Western Australia Recent Bird Sightings (WABN 157)

Email John Graff (wasightings@birdlife.org.au) with details of your sightings.


The more unusual or rare sightings are highlighted in red and may be included in the WA Bird Notes Issue 157 (March 2016). These sightings may require some notes and/or photographs supporting the sightings to be published in WABN. Records highlighted in bold red are the most unusual sightings. Sightings of immediate interest to other birders can also be copied to the birdswa email list and the birding-aus email list. The taxonomy used on this webpage is based on the International Ornithological Congress (IOC) list. You are welcome to email JPG photographs of Western Australian birds to be identified.  Click here for the previous sightings.


Please note: Although due care is taken to assess records for veracity before publication on this page, it is recommended that those wishing to cite records refer to the relevant edition of WA Bird Notes (WABN) or contact the records officer before citing.

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Perth & Mandurah (within UBD Street Directory)

South-West

Arid Zone

Kimberley

External Territories


REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
PhD student Reece Pedler (from SA) is satellite tracking Banded Stilt and has recently banded nearly 950 stilt chicks with blue leg flags at a breeding colony on Lake Torrens SA. Reece would be most appreciative of any information regarding large flocks of stilts in WA and also any sightings of leg flagged birds.
He can be contacted on: reece.pedler@deakin.edu.au or 0400 038 452

Perth & Mandurah (within UBD Street Directory) (Suburbs in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

