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Bird survey report - April 2024

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From: Russell Beardmore <>

Subject: Curl Curl Lagoon bird survey 26 April 24

Date: 29 April 2024 at 6:08:43 PM AEST


Hi All,

It was wonderful to see so many people turn up to participate in the survey - seven, the most we have had for some years! And there were plenty of birds to make the morning worthwhile. As usual, we did the first stage of the survey from the Park Street bridge.and moved to the Griffin Road bridge for the second stage. Here is the count:

Pelican 1

Little Pied Cormorant 5

Masked Lapwing 5

Black Swan 2

Chestnut Teal 38

Pacific Black Duck 30

Australasian Grebe 1

Great Egret 1

Australian White Ibis 11

Australasian Swamphen 2

Eurasian Coot 39

Dusky Moorhen 14

Striated Heron 1 (Juvenile)



Chestnut Teals remain plentiful, although down on last month. Coots,on the other hand, have gone from 18 to 39. Australasian Grebes are infrequent visitors - always nice to see one - and the Striated Heron is a rare visitor, probably flown in from Manly Lagoon where they appear to be a breeding resident. Next survey Friday 31 May.



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