Sharp-tailed sandpipers

To: "'Rod Corinaldi'" <>, <>
Subject: Sharp-tailed sandpipers
From: "Edwin Vella" <>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 18:12:47 +1000

I have never seen any over-wintering Sharp-tailed Sandpipers myself. Are there many records for them to over-winter in Australia?


I know that many Turnstones, Eastern Curlews, Bar-tailed Godwits, Red-necked Stints and Grey-tailed Tattlers do over-winter each year in Australia (as I have seen) but I did not think Sharpies were regular over-wintering waders.




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From: [ On Behalf Of Rod Corinaldi
Sent: Thursday, 17 June 2004 11:09 AM
Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Sharp-tailed sandpipers


A surprise sighting at Lake Victoria,  Point Lonsdale on Wednesday was a tight flock of 90 sharp-tailed sandpipers, with a few in breeding plumage. I have not seen a sharp-tailed sandpiper in the Lake area since the last week of March. Two of the flock were carrying Victoria red flags.


Additionally there were around the usual 200 or so red-necked stints which are generally here right through our winter.


Rod Corinaldi

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