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Birdline Northern Territory

Birdline NT 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.

August 2014
Sat 23highlightAsian Dowitcher
Lee Point
Reported by Angie Marles. Apparently two birds (with some leftover breeding plumage) seen at Lee Point. eBird checklist
Amanda Lilleyman on behalf of Angie Marles 23/8 #219341
Tue 19highlightBlack Bittern
Mary River wetlands cruise from Rockhole Rd, Mary River NP
Single dark bird (male I assume) flushed up from water's edge at 08.30 by cruise boat - perched in clear sight on branch for some time giving great views. Stayed still until we departed. eBird checklist
Janine Duffy, Roger Smith, Jo & Mark Alderman, Cathja Maas, Caz Bartholomew 23/8 #219335
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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