Broome Part 1B

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Subject: Broome Part 1B
From: "Lynn" <>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2003 17:56:27 +1000

Birds seen along the beach


Silver Gull

Red capped Plover

Greater Sand Plover

Sacred Ibis

Royal Spoonbill

Great Egret

Little Egret

Eastern Reef Egret


Gull billed Tern - the smaller summer migrants (Race affinis) were also present  

Lesser-Crested Tern

Little Tern

Pied & Sooty Oystercatchers

Grey tailed Tattler

Ruddy Turnstone

Red Knot

Grey Plover

Bar tailed and Black tailed Godwits

Eastern Curlew


Common Greenshank

Pied Cormorant

Little Black Cormorant

Striated Heron

White- faced Heron

Black necked Stork up to 3 seen on the beach

Red necked Stint

Curlew Sandpiper

Common Sandpiper

Black winged Stilt

Red necked Avocet

Caspian Tern


I had a quick visit to the Sewerage works that are currently closed for major renovations but you can still get a reasonable look through the fence.

Thousands of Plumed Whistling Ducks were present also:


Black Swan

Pacific Black Duck


Australasian Grebe

Eurasian Coot

Red- kneed Dotterel

Masked Lapwing

Whiskered Tern


Opposite the Mercure Hotel was a pair of nesting Ospreys with 2 chicks and a roosting Tawny Frogmouth about 3 metres off the ground. Also saw Rainbow Lorikeets, Striated Pardalote, Pheasant Coucal and White- gaped Honeyeaters in town.


To be continued.



Dick Jenkin


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