Southern Lapwing – Rare Falklands Vagrant

This afternoon I got a call to say that an unusual bird had been seen at the East end of Stanley, I got to where the bird was being watched, it turned out to be a Southern Lapwing.


Southern Lapwings are a vagrant species with 1 or 2 birds recorded every few years. My last sighting was January 2006.





Many thanks to Carol & Terence Phillips for finding the bird and to Michelle King for getting the message to me.

One thought on “Southern Lapwing – Rare Falklands Vagrant

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    Another good record for the islands. You sem to be having a good run at th emoment. It just shows how many birds must turn up in the remoter areas.

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