12/01/2016 Ken Glasson Masked Lapwing (2) Yanchep NP (Yanchep)
11/01/2016 Ken Glasson Sanderling (20-30) Two Rocks beach (Two Rocks)
10/01/2016 Martin Cake & John Graff Intermediate Egret (1 possible Asian race intermedia) Lake Joondalup (Wanneroo) - just north of Ocean Reef Rd
10/01/2016 Ian Pibworth Hooded Plover (1) Two Rocks beach (Two Rocks)
10/01/2016 Martin Cake & John Graff Freckled Duck (10) Lake Joondalup South (Woodvale)
08/01/2016 Mark Binns Common Noddy (3) Penguin Island (Shoalwater)
08/01/2016 Clive Nealon Masked Lapwing (2)
Pacific [Fork-tailed] Swift (2)
Yanchep NP (Yanchep)
08/01/2016 Clive Nealon Sanderling (30-40) Two Rocks beach (Two Rocks)
08/01/2016 John Baas Spotless Crake (3) Baigup Reserve (Maylands)
07/01/2016 Tim Blake Stubble Quail (1) front yard (Leeming)
06/01/2016 Sue Abbotts Freckled Duck (1)
Chestnut Teal (1 male)
Lake Gwelup (Gwelup)
06/01/2016 Peter Curry & Steve Keeling Tawny-crowned Honeyeater (3) Wireless Hill Park (Ardross)
05/01/2016 Ken Glasson Sooty Oystercatcher (3) Point Peron (Peron)
01/01/2016 Pete White CRESTED (ORIENTAL) HONEY-BUZZARD (2) Lake Joondalup (Wanneroo)
01/01/2016 Wayne Merritt Intermediate Egret (1) Lake Joondalup South (Woodvale)
01/01/2016 Dave & Jan Crossley Buff-banded Rail (4)
Baillon's Crake (1)
Spotless Crake (3)
Pectoral Sandpiper (3)
North Lake (North Lake)
01/01/2016 Wayne Merritt Whiskered Tern (5) Lake Joondalup (Wanneroo)
01/01/2016 Wayne Merritt Whiskered Tern (3) Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
30/12/2015 Bob Lawson & Daniel McKeon CRESTED (ORIENTAL) HONEY-BUZZARD (2) Lake Joondalup (Wanneroo)
30/12/2015 Craig Lester Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (400)
Pectoral Sandpiper (1)
Goegrup Lake (Barragup)
30/12/2015 Stewart Ford Freckled Duck (2) Lake Gwelup (Gwelup)
30/12/2015 John Graff Freckled Duck (2)
Black-tailed Native-hen (1)
Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
29/12/2015 Mark Binns Tawny-crowned Honeyeater (3+) Piney Lakes (Winthrop)
28/12/2015 Dan Mantle CRESTED (ORIENTAL) HONEY-BUZZARD (3) Lake Joondalup (Wanneroo)
28/12/2015 Daniel McKeon CRESTED (ORIENTAL) HONEY-BUZZARD (1)
Australasian Bittern (1)
Lake Joondalup (Wanneroo)
28/12/2015 Maris Lauva Freckled Duck (2)
Crested Pigeon (2)
Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
26/12/2015 Jennie Stock Freckled Duck (6) Lake Joondalup South (Woodvale)
24/12/2015 Ken Glasson Pectoral Sandpiper (1) North Lake (North Lake)
22/12/2015 Steve Reynolds Brown Skua (1) offshore Hillarys Boat Harbour (Hillarys)
21/12/2015 Sue Abbotts CRESTED (ORIENTAL) HONEY-BUZZARD (2) Lake Joondalup (Wanneroo)
21/12/2015 Sue Plankis & Lynn Sellers Mute Swan (1) Lake Monger (Glendalough)
20/12/2015 Allan Burbidge, Plaxy Barratt et al. CRESTED (ORIENTAL) HONEY-BUZZARD (2) Lake Joondalup (Wanneroo)
20/12/2015 David Taggart Freckled Duck (1) Lake Joondalup (Wanneroo)
20/12/2015 Steve Keeling Great Knot (17)
Red Knot (7)
Nairns (Coodanup)
18/12/2015 Peter Taylor CRESTED (ORIENTAL) HONEY-BUZZARD (1) Lake Joondalup (Wanneroo) - 0950 & 1035 nr Rec Centre along Scenic Dr
17/12/2015 Steve Reynolds CRESTED (ORIENTAL) HONEY-BUZZARD (1) Lake Joondalup (Wanneroo) - 1100 nr Rec Centre
17/12/2015 Steve Reynolds Gallinago sp. Snipe (1)
Black-tailed Godwit (1)
North Lake (North Lake)
17/12/2015 Bob Lawson Mute Swan (1) Lake Monger (Glendalough)
16/12/2015 Jordan Webber CRESTED (ORIENTAL) HONEY-BUZZARD (1) Lake Joondalup (Wanneroo) - 1235 & 1325 along Scenic Dr btwn Ariti Av & Mega St
16/12/2015 Martin Cake Baillon's Crake (2+)
Gallinago
sp. Snipe (1)
Black-tailed Godwit (1)
Long-toed Stint (1)
North Lake (North Lake)
15/12/2015 Steve Reynolds Gallinago sp. Snipe (1) North Lake (North Lake)
15/12/2015 Mark Binns, John Graff et al. Black-tailed Godwit (1)
Pectoral Sandpiper (1)
North Lake (North Lake)
14/12/2015 Craig Lester Common Tern (1) Mandurah Harbour (Mandurah)
14/12/2015 Craig Lester et al. Gallinago sp. Snipe (2) North Lake (North Lake)
14/12/2015 Malcolm Beeton Glossy Ibis (2 overflying) Cockburn Train Station (Cockburn)
