Western Australia Unusual Bird Sightings (WABN 179)

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 179 (September 2021). 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 or posted to the Birding in Western Australia Facebook group if you are on Facebook.  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.  


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.


Sightings Archive


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Perth & Mandurah (within UBD Street Directory)

South-West

Arid Zone

Kimberley

External Territories

Perth & Mandurah (within UBD Street Directory) (Suburbs in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

31/07/2021 Gypsy Stockley via Facebook Arctic Tern (2) Alfred Cove (Attadale)
31/07/2021 Bill Betts, Ryndard Kock et al. Arctic Tern (2) Ocean Reef Boat Harbour (Ocean Reef)
30/07/2021 Benjamin Hicks Arctic Tern (1) Hillarys Boat Harbour (Hillarys)
27-30/07/2021 via eBird/Facebook Arctic Tern (1) Ocean Reef Boat Harbour (Ocean Reef)
29/07/2021 Benjamin Hicks Arctic Tern (1) Hillarys Boat Harbour (Hillarys)
26/07/2021 Drew Davison et al. Arctic Tern (1) Ocean Reef Boat Harbour (Ocean Reef)
25/07/2021 Brendan Kinsella et al. Arctic Tern (1) Ocean Reef Boat Harbour (Ocean Reef)
24/07/2021 Martin Greenwood Banded Lapwing (2) Butler Blvd (Butler)
23/07/2021 Martin Greenwood Pacific Gull (2) North Mindarie Foreshore (Mindarie)

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

Date Observers Species

Location

30/07/2021 Plaxy Barratt, Stewart Ford et al. Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (1)
Giant Petrel sp. (1)
Great-winged Petrel (2)
Blue Petrel (1)
Hutton's Shearwater (10)
Bunker Bay (Busselton) - 1430-1555
30/07/2021 Plaxy Barratt, Stewart Ford et al. Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (14)
Shy Albatross (3)
Northern Giant Petrel (4)

Great-winged Petrel (26)
White-headed Petrel (1)
Soft-plumaged Petrel (27, inc. 1 dark morph)
Flesh-footed Shearwater (80)
Sooty Shearwater (3)
Hutton's Shearwater (1,120)
Brown Skua (3)
Cape Naturaliste (Busselton) - 0730-1310
29/07/2021 Plaxy Barratt, Stewart Ford et al. Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (1)
Great-winged Petrel (c. 20)
Soft-plumaged Petrel (c. 60)
Hutton's Shearwater (c. 50)
Little Shearwater (3)
Bunker Bay (Busselton) - 1530-1650
29/07/2021 Plaxy Barratt, Stewart Ford et al. Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (50)
Black-browed Albatross (1)
Black-browed-type Albatross (3)
Shy Albatross (5)
Southern Giant Petrel (2)
Northern Giant Petrel (1)
Giant Petrel sp. (3)
Grey Petrel (1)
Great-winged Petrel (200)
White-headed Petrel (3)
Soft-plumaged Petrel (310, inc. 2 dark morph)
prion sp. (2)
Flesh-footed Shearwater (100)
Sooty Shearwater (2)
Hutton's Shearwater (1,990)
Little Shearwater (1)
Brown Skua (3)
Cape Naturaliste (Busselton) - 0750-1455
15/07/2021 Stewart Ford Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (13)
Black-browed Albatross (7)
Great-winged Petrel (470)
Soft-plumaged Petrel (100, inc. 1 dark morph)
Brown Skua (2)
Cave Point, Torndirrup NP (Albany)

 

Arid Zone (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

17-19/07/2021 Peter Taylor & Rose Ferrell Scarlet-chested Parrot (up to 10+) Coolgardie North Rd, Credo Station (Coolgardie)

 

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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