- Latham's Snipe (a positive ID from Swinhoe's
- Terek Sandpiper (Very rare in the inland)
& my first record of this bird at the Isa.
- Yellow Chats (but not found yesterday, with
author Tim Low)
- Little Curlew
- Long-toed Stint
- Red-necked Stint
- Freckled Duck (24)
Other visitors from
- Curlew Sandpiper
- Oriental Plover
- Marsh Sandpiper
- Sharp-tailed sandpiper
Well qualified visitors who have observed the
Gallinago species here, have been emphatic they have only
observed the Swinhoe's species.
We were able (with the aid of a Swarovski Scope)
able to observe at close quarters one of the two birds actively feeding a few
metres from the waters edge.
The tail projected well beyond the wing tips
and the chest markings were as shown in the Morcombe Field Guide (Compact
My postulation that we get two species of
Gallinago at Mount Isa, I believe has been
I have collated from Birding-aus identification
tips to separate the Swinhoe's from Latham's
Email me for a copy.
Mount Isa, NW