Lady Elliot Island

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Subject: Lady Elliot Island
From: "Greg Roberts" <>
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 04:38:22 +1000
I have just returned from a five-day visit to Lady Elliot Island, a highly
recommended ecotourism destination for birders.

Among the 100,000 nesting seabirds here were 70,000 Black Noddies and good
numbers of Common Noddy, Bridled Tern, Crested Tern and Roseate Tern.
Black-naped Tern and Sooty Tern were nesting in small numbers while a single
Lesser Crested Tern was seen.


Two pairs of Red-tailed Tropicbirds were nesting on the island. About 80 per
cent of the 100+ frigatebirds seen were Great Frigatebirds. Nine Wandering
Tattlers (one in breeding plumage) were seen side-by-side with 22
Grey-tailed Tattlers. A single Sanderling was spotted. Several beachwashed
Short-tailed Shearwaters (normally unexpected here) were found and
Wedge-tailed Shearwaters were nesting commonly. 


More here:


Greg Roberts


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