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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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Recent Sightings


Reports published in the past 30 hours.

April 2015
Fri 10Shy Albatross complex
Goolwa Beach
Specimen found dead on beach (west of Bradford Road access path). Beak tip of upper and lower mandibles indicative of adult of race cauta. Black notch visible on underwind. eBird checklist
Kelvin Sparks 12/4 #222932
Thu 9Black-browed Albatross
Eastern Cove, Kangaroo island
Two birds; one adult, one juvenile seen at close range. Sitting a couple of metres off the back of our boat - they were hoping for a feed of fish. Sighting followed a blast of very cold weather that passed through the day before. Unusual.
Phil Robertson 16/4 #222978
Sun 5Double-banded Plover
Bald Hill Beach
13 Double-banded Plovers scattered along the shoreline, with plenty of Red-capped Plovers. More than 100 stints with surprisingly few in breeding plumage. About 30 Red Knots still present, and a dozen Grey Plovers but no Sharpies, godwits or Eastern Curlews in the 2 hours I was there. It was unusual to see 3 Little Corellas fly in and land amongst gulls and terns roosting on rocks and weed surrounded by sea water.
Paul Taylor 5/4 #222837
Wed 1Southern Boobook
Rosewater 5013
Not truly exciting sighting but has been resident at my home for 3 weeks now.
Andrew Telfer 12/4 #222933
White-throated Needletail
Coorong National Park--Pelican Point
3 Needletails generally heading north
Bob Moffatt 1/4 #222797

March 2015
Tue 31Red Lored Whistler, White Backed Swallows
Gluepot Reserve--Gypsum Lunette Walk
Corrie & Ian Macartney & Will Bridgeman 2/4 #222816
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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