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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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August 2016
Sun 28White-backed Swallow
7 kms north of Port Wakefield
A pair flying over a sandy rise, preparing for or have started breeding.
Paul Taylor 29/8 #228372
Flinders Ranges - Aroona ruins
One male calling and seen just above homestead ruins
John Eichler 28/8 #228365
Banded Lapwing
11 kms west of Balaklava
A single lapwing by inland salt lake. Now very uncommon in this area.
Paul Taylor 28/8 #228357
Sat 27Whiskered Tern
Bald Hill Beach
A flock of 18 Whiskered Terns, an early arrival here.
Paul Taylor 28/8 #228355
Mon 22Rufous Songlark
Near Halbury
One Rufous Songlark, the first seen this season in my local area. It was mostly on the ground and not very vocal. An irregular spring and summer visitor, absent in some years and plentiful in others.
Paul Taylor 22/8 #228313
Fri 19Long Billed Corella
Leslie Road Lenswood - near Wicks Reserve
Pair long billed corellas - around our property at Lenswood in the Adelaide Hills. Sitting close together on dead tree - this is second sighting of this (probably) same pair. NOT Lttle Corella or Sulphar Crested Cockatoo
Ann Kempe 19/8 #228280
Mon 15Great Knot, Red Knot.
Bald Hill Beach
A group of waders with 5 Great Knots and 6 Red Knots probably early migratory arrivals. 10 Bar-tailed Godwits have overwintered here, and 6 Whimbrels and 2 Eastern Curlews may be the same birds I reported early in July.
Paul Taylor 15/8 #228255
White-bellied Sea-Eagle
Bald Hill Beach
One immature was perched on a mangrove, then flew south. I reported an immature here in March, possibly the same bird. Poor distant photo.
Paul Taylor 15/8 #228254
Fairy Martin
7 kms north of Bowmans
A small flock of 7 Fairy Martins at a railway culvert, some collecting mud at a nearby pool. Early arrival.
Paul Taylor 15/8 #228253
Sun 7Jacky Winter
10 kms east of Balaklava
A Jacky Winter near the Rocks Reserve, the first I've seen at this location. Formerly fairly common but now locally extinct in districts west of here.
Paul Taylor 7/8 #228197
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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