Eurasian Curlew in NSW?

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Subject: Eurasian Curlew in NSW?
From: Tony Palliser <>
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 14:22:29 +1100
Forget the Penguin,

News has just broke of a possible Eurasian Curlew roosting with Eastern
Curlew, Whimbrel and Caspian Terns at The Entrance on the NSW Central
coast.  The bird was watched well for about 1/2 hour yesterday
30-Jan-2000 on a falling tide by an experienced UK observer.

The precise locality is known as Picnic Point on the Western side of the
bridge at the Entrance.  The bird was roosting on an island in the main
channel.   If anyone lives nearby it would be worth having a look for
it.  Just search for the roosting curlews.  If seen well the bird should
be easy to identify as it is considerably smaller and the bill is
shorter than the nearby Eastern Curlew.  (please! lots of field notes
will be needed for this one, I think this will be a first for NSW if

Now to get the Victorians up to NSW!

Best Regards

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