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Interesting and unusual bird observations
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.

January 2015
Sun 25Australian Bustard
Stuart Hwy, 8km south of Barrow Creek
A brief sighting from a passing car headed to Alice. Twice sighted now between 5th January 2015 & 25th January 2015, in the same location next to the highway on the Western side.
Harry Barnett 26/1 #221962
Mon 12Nankeen Night Heron
Todd River, Alice Springs
Single bird seen in flight above Todd River from South Terrace in the late afternoon. Report included on interest basis, due to recent flooding and WATER in the Todd R. This area is usually arid. eBird checklist
Pete and Lisa Nunn 14/1 #221781
highlightPainted Snipe
Barkley Homestead
2 Painted Snipe (now believed adult male and Female) in a puddle at the back of the Barkley Homestead Campground. Seen at 6PM, both birds very happy to stay wading despite approaches eBird checklist
Mick Jerram 12/1 #221758
Sat 10Brown (Common) Noddy
Old Administrator's Office - Darwin City
Lone bird, weary condition. eBird checklist
Chantelle & Wade Rogers 10/1 #221726
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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