waders and terns

Subject: waders and terns
Date: Thu, 09 Nov 1995 15:52:04 +0010
trip report from yeppoon (central queensland coast) this morning.

greenshank              18
whimbrel                12
eastern curlew          140
red capped plovers      70
curlew sandpipers       12
red necked stints       90
mongolian plovers       430
golden plover           7
grey plover             2
sharp tailed sandpiper  8
pied oystercatcher      6
ruddy turnstone         1
bar tailed godwit       25
beach thick knee        2
sanderling              4
pied stilt              4
unidentified large waders   30

caspian tern            2
little tern             280
crested tern            500
common tern             70
gull billed tern        32

numbers of common and little terns were lower than 10 days ago (150 and
1200 respectively). probably the missing terns are migrating down the
coast. number of eastern curlews up from 110 to 140.  no banded or leg
flagged birds were seen.

anthony mitchell

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