Oriental plovers in Darwin & little stint

To: Bas Hensen <>, Birding Aus <>
Subject: Oriental plovers in Darwin & little stint
From: Denise Goodfellow <>
Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2009 15:27:14 +0930
Hi Bas
 Not seeing Oriental Plover at the Aralia end of the street, we moved to the
grasslands over the bridge.

 I can tell the difference between Golden and Oriental having been watching
birds in the Top End for over thirty years.  And so can my companion, Rainer
Ertel, an author of books on African birds.   But if you want some proof I
can ask Rainer to send you a photo.

To anyone travelling to Africa may I recommend Rainer's new book "Vogel in

Kind regards

Denise Lawungkurr Goodfellow
PO Box 3460 NT 0832, AUSTRALIA
Ph. 61 08 89 328306
Mobile: 04 386 50 835

Birdwatching and Indigenous tourism consultant
PhD Candidate (Rowan Goodfellow Thompson)

on 7/10/09 12:25 PM, Bas Hensen at  wrote:

> Further to Denise Goodfellow's messsage reporting a single oriental plover
> from a locality which normally has a few golden plovers at high tide, and at
> which I have not observed an oriental plover in 7 years, I thought listers
> should know the following:
> Up to 40 oriental plovers are turning up on a nearly daily basis at the
> Nightcliff Foreshore locality, end of Aralia Street ( 24-25, Mc Crie
> and Watson, Finding Birds etc, 2nd edition, 2009) . They arrived 7 Sept this
> year, and on the 6th last year, and as far as I know they are still coming in
> most mornings now.
> For those interested in useful, up to date information on bird sightings in
> Darwin and the top end I can recommend  , to which you
> can subscribe free of charge.
> As an example a little stint (juv.) was sighted by Jeffrey Stenning  on Oct 3
> (and was still there this morning watched by half a dozen birders at dawn) at
> the Palmerston sewage works.  A report will be submitted to BARC shortly.
> Greetings  Bas Hensen
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