Bar-tailed Godwit

Bar-tailed Godwit

Bar-tailed Godwit Scientific Name: Limosa lapponica Size: 37 to 45 cm What does it look like? The Bar-tailed Godwit is mainly mottled brown above and lighter and more uniform buff below. It has dull white underwings, and a long, slightly upturned bill. As the name...
Beach Stone-curlew

Beach Stone-curlew

Beach Stone-curlew Scientific Name: Esacus magnirostris Size: 56 cm What does it look like? The Beach Stone-curlew is a large, heavily-built wader with a thick-set bill and conspicuous bold black and white markings on the face and upper wings. The remainder of the...
Black-fronted Dotterel

Black-fronted Dotterel

Black-fronted Dotterel Scientific Name: Elseyornis melanops Size: 16 to 18 cm What does it look like? When observed the Black-fronted Dotterel is easily identified by its white underparts and distinct black Y-shaped band which extends across the chest, around to the...
Red-capped Plover

Red-capped Plover

Red-capped Plover Scientific Name: Charadrius ruficapillus  Size: 14 to 16.5 cm What does it look and sound like? This is a small shorebird. Brown above, reddish on the crown and nape, and with a white face and underparts, the Red-capped Plover cannot be confused with...

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