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a wading sticky beak Red-necked Stint

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There are usually some of these birds present on Rottnest all year round, although numbers are highest in the summer around December. The birds forage in flocks of up to 450 mixing with other wading species. Most of the population feeds around Government House Lake and Baghdad Lake. 

Where you can find a Red-necked Stint

Conservation Status

Listed as Least Concern under ICUN (2014). All Rottnest Island’s fauna is protected under the Rottnest Island Authority Act 1987.
  • Extinct
  • Extinct in Wild
  • Critically Endangered
  • Endangered
  • Vulnerable
  • Near Threatened
  • Least Concerned

Help keep Rottnest healthy

  • Do ride carefully on the Island
  • Do keep to designated tracks
  • Do enjoy watching them on their own terms

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