Bribie Island bird queries - update

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Subject: Bribie Island bird queries - update
From: Trevor Ford <>
Date: Sat, 18 May 2013 09:17:34 +1000
Many thanks for all of the feedback on my query below. I now have the first dates for the Asian Dowitcher and the Australian Little Bittern, as well as an mp3 of the Wandering Tattler call. Pretty good, this forum!

So I'm just waiting to see if anyone knows anything about the (approximately) 2002 Wandering Albatross seen from the beach at Bribie - and I think I may have to wait a long time for that one.

And to discover if anyone saw the Asian Dowitcher at Toorbul after October 22, 1998.

Again, please reply offline.

Many thanks - Trevor.

/Original message:/


I'm currently writing an "Annotated Checklist of the Birds of Bribie
Island", a companion book to "Bribie Birds" (Bribie Island is
approximately 70km north of Brisbane, south-east Queensland) and I have
three queries regarding bird sightings and one request for a recording.
Hopefully someone reading this can help me with one or more of these

There was an Asian Dowithcher at Toorbul in October 1998, found by Tom
Tarrant and friends. I saw it on the 22nd but does anyone know when it
was first found (have you found your notes yet, Tom?) and/or when it was
last seen? Actually, any dates that it was seen after the 22nd would be
of interest.

There was a report of a Wandering Albatross seen from the surfside beach
north of Woorim on Bribie Island - I think around 2002. Does anyone have
details and dates?

An Australian Little Bittern was found at Buckley's Hole, Bribie Island
in November 1991. Does anyone know the date on which it was found?

Finally, some years ago it was noted on birding-aus that the BOCA set of
bird call recordings did not include one of Wandering Tattler. Someone
kindly made available a short recording of the tattler's trills for
download. Does anyone have a copy of this that they could send me,
please, as I've ransacked my pc and can't find it anywhere?

Please reply offline as I'm sure that these queries aren't of
earth-shattering interest to the group.

Many thanks - Trevor Ford.


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