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

30/04/2021 Bill Rutherford Soft-plumaged Petrel (1)
Wedge-tailed Shearwater (14)
Arctic Jaeger (2)
Pomarine Jaeger (1)
Roseate Tern (1)
Cape Vlamingh (Rottnest Island)
29/04/2021 Dan Mantle Red-tailed Tropicbird (1) Hillarys Boat Harbour (Hillarys)
29/04/2021 John Graff & Martin Cake Arctic Jaeger (15-20) Woodman Point (Munster)
26/04/2021 Drew Davison Blue-billed Duck (426+) Lake Monger (Glendalough)
25/04/2021 Martin Greenwood Roseate Tern (1) Two Rocks (Two Rocks)
25/04/2021 Martin Greenwood Eastern Cattle Egret (2)
Masked Lapwing (2)
Varied Sittella (7)
Yanchep NP (Yanchep)
23/04/2021 Martin Greenwood Masked Lapwing (2) Sun City Golf Club (Yanchep)
22/04/2021 Martin Greenwood Stubble Quail (5) Hopkins Rd (Carabooda)
18/04/2021 John Graff Eastern Cattle Egret (1)
Black-tailed Godwit (1)
Lake Gwelup (Gwelup)
16/04/2021 Martin Greenwood Masked Lapwing (2) Sun City Golf Club (Yanchep)

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

Date Observers Species

Location

15/04/2021 Wynton Maddeford Sacred Kingfisher (1 adult, 1 immature) nr Blackwood River mouth (Augusta-Margaret River)
14/04/2021 Drew Davison Hooded Robin (1) Beekeeper Rd (York)

 

Arid Zone (Shires in parentheses)

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Kimberley (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

22/04/2021 Peter Valentine Common Redshank (1) King River Rd causeway (Wyndham-East Kimberley)

 

Australian Indian Ocean Territories


Ashmore Reef

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Christmas Island

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Cocos (Keeling) Islands

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