Trip Report - NSW Mid-North Coast 7 - 14 January 2012 (Longish)

To: "Tom and Mandy Wilson" <>, "birding-aus" <>
Subject: Trip Report - NSW Mid-North Coast 7 - 14 January 2012 (Longish)
From: "Greg & Val Clancy" <>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 10:32:58 +1100
Hi Tom,

An interesting trip report. The raven was almost certainly a Forest Raven as they are found all along the coast from Myall Lakes to just north of Coffs Harbour. They are usually within 1 km of the coastline and often interact with the more abundant Torresian Crows, which seem to harass them often. The short tail is interesting because although the southern populations (Tas & Vic) have a relatively short tail North Coast NSW birds' tails appear quite long to me, certainly relatively longer than the Torresian Crow's. Fairy Terns are not usually found on the NSW North Coast so your birds at Port Macquarie were probably Little Terns. Sanderlings are uncommon on the north coast with small numbers (1-2) at Station Creek, N of Red Rock with larger numbers in the Richmond Estuary (Ballina). I am not sure of their status in the Harrington area but I have never seen them there. I would also think that the Avocets would be extremely rare at that site. I am not aware of any previous records at that site (?Alan Morris) so this is a good sighting.


Dr Greg. P. Clancy
Ecologist and Wildlife Guide
Coutts Crossing

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