13/12/2015 Mark Stanley via Birding-Aus CRESTED (ORIENTAL) HONEY-BUZZARD (1) Lake Joondalup (Wanneroo) - 1220 & 1240 nr Rec Centre along Scenic Dr
13/12/2015 Craig Lester Gallinago sp. Snipe (2) North Lake (North Lake)
13/12/2015 Mark Binns Great Knot (13) Alfred Cove (Attadale)
11/12/2015 Mark Binns et al. CRESTED (ORIENTAL) HONEY-BUZZARD (1) Lake Joondalup (Wanneroo) - 0730 nr Rec Centre, heading west
10/12/2015 Mark Newman & Nick Brown Sooty Tern (1) Penguin Island (Shoalwater)
10/12/2015 Mark Newman & Nick Brown Sooty Oystercatcher (2) Point Peron (Peron)
10/12/2015 John Baas Little Egret (1) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
09/12/2015 Mark Binns Bar-tailed Godwit (3)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (2)
Alfred Cove (Attadale)
09/12/2015 Mark Stanley Common Sandpiper (1) Pelican Point (Crawley)
06/12/2015 Mark Stanley Intermediate Egret (1) Lake Joondalup South (Woodvale)
05/12/2015 Tim Jones via Birding-Aus CRESTED (ORIENTAL) HONEY-BUZZARD (1) Lake Joondalup (Wanneroo) - 1345 along Scenic Dr nr Rec Centre
02/12/2015 Mark Newman & Nick Brown Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (150+)
Red-necked Stint (200+)
Lake Cooloongup (Cooloongup)
01/12/2015 Gary Tate White-necked Heron (6) Lake Joondalup South (Woodvale)
Oct - Dec 2015 via Ian Abbott Fan-tailed Cuckoo (1) Mary St (Como)
29/11/2015 Wayne Merritt CRESTED (ORIENTAL) HONEY-BUZZARD (1) Lake Joondalup (Joondalup/Wanneroo) - 0730 along Scenic Dr, 0830 over Neil Hawkins Park
29/11/2015 Wayne Merritt Eastern Cattle Egret (1) Lake Joondalup South (Woodvale)
28/11/2015 Morgan Pickering Eastern Osprey (6) Alfred Cove (Attadale)
27/11/2015 Bill Russell Sooty Oystercatcher (1) Penguin Island (Shoalwater)
25/11/2015 Mark Newman & Nick Brown Eastern Reef Egret (1)
Sooty Oystercatcher (3)
Point Peron (Peron)
25/11/2015 Mark Newman & Nick Brown Pomarine Jaeger (1) Penguin Island (Shoalwater)
23/11/2015 Mark Newman Sooty Tern (1) Penguin Island (Shoalwater)
21/11/2015 Marcus Singor Crested Pigeon (4) Sir James Mitchell Park (South Perth)
21/11/2015 Claire Gerrish Mute Swan (1) Lake Monger (Glendalough)
19/11/2015 John Nilson Regent Parrot (7) Berkshire Approach (Piara Waters)
17/11/2015 Geoff Groom Eastern Cattle Egret (1) Lake Joondalup South (Woodvale)
16/11/2015 Craig Lester Wedge-tailed Shearwater (1) Nairns (Coodanup)
15/11/2015 Frank O'Connor et al. CRESTED (ORIENTAL) HONEY-BUZZARD (1) Lake Joondalup, NE area (Wanneroo)
14/11/2015 Keith Wilcox Banded Lapwing (2) Stirling Train Station (Stirling)
13/11/2015 David Letham Spotted Harrier (1) S side of airfield (Rottnest Island)
13/11/2015 Rick Curtis White-necked Heron (1)
Swamp Harrier (1)
Baigup Wetlands (Bayswater)
04/11/2015 Craig Lester Long-toed Stint (3) Lake Walyungup (Warnbro)
03/11/2015 Craig Lester Pacific Golden Plover (9) Creery Wetlands (Mariners Cove)
03/11/2015 Craig Lester Terek Sandpiper (1)
Red Knot (12)
Nairns (Coodanup)
03/11/2015 John Baas Little Egret (1) Lake Monger (Glendalough)
02/11/2015 Malcolm Beeton Square-tailed Kite (2) Kwinana Fwy at Karnup Rd & Mandjoogoordup Dr (Baldivis/Lakelands)
31/10/2015 Lochlan & Mark Newman Common Tern (1) The Chimneys, Erskine Foreshore (Erskine)
29/10/2015 Mark Newman Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater (1) Paganoni Swamp (Golden Bay)
28/10/2015 Bruce Corfe & Rick Curtis White-winged Triller (pair) Swan River at Viveash (Viveash)
28/10/2015 Mark Newman White-winged Triller (1 male) ALCOA Wellard Wetlands (Baldivis)
26/10/2015 Craig Lester Hooded Plover (1 juvenile) Nairns (Coodanup)
23/10/2015 Keith Wilcox Whimbrel (1) Heirisson Island (East Perth)
20-21/10/2015 Peter Coyle Spotted Pardalote (2) nr Bathurst Point Lighthouse (Rottnest Island)
17/10/2015 Jordan Webber Chestnut Teal (1 male)
Variegated Fairy-wren (1)
Bindaring Park (Bassendean)
14/10/2015 Ken Glasson Elegant Parrot (c. 12)
White-winged Triller (8+)
Gosnells Rd East (Orange Grove)
10/10/2015 Vicki Stokes Gull-billed Tern (2)
Fairy Tern (26)
Nairns (Coodanup)
04/10/2015 Chris Knuckey Bush Stone-curlew (1) shopping centre (Leeming)

