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Gumoo Woojabuddee Section Fact sheets: Shorebirds

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Title: Gumoo Woojabuddee Section Fact sheets: Shorebirds
Authors: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Series/Report no.: Gumoo Woojabuddee Section Fact sheets
Abstract: Recent surveys of the intertidal areas of the Shoalwater Bay Military Training Area (SWBTA) indicate that Port Clinton is a highly significant feeding and roosting area for migratory shorebirds overwintering from their high latitude feeding grounds in the northern hemisphere. A survey conducted in December 1995, timed to coincide with the summer peak for populations of migratory species over-wintering in the area, recorded 6985 shorebirds in Port Clinton. These were made up of 16 species of migratory waders and four species of resident waders. Bar-tailed godwits, whimbrels and eastern curlews were the most numerous with over a thousand individuals recorded for each species.
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