Western Australia Unusual Bird Sightings (WABN 162)

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 162 (June 2017). 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

20/02/2017 Gary Tate Eastern Cattle Egret (1) Lake Joondalup South (Woodvale)
14/02/2017 Steve Reynolds, Nick Brown et al. via Facebook Red-necked Phalarope (4) Lake Baghdad (Rottnest Island)
14/02/2017 Jim Schultz Emu (1 dead) Canning Rd (Canning Mills)
12/02/2017 Robyn Pickering et al. EURASIAN HOBBY (1) North Lake (North Lake)
11/02/2017 Dan Mantle Crested [Oriental] Honey-Buzzard (2) Lake Joondalup (Joondalup/Wanneroo)
11/02/2017 Tegan Douglas et al. via Facebook Red-necked Phalarope (4) Lake Baghdad (Rottnest Island)
11/02/2017 Ken Glasson Rainbow Lorikeet (1 yellow mutation, ?flavistic)  Expedition Dr (Thornlie)
06/02/2017 Ian Pibworth Crested [Oriental] Honey-Buzzard (1) Lake Joondalup (Joondalup/Wanneroo)
06/02/2017 Judy & Andre du Plessis Black Bittern (1 probable) Serpentine River, downstream from Pinjarra Rd (Lakelands)
06/02/2017 Ian Pibworth Eastern Cattle Egret (4) Lake Joondalup South (Woodvale)
04/02/2017 Mark Newman Australian Little Bittern (1 heard)
Rufous Songlark (1)
ALCOA Wellard Wetlands (Baldivis)
03/02/2017 Martin Cake Crested [Oriental] Honey-Buzzard (1) Kogolup Swamp (Beeliar)
02/02/2017 Martin Cake EURASIAN HOBBY (1) North Lake (North Lake)
01/02/2017 Ian Pibworth Eastern Osprey (2)
Crested [Oriental] Honey-Buzzard (1)
Lake Joondalup (Joondalup/Wanneroo)
01/02/2017 Bill Betts Baillon's Crake (2) Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
01/02/2017 John Graff Freckled Duck (40+) Herdsman Lake, nr wildlife centre (Herdsman)
01/02/2017 Gary Tate Freckled Duck (4 male, 2 female) Herdsman Lake, nr wildlife centre (Herdsman)
01/02/2017 Pam Masters et al. White-bellied Sea-Eagle (1 immature) Blackadder Wetlands (Midland)
31/01/2017 Geoff Collis Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo (10) central Subiaco (Subiaco)
29/01/2017 Marcus Singor Brown Songlark (1) North Lake (North Lake)
27/01/2017 Bill Betts et al EURASIAN HOBBY (1) North Lake (North Lake)
26/01/2017 Nick Brown & Mark Newman EURASIAN HOBBY (1) North Lake (North Lake)
26/01/2017 Clive Nealon Eastern Cattle Egret (2) Lake Joondalup South (Woodvale)
25/01/2017 Dan Mantle et al. Crested [Oriental] Honey-Buzzard (1) Lake Joondalup (Wanneroo)
24/01/2017 Darryl Jones, Bill Betts et al EURASIAN HOBBY (1) North Lake (North Lake)
23/01/2017 Scott Baker via Facebook Crested [Oriental] Honey-Buzzard (1)
EURASIAN HOBBY (1)
North Lake (North Lake)
22/01/2017 Bill Betts via Facebook EURASIAN HOBBY (1) North Lake (North Lake)
22/01/2017 Dan Mantle & Plaxy Barratt Crested [Oriental] Honey-Buzzard (2) Lake Joondalup (Wanneroo)
22/01/2017 Ian Pibworth Sanderling (94)
Hooded Plover (1)
Two Rocks dog beach (Two Rocks)
22/01/2017 Ian Pibworth Wood Sandpiper (4)
Common Sandpiper (1)
Masked Lapwing (2)
Loch McNess, Yanchep NP (Yanchep)
22/01/2017 Mark Newman Painted Button-quail (1 female) Anstey Swamp (Karnup)
21/01/2017 Geoff Groom via Facebook EURASIAN HOBBY (1) North Lake (North Lake)
21/01/2017 Geoff Groom via Facebook Crested [Oriental] Honey-Buzzard (2) Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
20/01/2017 Bill Betts Crested [Oriental] Honey-Buzzard (2)
Western Corella (1)
Lake Joondalup (Wanneroo)
20/01/2017 Dan Mantle Crested [Oriental] Honey-Buzzard (1) Lake Joondalup (Wanneroo)
20/01/2017 Doug Cochrane Freckled Duck (30+) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
18/01/2017 Marcus Singor Australian Pied Oystercatcher (109)
Great Knot (7)
Red Knot (3)
Common Sandpiper (1)
Red-necked Stint (25)
Hooded Plover (1 adult plumage)
Alfred Cove (Attadale)
18/01/2017 Marcus Singor Glossy Ibis (37)
Red-kneed Dotterel (1)
North Lake (North Lake)
17/01/2017 Dan Mantle Crested [Oriental] Honey-Buzzard (2) Lake Joondalup (Wanneroo)
16/01/2017 Steve Reynolds, John Graff et al Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (300+)
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER (1)
Red-necked Stint (3,000+)
Long-toed Stint (21)
Austin Bay NR, Peel Inlet (South Yunderup) - last reported c. 2km south from Wellya Crescent
15/01/2017 Frank O'Connor BAIRD'S SANDPIPER (1) Austin Bay NR, Peel Inlet (South Yunderup) - c. 400m south-west from Wellya Crescent
15/01/2017 Keith Wilcox Freckled Duck (8) nr wildlife centre, Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
14/01/2017 Dan Mantle, Plaxy Barratt et al BAIRD'S SANDPIPER (1)
Red-necked Stint (2,000-3,000)
Austin Bay NR, Peel Inlet (South Yunderup)
14/01/2017 Clive Nealon Crested [Oriental] Honey-Buzzard (2+) W side Lake Joondalup (Joondalup)
27/12/2016 Rob Lambert & Lucy McRobert Pomarine Jaeger (2) from Penguin Island ferry (Rockingham)

