Unusual Bird Sightings within the Mid North Coast of New South Wales.

The following is a list for the current year, all previous sightings can be viewed by following years lists

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Please note that these lists have been primarily prepared from my own observations as well as those by the members of the Manning–Great Lakes Birdwatchers Inc and lists recorded on Ebird. The notation HC means that the species was only heard calling, not observed and EB means that the sighting was from the online birding site Ebird.

Date Common Name Scientific Name Location Count
17 June 2018 Musk Duck Biziura lobata Cattai Wetlands 1
17 June 2018 Australian Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon macrotarsa Seven Mile Beach Booti Booti National Park at -32.263578, 152.533499 2
16 June 2018 Comb-crested Jacana Irediparra gallinacea Cattai Wetlands 1
16 June 2018 Australian Hobby Falco longipennis Cattai Wetlands 1
16 June 2018 Rose Robin Petroica rosea Cattai Wetlands 2
16 June 2018 Australian Shoveler Spatula rhynchotis rhynchotis Cattai Wetlands 30+
16 June 2018 Swamp Harrier Circus approximans Cattai Wetlands 2
15 June 2018 Pacific Gull Larus pacificus Seven Mile Beach Booti Booti National Park at -32.263578, 152.533499 2
14 June 2018 Pink-eared Duck Malacorhynchus membranaceus Barnetts Lagoon Gladstone 2
14 June 2018 Australian Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon macrotarsa Belmore River Bridge Gladstone 7
14 June 2018 Brown Goshawk Accipiter fasciatus Belmore North Bank Road Belmore 1
14 June 2018 Collared Sparrowhawk Accipiter cirrocephalus Seal Road Belmore Swamp Belmore 1
14 June 2018 Black-winged Stilt Himantopus leucocephalus Seal Road Belmore Swamp Belmore 500+
14 June 2018 Chestnut and Grey Teal Mixed Flock Anas castanea and Anas gracilis Seal Road Belmore Swamp Belmore 1000+
14 June 2018 Swamp Harrier Circus approximans Seal Road Belmore Swamp Belmore 4
14 June 2018 White-faced Heron Egretta novaehollandiae Seal Road Belmore Swamp Belmore 200+
14 June 2018 Australian Shoveler Spatula rhynchotis rhynchotis Seal Road Belmore Swamp Belmore 10+
14 June 2018 Pink-eared Duck Malacorhynchus membranaceus Seal Road Belmore Swamp Belmore 12+
14 June 2018 Glossy ibis Plegadis falcinellus Seal Road Belmore Swamp Belmore 80+
14 June 2018 Red-backed Fairy-wren Malurus melanocephalus Seal Road Belmore Swamp Belmore 1
14 June 2018 Grey Goshawk Accipiter novaehollandiae The Lakes Way Darawank 1
12 June 2018 Grey Goshawk Accipiter novaehollandiae 1381 The Lakes Way Mayers Flat 1
11 June 2018 Pheasant Coucal Centropus phasianinus 185 Cape Hawke Drive Forster 1
7 June 2018 Rose Robin Petroica rosea Lansdowne Nature Reserve 2
7 June 2018 Shining Bronze-Cuckoo Chalcites lucidus Lansdowne Nature Reserve 2
7 June 2018 Grey Goshawk Accipiter novaehollandiae The Lakes Way Darawank at -32.116679, 152.479907 1
3 June 2018 Square-tailed Kite Lophoictinia isura Violet Hill Camp Grounds Myall Lakes National Park 1
29 May 2018 Red-backed Kingfisher Todiramphus pyrrhopygius 595 Belmore River North Bank Road, Gladstone 1
29 May 2018 East Coast Southern Emu-wren Stipiturus malachurus malachurus Manns Road Darawank 2
27 May 2018 Collared Sparrowhawk Accipiter cirrocephalus Coopernook Wetlands 1
27 May 2018 Noisy Friarbird Philemon corniculatus Cattai Wetlands 250+
24 May 2018 Black-shouldered Kite Elanus axillaris Tuncurry Breakwall 1
22 May 2018 Australasian Gannet Morus serrator Tuncurry Breakwall 38
22 May 2018 'Leucistic' Little Wattlebird Anthochaera chrysoptera Tuncurry Breakwall 1
17 May 2018 Swift Parrot Lathamus discolor Tallong Drive Lake Cathie 32
5 May 2018 Swift Parrot Lathamus discolor Coles Carpark Major Innes Road Port Macquarie 16+
26 April 2018 Grey Goshawk Accipiter novaehollandiae Horsepoint Road Seal Rocks 1
29 March 2018 Eastern Shrike-tit Falcunculus frontatus Horsepoint Road Seal Rocks 2
29 March 2018 Grey Goshawk Accipiter novaehollandiae Yagon Road Seal Rocks 1
29 March 2018 Red-browed Treecreeper Climacteris erythrops Yagon Road Seal Rocks - On Eucalyptus pilularis 1
17 March 2018 Mainland Ground Parrot Pezoporus wallicus wallicus Minimbah Sand Plain 1
16 March 2018 Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia Boyters Lane Jerseyville 1
16 March 2018 Red-backed Fairy-wren Malurus melanocephalus Seale Road Belmore Swamp Belmore 2
15 March 2018 Tawny Frogmouth Podargus strigoides Main Beach Park Scotts Head 2
15 March 2018 Tawny Frogmouth Podargus strigoides Grassy Head Holiday Park Grassy Head 1
15 March 2018 Australian Barred Cuckoo-shrike Coracina lineata lineata Grassy Head Holiday Park Grassy Head 2
