Western Australia Recent Bird Sightings (WABN 153)

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 153 (March 2015). 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

22/11/2014 Clive Nealon White-necked Heron (1)
Red-kneed Dotterel (1)
Lake Claremont (Claremont)
21/11/2014 Craig Lester Gull-billed Tern (1) Nairns (Coodanup)
18/11/2014 Tom Marsh Bush Stone-curlew (1) behind Challenge Stadium/HBF Stadium (Floreat)
18/11/2014 Tegan Douglas Black-tailed Native-hen (1) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
17/11/2014 Claire Stevenson Black-eared Cuckoo (1) Peninsula Road, nr Tranby Reserve (Maylands)
17/11/2014 Mark Newman Brown Falcon (1) Mundijong Rd (Baldivis)
17/11/2014 Craig Lester Ruddy Turnstone (7)
Terek Sandpiper (1)
Curlew Sandpiper (44)
Nairns (Coodanup)
16/11/2014 Ross Jones Pacific Golden Plover (1)
Curlew Sandpiper (2)
Nairns (Coodanup)
13/11/2014 Craig Lester Curlew Sandpiper (50) Nairns (Coodanup)
12/11/2014 Mark Newman & Nick Brown Ruff (1) Len Howard Reserve (Erskine)
12/11/2014 Mark Newman & Nick Brown Grey Plover (11)
Eastern Curlew (1)
Bar-tailed Godwit (15)
Erskine foreshore/The Chimneys (Erskine)
12/11/2014 Robyn Pickering Bar-tailed Godwit (1)
Great Knot (3)
Terek Sandpiper (1)
Red-necked Stint (34)
Fairy Tern (21)
Alfred Cove (Attadale)
12/11/2014 Craig Lester Red Knot (4)
Curlew Sandpiper (15)
Nairns (Coodanup)
09/11/2014 Jenny Knox Grey Plover (5)
Great Knot (3)
Red Knot (11)
Red-necked Stint (10)
Nairns (Coodanup)
09/11/2014 Ross Jones Chestnut Teal (1)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (20+)
Ruff (1)
Len Howard Reserve (Erskine)
09/11/2014 Ross Jones Whimbrel (1)
Gull-billed Tern (1)
Nairns (Coodanup)
09/11/2014 Ross Jones Eastern Curlew (2) Erskine foreshore/The Chimneys (Erskine)
09/11/2014 Nigel Jackett Grey Plover (10)
Bar-tailed Godwit (1)
Common Greenshank (5)
Great Knot (3)
Red Knot (2)
Common Sandpiper (2)
Red-necked Stint (15)
Red-capped Plover (19)
Alfred Cove (Attadale)
08/11/2014 Herdsman Banding Group via Nick Brown Bush Stone-curlew (1) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
08/11/2014 Mark Newman et al. Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (c. 50)
Ruff (1)
Len Howard Reserve (Erskine)
08/11/2014 John Graff et al. Eastern Curlew (3)
Gull-billed Tern (1)
Erskine foreshore/The Chimneys (Erskine)
08/11/2014 Steve Reynolds Greater Sand Plover (1) Woodman Point (Munster)
