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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 and Paul Taylor.

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April 2021
Tue 6Cattle Egret
27 Excelsior Parade, Hindmarsh Island
Around 16.23, a Cattle Egret flew over the car towards the barrages (Goolwa Barrage) with orange-buff plumes. Flight swift with rapid wing beats. Quite uncommon around the Hindmarsh Island/Goolwa area. eBird checklist
Sam Colgan 6/4 #259981

March 2021
Mon 22Sanderling
Stony Point (Riddoch Bay)
One large flock of 500 Sanderlings roosting at the point. Smaller numbers seen at other points along the adjacent coast. eBird checklist
Margaret and Richard Alcorn 23/3 #259922
Sat 20Straw-necked Ibis
Bald Hill Beach
One immature Straw-necked Ibis, uncommon in this area. Also unusual was that it was on a tidal flat, a habitat rarely used by this species.
Paul Taylor 20/3 #259902
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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