15 March 2018 Brown Goshawk Accipiter fasciatus Opposite Bowling Club Stuarts Point Road Stuarts Point 1
15 March 2018 Square-tailed Kite Lophoictinia isura Grassy Head Holiday Park Grassy Head 1
14 March 2018 Long-billed Corella Cacatua tenuirostris Opposite Bowling Club Stuarts Point Road Stuarts Point 4
7 March 2018 Australian Barred Cuckoo-shrike Coracina lineata lineata Grassy Head Holiday Park Grassy Head 3
4 March 2018 Rose-crowned Fruit-dove Ptilinopus regina Harrington Littoral Rainforest 2
3 March 2018 Australian Owlet-nightjar Aegotheles cristatus Cattai Wetlands 1 (EB)
3 March 2018 Masked Owl Tyto novaehollandiae Cattai Wetlands 1 (EB)
2 March 2018 Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus Bombah Point Road Bulahdelah 1
2 March 2018 Rose-crowned Fruit-dove Ptilinopus regina Mungo Brush Rainforest Walk Myall Lakes National Park 1
24 February 2018 Little Penguin Eudyptula minor Bennetts Beach, Hawks Nest 1(EB)
23 February 2018 Glossy ibis Plegadis falcinellus Belmore Swamp 24(EB)
21 February 2018 Collared Sparrowhawk Accipiter cirrocephalus Horsepoint Road Seal Rocks 1 (EB)
21 February 2018 Masked Owl Tyto novaehollandiae Horsepoint Road Seal Rocks 1 (EB)
21 February 2018 White-throated Nightjar Eurostopodus mystacalis Horsepoint Road Seal Rocks 1 (EB)
21 February 2018 Australian Owlet-nightjar Aegotheles cristatus Horsepoint Road Seal Rocks 9 (EB)
7 February 2018 Channel-billed Cuckoo Scythrops novaehollandiae Sandbar Smiths Lake 1
7 February 2018 Pacific Baza Aviceda subcristata Sandbar Smiths Lake 1
1 February 2018 Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva Harrington Beach 40+
1 February 2018 Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis Harrington Beach 12+
1 February 2018 Little Tern Sternula albifrons Harrington Beach 38+
26 January 2018 Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus 2 Laurel Street, Kendall 1 (EB)
23 January 2018 Stubble Quail Coturnix pectoralis Property on Corner of Ponsfords Rd and Ducks Ridge Rd Comboyne 5 (EB)
23 January 2018 Rose-crowned Fruit-dove Ptilinopus regina Boorganna Nature Reserve 2 (EB)
20 January 2018 Pale-yellow Robin Tregellasia capito Potoroo Falls Tapin Tops national Park 1
18 January 2018 Rose-crowned Fruit-dove Ptilinopus regina Sea Acres National Park 1 (HC)
16 January 2018 Ruff Calidris pugnax Stockton Sandspit 1 (EB)
16 January 2018 Wandering Tattler Tringa incana Town Beach Port Macquarie 3 (EB)
14 January 2018 Rose-crowned Fruit-dove Ptilinopus regina Seal Rocks Littoral Rainforest 2
12 January 2018 Eastern Scarlet Robin Petroica multicolor boodang Thunderbolts Lookout Barrington Tops National Park 1
12 January 2018 Flame Robin Petroica phoenicea Thunderbolts Lookout Barrington Tops National Park 1
12 January 2018 Flame Robin Petroica phoenicea Devils Hole Barrington Tops National Park 1
11 January 2018 Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Lake Cathie Estuary Mouth 1 (EB)
11 January 2018 Black Noddy Anous minutus Lake Cathie Estuary Mouth 1 (EB)
11 January 2018 Square-tailed Kite Lophoictinia isura Cape Hawke Estate Forster 1
10 January 2018 Fluttering Shearwater Puffinus gavia Farquhar Inlet, Mudbishops Point Old Bar 1 (EB)
10 January 2018 Pale-vented Bush-hen Amaurornis moluccana Lower Pappinbarra 2 (EB)
10 January 2018 Tree Martin Petrochelidon nigricans Minimbah Sand Plain and Wallamba Nature Reserve 220+
10 January 2018 Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo Chalcites basalis Minimbah Sand Plain and Wallamba Nature Reserve 3
9 January 2018 Pale-yellow Robin Tregellasia capito Wingham Brush Nature Reserve 4 (EB)
6 January 2018 White-throated Needletail Hirundapus caudacutus Diamond Head Crowdy Bay National Park 250+
6 January 2018 Latham's Snipe Gallinago hardwickii Cattai Creek Wetlands 1
6 January 2018 Rose-crowned Fruit-dove Ptilinopus regina Cattai Wetlands 1
4 January 2018 Rose-crowned Fruit-dove Ptilinopus regina Janies Corner Booti Booti National Park 1 (HC)
2 January 2018 Gang-gang Cockatoo Callocephalon fimbriatum Whoota Whoota Lookout Wallingat National Park - Possibly most northerly record in NSW 1+
2 January 2018 White-naped Honeyeater Melithreptus lunatus Whoota Whoota Lookout Wallingat National Park 2
2 January 2018 Wandering Tattler Tringa incana On rocks below Windmill Hill Port Macquarie 1 (EB)
1 January 2018 Glossy-black Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus lathami Indian Head Crowdy Bay National Park 6 (EB)
1 January 2018 Brush Cuckoo Cacomantis variolosus Indian Head Crowdy Bay National Park 1


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