Banded Stilt breeding information

To: Richard Nowotny <>, "" <>
Subject: Banded Stilt breeding information
From: <>
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2014 01:15:51 +0000
Hi Richard,

I am pretty sure I remember seeing talk of a breeding event out on the salt 
lakes near Kalgoorlie earlier this year after some heavy rains filled up the 
local lakes and got them all breeding.

Reece Pedler is probably the person to talk to as been doing research on their 
breeding and has banded 950 of them at Lake Torrens late last year.  He is also 
doing some satellite tracking of them on.

He’d probably be interested to hear about your sightings too.

His email is 



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From: Richard Nowotny
Sent: ‎Saturday‎, ‎8‎ ‎November‎ ‎2014 ‎8‎:‎21‎ ‎AM

I have recently seen large aggregations of Banded Stilt, firstly at Rottnest
Island off Perth (I estimated the total number of birds on the Rottnest salt
lakes to be in the many thousands) and then at the Western Treatment Plant,
Werribee, Victoria (where the numbers are less but still many hundreds to a
thousand). What is of interest apart from the uncommonly large numbers is
the high proportion of juvenile birds present, as evidenced by the number of
birds with no or incomplete chestnut bands. I presume that this reflects a
recent major breeding event on some inland lake (probably in Western
Australia). However, I have not read or heard any report/s of any such
breeding event this year.

Does anyone have any information about Banded Stilt breeding events this

Regards. Richard




Port Melbourne, Victoria

M: 0438 224 456


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