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
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 (EB)
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 Pale-yellow Robin Tregellasia capito Wingham Brush Nature Reserve 1 (EB)
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
5 January 2018 Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus Belmore Swamp 4 (EB)
4 January 2018 Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus Bombah Point Road Bulahdelah 1 (EB)
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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