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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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Recent Sightings


Reports published in the past 30 hours.

July 2014
Mon 28highlightOstrich
Dulkannina Stn, nr Marree, Birdsville Track
Further to the recent report, an adult male Ostrich was seen twice, once three days ago and again today, whilst travelling up and down the Birdsville Track. The bird is on Dulkannina Station, a couple of stations out of Marree. Both times it was seen close to the road, and while wary, did not seem too afraid of people, allowing for approach to within a few metres by car. This and its apparent familiarity with cows, is leading me to suspect this is not an entirely wild bird.
Russell Yong, Jeremy Ringma & Jasmine Lee 28/7 #218920
Sun 27highlightGrey Falcon
Clifton Hills Stn, Birdsville Track
One pair of Grey Falcons were seen in the late afternoon (5pm) near Cowarie. A return visit the next afternoon saw only a Brown Falcon and a pair of Nankeen Kestrels.
Russell Yong, Jeremy Ringma & Jasmine Lee 29/7 #218936
Fri 18Inland Dotterel
Roxby Downs
Good numbers of Inland Dotterels have turned up around the region. First time observation this year.
Brendan Cook 19/7 #218757
Sat 12highlightOstrich
Near Clayton Station, Birdsville Track
An ostrich seen running along the roadside on the way to and from Birdsville.
Karen McMahon and Jennifer Gleeson 13/7 #218651
Wed 9Grey Falcon
Cordillo Downs Road, approx 80 km south of Qld border
A single Grey Falcon was observed & photographed at 17:10. The falcon was observed catching a small bird (unidentified) before fleeing.
Scott & Dee Ryan 19/7 #218741
Wed 2White-backed Swallow
Montecollina Bore, Strzelecki Track
Although White-backed Swallows were common around Montecolina Bore on the Strezlecki Track, it is rare to capture these birds resting. A great photo is attached from Ken Haines.
Bernie OKeefe and Ken Haines. 7/7 #218556
Blue-billed Duck
Melrose Park, Clare
Two pairs present on Lake Inchiquin together with a male Australasian Shoveler, a Pink-eared Duck, a few Grey Teal and a party of White-eyed Duck.
Kelvin Sparks 4/7 #218505
Tue 1Banded Whiteface
Strezlecki Track
Four birds located at 21 km's on Bollards Lagoon Rd from Cameron's Corner.
Bernie OKeefe and Ken Haines 6/7 #218532
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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