Western Australia Unusual Bird Sightings (WABN 166)

Email John Graff (wasightings@birdlife.org.au) with details of your sightings.

The more unusual or rare sightings are highlighted in redand may be included in the WA Bird Notes Issue 166 (June 2018).These sightings may require some notes and/or photographs supportingthe 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 InternationalOrnithological Congress (IOC) list. You are welcome to email JPGphotographs of Western Australian birds to be identified.  Click here for the previous sightings.


Please note: Although due care is taken toassess records for veracity before publication on this page, it isrecommended that those wishing to cite records refer to the relevantedition of WA Bird Notes (WABN) or contact the records officer beforeciting.

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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 Stiltand has recently banded nearly 950 stilt chicks with blue leg flags ata breeding colony on Lake Torrens SA. Reece would be most appreciativeof any information regarding large flocks of stilts in WA and also anysightings 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

18/02/2018 Gary Tate Crested (Oriental) Honey-Buzzard (1) NW area of Lake Joondalup (Joondalup)
16/02/2018 Geoffrey Groom via Facebook Beach Stone-curlew (1) Rottnest Island (Rottnest Island)
14/02/2018 Jim Schultz Hooded Plover (1 adult) Alfred Cove (Attadale)
10/02/2018 Peter Taylor via Facebook Spotted Harrier (1)
Beach Stone-curlew (1)
Rottnest Island (Rottnest Island)
08/02/2018 Jan & Dave Crossley Spotted Harrier (1) Rockingham Lakes area (Rockingham)
05/02/2018 Pete White Crested (Oriental) Honey-Buzzard (1) Neil Hawkins Park, Lake Joondalup (Joondalup)
03/02/2018 Dan Mantle & Plaxy Barratt Crested (Oriental) Honey-Buzzard (3) Lake Joondalup (Wanneroo)
03/02/2018 Paul Coppins Spotted Harrier (1) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
01/02/2018 Dan Mantle & Plaxy Barratt Crested (Oriental) Honey-Buzzard (2) Lake Joondalup (Wanneroo)
31/01/2018 Mark Stanley Chestnut Teal (1 male) Lake Claremont (Claremont)
30/01/2018 Frank O'Connor via Facebook Stubble Quail (1) Alfred Cove (Attadale)
29/01/2018 Darryl Jones White-backed Swallow (1) Tuart Lakes Lifestyle Village (Baldivis)
28/01/2018 Pete White Pectoral Sandpiper (1)
Hooded Plover (1 adult)
Alfred Cove (Attadale)
28/01/2018 Robin Ashford via Facebook Crested (Oriental) Honey-Buzzard (1) Lake Joondalup (Wanneroo)
28/01/2018 John Graff Square-tailed Kite (1) Alexander Dr (Mount Lawley)
27/01/2018 Paul Coppins Wood Sandpiper (1) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
27/01/2018 Darryl Jones Red-collared Lorikeet (1, possible escapee) North Lake (North Lake)
25/01/2018 John Baas Chestnut Teal (1 male) Baigup Reserve (Maylands)
25/01/2018 Mark Stanley Common Sandpiper (1) Lake Monger (Glendalough)
24/01/2018 Gary Tate Red-necked Avocet (14) Lake Joondalup (Wanneroo)
22/01/2018 Chris Van Haeften Pacific Reef Heron (1) Point Peron (Peron)
20/01/2018 Dan Mantle & Plaxy Barratt Crested (Oriental) Honey-Buzzard (1)
White-backed Swallow (1)
Lake Joondalup (Wanneroo)
20/01/2018 Geoffrey Groom via Facebook EURASIAN HOBBY (1) North Lake (North Lake)
18/01/2018 Jason Abuso via Facebook EURASIAN HOBBY (1) North Lake (North Lake)
17/01/2018 Chris Van Haeften Pacific Reef Heron (1) Point Peron (Peron)
16/01/2018 Wynton Maddeford Hooded Plover (1 adult) shoreline along Majestic Close (Applecross)
16/01/2018 Pete White Eastern Cattle Egret (8+) Erskine Lakes (Erskine)
16/01/2018 Wynton Maddeford Brown Songlark (1) Troy Park (Attadale)
15/01/2018 Pete White Square-tailed Kite (1) Dawesville Cut ()

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

Date Observers Species

Location

18/02/2018 Peter Taylor & Rose Ferrell via Facebook Eastern Yellow Wagtail (1) Rushy Point, Princess Royal Harbour (Albany)
17/02/2018 Andrew Tanner Eastern Yellow Wagtail (1)  Rushy Point, Princess Royal Harbour (Albany)
07/02/2018 John Tucker  Fairy Tern (3) Culham Inlet (Ravensthorpe)
05/02/2018 Geoff Taylor Broad-billed Sandpiper (1) Morley Beach, Wilson Inlet (Albany)
04/02/2018 Steve Elson via Laurie Boyle and Marcus Singor Broad-billed Sandpiper (1) Morley Beach, Wilson Inlet (Albany)
01/02/2018 Billie Thom via Dan Mantle & Plaxy Barratt Sooty Albatross (2) Bremer Canyon, offshore Bremer Bay (Jerramungup)
30/01/2018 Dan Mantle & Plaxy Barratt Wandering Albatross sp. (10)
Sooty Albatross (3)
Short-tailed Shearwater (3)
White-faced Storm-Petrel (250)
Long-tailed Jaeger (4)
Bremer Canyon, offshore Bremer Bay (Jerramungup)
29/01/2018 Dan Mantle & Plaxy Barratt Wandering Albatross sp. (8)
Sooty Albatross (3)
Short-tailed Shearwater (2)
White-faced Storm-Petrel (200)
Long-tailed Jaeger (1)
Bremer Canyon, offshore Bremer Bay (Jerramungup)
28/01/2018 Keith Lightbody via Dan Mantle WHITE-NECKED PETREL (1) Bremer Canyon, offshore Bremer Bay (Jerramungup)
19/01/2018 Keith Lightbody via Dan Mantle Fairy Prion (1) Bremer Canyon, offshore Bremer Bay (Jerramungup)
16/01/2018 Bill Rutherford et al BARAU'S PETREL (1)
Grey-faced Petrel (2)
Bremer Canyon, offshore Bremer Bay (Jerramungup)
16/01/2018 Linda Giblett  Whimbrel (2)
Marsh Sandpiper (1)
Port Gregory (Northampton)
12/01/2018 Linda Giblett Australian Spotted Crake (1) Bowes River (Northampton)

 

Arid Zone (Shires in parentheses)

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Location

13/01/2018 Dan Weller via Facebook Eurasian Curlew (1) southern Exmouth Gulf (Exmouth)

 

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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