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

Date Observers Species

Location

21/02/2017 Kathy Samulkiewicz Pacific Golden Plover (1) South Beach, Dongara (Irwin)
12/02/2017 John Tucker Grey-tailed Tattler (1) Culham Inlet causeway (Ravensthorpe)
01/02/2017 David Secomb Straw-necked Ibis (1)
Western Corella (11)
Wagin sewage ponds (Wagin)
30/01/2017 Peter Taylor & Ian Wheeler Hooded Plover (2) Lake Unicup (Cranbrook)
29/01/2017 David Secomb Eastern Cattle Egret (30-40) Lake Seppings (Albany)
28/01/2017 Kathy Samulkiewicz Banded Lapwing (39) Irwin River mouth, Dongara (Irwin)
27/01/2017 David Secomb Eastern Cattle Egret (30-40) Lake Seppings (Albany)
22/01/2017 Steve Elson Banded Stilt (800+)
Red-necked Avocet (87)
Pectoral Sandpiper (1)
Red-necked Stint (100+)
Hooded Plover (64)
Peregrine Falcon (2)
Tom South Lake (Cranbrook)
21/01/2017 Alex & June Morrison Oriental Pratincole (1) Morley Beach, Wilson Inlet (Denmark)
21/01/2017 Mark Newman Southern Emu-wren (3) Lake McLarty (Murray)
17/01/2017 Mark Binns Terek Sandpiper (2) Lower Kalgan River (Albany)
15/01/2017 Linda Giblett Red-necked Stint (200+)
Hooded Plover (100+)
Fence Lake (Esperance)
15/01/2017 Mark Binns Pacific Golden Plover (14)
Greater Sand Plover (8)
Great Knot (4)
Red-necked Stint (77+)
Rushy Point, Princess Royal Harbour (Albany)
15/01/2017 Mark Binns Bar-tailed Godwit (2)
Great Knot (1)
Oriental Pratincole (1)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (40)
Curlew Sandpiper (11)
Red-necked Stint (400+)
Morley Beach, Wilson Inlet (Denmark)
14/01/2017 BirdLife WA Photogroup excursion (Jenny Knox, Ken Glasson et al.) BAIRD'S SANDPIPER (1) Lake McLarty (Murray)
14/01/2017 Rob Lambert & Lucy McRobert Pacific Golden Plover (4) Port Geographe development ponds (Busselton)
13/01/2017 Rob Lambert & Lucy McRobert Stubble Quail (5) Inlet Park (Busselton)
11/01/2017 Rob Lambert & Lucy McRobert Rockhopper Penguin sp. (1) in care, found Redgate Beach (Augusta-Margaret River)
06/01/2017 Rob Lambert & Lucy McRobert Wood Sandpiper (6) Vasse-Wonnerup Estuary (Busselton)
01/01/2017 Jenny Donegan via John Masters Bar-tailed Godwit (1) Jurien Bay Boat Harbour (Dandaragan)
30/12/2016 Rob Lambert & Lucy McRobert Sanderling (20+) Meelup Beach (Busselton)

 

Arid Zone (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

 

Kimberley (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

10/02/2017 Bruce Greatwich Australian Painted Snipe (2) Roebuck Plains (Broome)
09/02/2017 George Swann et al. Australian Painted Snipe (2) Roebuck Plains (Broome)
07/02/2017 Nigel Jackett et al. Semipalmated Plover (1) Broome sewage ponds (Broome)
03/02/2017 Nigel Jackett Oriental Cuckoo (1) Crab Creek Rd (Broome)
01/02/2017 Nigel Jackett et al. probable Himalayan Swift (1) Town Beach and sewage ponds (Broome)
29/01/2017 Nigel Jackett & Bruce Greatwich White-browed Crake (3)
Black-eared Cuckoo
Nimalarragan wetlands (Broome) [restricted access]
27/01/2017 Damian Baxter et al. probable Himalayan Swift (1) Broome town (Broome)

 

Australian Indian Ocean Territories


Ashmore Reef

Date Observers Species

Location





 

Christmas Island

Date Observers Species

Location

11/02/2017 Angus McNab via Facebook Malayan Night-Heron (1) near LB4
04-11/02/2017 Angus McNab via Facebook NORTHERN BOOBOOK (1) Christmas Island

 

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Date Observers Species

Location



 

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