A shortage of shorebirds

Gull species are few and far between in Australia – these Pacific Gull, with their can-opener bills, are only our second.

The absence of waders remains a feature of our current trip to Australia. On Sunday we paid our respects to the Edithvale wetlands – the first time the hide had been open in six months, due to flooding and covid. Apart from a few stilts there were no shorebirds. We’re now at Wilson’s Prom, staying in Rob & Gi’s fabulous weekender. Walks to the familiar spots of Duck Point and Shallow Inlet yesterday did produce a few trip ticks: Cape Barren Goose, Aussie Shelduck, Skylark etc but, again, no waders.

Single Crested Tern amongst the other gull species – Silver Gull
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