Western Australia Unusual Bird Sightings (WABN 160)

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 160 (December 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

04/10/2016 Glenn Moore Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (1, presumed escapee) cnr Saw Av and Thomas St (Kings Park)
02/10/2016 Mark & Lochlan Newman Black Kite (1) ALCOA Wellard Wetlands (Baldivis)
02/10/2016 Mark & Lochlan Newman Common Tern (1) Nairns (Coodanup)
02/10/2016 Mark & Lochlan Newman Southern Giant Petrel (1) Point Peron (Peron)
28/09/2016 Bill Russell Curlew Sandpiper (22) Nairns (Coodanup)
25/09/2016 Andrew Sherwin Yellow-throated Miner (6) Shepherds Bush Park (Kingsley)
21/09/2016 Maris Lauva et al. Inland Dotterel (1) Penguin Island (Shoalwater)
21/09/2016 Rachel Dillon via Facebook Inland Dotterel (1) City Beach (City Beach)
21/09/2016 Mark Binns Black-tailed Godwit (1)
Red Knot (4)
Curlew Sandpiper (7)
Alfred Cove (Attadale)
20/09/2016 Claire Stevenson Mute Swan (1) Swan River (Maylands)
13/09/2016 Mark Binns Black-tailed Godwit (1) Alfred Cove (Attadale)
10/09/2016 Glenn Moore Eastern Rosella (1, presumed escapee) backyard (Menora)
08/09/2016 Jim Schultz Mute Swan (1) Como Foreshore (Como)
06/09/2016 Claire Stevenson Crested Pigeon (1) Berringa Park (Maylands)
04/09/2016 BirdLife WA Excursion (Clive Nealon, Jeff Lloyd et al.) Brown Quail (1)
Olive-backed Oriole (1)
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin (c. 10)
Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
02/09/2016 Brad Maryan & Glen Murray via Stewart Ford Beach Stone-curlew (1) Garden Island (Garden Island) [most of island is private property]
28/08/2016 Clive Nealon & Claire Gerrish Greater Sand Plover (2) Two Rocks beach (Two Rocks)
23/08/2016 Geoff Groom Wood Sandpiper (1) Loch McNess, Yanchep NP (Yanchep)
23/08/2016 Gary Tate Eastern Osprey (2) Yellalonga Regional Park (?Joondalup)
21/08/2016 BirdLife WA Pelagic (Dan Mantle, Plaxy Barratt et al.) Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (60)
ATLANTIC YELLOW-NOSED ALBATROSS (1)
Black-browed Albatross (2)
Shy Albatreoss (3)
Southern Giant Petrel (2)
Northern Giant Petrel (3)
Cape Petrel (3)
Great-winged Petrel (2)
Soft-plumaged Petrel (35, inc. several intermediate birds)
Flesh-footed Shearwater (8)
Hutton's Shearwater (4)
Wilson's Storm-Petrel (2)
White-faced Storm-Petrel (10)
Australasian Gannet (20)
Brown Skua (2)
Arctic Tern (1)
Perth Canyon, c. 50km offshore Fremantle
19/08/2016 Claire Stevenson Eastern Barn Owl (1) Roe St, near intersection with Beaufort St (Perth)
15/08/2016 Clive Nealon & Claire Gerrish Common Sandpiper (1) Lake Monger (Glendalough)
14/08/2016 Mark Newman Chestnut Teal (1)
Black Kite (1)
Intermediate Egret (1)
Common Sandpiper (1)
ALCOA Wellard Wetlands (Baldivis)
29/07/2016 Mark Blythman Rock Parrot (3) causeway (Rottnest Island)
29/07/2016 Mark Blythman Little Eagle (1) Bathurst Point (Rottnest Island)
24/07/2016 Dan Mantle & Plaxy Barratt Chestnut Teal (1)
Intermediate Egret (1)
North Lake (North Lake)
22/07/2016 Geoff Collis Intermediate Egret (1) North Lake (North Lake)
21/07/2016 Jordan Webber Eastern Barn Owl (1) Kwinana Fwy, Charles St exit (West Perth)
13/07/2016 Robyn & Morgan Pickering Intermediate Egret (1) North Lake (North Lake)
11/07/2016 Ken Glasson Intermediate Egret (1) North Lake (North Lake)
10/07/2016 Dan Mantle & Plaxy Barratt Purple-crowned Lorikeet (2) Minim Park (Mosman Park)

