Rare Waders in Adelaide

To: "Birding-aus" <>
Subject: Rare Waders in Adelaide
From: "Dave & Sue Harper" <>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 16:26:55 +1030
Hi Birders

It seems that rare waders are not just appearing in Victoria this summer. Last 
weekend local birding identity Colin Rogers did some birding at Cheetham 
Saltfields (formerly Penrice ) north of Adelaide. On the Sunday afternoon he 
kindly showed me S.A.'s very own Red-necked Phalarope that he had found in the 
morning. Plus four Terek Sandpipers together. On the following Monday Colin 
also located a Broad-billed Sandpiper. Other Waders of interest locally so far 
this summer have included up to 11 Long-toed Stints at Greenfields Wetlands 
(reported by John Cox), a single Reeve at the Saltfields, several Pec's about 
the place and in early November the Hudsonian Godwit was back again for another 

It seems a bit "freaky" that not only has an Oriental Pratincole turned up in 
both southern states so far this year but Red-necked Phalarope now as well. 
Looks like both States are going to have a good summer as far as waders are 
concerned, so my advice would be to get out there and find 'em

P.S. Does anybody see "Cox's type" Sandpipers any more or do we just not report 
them because they are hybrids?

David Harper
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