New Caledonian birds

Subject: New Caledonian birds
From: Guy Dutson <>
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 16:56:52 GMT
Dear Birding-Aus
Please could you circulate the following request. Pls also subscribe me to
birding-Aus if this is the most efficient way of receiving replies. I'm
working on a number of papers on the region and, if this one is successful,
I'm liable to send more requests out in the future.
Thank you very much for your help.

New Caledonia
Have any birders been to New Caledonia and seen migrants which may be new to
the island? The birds of New Caledonia are poorly known and even more poorly
written up. I'm writing a definitive list of the birds and their status
together with resident Caldoche birders and the recent expedition who
rediscovered the New Caledonia Owlet-Nightjar (one seen in November 1997;
soon to be published). There are some common waders (such as Lesser Sand
Plover) which have not been recorded, three crakes of unknown status, many
Australian migrants must surely be occasional vagrants and the list of
potential seabirds is long and exciting. We are also interested in records
of resident birds, especially the rarer endemics, away from well-known
sites. We would be very grateful for any records that might improve our
knowledge of NC birds. Any records used will be fully referenced and
acknowledged to their observer.
Guy Dutson
BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.

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