Western Australia Unusual Bird Sightings (WABN 169)

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 169 (March 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

14/11/2018 Robyn Pickering & Stephen Root Black-tailed Native-hen (3)
Wood Sandpiper (1)
Loch McNess, Yanchep NP (Yanchep)
13/11/2018 Ken Glasson Black-tailed Godwit (1)
Ruddy Turnstone (6)
Coodanup Foreshore (Coodanup)
13/11/2018 Stephen Root via Robyn Pickering Wood Sandpiper (3) Loch McNess, Yanchep NP (Yanchep)
10/11/2018 John Graff Pacific Golden Plover (2)
Terek Sandpiper (1)
Red-necked Stint (4,000+)
Broad-billed Sandpiper (1)
Whiskered Tern (60)
White-winged Black Tern (2)
Austin Bay NR (South Yunderup)
07/11/2018 Martin Greenwood Wood Sandpiper (7) Loch McNess, Yanchep NP (Yanchep)
06/11/2018 Gary Tate White-bellied Sea-Eagle (1) Lake Joondalup (Joondalup)
04/11/2018 John Graff Freckled Duck (13) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
03/11/2018 Benjamin Hicks Little Egret (1)
Red Knot (1)
Red-necked Stint (10)
Western Corella (1, possible escapee)
Point Walter (Bicton)
03/11/2018 Ian Abbott White-winged Triller (1) Toni Discerni Pathway (Mount Lawley)
02/11/2018 Gary Tate Brown Falcon (1) Lake Joondalup, NW corner (Joondalup)
31/10/2018 Shelley Altman Wood Sandpiper (1) Herdsman Lake, near Settlers Cottage (Herdsman)
29/10/2018 Shelley Altman Red-browed Finch (3, possible aviary escapees) Booyeembara Park (Fremantle)
29/10/2018 Darryl James White-winged Triller (1) Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
28/10/2018 Graham Little Pied Butcherbird (1) Wanneroo Rd (Ashby)
28/10/2018 Mark Newman et al. Red-necked Avocet (1000+)
Banded Stilt (2)
Terek Sandpiper (1)
Goegrup Lake (Barragup)
28/10/2018 Mark Newman et al. Black-tailed Native-hen (3) Serpentine (Serpentine)
28/10/2018 Andrew Hobbs et al. Freckled Duck (4) Big Carine Swamp (Carine)
28/10/2018 Benjamin Hicks Whimbrel (1) Alfred Cove (Attadale)
28/10/2018 Gary Tate White-winged Triller (4) Scenic Drive nr Lake Joondalup (Wanneroo)
27/10/2018 BirdLife WA Excursion (Shelley Altman et al.) Freckled Duck (14)
White-necked Heron (8)
Horse Swamp (Whiteman Park)
27/10/2018 Dan Mantle Terek Sandpiper (4) Alfred Cove (Attadale)
27/10/2018 Mark Stanley Terek Sandpiper (1) Alfred Cove (Attadale)
27/10/2018 Dan Mantle White-necked Heron (50) Forrestdale Lake (Forrestdale)
27/10/2018 Dan Mantle Yellow-plumed Honeyeater (3)
Australian Owlet-nightjar (1 heard)
Victoria Dam (Canning Mills)
27/10/2018 Dan Mantle Rufous Songlark (1) Stirling Road (Forrestdale)
25/10/2018 BirdLife WA Excursion (Sue Abbotts et al.) Black-backed [Australian Little] Bittern (1 seen) Lake Claremont (Claremont) - east side
25/10/2018 Shelley & Meir Altman Freckled Duck (2)
White-necked Heron (12)
Horse Swamp (Whiteman Park)
25/10/2018 Dan Mantle Terek Sandpiper (3) Alfred Cove (Attadale)
24/10/2018 Mark Binns Greater Sand Plover (1)
Red Knot (1)
Curlew Sandpiper (1)
Red-necked Stint (18)
Point Walter (Bicton)
22/10/2018 Mark Binns Whimbrel (1)
Terek Sandpiper (3)
Alfred Cove (Attadale)
21/10/2018 Mark Binns Terek Sandpiper (1) Alfred Cove (Attadale)
21/10/2018 Ian Abbott White-winged Triller (1) Underwood Avenue Bushland, south side (Shenton Park)
20/10/2018 Benjamin Hicks Gull-billed Tern (1 ssp macrotarsa) Alfred Cove (Attadale)
20/10/2018 Dan Mantle Eastern Cattle Egret (2) Stirling Road (Forrestdale)
20/10/2018 Dan Mantle Whiskered Tern (4) Forrestdale Lake (Forrestdale)
16/10/2018 Gary Tate White-winged Triller (1) Scenic Drive nr Lake Joondalup (Wanneroo)

