Western Australia Unusual Bird Sightings (WABN 178)

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 173 (March 2020). 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

13/03/2021 Martin Greenwood Banded Lapwing (18) nr Nisa Rd (Pinjar)
12/03/2021 Martin Greenwood Masked Lapwing (2 ssp. novaehollandiae) Sun City Golf Course (Yanchep)
11/03/2021 Martin Greenwood Red-eared Firetail (4) Flower Garden, Yanchep NP (Yanchep)
10/03/2021 Martin Greenwood Pacific Gull (2)
Eastern Reef Egret (1)
Two Rock beach (Two Rocks)
07/03/2021 BirdLife WA Excursion (Drew Davison et al.) Black-tailed Godwit (2)
Fan-tailed Cuckoo (1)
Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
06/03/2021 Martin Greenwood Elegant Parrot (4) Lake Yonderup, Yanchep NP (Yanchep)
05/03/2021 Martin Greenwood Masked Lapwing (2 ssp. novaehollandiae) Sun City Golf Course (Yanchep)
03/03/2021 Nick Hart Inland Dotterel (1) Perth Airport (Perth Airport) [restricted access]
26/02/2021 Wynton Maddeford & Nick Tomney Little Eagle (1) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
26/02/2021 Drew Davison, Sue Abbotts & Paul Coppins Wood Sandpiper (3) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
26/02/2021 Ken Glasson Red-capped Robin (3) Gosnells Rd East (Orange Grove)
24/02/2021 Bill Rutherford Fairy Tern (320) Lake Herschel (Rottnest Island)
15/02/2021 Martin Greenwood Sanderling (123)
Pacific Gull (1)
Two Rock beach (Two Rocks)
13/02/2021 John Graff Diamond Dove (1) Dubs Close (Forrestfield)
13/02/2021 Wendy Sligo & Homer Ford via Martin Greenwood Spotted Harrier (1) Yanchep NP (Yanchep)
13/02/2021 Martin Greenwood Eastern Cattle Egret (2) Loch McNess, Yanchep NP (Yanchep)
12/02/2021 Martin Greenwood Masked Lapwing (2 ssp. novaehollandiae) Sun City Golf Course (Yanchep)
12/02/2021 Mark Binns Black-tailed Godwit (3)
Common Sandpiper (1)
Alfred Cove (Attadale)
10/02/2021 Mark Binns Wood Sandpiper (1)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (36)
Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
08/02/2021 John Graff Barau's Petrel (1)
Wedge-tailed Shearwater (19)
North Mole (North Fremantle)
08/02/2021 Heather Thorning Barau's Petrel (1) Woodman Point (Munster)
06/02/2021 Steve Reynolds White-tailed Tropicbird (2) Leighton Beach/Mosman Beach (Mosman Park)
06/02/2021 Martin Greenwood Eastern Cattle Egret (1)
Masked Lapwing (2 ssp. novaehollandiae)
Loch McNess, Yanchep NP (Yanchep)
06/02/2021 Martin Greenwood Little Egret (1) Two Rock beach (Two Rocks)
05/02/2021 David Brauhart via Facebook Black Kite (1) Mount Claremont (Claremont)
04/02/2021 Martin Greenwood Eastern Cattle Egret (1)
Masked Lapwing (2 ssp. novaehollandiae)
Wood Sandpiper (3)
Loch McNess, Yanchep NP (Yanchep)
03/02/2021 Homer Ford via Martin Greenwood Peregrine Falcon (1) Yanchep NP (Yanchep)
30/01/2021 Dan Mantle Oriental [Crested] Honey-Buzzard (1)
Red-necked Avocet (690)
Black-tailed Godwit (4)
Wood Sandpiper (13)
Pectoral Sandpiper (1)
Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
30/01/2021 Martin Greenwood Masked Lapwing (2 ssp. novaehollandiae) Loch McNess, Yanchep NP (Yanchep)
29/01/2021 Wynton Maddeford Oriental [Crested] Honey-Buzzard (1)
Whiskered Tern (1)
Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
29/01/2021 Martin Greenwood White-bellied Sea-Eagle (1) Loch McNess, Yanchep NP (Yanchep)
29/01/2021 Douglas Lim Black Kite (1) Craigie Bushland (Craigie)
26/01/2021 Drew Davison et al. Banded Stilt (37) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
26/01/2021 John Graff Black-tailed Godwit (2)
Wood Sandpiper (22+)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (90)
Pectoral Sandpiper (1)
Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
25/01/2021 Brad Maryan probable Hudsonian x Bar-tailed Godwit (1) Nairns (Coodanup)
24/01/2021 Ken Glasson probable Hudsonian x Bar-tailed Godwit (1) Nairns (Coodanup)
24/01/2021 Plaxy Barratt, Dan Mantle & Geoff Groom Australian Spotted Crake (5)
Pied Stilt (1,620)
Banded Stilt (1)
Red-necked Avocet (695)
Black-tailed Godwit (2)
Wood Sandpiper (5)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (65)
Pectoral Sandpiper (1)
Long-toed Stint (1)
Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
24/01/2021 Martin Greenwood Sanderling (132) Two Rock beach (Two Rocks)
24/01/2021 Martin Greenwood Yellow-throated Miner (4) Hopkins Rd (Carabooda)
23/01/2021 Col Heap Black Kite (1) backyard (Byford)
23/01/2021 John Graff Buff-banded Rail (8)
Baillon's Crake (2)
Australian Spotted Crake (2)
Spotless Crake (1)
Kogolup Lake - South (Beeliar)
23/01/2021 Dan Mantle & Geoff Groom Tawny-crowned Honeyeater (~50 moving north) Lake Joondalup (Joondalup)
22/01/2021 Drew Davison & Jenny Preston Oriental [Crested] Honey-Buzzard (1) Lake Joondalup (Joondalup)
22/01/2021 Martin Greenwood Square-tailed Kite (1) Nursery Park (Yanchep)
21/01/2021 Martin Greenwood Eastern Cattle Egret (1)
Wood Sandpiper (2)
Loch McNess, Yanchep NP (Yanchep)
20/01/2021 Robert Woodbury Freckled Duck (3) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
18/01/2021 Steven Spragg via eBird Pacific [Fork-tailed] Swift (~200) Wolinski Park (Mullaloo)
18/01/2021 Jordan Webber via eBird Pacific [Fork-tailed] Swift (3) Pearse St (North Fremantle)
17/01/2021 Derek Mead-Hunter probable Hudsonian x Bar-tailed Godwit (1)
Eastern Curlew (1)
Nairns (Coodanup)
17/01/2021 Robyn Pickering Buff-banded Rail (1)
Baillon's Crake (1)
Spotless Crake (1)
Kogolup Lake - South (Beeliar)
17/01/2021 via Martin Greenwood Red-eared Firetail (5) Yanchep NP (Yanchep)
14/01/2021 Robyn Pickering Eastern Cattle Egret (2)
Eastern Curlew (1)
Nairns (Coodanup)

