Western Australia Unusual Bird Sightings (WABN 170)

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 170 (June 2019). 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

11/02/2019 Sue Abbotts via Facebook COLLARED PRATINCOLE (1) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman) - 0630 nr Moondine Dr
10/02/2019 Geoff Collis Hooded Plover (1) Alfred Cove (Attadale)
09/02/2019 William Betts et al. via Facebook COLLARED PRATINCOLE (1) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
08/02/2019 Sacha Ross et al. COLLARED PRATINCOLE (1) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
07/02/2019 via Facebook COLLARED PRATINCOLE (1) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman) - seen in morning
06/02/2019 Steve Reynolds, Plaxy Barratt et al. COLLARED PRATINCOLE (1) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman) - nr Moondine Dr
06/02/2019 Nigel Jackett & Stewart Ford Wandering Whistling-Duck (1) North Lake (North Lake)
06/02/2019 Tony Richards et al. Pectoral Sandpiper (1) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
05/02/2019 Tony Richards Black-tailed Godwit (2) Thomsons Lake (Beeliar)
03/02/2019 Benjamin Hicks et al. COLLARED PRATINCOLE (1) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
01/02/2019 Geoffrey Groom et al. via Facebook Long-toed Stint (2)
COLLARED PRATINCOLE (1)
Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
31/01/2019 Linda Giblett Banded Stilt (2,316) Coodanup Reserve (Coodanup)
25-31/01/2019 David Brauhart via Facebook COLLARED PRATINCOLE (1) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman) - nr Moondine Dr
30/01/2019 Geoffrey Groom via Facebook Long-toed Stint (2) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
30/01/2019 Mark Binns Buff-banded Rail (15)
Australian Spotted Crake (1)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (2)
Great Knot (2)
Red Knot (7)
Red-necked Stint (9)
Alfred Cove (Attadale)
28/01/2019 Chris Kowalski Oriental (Crested) Honey-Buzzard (2) Lake Joondalup (Joondalup)
28/01/2019 Ken Glasson Sooty Oystercatcher (2) Point Peron (Peron)
28/01/2019 Ken Glasson Chestnut Teal (3; 1 male, 2 female) Len Howard Reserve (Erskine)
26/01/2019 Benjamin Hicks et al. Oriental (Crested) Honey-Buzzard (2) Lake Joondalup (Joondalup)
22/01/2019 Clive Nealon & Claire Gerrish COLLARED PRATINCOLE (1) Point Walter (Bicton)
22/01/2019 Geoffrey Groom Red-necked Phalarope (1) Lake Baghdad (Rottnest Island)
21/01/2019 Mark Binns Buff-banded Rail (6)
Little Egret (1)
Great Knot (6)
Red Knot (6)
Alfred Cove (Attadale)
19/01/2019 Peter Taylor et al. Common Noddy (1) Penguin Island (Shoalwater)
18/01/2019 Garry Deering & Geoffrey Groom WHITE WAGTAIL (1) Garden Lake (Rottnest Island)
18/01/2019 Garry Deering & Geoffrey Groom Red-necked Phalarope (1) Lake Baghdad (Rottnest Island)
16/01/2019 Chris Young et al. WHITE WAGTAIL (1) Garden Lake (Rottnest Island)
16/01/2019 Ian Pibworth Oriental (Crested) Honey-Buzzard (3) Lake Joondalup (Joondalup)
15/01/2019 Mark Coates via Facebook WHITE WAGTAIL (1) Garden Lake (Rottnest Island)
15/01/2019 Ian Pibworth Sooty Oystercatcher (1) Two Rocks dog beach (Two Rocks)
12/01/2019 Peter Taylor et al. Australian Little Bittern (1 seen) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
04/01/2019 ? Kowalski Oriental (Crested) Honey-Buzzard (1) Yanchep NP (Yanchep)

