world shorebird 2017

Lai has asked Australian birders on Birding Aus to participate in World Shorebirds Day.

Apart from the migration timing issue, BirdLife Australia encourages volunteers counting migratory shorebirds to ensure the data is input into birdata as part of the Shorebirds 2020 program here:

Standardised surveys using birdata allows our researchers to analyse population trends and inform shorebird conservation. A birdata app is available on IOS and Android stores.

For resident shorebirds, volunteers should contact the Beach-nesting Birds Program team at BirdLife Australia has a separate data portal for our resident shorebirds:

Get involved and make your birding count!

Paul Sullivan | Chief Executive Officer

BirdLife Australia

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1. Re: RFI Norfolk Island (Laurie Knight)
2. “world shorebird 2017 (lai aw)
3. Sea-eagle and Little Penguin seen at Long Reef, northern
Sydney 27 August (Tom Wilson)
4. I.d. needed on photo (Brian & Meg)


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Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2017 11:41:38 +1000
From: Laurie Knight <>
To: Martin Woodward <>
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Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] RFI Norfolk Island
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G?day Martin

Craig Doolan is the Birding Aus man on Norfolk and should have all your answers.

If you want to support the local economy, Margaret Christian runs half day nature tours that finish watching the seabirds from her back yard [the petrels have burrows there]. She has a book on the birds of Norfolk Island.

At the right time of year, you can see the parrots feeding on the fruit trees outside of the national park, otherwise you have to spend some time in the park looking for them.

If you get the opportunity, you should head over to Phillip Island – but access there is weather dependent, so it is a case of getting lucky.

Regards, Laurie

On 26 Aug 2017, at 11:11 am, Martin Woodward <> wrote:

> Hi All,
> My wife and I are holidaying on Norfolk Island in the first week of October.
> Any tips on where to see the land endemics and various seabirds would be
> much appreciated.
> Also, is the Northern Shoveller still around or any other unusual
> sightings?
> Thanks
> Martin Woodward
> Mob 0408 805 179

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Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2017 04:28:37 +0000
From: lai aw <>
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Subject: [Birding-Aus] “world shorebird 2017

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hi guys,

don’t forget “world shorebird” is on the 1- 7th sept

go to :



Global Shorebird Counting Program
The Global Shorebird Count, held every year on the weekend nearest September 6, is one of the key events of World Shorebirds Day. The Count is intended to raise awareness of the importance of regul?



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Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2017 17:45:59 +1000
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Subject: [Birding-Aus] Sea-eagle and Little Penguin seen at Long Reef,
northern Sydney 27 August
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Hi all
having failed to see any skuas on a pair of Tasmanian pelagic trips last weekend, I tried my luck this afternoon at Long Reef, on Sydney?s northern beaches. There were 2 distant birds that were likely Brown Skuas, and one that came closer in when attracted by a feeding melee of Crested Terns and Silver Gulls. There were big numbers of shearwaters offshore, particularly Fluttering-types ? in one 2 minute stretch I counted 130 birds passing in front of the scope. Quite a few Wedge-tailed Shearwaters out in the mix too and about a dozen albatross close enough to ID ? 1 Shy-type, 1 Black-browed and 10 Yellow-nosed.
However, the most interesting observation was a White-bellied Sea-eagle and a Little Penguin. Neither species would be that unusual at Long Reef, but in this case the eagle had caught the penguin and carried it to the reef where it eventually subdued its very feisty victim after about 20 minutes. There were 2 Australian Ravens that were keen to get in on the action which didn?t help when the penguin was still very much alive and pecking.
I also saw an Eastern Osprey with an impressive catch ? a large grey coloured fish.
All this in about 75 minutes from 2-3:15pm, when I decided to head home before the rain clouds looming up from the south got to me.
Tom Wilson


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Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2017 17:47:16 +1000
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Subject: [Birding-Aus] I.d. needed on photo
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Hi everyone. Have just returned from a visit to Europe, etc. I took some photos of a warbler in Suzdal, about 100km east of Moscow. I believe that it?s either a Marsh Warbler or Blyth?s Reed Warbler but there are enough inconsistencies to leave me wondering. Is there anyone out there who would like to have a go to i.d it, please reply offline??
Brian & Meg Johnson


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