South West (Murchison River to Esperance) (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

08/01/2015 Steve Elson Red-necked Avocet (450+)
Pacific Golden Plover (18)
Grey Plover (9)
Greater Sand Plover (2)
Bar-tailed Godwit (12)
Black-tailed Godwit (1)
Common Greenshank (130)
Great Knot (26)
Red Knot (8)
Terek Sandpiper (2)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (300)
Pectoral Sandpiper (2)
Curlew Sandpiper (19)
Red-necked Stint (2,000)
Little Stint (1 partial breeding plumaged)
Long-toed Stint (2)
Wilson Inlet (Denmark)
08/01/2015 Mark Newman Pacific [Fork-tailed] Swift (1) Bluff Knoll (Stirling Range)
20/12/2015 Bill Russell & Bob Paterson Oriental Pratincole (1) Nambeelup (Murray) [private site]
18/12/2015 Ken Monson Oriental Pratincole (1) Nambeelup (Murray) [private site]
14/12/2015 Ross Jones Black-tailed Native-hen (2) Esperance Golf Course (Esperance)
13/12/2015 Ross Jones Hooded Plover (121) Lake Warden (Esperance)
11/12/2015 Mark Newman & Nick Brown Oriental Pratincole (1) Benger Swamp (Harvey)
10/12/2015 Robyn Pickering Oriental Pratincole (1) Benger Swamp (Harvey)
30/11/2015 Mark Newman Brown Falcon (1)
Wood Sandpiper (10)
Lakes Rd (Nambeelup)
23/11/2015 Mark Newman Wood Sandpiper (18) Lakes Rd (Nambeelup)
30/10/2015 Bill Russell Banded Stilt (800) Lake Preston (Waroona)
27/10/2015 Craig Lester White-necked Heron (30)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (300)
Pectoral Sandpiper (1)
Long-toed Stint (8+)
Lake McLarty (Murray)
25/10/2015 Bill Russell & Bob Paterson Wood Sandpiper (8)
Long-toed Stint (1)
Nambeelup (Murray) [private site]
23/10/2015 Geoff Collis Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (7)
Regent Parrot (1)
Great Eastern Hwy, 25km W of Southern Cross (Yilgarn)
23/10/2015 Peter Morris Greater Sand Plover (2)
Terek Sandpiper (2)
Lake Preston (Myalup)
23/10/2015 Bill Russell White-necked Heron (30) Lake McLarty (Murray)
18/10/2015 Craig Lester White-necked Heron (18)
Long-toed Stint (1)
Lake McLarty (Murray)
15/10/2015 Don Carlson Whimbrel (1)
Terek Sandpiper (2)
Point Douro (Harvey)
13/10/2015 Geoff Taylor Terek Sandpiper (1) Ocean Beach (Denmark)
01/10/2015 Gary Meredith Western Fieldwren (2)
Southern Emu-wren (2)
Lake Logue Nature Reserve (Carnamah)

