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Great Crested Grebe at Bega, NSW

Podiceps cristatus at Bega, NSW - 20 May 2020

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Significant sighting

21 May 2020

Rarely recorded on the far south coast.

6 comments

   20 May 2020
Goodness, that's an unusual sighting for these parts.
   20 May 2020
Yes I am wondering if it ranks as 'Significant' for the Atlas?
Also the bird is in breeding plumage.
libbyh wrote:
   20 May 2020
Wow!, that reminds me so much of Scotland! A great sighting Matthew. I have added it as a Feature and will leave it to the Bird moderators to rank it - seems Significant to me, I have never seen one here before
libbyh wrote:
   21 May 2020
Matthew, Leo has shared your sighting with the FSCB and we have a query as to whether the location is accessible to the public? I have never been there so can't help, can you clarify please?
   21 May 2020
Thanks Libby. The site is not accessible to the public.
   21 May 2020
The FSCB have 3 previous records as far as I know, 2002 at Nadgee Lake, 2007 on Merimbula Lake and 2015 opposite Glebe Lagoon, all of a single bird. The Nadgee Lake one might have been mine, as I have a vague memory of seeing one there, but never anywhere else locally. I reckon it's significant.

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.857660-36.681624
  • Places Bega, NSW

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information


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