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CURLEW SANDPIPER (Calidris ferruginea)
Biodiversity > Birds > Rare visitors and vagrants

Curlew sandpiper

Vagrant. At least ten sets of records. One collected by E.R. Waite in December 1902 (North 1904a; Hindwood 1940; AM O.13153). At least two seen by C. Beauglehole, F. Goodinge and John McKean in September 1963 (McKean & Hindwood 1965). Seen by Norman Chafer and Gary Sefton in February 1967 (N. Chaffer diaries, AM; K.A. Hindwood papers, ML). One seen by Terry Lindsey at Lagoon Beach on 2 December 1971 (Rogers 1972). One collected by S.G. (Bill) Lane 8 October 1978 (AM O.47061). Seen by Molly Crawford in February 1983 (Crawford 1983). Seen by A.D. Stuart on 7 January 2001 (Birds Australia data; A.K. Morris pers. comm.). Presumably the same bird was seen at the Airstrip by S. Bryant and M. Holdsworth on 26 February 2001 (Birds Australia data), and by Hutton and Adam Bester from 6 to 28 March 2001 (Hutton; Birds Australia data). Seen by Margaret Burgman in late August and early September 2001 (NSWBA data). Possibly the same bird was seen by A. Bester in early October 2001 (Birds Australia data), and it may have still been present in mid November 2001 when one was seen at the Airstrip by a BOCA tour party (pers. comm. to Hutton). Single bird seen by a Birds Queensland tour party at North Bay from 17 to 24 March 2002. Seen at Old Settlement Swamp by Bas Hensen on 9 November 2003, one seen at this locality by Janet Robino on 21 November 2003 (LHI Museum cards).

2013 one bird seen at North Bay 2nd October, and the same bird Mosely Park Swamp 3rd October by Jack Shick and 4th, to 7th October byIan Hutton.


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