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

Date Observers Species

Location

16/11/2018 Bill Russell Banded Stilt (1,500)
Greater Sand Plover (1)
Lake Preston (Waroona)
13/11/2018 Phil Lewis Ground Cuckoo-shrike (2) Rabbit Proof Fence Rd, N of Minnivale (Dowerin)
13/11/2018 Christine Wilder Black-tailed Native-hen (1) Quindalup Siding Road wetlands (Busselton)
11/11/2018 Paul Vanderplank via Mark Newman Eurasian Curlew (1) Point Douro, Leschenault Estuary (Australind)
11/11/2018 Bill Russell & Bob Paterson Wood Sandpiper (8)
Long-toed Stint (2)
Red-kneed Dotterel (35)
Wandalup Ponds, Nambeelup (Murray) [private access]
10/11/2018 Phil Lewis Ground Cuckoo-shrike (2) Rabbit Proof Fence Rd, N of Minnivale (Dowerin)
09-10/11/2018 Ken Glasson & Peter Lowe White-fronted Honeyeater (many)
Crimson Chat (many)
Reynoldson Reserve (Wongan-Ballidu)
08/11/2018 Mark Binns Red Knot (4)
Whiskered Tern (5)
Wilson Inlet mouth (Denmark)
08/11/2018 Mark Binns Black-tailed Godwit (1)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (10)
Curlew Sandpiper (3)
Red-necked Stint (200)
Morley Beach, Wilson Inlet (Denmark/Albany)
08/11/2018 John Baas White-fronted Honeyeater (50+)
Black Honeyeater (2)
Reynoldson Reserve (Wongan-Ballidu)
07/11/2018 Geoff Colllis Pied Honeyeater (50) Damboring NR (Dalwallinu)
07/11/2018 Judith Uehlein via Christine Wilder Black-tailed Native-hen (1) Quindalup Siding Road wetlands (Busselton)
07/11/2018 Geoff Colllis Black-tailed Native-hen (7) Lake Ninan (Wongan-Ballidu)
04/11/2018 Bill Russell Banded Stilt (c. 5,000) Lake Preston at Preston Beach (Waroona)
03/11/2018 Geoff Colllis Budgerigar (5)
Crimson Chat (c. 40)
Reynoldson Reserve (Wongan-Ballidu)
02/11/2018 Peter Morris Eurasian Curlew (1)
Eastern Curlew (1)
Whimbrel (1)
Terek Sandpiper (1)
Point Douro, Leschenault Estuary (Australind)
01/11/2018 Phil Lewis Pied Honeyeater (200+) Damboring Siding (Dalwallinu)
28/10/2018 Mark Newman et al. Black Honeyeater (2 pairs)
Fairy Martin (10+)
Pied Butcherbird (1)
Wandering (Wandering)
28/10/2018 Geoff Colllis Crimson Chat (c. 40) Reynoldson Reserve (Wongan-Ballidu)
28/10/2018 Bill Russell Wood Sandpiper (12)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (46)
Long-toed Stint (2)
Red-kneed Dotterel (20)
Wandalup Ponds, Nambeelup (Murray) [private access]
19/10/2018 Peter Morris Eurasian Curlew (1) Point Douro, Leschenault Estuary (Australind)
12/10/2018 Michael & Lesley Brooker Black Honeyeater (several) Helm's Arboretum (Esperance)
07/10/2018 Michael & Lesley Brooker Black Honeyeater (several) Great Eastern Hwy, west of Bodallin (Yilgarn)
06/10/2018 Michael & Lesley Brooker Black Honeyeater (several) Wallaby Hills NR (York)
26/09/2018 Michael & Lesley Brooker Black Honeyeater (several) Wallaby Hills NR (York)

 

Arid Zone (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

06-09/11/2018 Stewart Ford & John Graff Flock Bronzewing (100+)
Pectoral Sandpiper (1)
Long-toed Stint (3)
Urala Causeway, Ashburton River (Ashburton)
09/11/2018 Stewart Ford & John Graff Oriental Plover (1) Onslow Road (Ashburton)
07/11/2018 Stewart Ford & John Graff Oriental Plover (1) Urala Station (Ashburton) [restricted access]

 

Kimberley (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

16/11/2018 Nigel Jackett & Stewart Ford Freckled Duck (1)
Garganey (3)
Lake Campion (Broome) [private property]
16/11/2018 Nigel Jackett & Stewart Ford Pectoral Sandpiper (1)
Red-necked Phalarope (2)
Lake Eda (Broome) [private property]
11/11/2018 Chris Hassell et al. Red-necked Phalarope (2) Lake Eda (Broome) [private property]
10/11/2018 Nigel Jackett et al. Garganey (2-3) Lake Campion (Broome) [private property]
08/11/2018 Beryl Ah Chee Rose-crowned Fruit-dove (1) 'Veg Garden', Derby (Derby-West Kimberley)
03/11/2018 Nigel Jackett & Damian Baxter Garganey (2) Lake Campion (Broome) [private property]
02/11/2018 Nigel Jackett et al. Garganey (3)
Oriental Pratincole (1)
Barn Swallow (3)
Lake Campion (Broome) [private property] - contact Broome Bird Observatory or Kimberley Birdwatching (George Swann)
29/10/2018 Nigel Jackett et al. Ruff (1) Nimalarragan (Nimalaica) Wetlands (Broome) [restricted access]
28/10/2018 Bruce Greatwich et al. Pacific Baza (2) Bell Creek (Derby-West Kimberley)
28/10/2018 Bruce Greatwich, Stewart Ford et al. Ground Cuckoo-shrike (4) Bell Gorge/Silent Grove access road (Derby-West Kimberley)
27/10/2018 Bruce Greatwich et al. Sanderling (1) Taylor's Lagoon (Broome) [private property]
27/10/2018 Nigel Jackett et al. Freckled Duck (6) Lake Eda (Broome) [private property]

 

Australian Indian Ocean Territories


Ashmore Reef

Date Observers Species

Location


 

Christmas Island

Date Observers Species

Location

 

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Date Observers Species

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