Western Australia Unusual Bird Sightings (WABN 182)

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 182 (June 2022). 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

14/04/2022 Joseph Leahy Brown Quail (5) Wattleup area (Wattleup)
13/04/2022 Martin Greenwood Masked Lapwing (4) Loch McNess, Yanchep NP (Yanchep)
09/04/2022 John Graff Spotted Harrier (1 young bird) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
09/04/2022 Martin Greenwood Zebra Finch (2, aviary escapees) garden (Yanchep)
06/04/2022 Martin Greenwood Brown Falcon (1) Two Rocks beach (Two Rocks)
05/04/2022 Shannon Roberts Australian Magpie (1 leucistic) Belmont (Belmont)
01/04/2022 Martin Greenwood Black Kite (1) Sun City Golf Course (Yanchep)
26/03/2022 via eBird Spotted Harrier (1 young bird) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
26/03/2022 Mark Binns Banded Stilt (300+) Lake Cooloongup (Cooloongup)
25/03/2022 Ron Priemus Beach Stone-curlew (1) Salmon Bay (Rottnest Island)
24/03/2022 Martin Greenwood Masked Lapwing (2) Loch McNess, Yanchep NP (Yanchep)
24/03/2022 Stephen Keeling Eastern Cattle Egret (2)
Marsh Sandpiper (1)
Wood Sandpiper (2)
Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
23/03/2022 Judy & Andre du Plessis Black Bittern (1) Serpentine River nr Mandurah ()
23/03/2022 Stephen Keeling & Peter Curry Chestnut Teal (4)
Marsh Sandpiper (1)
Pectoral Sandpiper (1)
Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
21/03/2022 Lorraine Marshall Black-fronted Dotterel (2) Hurlingham Lake (South Perth)
19/03/2022 Bill Rutherford via eBird Spotted Harrier (1 young bird) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
18/03/2022 Martin Greenwood Masked Lapwing (2) Sun City Golf Course (Yanchep)
18/03/2022 Mark Binns Baillon's Crake (1)
Australian Spotted Crake (5+)
Spotless Crake (12+)
Banded Stilt (46)
Pectoral Sandpiper (2)
Long-toed Stint (3)
Lake Cooloongup (Cooloongup)
18/03/2022 Mark Binns Long-toed Stint (1) Lake Walyungup (Warnbro)
17/03/2022 Mark Binns Banded Stilt (85)
Pectoral Sandpiper (2)
Long-toed Stint (1)
Lake Cooloongup (Cooloongup)
15/03/2022 Jim Schultz & Archie Hyde Red-browed Finch (8)
Double-barred Finch (12, presumed aviary escapees)
Susannah Brook Reserve (Gidgegannup)
05/03/2022 Stephen Keeling Chestnut Teal (1 male) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
02/03/2022 Martin Greenwood Sanderling (132) Two Rocks beach (Two Rocks)
02/03/2022 Martin Greenwood Masked Lapwing (2) Sun City Golf Course (Yanchep)
27/02/2022 Jason Abuson via Facebook Freckled Duck (7) Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
21/02/2022 Mark Binns Great Knot (2)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (27)
Long-toed Stint (7)
Thomsons Lake (Beeliar)
20/02/2022 Nigel Sutherland Japanese Quail (2 aviary escapees) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
20/02/2022 Dave Black via Martin Greenwood Brown Quail (10) Yanchep NP (Yanchep)
17/02/2022 Martin Greenwood Masked Lapwing (2) Sun City Golf Course (Yanchep)
17/02/2022 Mark Binns Eastern Cattle Egret (1) Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
17/02/2022 Martin Greenwood Pacific Reef Heron [Eastern Reef Egret] (1)
Pacific Gull (5)
Grey-tailed Tattler (4)
Sanderling (69)
Two Rocks Beach and Marina (Two Rocks)
09/02/2022 Colin Prickett Pacific Golden Plover (4) Lake Walyungup (Walyungup)
06/02/2022 Anne Prodger Willie Wagtail (1 leucistic) Huntingdale (Huntingdale)
05/02/2022 Jason Abuso via Facebook Eurasian Hobby (1 immature) North Lake (North Lake)
05/02/2022 Drew Davison Caspian Tern (1)
Brown Songlark (1)
Champion Lake (Champion Lakes)
05/02/2022 Mark Binns Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (25) Thomsons Lake (Beeliar)
05/02/2022 Martin Greenwood Yellow-throated Miner (6) Carramar Golf Course (Carramar)
31/01/2022 Jason Abuso via Facebook Eurasian Hobby (1 immature) North Lake (North Lake)
30/01/2022 Chris Kowalski Oriental (Crested) Honey-Buzzard (1) Lake Joondalup (Joondalup)
30/01/2022 Martin Cake & John Graff Australian Spotted Crake (7)
Spotless Crake (2)
Black-tailed Native-hen (1)
Wood Sandpiper (8)
Red-kneed Dotterel (10)
Thomsons Lake (Beeliar)
28/01/2022 Madeline Insley Glossy Ibis (1 young bird) Shelley Beach Park (Shelley)
27/01/2022 Martin Greenwood Pacific Reef Heron [Eastern Reef Egret] (1)
Pacific Gull (4)
Two Rocks Beach (Two Rocks)
25/01/2022 Bill Betts Oriental (Crested) Honey-Buzzard (2) North Lake (North Lake)
22/01/2022 Raymond Bosman et al. via Facebook Gallinago sp. Snipe (1) Thomsons Lake (Beeliar)
22/01/2022 Martin Greenwood Eastern Cattle Egret (4) Loch McNess, Yanchep NP (Yanchep)
21/01/2022 Mark Binns Australian Spotted Crake (3)
White-necked Heron (2)
Eastern Cattle Egret (1)
Thomsons Lake (Beeliar)
21/01/2022 Drew Davison Pacific Gull (1 juvenile) Falcon Bay (Falcon)
20/01/2022 Martin Greenwood Grey-tailed Tattler (7)
Pacific Gull (3)
Two Rocks Marina (Two Rocks)
20/01/2022 Drew Davison Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (1, presumed aviary escapee) Brookton Hwy (Karagullen)
15/01/2022 Drew Davison et al. Oriental (Crested) Honey-Buzzard (1) Lake Joondalup (Joondalup)
11/01/2022 Drew Davison et al. Terek Sandpiper (7) Len Howard Reserve (Erskine)

