Affinis Gull-billed Tern, Vic

To: "Jenny Spry" <>, "Birding Aus" <>
Subject: Affinis Gull-billed Tern, Vic
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2014 13:55:59 +1100
Hi Jenny,
The inland track only goes for 100 metres or so before going down to the beach, but it does give you the opportunity to see more bush birds. We've (BirdLife Bass Coast and before then WESBOC) always called the point Stockyard Point, but you do get to it from the Jam Jerrup beach.

Elizabeth Shaw
Phillip Island

-----Original Message----- From: Jenny Spry
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2014 9:56 AM
To: birding-aus
Subject: Affinis Gull-billed Tern, Vic

Hi all,

I just had an email asking about how to get to "Stockyard Point" to see the
affinis Gull-billed tern. "Stockyard Point" is very confusing because if
you look at the maps you will see that "Stockyard Point" is on French

Well, it seems that birders, and maybe others, have a different location
and it is right across from the French Island Stockyard Point. On the maps
it is called Jam Jerrup Point and you get there via Jam Jerrup off the Bass
Highway. I will put a map of the exact location of where the birds are and
an average photo of the bird for id purposes on my blog.

We went as the tide was coming in and got OK looks. Others went at high
tide and got better looks but it seems you have to watch out for quicksand
at high tide - keep off any sand where there is standing water. The walk
from the car park to the point is about 600 metres each way.

From the car park we walked down onto the beach but it does seem that there
is an inland track that parallels the beach and starts by the big green
water tanks and might be easier walking but we did not try it.

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