RFI Swift & Needletail Observations

To: Edwin Vella <>
Subject: RFI Swift & Needletail Observations
From: Michael Tarburton <>
Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2007 08:02:56 +1000
G'day B'Ausers

On 06/04/2007, at 7:31 PM, Edwin Vella wrote:

Are there any over-wintering records of either White-throated Needletails or
Fork-tailed Swifts in Australia?

Short answer yes. I listed the WTNT sightings for May to August in HANZAB Vol 4. 1074; and FTS same vol. p. 1085.

WTNT. Possible over-wintering records n=29. Flock size = singles or two or three birds mostly but one flock of 20 and one of 35.

FTS. Possible over-wintering records n=35. Flock size mostly 1-3, but two of 50 in Jul & Aug. One sighting from Tassie in Aug.

Thanks to those who have sent in records in the last few days - are there any more?

Happy birding

Mike Tarburton


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