Red-necked avocets in Brisbane

Subject: Red-necked avocets in Brisbane
From: Michael Coker <>
Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 14:04:36 +1000 (GMT+1000)
Are red-necked avocets actually resident in Brisbane?  I saw 5-6 again
today on Fisherman Island feeding with black-winged stilts, and have been
told by a friend that he has seen them there in several visits to the same
location over the course of the past year.  Going strictly by Pizzey and
Knight's field guide, their range is not shown to reach the Queensland
coast, but they are "regular but uncommon visitors" to the eastern coast.
Do other sources actually include Brisbane in their normal range?


By the way, the avocets can be regularly found on the northeastern side of
the fence, directly across the street from the Moreton Bay Container Park,
where they are usually feeding or resting among several of the more
abundant stilts.

Mich Coker
(07) 3217-7687

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