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

Date Observers Species

Location

01/10/2016 Mark & Lochlan Newman Masked Owl (heard) Dryandra woodland ()
29/09/2016 Bill Betts EURASIAN CURLEW (1) Point Douro, Leschenault Estuary (Harvey)
29/09/2016 Bill Russell Banded Stilt (220)
Greater Sand Plover (8)
Great Knot (19)
Ruddy Turnstone (8)
Curlew Sandpiper (22)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (4)
Red-necked Stint (240)
Hooded Plover (3)
Lake Preston at Myalup (Harvey)
24/09/2016 Frank O'Connor & David Secomb Wedge-tailed Eagle (11+) Wearne Rd (North Bannister)
21/09/2016 Greg Harewood Malleefowl (1) a
17/09/2016 Greg Harewood & Glen Murray Bourke's Parrot (10+) Lake Wells Station (Laverton)
16/09/2016 Greg Harewood & Glen Murray Ground Cuckoo-shrike (2) Lake Wells Station (Laverton)
12/09/2016 Greg Harewood, Glen Murray et al. Orange Chat (4) Lake Wells Station (Laverton)
11/09/2016 Bill Russell & Bob Paterson Wood Sandpiper (12)
Curlew Sandpiper (1)
Nambeelup (Murray) [private site]
late 08/2016 Neil Macumber via Dan Mantle EURASIAN CURLEW (1) Point Douro, Leschenault Estuary (Harvey)
14/08/2016 Bill Russell & Bob Paterson Wood Sandpiper (7) Nambeelup (Murray) [private site]
06/08/2016 Ross Jones Pied Butcherbird (3) Collins Rd (Beverley)
03/08/2016 Phil Lewis Chestnut Teal (1) Oak Park Rd (Goomalling)
03/08/2016 Linda Giblett & Steve Elson Pink-eared Duck (100+)
Wood Sandpiper (1)
wetland on private property north of Esperance (Esperance)
01/08/2016 Linda Giblett Brown Quail (8) Mullet Lakes (Esperance)
31/07/2016 Dan Mantle Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (17)
Black-browed Albatross (2)
Shy Albatross (3)
Northern Giant Petrel (1)
Great-winged Petrel (15)
Soft-plumaged Petrel (14)
Flesh-footed Shearwater (1)
Hutton's Shearwater (300)
'Commic' Tern (3)
Cape Naturaliste (Busselton)
31/07/2016 Dan Mantle Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (1)
Shy Albatross (1)
Soft-plumaged Petrel (5)
Cape Leeuwin (Augusta-Margaret River)
30/07/2016 Dan Mantle Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (15)
Black-browed Albatross (6)
Shy Albatross (22)
Soft-plumaged Petrel (42)
'Commic' Tern (3)
Cape Leeuwin (Augusta-Margaret River)
28/07/2016 Don Carlson EURASIAN CURLEW (1)
Eastern Curlew (1)
Point Douro, Leschenault Estuary (Harvey)
23/07/2016 Dan Mantle & Plaxy Barratt Double-banded Plover (2)
Arctic Tern (1)
Windy Harbour (Manjimup)
23/07/2016 Dan Mantle & Plaxy Barratt Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (2)
Black-browed Albatross (6)
Shy Albatross (30)
Giant Petrel sp. (2)
Soft-plumaged Petrel (4)
Hutton's Shearwater (4)
'Commic' Tern (1; prob. Arctic)
Cape Leeuwin (Augusta-Margaret River)
20/07/2016 Bill Russell White-necked Heron (1) flooded paddock west of Coolup (Murray)
01/07/2016 Linda Giblett Masked Lapwing (4 breeding pairs) Esperance area (Esperance)

 

Arid Zone (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

24/09/2016 Les George Horsfield's Bushlark (2) Gascoyne River, E of One Tree Point (Carnarvon)
21/09/2016 Greg Harewood Malleefowl (1) 17km W of Kambalda (Coolgardie)
17/09/2016 Greg Harewood & Glen Murray Bourke's Parrot (10+) Lake Wells Station (Laverton)
16/09/2016 Greg Harewood & Glen Murray Ground Cuckoo-shrike (2) Lake Wells Station (Laverton)
15/09/2016 Allan & Sandy Rose  Little Grassbird (1) base of Harding River Dam (Roebourne)
12/09/2016 Greg Harewood, Glen Murray et al. Orange Chat (4) Lake Wells Station (Laverton)
09/09/2016 Graham Little Scarlet-chested Parrot (1) road near Wiera Reserve (Mukinbudin)
08/09/2016 Graham Little Malleefowl (1) road near Wiera Reserve (Mukinbudin) 
29/08/2016 Ross Jones  Ground Cuckoo-shrike (2) Great Northern Hwy, c. 100m N of Paynes Find (Yalgoo)
28/08/2016 Ross Jones  Inland Dotterel (1) c. 14km S along Walga Rock Rd, Austin Downs Station (Cue)
26/08/2016 Ross Jones  Black Kite (2) Kirkalocka Station (Mt Magnet)
25/08/2016 Ross Jones  Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (2) salt lake along Maranalgo Rd near Paynes Find (Yalgoo)
20-21/08/2016 Allan & Sandy Rose  Little Grassbird (1) Mooka Spring (Carnarvon)

 

Kimberley (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

02/10/2016 Martin Cake Semipalmated Plover (1) Demco Beach (Broome)
02/10/2016 Nigel Jackett et al. Semipalmated Plover (1) sewage ponds (Broome)
01/10/2016 Broome Bird Observatory (John Graff, Nigel Jackett et al.) Magpie Goose (1) Nimalaica (Nimalarragun) wetland (Broome)
30/09/2016 George Swann Little Ringed Plover (1) Crescent Lake (Broome)
31/08/2016 George Swann Rose-crowned Fruit-dove (1 heard) Lullfitz Drive (Broome)

 

Australian Indian Ocean Territories


Ashmore Reef

Date Observers Species

Location





 

Christmas Island

Date Observers Species

Location

late 09/2016 Darryl Jones Eastern Yellow Wagtail (3+)
Grey Wagtail (4+)
Flying Fish Cove (Christmas Island)
late 09/2016 Darryl Jones Asian Koel (2) ? (Christmas Island)

 

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Date Observers Species

Location





 

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