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

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)
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)

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

Date Observers Species

Location

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

15/10/2014 Mark Blytheman Black Kite (1) Paynes Find (Yalgoo)
06/10/2014 Mark Blytheman Black Kite (1) Paynes Find (Yalgoo)

 

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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