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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 Margaret Alcorn, Peter Waanders and Simon Starr.

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December 2017
Mon 11highlightAsian Gull-billed Tern
Bald Hill Beach
One Gull-billed Tern of Asian subspecies affinis.
Paul Taylor 11/12 #233022
Sun 10Freckled Duck
Clayton Bay
At least 105 Freckled Ducks at the lagoon adjacent to Alexandrina Drive. eBird checklist
Nathaniel Doecke 10/12 #233019
Crested Bellbird
Mac's Beach, Yorke Peninsula
One male Crested Bellbird singing well in coastal vegetation 100 metres from the beach.
Paul Taylor 10/12 #233015
highlightGrey Plover, Eastern Curlew
Port Clinton, Yorke Peninsula
64 Grey Plovers, the largest flock I've seen, with 33 Eastern Curlews.
Paul Taylor 10/12 #233014
Tue 5highlight1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Long-toed Stints, 7 Wood Sandpipers
Big Swamp, Port Lincoln
Single male Pectoral Sandpiper on the north side of the road with several Sharp-tailed Sandpipers and up to 7 Wood Sandpipers and 2 Long-toed Stints
David Harper 5/12 #232977

November 2017
Mon 27Wood Sandpiper
4 Wood Sandpipers at the wetland.
Paul Taylor and Pam Smith 27/11 #232921
Sun 26Black Falcon
East of Eudunda
An adult female flew from a fence post in open country along Route B81 just before the start of the mallee.
Kelvin Sparks 27/11 #232918
Orange Chat
White Dam Conservation Park
3 resplendent adult males feeding on verge of dirt road north of White Dam Conservation Park eBird checklist
Kelvin Sparks 26/11 #232914
Orange Chat, Zebra Finch
Single male Orange Chat perched on saltbush. Also 2 Zebra Finch feeding with Whiteface. eBird checklist
Kelvin Sparks 26/11 #232913
Wed 22Pacific Swift (Fork-tailed Swift)
Point Sturt Peninsular
A small flock of around 20 individuals observed around 8:30 AM. Weather clear with a breeze.
Michaela and Simeon Doecke 22/11 #232854
Sun 19Great-crested Grebe
Coorong National Park--Beacon 19
3 in breeding plumage diving mid-channel. By no means common in this area. eBird checklist
Kelvin Sparks 19/11 #232829
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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