Western Australia Unusual Bird Sightings (WABN 174)

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 174 (June 2020). 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

19/01/2020 BirdLife WA Excursion (Pete White et al.) Oriental [Crested] Honey-Buzzard (1) Lake Joondalup (Joondalup)
19/01/2020 Benjamin Hicks Black-tailed Native-hen (1)
Red-kneed Dotterel (5)
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo (1)
Red-capped Robin (1)
Eastern Yellow Wagtail (2)
Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
18/01/2020 Geoff Collis Eastern Osprey (1)
Eastern Yellow Wagtail (1)
Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
17/01/2020 Kirsty Heiner et al. via Facebook Eastern Yellow Wagtail (2) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
16/01/2020 John Graff, Nigel Jackett et al. Black-tailed Native-hen (1)
Red-kneed Dotterel (7)
Brown Songlark (1)
Eastern Yellow Wagtail (2)
Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
16/01/2020 Darryl James Oriental [Crested] Honey-Buzzard (1) Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
15/01/2020 Nigel Jackett et al. Eurasian Hobby (1) North Lake (North Lake)
14/01/2020 Kirsty Heiner via Facebook Brown Songlark (3) Alfred Cove (Attadale)

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

Date Observers Species

Location

20/01/2020 Stewart Ford & John Graff Chestnut Teal (240) Wellstead Estuary mouth (Jerramungup)
18/01/2020 John Graff & David Secomb Black-tailed Godwit (21)
Marsh Sandpiper (5)
Wood Sandpiper (4)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (4,500+)
Pectoral Sandpiper (9+)
Curlew Sandpiper (350+)
Red-necked Stint (1,500+)
Little Stint (1)
Long-toed Stint (59+)
Eastern Yellow Wagtail (2)
Lake McLarty (Murray)
18/01/2020 Steve Elson via Linda Giblett Pacific Golden Plover (4)
Common Greenshank (76)
Ruddy Turnstone (1)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (280)
Pectoral Sandpiper (2)
Curlew Sandpiper (106)
Red-necked Stint (500)
Whiskered Tern (64)
Wilson Inlet (Denmark)
15/01/2020 Ken Glasson & Peter Lowe Pied Honeyeater (1)
Black Honeyeater (2)
Wearne Rd, North Bannister (Wandering)
15/01/2020 Ken Glasson & Peter Lowe Black Honeyeater (2) Summer Track (Wandering)

 

Arid Zone (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

14/11/2019 Allan Throne White-fronted Chat (2) Exmouth Sewage Treatment Plant (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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