Sabine's Gull, Scarborough (Redcliffe, QLD)

To: Mike Carter <>, robert morris <>, BIRDING-AUS <>
Subject: Sabine's Gull, Scarborough (Redcliffe, QLD)
From: Nikolas Haass <>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 04:45:05 -0700 (PDT)

Your comment about Sabine's Gulls in 30 years UK is interesting. In Germany, 
Sabine's Gull used to be a rare bird as well - there were only 79 records 
between 1832 and 1979 (43 of which alone in 1963!). In the 80s Sabine's Gull 
became a regular migrant through the North Sea (typically between August and 
October). This increase in regularity might be artificial due to better optical 
equipment and more "seawatchers". Sabine's Gull is still rare on the mainland 
although - once in a while - you can find one 800 km inland!

Nikolas Haass

Sydney, NSW

----- Original Message ----
From: Mike Carter <>
To: robert morris <>; BIRDING-AUS 
Cc: Tony Palliser <>
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 9:16:10 AM
Subject: Sabine's Gull, Scarborough (Redcliffe, QLD)

I hope you realise that this is a rare bird and therefore needs to be 
assessed by BARC. The submission should be easy, - you've already written 
it! Go to the BARC link from Tony Palliser's web page. Incidentally, I lived 
in the UK for 30 years, birded the London reservoirs almost every weekend 
for some of that time and never saw a Sabine's Gull. I first saw the species 
from the ship on the way out here and have seen only one in 44 years in 

Mike Carter
30 Canadian Bay Road
Mount Eliza  VIC 3930
Tel  (03) 9787 7136

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