Migratory shorebirds, North QLD.

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Subject: Migratory shorebirds, North QLD.
From: Chris Sanderson <>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2011 13:29:02 +1000
Hi all,

Apologies for the lateness of these reports, I've been busy with field work
and without internet for days.  I was in Cairns for the Australasian
Ornithological Conference last week (which was amazing!), and on Sunday 2nd
October used my last day in Cairns to visit the Esplanade.  There were some
nice shorebirds there, including a single Broad-billed Sandpiper (this time
I promise it's legit!).  A photo can be seen here:

I also recently passed through Pentland, west of Charter's Towers, and
stopped by the wetland there (for those who don't know it, it's a big
wetland just at the back of the town, to the north of the highway).  Along
with loads of Cotton Pygmy-geese, there was a Marsh Sandpiper, 4 Latham's
Snipe, and a Wood Sandpiper in the western corner of the wetland.

Chris Sanderson


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