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

Date Observers Species

Location

14/03/2021 Machi Yoshida et al. via Plaxy Barratt Sooty Albatross (1) Bremer Canyon, offshore Bremer Bay (Jerramungup)
13/03/2021 Machi Yoshida et al. via Dan Mantle SOUTHERN ROYAL ALBATROSS (1) Bremer Canyon, offshore Bremer Bay (Jerramungup)
11/03/2021 Hidi & Alfred Lau Eurasian Curlew (1) Malbup Bird Hide, Vasse-Wonnerup Estuary (Busselton)
06/03/2021 Hidi & Alfred Lau Eurasian Curlew (1) Vasse-Wonnerup Estuary (Busselton)
27/02/2021 Hidi & Alfred Lau Eurasian Curlew (1) Vasse-Wonnerup Estuary (Busselton)
25/02/2021 Christine Taylor & Kim Williams Eurasian Curlew (1) Vasse-Wonnerup Estuary (Busselton)
11/02/2021 Machi Yoshida et al. via Dan Mantle SOUTHERN ROYAL ALBATROSS (1)
Barau's Petrel (1)
Bremer Canyon, offshore Bremer Bay (Jerramungup)
26/01/2021 Kim Williams Oriental Pratincole (1) Vasse-Wonnerup Estuary (Busselton)
24/01/2021 Steve Reynolds et al. Barau's Petrel (1) Bremer Canyon, offshore Bremer Bay (Jerramungup)
23/01/2021 Steve Reynolds et al. Barau's Petrel (1) Bremer Canyon, offshore Bremer Bay (Jerramungup)
17/01/2021 Jeremy Ringma & Megan Barnes via Facebook Pacific [Fork-tailed] Swift (~400) Coronation Beach (Chapman Valley)

 

Arid Zone (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

05-07/02/2021 Stephen Clarke Oriental Pratincole (1,200+) Nickol River, Karratha (Roebourne)
24/01/2021 Christine Williams via Robyn Pickering WATERCOCK (1) Bay View Caravan Park, Coral Bay (Carnarvon)
16/01/2021 Brendan Kinsella YELLOW BITTERN (1) beach opposite Lipfert Island, Greenhead (Coorow)
late 12/2020 Emma Foulkes-Taylor Blue-and-White Flycatcher (1 male, found dead) southern Murchison region (?)

 

Kimberley (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

24/02/2021 Bill Rutherford Torresian Imperial Pigeon (2) Celebrity Tree Park, Kununurra (Wyndham-East Kimberley)
23/02/2021 Bill Rutherford Shining Flycatcher (3) Lakeview Drive, Kununurra (Wyndham-East Kimberley)
22/01/2021 Nigel Jackett et al. House Swift (up to 26+)
dark swiftlet sp. (3)
Broome Port (Broome)
21/01/2021 Nigel Jackett et al. House Swift (1) Broome Port (Broome)

 

Australian Indian Ocean Territories


Ashmore Reef

Date Observers Species

Location


 

Christmas Island

Date Observers Species

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Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Date Observers Species

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