07/11/2014 Bill Betts Bar-tailed Godwit (1) Alfred Cove (Attadale)
06/11/2014 Mark Blythman & Kelly Rayner Rock Parrot (8) Bathurst Point area (Rottnest Island)
06/11/2014 Mark Binns Australian Spotted Crake (1)
Great Knot (3)
Red Knot (2)
Common Sandpiper (1)
Alfred Cove (Attadale)
04/11/2014 John Baas Little Egret (1) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
02/11/2014 Jordan Webber Mute Swan (1)
Great Knot (3)
Red Knot (2)
Red-necked Stint (11)
Alfred Cove (Attadale)
01/11/2014 Bill Betts Eastern Curlew (1)
Whimbrel (3)
Grey-tailed Tattler (2)
Samphire Cove (Halls Head)
30/10/2014 Nathan Waugh, Plaxy Barratt et al. Little Ringed Plover (1) Nairns (Coodanup)
29/10/2014 Craig Lester et al. Little Ringed Plover (1) Nairns (Coodanup)
28/10/2014 Dan Mantle & Plaxy Barratt Mute Swan (1)
Red-necked Avocet (2)
Great Knot (5)
Red Knot (1)
Terek Sandpiper (1)
Pectoral Sandpiper (1)
Red-necked Stint (several)
Black-fronted Dotterel (2)
Whiskered Tern (4)
Alfred Cove (Attadale)
26/10/2014 Steve Keeling Little Egret (2)
Black-tailed Native-hen (2)
Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
26/10/2014 Mark Binns  Australian Spotted Crake (1)
Great Knot (5)
Red Knot (1)
Curlew Sandpiper (1)
Red-necked Stint (3)
Alfred Cove (Attadale)
25/10/2014 Thea Terpstra Sacred Kingfisher (2) Blue Gum Lake (Mount Pleasant)
24/10/2014 Bill Betts Great Knot (5)
Red Knot (1)
Alfred Cove (Attadale)
22/10/2014 Mark Blythman Rock Parrot (6; 4 colour-banded)
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (1)
Bathurst area (Rottnest Island)
21/10/2014 Craig Lester Gull-billed Tern (2)
Ruddy Turnstone (15)
Nairns (Coodanup)
20/10/2014 Steve Reynolds Greater Sand Plover (1)
Curlew Sandpiper (1)
Woodman Point (Munster)
20/10/2014 Craig Lester Gull-billed Tern (1) Nairns (Coodanup)
19/10/2014 Bill Betts Eastern Curlew (1)
Whimbrel (3)
Terek Sandpiper (1)
Samphire Cove (Halls Head)
19/10/2014 Bill Betts Ruddy Turnstone (14) Nairns (Coodanup)
19/10/2014 Nathan Piesse Terek Sandpiper (1) Alfred Cove (Attadale)
18/10/2014 Craig Lester Greater Sand Plover (1)
Ruddy Turnstone (11)
Sanderling (8)
Nairns (Coodanup)
15/10/2014 Craig Lester Terek Sandpiper (4)
Curlew Sandpiper (4)
Nairns (Coodanup)
09/10/2014 Guy Dutson Buff-banded Rail (2) Ozone Reserve (East Perth)
09/10/2014 Guy Duston Common Sandpiper (1) Heirisson Island (East Perth)
29/09/2014 Mike & Shelagh McDowall Black-eared Cuckoo (1) Bells Rapids (Brigadoon)

