Bush Stone-Curlew status

To: Canberrabirds <>
Subject: Bush Stone-Curlew status
From: Paul Fennell <>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:03:49 +0000
Hello everyone,
While I subscribe to the chatline, I tend to be a bit out of touch regarding what is going on in the bird observation world.  This is the entry I propose to put in the next Annual Bird Report.  Has anyone got any comments to make on its accuracy, or  what might have contributed to such a different result from the previous year, where a total of 48 birds were recorded?

Bush Stone-curlew   Burhinus grallarius                                                 Reintroduced, rare resident

This species has been reintroduced to the predator free sanctuary within Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve. Declared endangered in NSW.

General:  Only 1 sighting of a single bird on 17 Oct at Mulligans Flat (BoJ1). This follows 16 sightings at MFNR between Jul and Apr (BoJ1, GrB1, Bec2, W S1, DaC1 & ClJ3). 1 sighting from the adjoining suburb of Forde 1/7 Apr Forde (EbD1). Up from 11 sightings the previous year.


Paul Fennell
Editor, COG Annual Bird Report

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