Trip Report Cape Bowling Green Nth. Qld.

To: "Birding Aus" <>
Subject: Trip Report Cape Bowling Green Nth. Qld.
From: "Ian Clayton" <>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 1998 19:50:17 +1000
Townsville Region Bird Observers Club, carried out a sea and shorebird
count at Cape Bowling Green today.
Highlights being the Buller's Shearwater and the large numbers of terns.
Site: Cape Bowling Green, North Queensland.
Period: 16/12/98 10:30 to 13:00
Team: Ian clayton, Jock Payet, Rolf Jensen, Rosemary Payet
Wedge-tailed Shearwater       Puffinus pacificus     3
Buller's Shearwater            Puffinus bulleri          1
Sooty Shearwater     Puffinus griseus     1
Brown Booby     Sula leucogaster     2
Striated Heron     Butorides striatus     1
Osprey     Pandion haliaetus     2
Brahminy Kite     Haliastur indus     1
Bar-tailed Godwit     Limosa lapponica     8
Eastern Curlew     Numenius madagascariensis     3
Common Greenshank     Tringa nebularia     4
Terek Sandpiper     Xenus cinereus     1
Grey-tailed Tattler     Heteroscelus brevipes     1
Great Knot     Calidris tenuirostris     200
Sanderling     Calidris alba     15
Red-necked Stint     Calidris ruficollis     1000
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper     Calidris acuminata     24
Curlew Sandpiper     Calidris ferruginea     2
Beach Stone-curlew     Esacus neglectus     2
Pied Oystercatcher     Haemotopus longirostris     5
Grey Plover     Pluvialis squatarola     1
Red-capped Plover     Charadrius ruficapillus     11
Lesser Sand Plover     Charadrius mongolus     150
Greater Sand Plover     Charadrius leschenaultii     39
Silver Gull     Larus novaehollandiae     3
Gull-billed Tern     Sterna nilotica     36
Caspian Tern     Sterna caspia     10
Crested Tern     Sterna bergii     110
Black-naped Tern     Sterna sumatrana     60
Common Tern     Sterna hirundo     3200
Little Tern     Sterna albifrons     400
Bridled Tern     Sterna anaethetus     3
Sooty Tern     Sterna fuscata     2
Whiskered Tern     Chlidonias hybrida     10
White-winged Black Tern     Chlidonias leucopterus     610
Mangrove Honeyeater     Lichenostomus fasciogularis     5
Number of species 36         Total Birds 5926
Plus a mixed flock of waders estimated to be c300 seen flying away
in the distance.
Ian Clayton
Birds & Bush Tours
PO Box 6037, TMC, Townsville, Qld.     4810
Phone: 07 47 216 489
<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>
  • Trip Report Cape Bowling Green Nth. Qld., Ian Clayton <=

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU