Ashmore Reef

Birds of Ashmore Reef

The Birds of Ashmore Reef comprise three main groups:

  1. Seabirds, including at least five species of breeding terns, with several other seabirds, including petrels, recorded in the surrounding waters
  2. Migratory shorebirds en route from northern Asia to Australia
  3. Landbirds, only three breeding species (two herons and a rail) but several others, including passerines, visit, either on migration to northern Australia or as vagrants

List of birds


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