Abrolhos Islands

Subject: Abrolhos Islands
From: Shane Raidal <>
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 1997 17:16:59 +0800
On a weekend diving trip to the Abrolhos Islands I managed to sneak in some
bird watching.  The highlight, albeit a strange one, was seeing a pied
cormorant alight from the water  followed very closely by a flying fish.

Birds seen on Beacon Island included:

Bridled terns - many nesting 
Roseate terns - several pairs in breeding plumage
Fairy terns  - nesting x 5
Crested tern 
Pied cormorant
Common sandpiper 
Ruddy turnstone
Red-capped plover
Pacific gull
Silver gull
?? Spotless crake ... I didn't expect to see this
?? Red-necked stint 

Shane Raidal 

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