As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Rare birds found at Urunga

By Alice BurnetJan. 15, 2014, 7 a.m.

URUNGA locals are inordinately proud of their seaside town, and appreciation of this gem of a location is apparently shared by the rare Beach Stone-curlew.

The Beach Stone-curlew is listed as an endangered species and while it has been observed around the North Coast of Australia, it has largely disappeared, and is now rarely spotted on ocean beaches.

In fact, the Australian population may be as few as 15 breeding pairs.

The range and distribution of the species, within NSW, is thought to have contracted as a result of urban, industrial and recreational development and activities on the coastal area.

So, to have a breeding pair of the Beach Stone-curlew at Urunga, is quite a coup.

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