Back in the tern business for another season

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Subject: Back in the tern business for another season
From: Jill Dening <>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 10:36:32 +1000
Hi Everyone,

Just letting you know that the migratory terns are present on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, in good numbers again for the summer season. My team of experienced people did a shorebird and tern survey in the Noosa estuary yesterday, as we do in every month of the year. We cover the high and low tides of the day with a break in between, followed by an evening count of terns arriving from the ocean to roost for the night.

Last night as we started the evening count I estimated the flock already roosting to be about 2350 strong, with 60% being migratory terns (Common, White-wing and Little) and 40% being Crested Terns. In the following hour and a half we added to that by 3500 Cresteds and 5880 migrants.

We failed to find the pair of Beach Stone-curlews. If anyone sees them in the estuary, would you kindly let me know?


Jill Dening
Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

26° 51' 41"S  152° 56' 00"E

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