Re: Report of SIPO at Kurnell, Sydney

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Subject: Re: Report of SIPO at Kurnell, Sydney
From: "Troy Mutton" <>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 22:04:20 +1100
Hi Everyone,

I was at this spot briefly at around 7 on Sunday morning and saw 3 Aus. 
Oystercatchers, as well as the usual suspects - ie: pelicans, ibis, chestnut 
teal, swamphens etc. No SIPO's (as far as I could tell). There has been a pair 
that bred there a month or 2 ago that have ahad a juvenile around recently - 
could this be the SIPO? all I mean is a smaller/shorter bird (I've never seen 
one, so I'm just going off field guides as to difference).

Anyway - all the Oystercatchers I've seen there recently have been the same as 
the others: ie - Australian Pied Oystercatchers. I spent about 4 hours on the 
other side of the bay at Bonna Pt on the previous sunday (4th March) trying to 
find my yellow legged waders (which ended up being tattlers) and saw approx 9 
Pied Oystercatchers flying in the direction of Quibray Bay/the wader spot 
across the road from Cronulla High - ie: S/SW).

Any further info/photos? I'd love for this to be confirmed! I'll be out there 
on the weekend having a look for sure.



HI all,

I visited the 'Metromix" roost area this morning to check this out.

No Oystercatcher's at 11.00 and one Australian version at 12.15

Very little else there for the 3.30 or so High tide. Royal Spoonbill 1, 
Striated Heron 1 Juv and usual ibis, C Teal etc.,

Maybe if the person (Stephen Ransom) who reported it to Eremea Birds could post 
some comments it may be helpful?



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On 12/03/2007, at 22:36 , Murray Lord wrote:

A sighting has been submitted to Birdline NSW of a South Island Pied 
Oystercatcher from Kurnell on Sunday - see the latest sightings at

I have no more information than what's on the page at this stage.


Murray Lord

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