birding-aus Migrants

Subject: birding-aus Migrants
From: (Chris Dahlberg)
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 21:33:52 +1000 (EST)
Hi all
        just keeping up with the migrants. Mike Tarburton in Port Moresby
and I are seperated by a handful of houses and 420 nautical miles of Coral
Sea and very close to due north and south (about 12deg). 
      Sacred Kingfishers are here in winter and are still here although I
suspect on a slow southward journey. Thousands of Rainbow Bee-eaters have
been streaming down the coast now for more than a week calling all the way.
Two stopped to try out the sand next door but have gone on? Brown-backed
Honeyeaters turned up in Jul with Brush Cuckoos close behind. Pied Imperial
Pigeons have been down for some time and are nesting at Low Isles off Port
Douglas. Metallic Starlings about the same time. Common Koels have been down
for a while and are now calling along with Channel-billed Cuckoos. No
Dollarbirds yet, not many stay here but I expect to see them before too long.
Cheers for now
  Chris Dahlberg's Specialised River Tours. Daintree Village Phone/Fax 4098 7997

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