Re: birding-aus Hooded Plovers

To: Darryl McKay <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus Hooded Plovers
From: morris <>
Date: Mon, 06 Dec 1999 14:23:52 +1100
Darryl & others,
The most northerly regular nesting places for Hooded Plovers in NSW would be on the beach of Wreck Bay, south of Jervis Bay.

Alan Morris
NSWFOC Records Officer

Darryl McKay wrote:


Sunday, 5th December.

I have just returned from the south coast carrying out Little Tern monitoring. At Lake Conjola I recorded the following birds nesting, Little Tern- 4 nests, Red-capped Plover- 3 nests, Hooded Plover- 1 nest, (there has been one pair nesting here for the past three years, is this the most northerly breeding site for this species?), Pied Oystercatcher- 1 nest, (I remember that last year someone was inquiring about nesting records for this species, if that person is still interested they can contact me for details.)

At Lake Woolumboola, Culburra, we have 16 Little Tern nests down, and I counted 100+ birds in breeding plumage, we are expecting a very busy season and volunteers to monitor the colony are always welcome.

You may have heard that the Little Tern colony at Towra Point is not happening this season, the question is, where have they gone? A large number of Towra Terns have been colour banded, so if any birdos encounter Little Terns anywhere, with colour bands, could they record the colour sequence, location, and date. I have only seen four of these birds at Lake Woolumboola.

Darryl McKay

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