RE: Hunter Region Birds

Subject: RE: Hunter Region Birds
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2005 14:26:47 +1100

Having lived in the Hunter I'd have to agree that the area provides some very good birding opportunities.

Edwin's comment "The area can also be considered one of the rarity capitals in Oz with Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Stilt Sandpiper, SIPO, Garganey, Northern Shoveler and the long list goes on…" May, however, be more of a reflection on the number of active birdwatchers in the region that are able to pick up these rare birds.  I'm sure that if you moved all of these birdwatchers to just about anywhere else in the country (within reason, of course) then the number of rarities found there would also increase.

It would be very naive of us to think that every Garganey, Yellow Wagtail or Blue Rock Thrush that shows up in this country is located.


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