Re: Sydney NSW, Beach Stone-Curlew update

To: Tony PALLISER <>
Subject: Re: Sydney NSW, Beach Stone-Curlew update
From: moris <>
Date: Wed, 03 Jun 1998 18:50:07 +1000
Tony PALLISER wrote:
> A note for anyone thinking of looking for the Sydney Beach Stone-Curlew.
> Dion Hobcroft miraculously relocated the bird at Bonna Point - Kurnell
> this afternoon (02-June-1998).
> No doubt this is the same bird that was seen at Bonnievale Beach near
> Bundeena on Sunday and Coledale Beach near Wollongong some weeks back.
> I think this is the first record of this species for SYDNEY. Does anyone
> know of any other records?  Are there any other birds south of Sydney?
> Regards
> Tony Palliser
> **********************************************************
> Ph wk..... 02-99001678 fx..... 02-99001669
> Ph hm..... 02-94277563
> email: wk: 
> **********************************************************
> Tony Palliser asked whether there were any previous records for Beach 
> Stone-curlews in Sydney. The answer is "No". Up until 1960, the only record 
> for NSW that McGill (Handlist of Birds in NSW) was aware of was "a pair that 
> nested on the shore-line at Tweed Heads in October 1930". The nearest record 
> to Sydney was a single bird at Norah Head 27/12/1959 (Emu 61,64) and Comerong 
> Island 1/1/1978 (Aust. Birds 14,11). In 1997 a bird was subsequently again 
> seen at Comerong Island and there have been these recent spate of records for 
> the Shoalhaven, Wollongiong and Port Hacking. Numbers appear to be continuing 
> to increase in NSW with about 7 resident pairs on the Mid-north and North 
> Coast.

Alan Morris
NSWFOC Records Officer

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