Returning Summer Migrants to Central NSW

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Subject: Returning Summer Migrants to Central NSW
From: "Allan Morris" <>
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 14:10:24 +1000
Hi Birders
Re Returning Spring Migrants to Newcastle-Sydney-Wollongong-Blue Mountains
The following are the arrival dates for the spring migrants that have been relayed to me or have been placed on Birdline  or on Birding-Aus.I have indicated whether the arrival date I have is early (E), late (L) or average (A) for the species concerned based on records held by the NSWFOC over 30 years. Some records are for birds outside the survey area (marked * thus) but that is because they are the only records known. I would be interested if anyone has earlier records for the survey area. Some birds have already returned a month ago or more like Wedge-tailed Shearwater, Rufous Whistler and Fairy Martins so they are not included in this list. Obviously there are more migrants yet to come like the Monarchs & Flycatchers, Dollarbirds, Kingfishers & Cicadabirds. The location and observers name is also given
Latham's Snipe    26/8/00 (L) Gap Bluff, South Head (FOC)
Latham's Snipe    30/8/00 (L) McGraths Hill STW (Keith Brandwood)
Wood Sandpiper    2/9/00 (E) Pitt Town Lagoon (Keith Brandwood)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper    30/8/00 (L) Pitt Town Lagoon (Keith Brandwood)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper    7/9/00 (L) The Entrance    (Alan Morris)
Curlew Sandpiper    30/8/00 (L) Pitt Town Lagoon (Keith Brandwood)
Red Knot?
Grey Plover        30/8/00 (E) Womboyne Lake Entrance (Barabara Jones)
Pacific Golden Plover ?
Greater Sand Plover    9/9/00 (E) Boatharbour, Kurnell (Philip Brook)
Mongolian Sand Plover?
Arctic Jaeger    9/9/00 (E) off Maroubra (Rob Gardner)
Pallid Cuckoo     13/8/00 (A) McGraths Hill (Clive Meadows)
Koel Cuckoo    30/8/00 (E) Toronto (Birdline)
Koel Cuckoo    4/9/00 (E) Neutral Bay (Dick Dallimore)
Koel Cuckoo    6/9/00 (E) Pymble (Daryl McKay)
Channel-billed Cuckoo    4/9/00 (E) Mosman Bay (Wendy bannister)
Channel-billed Cuckoo    6/9/00 (E) Berkeley Vale (Ern Dunkley)
Channel-billed Cuckoo    9/9/00 (E) Hazelbrook (Jill Dark)
Rainbow Bee-eater    6/9/00 (E) Carrabear SF * (David Geering)
White-throated Gerygone    10/9/00 (L) Honeysuckle Ck Bylong (Alan Morris)
Painted Honeyeater    30/8/00 (E) Packsaddle * (Tony Russell)
Pied Honeyeater ?
Black Honeyeater ?
White-winged Triller    20/8/00 (E) Avondale (Daryl Goldrick)
White-browed Woodswallow    6/9/00 (E) Merri Merri SF * (David Geering)
Masked Woodswallow    6/9/00 Tallegar SF * (Judie Peet)
White-breasted Woodswallow    2/9/00 (E) Sackville (Allan Richards)
White-breasted Woodswallow    7/9/00 (L) Budgewoi (Alan Morris)
Dusky Woodswallow (a spring migrant to this Region)?
Alan Morris
NSWFOC Records Officer
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