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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.

November 2014
Mon 24Hooded Plover
Hooded Plover seen along the beach on Sunday/Monday opposite 50 Gold Coast Drive. Sunday seen on beach right in front of the Car Park. Monday further up the beach around the corner past the Rocks. Only 1 bird seen both days. eBird checklist
Lance Peters 24/11 #221016
Semipalmated Plover
Pelican Point, Carpenter Rocks
Semipalmated Plover see close inshore near yellow and blue beach house. eBird checklist
Mark Buckby, Iian Denham and Dave Torr 24/11 #221012
Sun 23Semipalmated Plover
Pelican Point, Carpenters Rocks
Finally found at 11.30am after slow wading out towards reef, very active bird compared to the stints and red caps near by. also present many noisy Crested Terns, a hand full of Fairy Terns, two Bar-tailed Godwits and 1 Australian Hobby that scattered the small shorebirds off the seaweed heap eBird checklist
Samantha Greiner 24/11 #221015
Semipalmated Plover
Pelican Point, Carpenter Rocks
The bird was seen by myself and 2 others this morning at 9am. It was situated on a small sandy bank about 200 meters out. It did not flush and was in the company of a flock of Red-capped Plovers. eBird checklist
Ben Weston 23/11 #220995
Wed 19Semipalmated Plover.
Pelican Point,Carpenters Rocks, South Australia.
Had extended views of the Semipalmated Plover on far tip of reef at 1100HRS. eBird checklist
Warren Palmer,Warwick Remington,Trevor Lumb, Murray Grant et al. 19/11 #220915
Tue 18Long-toed Stint
Laratinga Wetlands, Mount Barker
Single bird still present this morning. eBird checklist
Martin Stokes 18/11 #220904
Mon 17Long-toed Stint
Laratinga Wetlands Mt Barker
Seen on main pond. Photos taken eBird checklist
David Harper Andy Walker 17/11 #220874
Sun 16Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
Pelican Point, Carpenters Rocks
At 15:00 the bird was found foraging on the shoreline just below the eroded embankment at the cottages. eBird checklist
Roly Lloyd and Eddy Smith 17/11 #220886
Semi-palmated Plover
Pelican Point, Carpenter Rocks
Bird was sighted around 2pm on the beach to the west of the rocky point. Unfortunately it flew almost immediately to the rocks on the point itself and could not be relocated. eBird checklist
Paul Dodd & Ruth Woodrow 17/11 #220875
Western Grasswren
Whyalla Conservation Park
2 or 3 by Wild Dog Hill. Nearby were Yellow-rumped, Chestnut-rumped and Slender-billed Thornbills all in the same clump of mulga, and also an Inland Thornbill by the car park. eBird checklist
Paul Taylor 16/11 #220867
White-breasted Woodswallow
Port Augusta
5 perched on powerline. I am wondering if this is unusual for this area, being SW of normal range. eBird checklist
Paul Taylor 16/11 #220865
Sat 15Semipalmated Plover
Pelican Point, Carpenters Rocks
Bird still there, hanging around on beach west of the rocks, then flew onto the reef. eBird checklist
Kevin Bartram, Kay Parkin, Scott Baker, James Mustafa 16/11 #220848
Mon 10megamegaSemipalmated Plover
Pelican Point
eBird checklist
Maureen Christie and Helen Vaughan per Bob Green 10/11 #220767
Sun 9megamegaSemi-palmated Plover
Pelican Point, Carpenter Rocks, SA
A Semi-palmated Plover found by Maureen Christie and Helen Vaughan, photos have been studied and the identity has been confirmed. eBird checklist
Maureen Christie & Bob Green (finders M Christie & H Vaughan) 12/11 #220799
Fri 7Brolga
Piccaninnie Ponds Conservation Park
2 birds seen eBird checklist
Dave and Sue Harper and Andy Walker 7/11 #220707
Tue 4highlightBaillon's Crake
River Light, 8 kms NE of Mallala
One Baillon's Crake seen catching a small frog.
Paul Taylor 4/11 #220652

October 2014
Tue 28Wood Sandpiper
Whyalla Conservation Park
Single bird on the small dam next to the entrance track around mid day eBird checklist
Ian & Amanda Ashton 28/10 #220511
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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