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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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November 2018
Thu 15Terek Sandpiper
Port Clinton, Yorke Peninsula
Terek Sandpiper still at Port Clinton. Also 25 Eastern Curlew.
Simon Fahey-Sparks per Kelvin Sparks 16/11 #236133
Sun 11highlightArctic Jaeger
Bald Hill Beach
2 jaegers flying close to shore. Rarely seen in northern St. Vincent Gulf.
Paul Taylor 11/11 #236079
Sun 4highlightTerek Sandpiper
Port Clinton, Yorke Peninsula
One Terek, the first I've seen at this location. Also 4 Greater Sand Plovers.
Paul Taylor 4/11 #236006

October 2018
Wed 31megamegaLittle Curlew
SW of Bowmans
One Little Curlew with about 80 Banded Lapwings. Amongst samphire on dry salt pan.
Paul Taylor 31/10 #235949
Tue 30highlightBlack Honeyeaters
Old Coorong Rd
We made a random stop when we saw 2 emus and realised that we could hear Black Honeyeaters calling. We saw 1 male clearly and heard at least 3 birds calling. eBird checklist
Margaret and Richard Alcorn 30/10 #235932
Sun 28highlightLatham's Snipe
Foxs Lake, Robe
We counted 82 Latham's Snipe sheltering in the samphire. There may have been many more as they were well hidden by their cryptic plumage. Photos on eBird checklist. eBird checklist
Margaret and Richard Alcorn 31/10 #235954
Orange Chat
Near Port Wakefield
The number of Orange Chats has increased to at least 16.
Paul Taylor 28/10 #235908
Sat 27highlightPacific Swift
5 Pacific Swifts drifting south this afternoon ahead of a trough from the north-west. This is a very early date - usually only seen around here mid- to late summer, and then only ahead of warm moist weather movements from the north (including thunderstorms) or returning north after the weather has passed. eBird checklist
Kelvin Sparks 27/10 #235898
Sun 21Red and Great Knots
Macs Beach, Yorke Peninsula
A mixed flock of about 50 knots, with at least 15 being Great.
Paul Taylor 22/10 #235838
Blue Bonnets
Near Bowmans
About 20 Blue Bonnets, the most I've seen in one group. Fairly common in this area, but usually only in pairs or up to half a dozen parrots.
Paul Taylor 21/10 #235837
Greater Sand Plover
Port Clinton, Yorke Peninsula
3 Greater Sand Plovers, 2 recent arrivals and one has overwintered.
Paul Taylor 21/10 #235836
Wood Sandpiper
Near Balaklava
One Wood Sandpiper at an effluent pond of a piggery.
Paul Taylor 21/10 #235827
Fri 19Orange Chat
Gluepot Reserve
Just left the visitor centre and heading to camp when noticed something yellow hoping along the roadside, was lucky enough to take a photo and later ID as Orange Chat. Was hanging around the Helipad during that time. eBird checklist
Aleks Arsoski 22/10 #235856
Thu 18Orange Chat
10 km north of Port Wakefield
Two pairs with White-fronted Chats. Seems to be an influx of Orange Chats this spring.
Paul Taylor 18/10 #235809
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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