INDO-PACIFIC Coral Reef
birds

The birds; above the underwater, and on top of the exposed, coral reefs... 

Family Haematopodidae: Oystercatchers

Family Scolopacidae: Sandpipers, Snipes

Tringa 'Tattler' (Montgomery Reef, Australia).

Family Burhinidae

Esacus magnirostris, 'Beach Thick-knee/Stone-Curlew', (Montgomery Reef, western Australia)

Family Laridae: Terns and Gulls

Family Phalacrocoracidae: Cormorants

Family Ardeidae: Herons, Egrets, Bitterns

Egretta sacra, 'Eastern Reef Egret' grey morph, (Montgomery Reef, Australia).

Egretta sacra, 'Eastern Reef Egret' white morph, (Montgomery Reef, Australia).

Family Pandionidae: Osprey

Pandion cristatus, 'Eastern Osprey' (Montgomery Reef, Australia).

Family Accipitridae: Hawks, Kites, Eagles

Haliaeetus leucogaster, 'White-bellied Sea-Eagle', (Montgomery Reef, Australia).


Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? One of the first expeditions I am booked to work on is the NZ sub-Antarctics with Silversea Expeditions. And here is a shortened version of one of my lectures in a warmer part of the world.