to count, and foraging over a much larger area. eBird checklist
Ashwin Rudder and Donna Belder 14/1 #236592
Wed 9highlightRuff
Danger Point
Slightly larger than Sharp-tailed Sandpipers. A little plumper overall, pale above bill. ID discussed on ABID group. eBird checklist
Scott Eaton 10/1 #236562
Tue 1Wood Sandpiper
Whyalla Wetlands
2 Wood Sandpipers at the wetlands.
Paul Taylor and Pam Smith 2/1 #236489

December 2018
Thu 27megamegaCitrine Wagtail
Whyalla Wetlands
Australias 5th and South Australias 2nd record of Citrine Wagtail at Whyalla wetlands this afternoon. Thanks to Bill O’Neil for the heads up and to the original finders.
First reported on Birdline South Australia Facebook 28/12 #236447
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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