Northern Rivers NSW birding 13-27 July

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Subject: Northern Rivers NSW birding 13-27 July
From: "Russ Lamb" <>
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2013 22:04:01 +1000
Thanks to the generosity of a friend, we spent 2 weeks holidaying at Lennox 
Head late last month. Although birding was not top of the agenda, we did manage 
to get out and about and were able to rack-up 138 species during the fortnight. 
The birding highlights of the hols included:

Flat Rock, Ballina---- Wandering Tattler, Sooty Oystercatcher, 
                               Ruddy Turnstone
Byron Bay Wetlands----  Black-necked Stork, 8 species of H/E
McMahon's swamp, Casino---- Black-fronted Dotterel, Common 
                                             Blackbird (Steve McB.  reasonably
                                              casts some doubt on this, local 
                                               birders could perhaps attempt to
Victoria Park NR, Alstonville--- Noisy Pitta, Rose-crowned Fruit-
                                             dove, Russet-tailed Thrush
Qld Rd swamp, Casino---- Hoary-headed Grebe, Glossy Ibis
Llewellyn's Rd, Casino---  Aust Hobby, Glossy Ibis, Yellow-billed
Sextonville Rd swamp, Kyogle---- Black-necked Stork
Richmond Rv., Ballina----  Double-banded Plover
Border Ranges NP---- Albert's Lyrebird, Rufous Scrub Bird, 
                                Paradise Riflebird (all heard only, none 

Russ Lamb, Maleny, SEQ

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