Western Australia Unusual Bird Sightings (WABN 177)

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 177 (March 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. 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

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

Date Observers Species

Location

15/10/2020 Martin Greenwood Square-tailed Kite (2)
White-backed Swallow (8)
Hopkins Road (Carabooda)
15/10/2020 Martin Greenwood Nankeen Night Heron (18) Loch McNess, Yanchep NP (Yanchep) - high count for location
14/10/2020 Martin Greenwood Pacific Reef Heron [Eastern Reef Egret] (1) Two Rocks Marina (Two Rocks)
11/10/2020 Drew Davison et al. pale 'marsh' harrier sp. (1 - ID under discussion) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
10/10/2020 John Graff et al. White-bellied Sea-Eagle (pair)
pale 'marsh' harrier sp. (1 - ID under discussion)
Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
09/10/2020 Dan Mantle et al. pale 'marsh' harrier sp. (1 - ID under discussion) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
08/10/2020 John Taylor Nankeen Night Heron (1) South Mole (Fremantle) at 9:30am
07/10/2020 John Nilson Glossy Ibis (3) paddock E of Taylor Rd (Forrestdale)
06/10/2020 Martin Greenwood Lesser Sand Plover (1) Two Rocks Beach (Two Rocks)
06/10/2020 John Nilson White-necked Heron (1)
Glossy Ibis (1)
paddock E of Taylor Rd (Forrestdale)
04/10/2020 Martin Greenwood Yellow-throated Miner (4) Carramar Golf Course (Carramar)
01/10/2020 Drew Davison & Claire Gerrish Little Eagle (1)
White-winged Fairy-wren (3+)
White-winged Triller (4)
Hopkins Road (Carabooda)
27/09/2020 Drew Davison & Geoffrey Groom pale 'marsh' harrier sp. (1 - ID under discussion)
Whiskered Tern (30+)
Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
27/09/2020 John Graff Black-backed [Australian Little] Bittern (1 heard)
White-bellied Sea-Eagle (pair)
pale 'marsh' harrier sp. (1 - ID under discussion)

Whiskered Tern (28)
Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
27/09/2020 Terry Booth via Martin Greenwood Chestnut Teal (1) Loch McNess, Yanchep NP (Yanchep)

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

Date Observers Species

Location

15/10/2020 Alfred & Hidi Lau Wood Sandpiper (6) Stirling Estate Wetlands (Capel)
10/10/2020 Alfred & Hidi Lau Terek Sandpiper (1)
Red-necked Stint (190+)
Fairy Tern (40+)
Point Douro, Leschenault Estuary (Australind)
08/10/2020 Drew Davison Pacific [Fork-tailed] Swift (1)
Whiskered Tern (1)
Avon Weir (Northam)

Arid Zone (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location




 

Kimberley (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

11/10/2020 Bruce Greatwich et al. BROWN-STREAKED/ASIAN BROWN FLYCATCHER (1) Sandfire Roadhouse (Broome)
10/10/2020 Bruce Greatwich et al. BROWN-STREAKED/ASIAN BROWN FLYCATCHER (1) Sandfire Roadhouse (Broome)
09/10/2020 Bruce Greatwich, Nigel Jackett et al. BROWN-STREAKED/ASIAN BROWN FLYCATCHER (1 - ID under discussion) Sandfire Roadhouse (Broome)

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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