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

Date Observers Species

Location

08/02/2019 Jamie Huxtable & Machi Yoshida, via Plaxy Barratt CHATHAM ALBATROSS (1) (photographed, 1st for WA) Bremer Canyon (Jerramungup)
03/02/2019 BirdLife WA Excursion (Bill Russell et al.) Wood Sandpiper (2)
Pectoral Sandpiper (2)
Long-toed Stint (2)
European Goldfinch (2)
Wandalup Ponds, Nambeelup (Murray) [private property]
03/02/2019 Bill Russell & Bob Paterson Eastern Cattle Egret (27) Wandalup Ponds, Nambeelup (Murray) [private property]
03/02/2019 Bill Russell Eastern Cattle Egret (6) nr Pinjarra (Murray)
02/02/2019 Steve Elson via Linda Giblett Black-tailed Godwit (1)
Marsh Sandpiper (1)
Red-necked Stint (300+)
Long-toed Stint (2)
Masked Lapwing (1)
Gull-billed Tern (1 ssp. affinis)
Wellstead Estuary (Jerramungup)
30/01/2019 Peter Morris Long-toed Stint (15+) Lake McLarty (Murray)
25/01/2019 Peter Morris Baillon's Crake (1)
Australian Spotted Crake (2)
Lake McLarty (Murray)
24/01/2019 John Graff Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (13)
Great-winged Petrel (3)
Flesh-footed Shearwater (1,500+)
Wedge-tailed Shearwater (5)
Sooty Shearwater (2)
Short-tailed Shearwater (1)
Hutton's Shearwater (42)
Cape Naturaliste (Busselton)
23/01/2019 Steve Elson via Linda Giblett Long-toed Stint (2) Wellstead Estuary (Jerramungup)
22/01/2019 Ken Glasson Baillon's Crake (3)
Australian Spotted Crake (10)
Spotless Crake (2)
Marsh Sandpiper (1)
Red-kneed Dotterel (1)
Lake McLarty (Murray)
20/01/2019 Frank Mancini via Raeline Smith & Anne Bondin SABINE'S GULL (1) Cheyne Beach (Albany)
20/01/2019 Steve Elson via Linda Giblett White-winged Black Tern (1) Wellstead Estuary (Jerramungup)
19/01/2019 Dan Mantle et al Southern Royal Albatross (1)
Streaked Shearwater (1)
CORY'S SHEARWATER (1)
Bremer Canyon, offshore Bremer Bay (Jerramungup)
19/01/2019 Plaxy Barratt et al. SABINE'S GULL (1) Bremer Bay Harbour (Jerramungup)
19/01/2019 Steve Elson & David Secomb via Linda Giblett Marsh Sandpiper (1)
Kelp Gull (1)
Gull-billed Tern (1)
Wellstead Estuary (Jerramungup)
18/01/2019 via Facebook SABINE'S GULL (1) Bremer Bay Harbour (Jerramungup)
18/01/2019 Steve Elson via Linda Giblett Masked Lapwing (2) Bremer Bay (Jerramungup)
18/01/2019 John Graff Grey Teal (6,000+)
Pied Stilt (2,200+)
Banded Stilt (11,000+)
Vasse-Wonnerup Estuary (Busselton)
17/01/2019 Steve Elson via Linda Giblett Black-faced Cormorant (1)
SABINE'S GULL (1)
Bremer Bay Harbour (Jerramungup)
17/01/2019 Peter Taylor et al. SABINE'S GULL (1) Bremer Bay Harbour (Jerramungup)
17/01/2019 Peter Taylor et al. Gull-billed Tern (1 ssp. affinis) Wellstead Estuary (Jerramungup)
17/01/2019 John Graff Australian Masked Owl (1 heard) Tuart Forest NP (Busselton)
15/01/2019 Keith Lightbody via Plaxy Barratt SABINE'S GULL (1) Bremer Bay Harbour (Jerramungup)
14/01/2019 Peter Taylor et al. Pectoral Sandpiper (1) Wagin sewage ponds (Wagin)
14/01/2019 Peter Taylor et al. White-backed Swallow (2) Gt Southern Hwy, just S of Arthur River Crossing (Wagin)

 

Arid Zone (Shires in parentheses)

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Kimberley (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

07-09/02/2019 Bruce Greatwich, George Swann et al. FAIRY PITTA (1) (found injured, released, then found dead (predated?)) Matso's adjacent gardens, Broome (Broome)
25/01/2019 Nigel Jackett et al. House Swift (1)
all-dark swiftlet sp. (1)
Entrance Point (Broome)

 

Australian Indian Ocean Territories


Ashmore Reef

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Christmas Island

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Cocos (Keeling) Islands

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