A big week with fourteen along for this Birdweek. Good weather throughout, plus many seabirds with chicks made it an unforgettable week. North Bay day a highlight “after a tasty lunch we walked along the beach, past Sooty terns – hundreds of parents and chicks of varying sizes, many being fed. The tide was low and we continued on to view the waders – and amongst the Bar-tailed godwits, Ruddy turnstones and Golden plovers we spied a Lesser sand plover.” There were also a number of rare visitors passing through the island – a Terek sandpiper, Great knot and Sharp-tailed sandpiper at the Moseley Park swamp. A calm day for our Ball’s Pyramid trip to enjoy Kermadec petrels and White-bellied storm petrels. We also enjoyed the Island’s marine life with a Ned’s Beach low tide walk and a snorkel on the reef. A bonus on the last day was to find a rare blow-in – a Dollar bird in the forest walk in Steven’s Reserve.

The group enjoying the North Bay birds

The group enjoying the North Bay birds

The Terek sandpiper at Mosely Park swamp

The Terek sandpiper at Mosely Park swamp

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