I am aware of two other records of Double-banded Plover for the Lockyer Valley,
southeast Queensland. A single bird was sighted at Atkinson's Dam in April 1987
(see D.I. Redhead 1990 "The Queensland Ornithological Society Bird Report,
1987" Sunbird Volume 20, Number 1: pp. 1-15), & another bird was reported from
the same location in May 1998.
Hope these records are of interest.
Natural Resource Ranger
Roma District Office
Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service
Tel: (07) 4622 4266 Fax: (07) 4622 4151
Bill Jolly wrote:
> Thanks to John Hadley for alerting several of us to the sighting of a
> Double-banded Plover on Sunday at Lake Dyer (aka Bill Gunn Dam) in the
> Lockyer Valley (Qld).
> I caught up with it right next to the boat ramp yesterday (Monday) - not a
> full plumaged bird, but we were able to get very close to it, and shot just
> about a roll of film. As often happens, the first ten shots became redundant
> once we got closer, and as soon as we ran out of film, the bird practically
> walked up to us!
> This is the first known sighting of this bird in the area and brings the
> species list for the Lockyer Valley up to 317 from June 1973 to date.
> Bill Jolly
> "Abberton", Helidon, Qld
> ph 07 46976111
> fax 07 46976056
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