Arid Zone (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

11/01/2015 Jordan Webber White-throated Needletail (1) Wapet Creek (Exmouth)
11/01/2015 Ray Turnbull & Margot Oorebeek Barn Swallow (2) Beadon Point, Onslow (Ashburton)
11/01/2015 Jordan Webber Wood Sandpiper (11)
White-winged Black Tern (8)
Star Finch (2)
Exmouth Sewage Works (Exmouth)
10/01/2015 Ray Turnbull & Margot Oorebeek Flock Bronzewing (830)
Black-tailed Native-hen (1)
Long-toed Stint (3)
Urala Causeway, Ashburton River (Ashburton)
10/01/2015 Jordan Webber Roseate Tern (80)
White-winged Black Tern (50)
Sanderling (70)
Point Maud (Carnarvon)
08/01/2015 Jordan Webber Little Curlew (1)
Orange Chat (2)
Coral Bay Sewage Works (Carnarvon)
07/01/2015 Jordan Webber Little Ringed Plover (2) Chinaman Pool (Carnarvon)
31/12/2015 Mark Newman & Lizzie Joyce Barn Swallow (25) Port Hedland race course (Port Hedland)
30/12/2015 Les George Little Ringed Plover (2) Chinaman Pool (Carnarvon)
29/12/2015 Mark Newman Orange Chat (3) Walkabout sewage ponds (Port Hedland)
28/12/2015 Mark Newman & Lizzie Joyce Eastern Yellow Wagtail (4) Port Hedland race course (Port Hedland)
21/12/2015 Les George Little Ringed Plover (1) Chinaman Pool (Carnarvon)
21/12/2015 Mark Newman Grey Falcon (1) Walkabout sewage ponds (Port Hedland)
13/12/2015 Marco Groot Baillon's Crake (1) Brumby Creek (East Pilbara)
11/12/2015 Bill Rutherford Barn Swallow (18) Port Hedland race course (Port Hedland)
03/12/2015 Malcolm Beeton Eastern Barn Owl (1) West Angelas (East Pilbara)
20/10/2015 Maris Lauva & Robin Ashford Long-toed Stint (1)
Rufous Fieldwren (2)
Lake Austin (Cue)
17/10/2015 Marco Groot Australian Little Bittern (1 heard)
Spotless Crake (several heard)
Carrawine Gorge (East Pilbara)
09/10/2015 Ross Jones Long-toed Stint (1) Chinaman's Pool, Marble Bar (East Pilbara)

 

Kimberley (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

20/11/2015 Rohan Clarke & George Swann via Facebook TEMMINCK'S STINT (1) private property near Broome (Broome)
11/12/2015 George Swann, Mike Carter et al. TEMMINCK'S STINT (1) private property near Broome (Broome)
29/11/2015 Clare & Grant Morton via Facebook TEMMINCK'S STINT (1) private property near Broome (Broome)
08/10/2015 George Swann Semipalmated Plover (1) Simpsons Beach (Broome)
07/10/2015 Mark Newman, Nick Brown et al. Tawny Grassbird (1) Yellow Chat Island, Lake Argyle (Wyndham - East Kimberley)
06/10/2015 Mark Newman, Nick Brown et al. Red Goshawk (1) Lake Argyle entrance road (Wyndham - East Kimberley)
06/10/2015 Mark Newman, Nick Brown et al. Little Shrike-thrush (1) Lake Argyle Dam Park (Wyndham - East Kimberley)
04/10/2015 Mark Newman, Nick Brown et al. Eastern Yellow Wagtail (1 race taivana) Wyndham (Wyndham - East Kimberley)
29/09/2015 Mark Newman, Nick Brown et al. Yellow Wagtail sp. (1 probable Western race lutea) Broome Caravan Park (Broome)

 

Australian Indian Ocean Territories


Ashmore Reef

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Christmas Island

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Cocos (Keeling) Islands

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