Species continued

  1. Wedge-tailed Eagle: Around fourteen sightings, one pair seen in Kakadu near Waterfall Creek, the others west of Katherine in the drier country, often around road kills.
  2. Little Eagle:  One dark phase bird at Knuckeys Lagoon; light phase birds at Fogg Dam and Keep River between Timber Creek and Western Australia border
  3. Brown Falcon: Seen on almost everyday of the tour. Good numbers on the floodplains around Adelaide River and between Timber Creek and the Western Australian border
  4. Australian Hobby:  Single birds seen in Darwin on two occasions. Pair and a single in Kakadu NP
  5. Black Falcon: One Knuckey's Lagoon south of Darwin; one at Victoria River Crossing; at least two birds (three sightings) at Parry's Lagoon floodplain
  6. Peregrine Falcon: One Mamukala wetland, one Joe's Creek, Gregory NP; one Lake Argyle
  7. Nankeen Kestrel: Not nearly as numerous as Brown Falcon but a few seen most days of the tour. Highest numbers on Adelaide River floodplain  and Parry's Lagoon floodplain
  8. Brolga: Three on Adelaide River floodplain; about 80 Lake Argyle and about 20 at Parry's Lagoon
  9. Baillon's Crake: Two Lake Argyle boat trip; three Lake Kununurra
  10. White-browed Crake:  About six seen at Fogg Dam, some quite tame
  11. Chestnut Rail: One furtive bird heard and seen briefly at Charles Darwin NP; one seen well behind Palmeston Sewage Treatment Works (STW), coincidentally, in simultaneous  view, with a Scrub Fowl.
  12. Purple Swamphen: Good numbers at Lake Argyle; few Lake Kununurra
  13. Eurasian Coot: Around 20, seen only at Parry's Lagoon near Wyndham
  14. Australian Bustard: The 10+ seen on the foreshores of Lake Argyle, during the boat trip, were the only  birds sighted
  15. Red-backed Button-quail: At least two flushed at Parry's Lagoon floodplain, reasonable views
  16. Red-chested Button-quail: Two flushed at Parry's Lagoon floodplain in slightly sparser grass but within 100m of the Red-backed Button-quail
  17. Chestnut-backed Button-quail: After a long, unsuccessful march through the woodland near Mardugal in Kakadu NP, the troops were duly rewarded with an adult female crossing the Kakadu highway about one kilometre north of the Old Darwin Rd intersection. This was a painfully slow crossing with the bird taking about 10 minutes to reach the centre of the road - we eventually had to flush the bird as a car was approaching from the opposite direction
  18. Black-tailed Godwit: About 10 birds present on the drying out floodplain north of Parry's Lagoon
  19. Whimbrel: Only two seen at Nightcliff
  20. Eastern Curlew: Only two seen at Nightcliff
  21. Marsh Sandpiper: About 10 birds on the floodplain north of Parry's Lagoon
  22. Common Greenshank:  At least three birds on the floodplain north of Parry's Lagoon
  23. Wood Sandpiper:  One at Parry's Lagoon
  24. Terek Sandpiper: About four at Lee Point
  25. Common Sandpiper: About 10 at East Point, Palmeston STW and Nightcliff; many roosting in small mangrove trees at Lee Point and Nightcliff at high tide
  26. Grey-tailed Tattler: About four at Lee Point
  27. Ruddy Turnstone: Two at Lee Point
  28. Great Knot: Two at Lee Point
  29. Sanderling: Three at Lee Point
  30. Red-necked Stint: Six at Lee Point; several hundred on the flood plain north of Parry's Lagoon
  31. Curlew Sandpiper: At least 50 on the flood plain north of Parry's Lagoon
  32. Comb-crested Jacana: Good numbers - Knuckey's Lagoon, Adelaide River wetlands, Kakadu wetlands, Lake Argyle, Parry's Lagoon
  33. Bush Stone-curlew: Pair along East Point road; few around Cooinda at night
  34. Sooty Oystercatcher: One at Nightcliff at high tide
  35. Black-winged Stilt: Two at Knuckey's Lagoon; low numbers Fogg Dam; Lake Argyle and Parry's Lagoon floodplain
  36. Red-necked Avocet: Two on the floodplain north of Parry's Lagoon
  37. Red-capped Plover: About 200 at Lee Point and several hundred on the flood plain north of Parry's Lagoon
  38. Lesser Sand Plover: About two at Lee Point
  39. Greater Sand Plover: About 100 at Lee Point
  40. Black-fronted Dotterel: About two at Knuckey's Lagoon; about five at Lake Argyle; about 20 at Parry's Lagoon
  41. Red-kneed Dotterel: About 10 at Lake Argyle and six on the floodplain north of Parry's Lagoon
  42. Masked Lapwing: Good numbers around most wetlands and seen on most days of the tour
  43. Australian Pratincole: About 20 seen at Knuckey's lagoon; a few on Adelaide River floodplain; one Mamukala; about 50 at Lake Argyle; about 200 Parry's Lagoon floodplain
  44. Silver Gull: Low numbers at Lee Point and Nightcliff
  45. Gull-billed Tern: Few at Mamukala and Yellow Waters and at Lake Argyle and Parry's Lagoon
  46. Caspian Tern: One or two on Lake Argyle
  47. Lesser Crested Tern: Around 20 at Lee Point
  48. Crested Tern: Around 10 at Lee Point; one at Nightcliff
  49. Whiskered Tern: Flocks at Palmerston STW; Adelaide River floodplain where they were in their hundreds; Mamukala, Yellow Waters, Lake Argyle and Parry's Lagoon
  50. Rock Dove: Flocks around Darwin - the only introduced species in this area

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