c40 Banded Dotterels, New Caledonia

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Michael Szabo
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c40 Banded Dotterels, New Caledonia

Postby Michael Szabo » Wed May 26, 2021 9:10 pm

Société Calédonienne d'Ornithologie report from New Caledonia today via Facebook: "About twenty Banded Dotterels in the south and as many in the north for the places monitored."

Link: https://www.facebook.com/socaldor/photo ... 8061314099
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Re: c40 Banded Dotterels, New Caledonia

Postby andrewcrossland » Thu May 27, 2021 10:18 pm

Hi Michael, the story isn’t showing in the link - maybe it slipped down the Facebook feed. Do you reckon you could cut and paste the main facts of the sightings?
I don’t speak French but there’s a couple of posts that seem to be referring to house crows? Can anyone translate? Have they arrived by ship to New Caledonia. It’s a pity we have that language barrier and as a consequence have such limited contact with New Caledonia and it’s ornithological community
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Re: c40 Banded Dotterels, New Caledonia

Postby SomesBirder » Fri May 28, 2021 3:52 pm

According to Google Translate, a House Crow was first seen on the ferry quay in Noumea on 7/5/21, and a few days later, a second one was confirmed to be present. They were first positively identified on 22/5/21. This is probably the first sighting of the House Crow in New Caledonia. The pair have consistently remained in the ferry quay area and are believed to have been ship-assisted. They have been reported to the relevant authorities.
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Re: c40 Banded Dotterels, New Caledonia

Postby Michael Szabo » Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:05 pm

I have translated all the information that was in a reply to my quesion asking where they (Pluvier à double collier, Charadrius bicinctus) were seen in New Caledonia. There was no more in formation, and i didn't see anything posted by them about House Crows in New Caledonia.
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