Western Australia Unusual Bird Sightings (WABN 167)

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 167 (September 2018). 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

20/04/2018 Martin Greenwood Little Tern (2) Two Rocks Marina (Two Rocks)
20/04/2018 Martin Greenwood Wood Sandpiper (2) Loch McNess, Yanchep NP (Yanchep)
18/04/2018 Robyn & Morgan Pickering Little Tern (2) Woodman Point (Munster)
18/04/2018 Martin Greenwood Masked Lapwing (2)
Red-kneed Dotterel (1+)
Loch McNess, Yanchep NP (Yanchep) 
18/04/2018 Bill Rutherford Banded Stilt (8)
Wood Sandpiper (1)
Wangara wetlands, Gnangara Rd (?)
17/04/2018 Graham Little Freckled Duck (1) Herdsman Lake, nr wildlife centre (Herdsman)

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

Date Observers Species

Location

22/04/2018 Martin Cake, Dan Mantle et al Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (25)
Giant-Petrel sp. (2)
Great-winged Petrel (80+)
Streaked Shearwater (8)
Flesh-footed Shearwater (2,000)
Wedge-tailed Shearwater (1+)
Sooty Shearwater (7+)
Short-tailed Shearwater (1+)
Sooty/Short-tailed Shearwater (60+)
Hutton's Shearwater (3,000)
Arctic Jaeger (2)
Australasian Gannet (30)
Cape Naturaliste (Busselton)

 

Arid Zone (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

17/04/2018 Jordan Webber Grey Honeyeater (1) Great Northern Hwy, 53km WNW of Newman (East Pilbara)
16/04/2018 Jordan Webber Striated Grasswren (1) Mount Nameless (Ashburton)

 

Kimberley (Shires in parentheses)

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Australian Indian Ocean Territories


Ashmore Reef

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Christmas Island

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Cocos (Keeling) Islands

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