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LESSER SAND PLOVER (Charadrius mongolus)
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 Lesser Sand Plover  Charadrius mongolus

Vagrant. 14 positive records. Two specimens collected by E.H. Saunders in 1887 (Hindwood 1940; AM O.2419 and O.2420). An unidentified Sand Plover was noted as having been seen in the period 1950 to 1964 by McKean & Hindwood (1965), however no detail on the record was given. At least four were seen by P. Poulton in April 1977 (Rogers & Lindsey 1978). Seen by Ben Miller during the period 1978 to 1980 (B. Miller pers. comm.). Seen by Glenn Fraser during the period 1980 to 1984 (G. Fraser in litt.). Seen by members of a joint NSWFOC/ CBOC tour party at the Airstrip in February 1985 (Tyler 1985). One seen by Hutton at the Airstrip on 12 February 1989. Four seen by Hutton at Moseley Park Swamp on 24 October 1990. One seen by Irene Denton at North Bay on 21 October 1995 (NSWBA data; I. Denton in litt.). Two seen by John Duranti at North Bay in February 1997 (Morris 2000). One seen by Hutton from 8 to 15 March 1999. Seen by Murray Lord at Blinky Beach in late October and early November 1999 (Birds Australia data). Presumably the same bird was seen by Richard Jordan in December 1999 (Birding-Aus data). One seen by Hutton at North Bay on 8 March 2001. Up to four birds seen by John Carpenter and Tom Fletcher at the Golf Course and Moseley Park Swamp from 5 to 22 March 2003 (LHI Museum cards). One seen at North Bay by Janet Robino and Hutton on 24 Novemnber 2003 (Hutton pers. obs.).

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