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

Date Observers Species

Location

22/11/2014 Steve Elson Banded Stilt (4)
Red-necked Avocet (178)
Pectoral Sandpiper (2)
Curlew Sandpiper (12)
Red-necked Stint (200+)
Long-toed Stint (1)
Hooded Plover (9)
Tom South Lake (Cranbrook)
22/11/2014 Steve Elson Red-necked Avocet (28)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (100+)
Pectoral Sandpiper (2)
Common Sandpiper (6)
Long-toed Stint (4)
Red-kneed Dotterel (18)
Wagin rubbish tip lake (Wagin)
22/11/2014 Steve Elson Common Greenshank (4)
Wood Sandpiper (6)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (32)
Long-toed Stint (2)
Red-kneed Dotterel (14)
Coblinine NR (Katanning)
18/11/2014 Craig Lester Pacific Golden Plover (2)
Black-tailed Godwit (3)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (500+)
Curlew Sandpiper (1)
Long-toed Stint (5)
Lake McLarty (Murray)
16/11/2014 Ken Monson & Garth Mackie White-necked Heron (11)
Glossy Ibis (1)
Wood Sandpiper (7)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (65-70)
Pectoral Sandpiper (1)
Long-toed Stint (3)
Nambeelup (Murray) [private site]
16/11/2014 BirdLife WA Pelagic (John Graff et al.) Wandering Albatross [sp.] (9, count TBC)
Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (12)
Shy Albatross (15)
White-chinned Petrel (3)
Great-winged Petrel (5)
Flesh-footed Shearwater (400)
Wilson's Storm-Petrel (2)
White-faced Storm-Petrel (1)
Arctic Jaeger (1)
Bridled Tern (5) 
off Albany (Albany)
16/11/2014 Ross Jones Black-tailed Godwit (1)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (100+)
Lake McLarty (Murray)
15/11/2014 BirdLife WA Pelagic (John Graff et al.) Wandering Albatross [sp.] (16)
Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (20)
Black-browed Albatross (2)
Shy Albatross (10)
Great-winged Petrel (20)
Flesh-footed Shearwater (300)
Arctic Jaeger (1)
Bridled Tern (2) 
off Albany (Albany)
13/11/2014 Craig Lester Pacific Golden Plover (2) Lake McLarty (Murray)
10/11/2014 Sue Abbotts & Xenia Dennett Malleefowl (3) Mullewa-Wubin Rd, c. 40km S of Mullewa (Mullewa)
09/11/2014 Bill Betts Australian Spotted Crake (1)
Black-tailed Godwit (1)
Long-toed Stint (13)
Whiskered Tern (1)
Lake McLarty (Murray)
09/11/2014 Steve Elson Red-necked Avocet (42)
Common Greenshank (14)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (36)
Curlew Sandpiper (1)
Red-necked Stint (200+)
Hooded Plover (8)
Red-kneed Dotterel (4)
Tom South Lake (Cranbrook)
08/11/2014 John Graff & Bob Friedrichs Australian Spotted Crake (2)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (300+)
Long-toed Stint (6+)
Lake McLarty (Murray)
07/11/2014 Steve Elson Banded Stilt (36)
Red-necked Avocet (23)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (130)
Pectoral Sandpiper (3)
Common Sandpiper (6)
Red-necked Stint (3)
Long-toed Stint (5)
Red-kneed Dotterel (18)
Wagin rubbish tip lake (Wagin)
07/11/2014 Steve Elson Black-tailed Native-hen (3)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (14)
Red-kneed Dotterel (9)
Coblinine NR (Katanning)
05/11/2014 Mark Newman & Nick Brown Black-tailed Godwit (2)
Pectoral Sandpiper (1)
Long-toed Stint (8)
Lake McLarty (Murray)
02/11/2014 Mark Stanley Black-winged Stilt (100s)
Pacific Golden Plover (4)
Common Greenshank (2)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (60+)
Pectoral Sandpiper (1)
Red-necked Stint (10+)
Long-toed Stint (3)
Gull-billed Tern (2)
Lake McLarty (Murray)
31/10/2014 Roger Jaensch Black Bittern (1) upper Donnelly River, c. 14km NNW of Manjimup (Manjimup)
31/10/2014 Ken Monson Pacific Golden Plover (2)
Wood Sandpiper (2)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (11)
Curlew Sandpiper (3)
Red-necked Stint (20+)
Long-toed Stint (1)
Nambeelup (Murray) [private site]
30/10/2014 Craig Lester Pacific Golden Plover (2)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (130)
Long-toed Stint (1)
Gull-billed Tern (3)
Lake McLarty (Murray)
26/10/2014 Erica Shedley & Vi Saffer Scarlet-chested Parrot (1 female) Pittosporum Rock (Yilgarn)
25/10/2014 Steve Elson Banded Stilt (250+)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (3)
Red-kneed Dotterel (6)
Hooded Plover (2)
Chillinup NR (Plantagenet)
25/10/2014 Steve Elson Red-kneed Dotterel (2)
Hooded Plover (6)
Tom South Lake (Cranbrook)
22/10/2014 Bill Russell Terek Sandpiper (1)
Curlew Sandpiper (2)
Red-kneed Dotterel (1)
White-winged Triller (2)
Island Point, Harvey Estuary (Murray)
21/10/2014 Mark Binns  Banded Stilt (250)
Red-necked Avocet (25)
Ruddy Turnstone (4)
Red Knot (6)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (5)
Curlew Sandpiper (30)
Red-necked Stint (150)
Hooded Plover (30)
Lake Warden (Esperance)
19/10/2014 Greg Harewood Wood Sandpiper (4) flooded paddocks, Peppermint Grove Beach (Capel)
19/10/2014 Bill Russell Common Pheasant (1, presumed escapee) nr Lake McLarty (Murray)
16/10/2014 Steve Elson & Harry Louw Short-tailed Shearwater (1 beachwashed)
Red-necked Avocet (73)
Greater Sand Plover (1)
Curlew Sandpiper (1)
Red-necked Stint (130+)
Rock Parrot (12)
Wellstead Estuary, Bremer Bay (Jerramungup)
15/10/2014 Craig Lester Black Swan (2000+) Greenlands Rd (Murray)

