Rarities at Ashmore Reef and elsewhere in the Browse Basin

Subject: Rarities at Ashmore Reef and elsewhere in the Browse Basin
From: Rohan Clarke <>
Date: Sat, 08 Nov 2014 16:08:53 +1100
Hi All,

A team from Monash University are currently working in the Browse Basin off north-western Australia. On Thursday morning at Browse Island (about 70 km off the Kimberley coast and in the state of Western Australia) they had a Tiger Shrike, 3 Arctic-type Warblers and a Grey Wagtail. At least one of the Arctic-types was heard to utter the diagnostic contact call of Arctic Warbler (not Kamchatka Warbler which appears near-identical)

They arrived at Ashmore Reef yesterday and have already had an Asian Brown Flycatcher, Pechora Pipit, several Oriental Reed Warblers and several Arctic-type Warblers (amongst a few other bits and pieces).

They have 10 more days in the Browse Basin doing seabird and shorebird surveys so no doubt there will be a few more goodies found before the trip ends!


Rohan Clarke

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