World Shorebirds Day
On last September 5th, Byron Bird Buddies and friends had a wonderful day counting birds for the World Shorebirds day. Not only was it a pleasant day, but we also had the good fortune to spy some newly hatched Pied Oystercatcher chicks. Very good news! The following is a list of shorebirds counted on the day. BBB wishes to thank all the folks who support the citizen science initiatives that help to protect our birds and the environment.
Brunswick River Estuary Shorebird Area, New South Wales, AU
05-Sep-2015 08:00 – 16:00
Comments: This count was conducted as part of the Worldwide Shorebird Count by “Byron Bird Buddies” (BBB) members. For this count covers the 4 seperate areas of the Brunswick River Estuary that BBB regularly monitors for shorebirds; the areas include the Belongil Creek, Byron Wetlands, Brunswick Saltmarsh (southside of the river) and Marshalls Creek (northside of the river) and combines the result into one.
Beach Stone-curlew 3 Nest with one egg
Black-winged Stilt (Australian) 17
Australian Pied Oystercatcher 13 Includes 2 recently hatched chick and three pair on nests
Sooty Oystercatcher 4
Pacific Golden Plover 1
Masked Lapwing 28
Red-capped Plover 4 Includes one recently hatched chick.
Black-fronted Dotterel 10
Comb-crested Jacana 3
Grey-tailed Tattler 3
Eastern Curlew 5
Latham’s Snipe 6