 

Arid Zone (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

24/10/2014 Les George Barking Owl (1) Yannarie River, SE of Exmouth (Ashburton)
23/10/2014 Les George Green Pygmy-Goose (1)
Australian Pratincole (7)
Harding Dam (Roebourne)
22/10/2014 BirdLife WA/Rio Tinto bird surveys (Les George et al.) Little Curlew (28)
Barn Swallow (several)
Eastern Yellow Wagtail (up to 3)
Port Hedland Race Course (Port Hedland)
19/10/2014 BirdLife WA/Rio Tinto bird surveys (Les George et al.) Great Crested Grebe (600)
Wandering Whistling Duck (49)
Harding Dam (Roebourne)
15/10/2014 Mark Blythman Black Kite (1) Paynes Find (Yalgoo)
14/10/2014 Les George Barking Owl (2) Yannarie River, SE of Exmouth (Ashburton)
06/10/2014 Mark Blythman Black Kite (1) Paynes Find (Yalgoo)

 

Kimberley (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

late 10/2014 George Swann, Wayne Merritt et al. Semipalmated Plover (1) sewage ponds (Broome)
late 10/2014 George Swann, Wayne Merritt et al. Little Ringed Plover (1) Taylor's Lagoon (Broome)
late 10/2014 George Swann, Wayne Merritt et al. Little Ringed Plover (1) Lake Eda (Broome)

 

Australian Indian Ocean Territories


Ashmore Reef

Date Observers Species

Location

late 10/2014 George Swann, Wayne Merritt et al. Hardhead (1 dead)
Magpie-lark (2)

Eurasian Tree Sparrow (2)
Arctic Warbler (5)
Eastern Yellow Wagtail (8)
Eastern (Green-headed) Yellow Wagtail (1)
Grey Wagtail (2)
Ashmore Reef
late 10/2014 George Swann, Wayne Merritt et al. Abbott's Booby (1)
Tahiti Petrel (c. 21)
Streaked Shearwater (c. 100)
Bulwer's Petrel (c. 50)
Jouanin's Petrel (3)
Swinhoe's Storm-Petrel (c. 520)
Leach's Storm-Petrel (3)
Matsudaira's Storm-Petrel (15)
Sacred Kingfisher (1 landed on boat c. 150km offshore)
Barn Swallow (1 landed on boat c. 200km offshore)
at sea between Broome & Ashmore Reef

 

Christmas Island

Date Observers Species

Location

16-18/11/2014 Julian Miles via Debbie Colbourne White-winged Black Tern (1) cove, Kampong
09-18/11/2014 Julian Miles via Debbie Colbourne RED-COLLARED DOVE (1) Rocky Point Crescent, Settlement

 

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Date Observers Species

Location

 

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