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

Date Observers Species

Location

mid-late 03/2022 Ray Walker & Dick Shore Eastern Yellow Wagtail (1 ssp. tschutschensis) Busselton Wetlands, Vasse-Wonnerup Estuary (Busselton)
10/03/2022 Robyn Pickering, Robin Ashford & Sue Abbotts Double-banded Plover (1) Lake McLarty (Murray)
08/03/2022 Phil Lewis Ground Cuckoo-shrike (3) Old Korrelocking townsite (Wyalkatchem)
07/03/2022 John Graff & Josh Keen Black-tailed Godwit (4)
Red Knot (1)
Pectoral Sandpiper (4+)
Little Stint (1)
Long-toed Stint (6+)
Lake McLarty (Murray)
25/02/2022 Danny Akers via Facebook Franklin's Gull (1) Dunsborough Foreshore (Busselton)
20/02/2022 Drew Davison et al. [Common] Gull-billed Tern (2)
Long-toed Stint (4)
Lake McLarty (Murray)
20/02/2022 Drew Davison et al. Peregrine Falcon (2) Mills Rd (Murray)
14/02/2022 Machi Yoshida et al. Barau's Petrel (1) Bremer Canyon, offshore Bremer Bay (Jerramungup)
13/02/2022 Alan Williams & Donna Michelle via Facebook COMMON (KAMCHATKA) GULL (1) Cheynes Beach (Albany)
07/02/2022 Rachel Olsen & Damian Macrae COMMON (KAMCHATKA) GULL (1) Cheynes Beach (Albany)
07/02/2022 Pauline Woolley Kelp Gull (2 possible) Augusta (Augusta-Margaret River)
30/01/2022 Drew Davison et al. Pectoral Sandpiper (1) Boggy Bay, Austin Bay NR (Murray)
27/01/2022 Bonnie Reid Bush Stone-curlew (1 juvenile) Bakers Hill (Northam)
14/12/2021 Bruce Buchanan Black-eared Cuckoo (1 juvenile) Byrd Swamp NR (Harvey)
07/11/2021 Don Carlson Intermediate Egret (1) Leschenault Inlet (Australind)
23/10/2021 Peter Taylor & Robert Hamilton via eBird Little Buttonquail (1) Cheynes Beach (Albany)

 

Arid Zone (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

03/04/2022 John Graff & Josh Keen Double-banded Plover (3) coastline west of Eucla (Dundas)
02/04/2022 Nathan Beerkens & Josh Keen Double-banded Plover (1) coastline west of Eucla (Dundas)
01/04/2022 Andrew & Sharon Morgan Diamond Dove (1) Eyre Bird Observatory (Dundas)
26/01/2022 Tracey Heimberger Pictorella Mannikin (15) nr Harding River in Roebourne (Roebourne)
20/01/2022 Phil Lewis Great Cormorant (2) Waddouring Dam (Mt Marshall)

iKimberley (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

13/02/2022 Nigel Jackett et al. PALE-HEADED MUNIA (1) Arrow Pearling Base, Beagle Bay (Broome)
12/02/2022 Nigel Jackett & George Swann PALE-HEADED MUNIA (1) Arrow Pearling Base, Beagle Bay (Broome)
early 02/2022 Steve Arrow PALE-HEADED MUNIA (1) Arrow Pearling Base, Beagle Bay (Broome)
23/01/2022 Nigel Jackett, Adrian Boyle et al. NARCISSUS FLYCATCHER (1) Sandfire Roadhouse (Broome)
22/01/2022 Franky O'Connor & Jon Hall via eBird NARCISSUS FLYCATCHER (1) Sandfire Roadhouse (Broome)

 

Australian Indian Ocean Territories


Ashmore Reef

Date Observers Species

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Christmas Island

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Cocos (Keeling) Islands

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