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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


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September 2014
Sat 20Peregrine Falcon
A pair mating briefly on top of grain silo.
Paul Taylor 20/9 #219806
Mon 15Wood Sandpiper
Greenfields Wetlands, Dry Creek
2 birds Further information
Greg Roberts 15/9 #219716
Sun 14Latham's Snipe
Fox Lake, Robe
At least 43 snipe in samphire immediately in front of bird hide. eBird checklist
Richard and Marg Alcorn 15/9 #219724
Sat 13Freckled Duck
Lake Fellmongery, Robe
85 Freckled Duck in the middle of the lake. eBird checklist
Richard and Marg Alcorn 15/9 #219726
Lewin's Rail, Spotless Crake, Little Eagle
Black Swamp, Currency Creek Winery
First time at this location was very profitable with 39+ species. 3 Lewin's Rails were closely heard and responded strongly to playback of calls on the north-side of the swamp track. Additional notable birds were Shining Bronze Cuckoo (heard repeatedly) and Varied Sittella.
Thomas Jaensch 14/9 #219695
Fri 12Banded Lapwing
One heard flying on calm moonlit night. Now rarely reported in this area.
Paul Taylor 12/9 #219644
Thu 11highlightWestern Grasswren
Whyalla Conservation Park
1 pair, nice views Further information
Greg Roberts 11/9 #219630
Wed 10Ostrich, Black-breasted Buzzard, Grey Falcon
Birdsville Track--Marree to Mungerannie
1 Ostrich at Dulkanninna creek. Has been hanging around for a fe months now. According to locals, escaped as a young bird from Clayton Station. 1 Black-breasted Buzzard imm. 2 Grey Falcons on a radio tower.
Peter Waanders 17/9 #219746
Tue 9Cinnamon Quail-thrush, Banded Whiteface, Eyrean Grasswren, Gibberbird
Cowarie Station
Peter Waanders 17/9 #219747
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren, Southern Scrub-Robin
Port Lincoln National Park
Fairy-wren at 3 sites; Scrub-Robin at 10 sites Further information
Greg Roberts 11/9 #219629
Mon 8highlightGrey Grasswren, Yellow Chat
Birdsville Track--Goyder Lagoon vicinity
a pair of Grey Grasswrens with recently fledged young. And 6-8 Yellow Chats including immatures.
Peter Waanders 17/9 #219749
Tue 2Nullabor Quail-thrush
Nullabor Roadhouse
7 birds on tracks near roadhouse eBird checklist Further information
Greg Roberts 3/9 #219507
Mon 1Pied Honeyeater, Crimson Chat
Gluepot Reserve
Both species have arrived at Gluepot after a few years absence. They are feeding on mass flowering Eremophilas. Other good sightings include 3 spp of Cuckoo (Horsfield's Bronze, Black-eared & Pallid), as well as Red-lored Whistler and Black-eared Miner.
Peter Waanders 17/9 #219745

August 2014
Fri 29Gibberbird, Flock Bronzewing
William Creek road.
One Gibberbird 15km east of, and another one 55km east of Coober Pedy, on William Creek road. At latter site, a pair of Flock Bronzewings flying east along road. eBird checklist
Paul Taylor and Pam Smith 29/8 #219434
Thu 28Bourke's Parrot
About 40 kms south of Marla
A pair, flying across road. eBird checklist
Paul Taylor and Pam Smith 29/8 #219433
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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