Monday, 16 December 2013


We recently visited Boonooroo which is located on the shores of the Great Sandy Strait, with views to Fraser Island.  Boonooroo is a great place to see waders, one of the few places where you can drive down the road to the waters edge, hop out of the car, and see all the waders up close.
Click on photos.
 Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)
Red-kneed Dotterel (Erythrogonys cinctus)
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)

 Australian Pied Oystercatcher (Haematopus longirostris)
and other waders.

 Red-kneed Dotterel

 Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis)

 Black-winged Stilt

 Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata)
Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea)
Black-winged Stilt
Eastern Curlew
Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva)
 Red-kneed Dotterel

Brumbies seen on the way to Boonooroo.
For more birds visit Wild Bird Wednesday.


mick said...

Wow! You really did see a great variety of shorebirds! It's great to see more than one kind in a photo so that comparative size can be seen. Great photos!

Christian Perrin said...

Great photos and a nice selection of birds! Red-kneed Dotterels are a fairly new novelty for me.

Kenneth C Schneider said...

Quite an assortment, generally foreign to me but beautiful!

HansHB said...

A beautiful contribution to WBW!

Karen said...

Oh what a great bunch of shorebirds, and the brumbies would be a treat to see!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful! Looks like you had a very successful outing.

Gordon said...

Interesting set of pics, the Dotterels are new to me, and your place names crack me up,
All the best Gordon.

Dave said...

Just the place name is worthy of a post on the WBW .... Boonooroo, love it.

Great set of waders you show, I especially like the "new to me" Red Kneed Dotterels

Margaret Adamson said...

hi Mick. great selection of waders. Nearly featured the Red kneed Dotteral this week myself but settled for the Black winged stilt instead. great shots of your birds.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Neill. Think I called you mick"!!!!