Rarities in Canberra - drought-driven?

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Subject: Rarities in Canberra - drought-driven?
From: David McDonald <>
Date: Sun, 08 Dec 2002 22:36:20 +1100
It appears that the drought has sent into the Canberra region a variety of birds not usually seen here, including the following:
*  Painted Honeyeaters in number of locations, and breeding at Campbell Park
* Lots of White-browed Woodswallows and some Masked Woodswallows in the woodlands throughout the region, with breeding observed among the White-browed
*  Sharp-tailed Sandpipers at Kelly's Swamp
*  A Pectoral Sandpiper at Kelly's Swamp
* A Long-toed Stint at Kelly's Swamp (probably the first ACT record of this species)
*  A Black-tailed Native-hen at Kelly's Swamp.

In recent months we have had a number of Whiskered Terns at Kelly's Swamp, and a Gull-billed Tern there.


David McDonald
PO Box 1355, Woden ACT 2606, Australia
Tel: (02) 6231 8904 (h); (02) 6125 5618 (w)
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