Western Australia Recent Bird Sightings (WABN 152)

Email John Graff (wasightings@birdlife.org.au) with details of your sightings.

Please note: John will be away quite a lot on and off through July-August. Others will hopefully assist keeping the page updated, but please be aware there may be some delays in updating, and particularly in replying to e-mails. Apologies in advance for this.


The more unusual or rare sightings are highlighted in red and may be included in the WA Bird Notes Issue 152 (December 2014). 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

10/05-21/08/2014 Greg Muir Eastern Cattle Egret (1 banded; code possibly CRT 03 26) alpaca farm (High Wycombe)
21/08/2014 Craig Lester Greater Sand Plover (1) Nairns (Coodanup)
17/08/2014 Ross Jones Emu (adult, 5-6 chicks) Blue Rock (Jarrahdale)
13/08/2014 Mark Newman Eastern Barn Owl (1) Tonkin Hwy (Champion Lakes)
12/08/2014 Craig Lester Fairy Prion (1 beachwashed, dead) Pyramids Beach (Dawesville)
11/08/2014 Mark Newman Eastern Osprey (2) Perth Airport (Perth Airport)
10/08/2014 John Graff & Pieter de Groot Boersma Freckled Duck (30+)
Black-tailed Native-hen (4)
Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
10/08/2014 Bill Betts Eastern Cattle Egret (5) Telephone Lane (Baldivis)
10/08/2014 Mark Newman White-necked Heron (1 overflying) Golden Bay dunes (Golden Bay)
09/08/2014 Bill Betts Freckled Duck (47)
Black-tailed Native-hen (4)
Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
07/08/2014 Nigel Jackett Black-tailed Native-hen (4) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
04/08/2014 Steve Keeling Eastern Cattle Egret (10-12) Telephone Lane (Baldivis)
03/08/2014 Jordan Webber Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (1, apparently free-ranging 'captive' bird) John Forrest NP (Hovea)
02/08/2014 Steve Keeling Eastern Cattle Egret (2) Telephone Lane (Baldivis)
31/07/2014 Bill Betts Australian Spotted Crake (1) Lake Claremont (Claremont)
31/07/2014 Bill Betts Little Egret (2) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
29/07/2014 Matthew Pudovskis Freckled Duck (10)
Black-tailed Native-hen (2)
Splendid Fairy-wren (4)
Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
28/07/2014 via Craig Lester Blue Petrel (1 beachwashed) North Fremantle (North Fremantle)
28/07/2014 Mark Stanley Square-tailed Kite (1) Tuart Rd, Yeal NR (?Gingin)
27/07/2014 Mark Newman Painted Button-quail (1 male) Paganoni Swamp (Golden Bay)
26/07/2014 Claire Gerrish Chestnut Teal (1)
Grey Plover (2)
Coodanup foreshore (Coodanup)
26/07/2014 BirdLife WA Excursion (Robyn Pickering) Sooty Oystercatcher (1) Woodman Point (Munster)
26/07/2014 John Baas Little Egret (1) Bardon Park (Maylands)
25/07/2014 Mark Newman Caspian Tern (1)
Peregrine Falcon (1 hunting Rainbow Lorikeets)
Perth Airport (Perth Airport)
25/07/2014 Mark Newman Glossy Ibis (5) cnr Tonkin Hwy & Thomas Rd (?Armadale)
25/07/2014 Craig Lester European Goldfinch (2) Nairns (Coodanup)
24/07/2014 Mark Newman Eastern Cattle Egret (5)
Brown Falcon (1)
Telephone Lane (Baldivis)
23/07/2014 via Craig Lester Broad-billed Prion (1 taken into care)
Salvin's Prion (1 taken into care)
Perth area
20/07/2014 via Craig Lester Soft-plumaged Petrel (1 beachwashed, taken into care) Henderson (Henderson)
18/07/2014 John Newnham Intermediate Egret (1) North Lake (North Lake)
17/07/2014 Mark Newman Western Corella (1) Lark Hill (Port Kennedy)

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

Date Observers Species

Location

18/08/2014 John Graff Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (70+)
Black-browed Albatross (1 adult)
Black-browed Albatross [sp.] (3)
Great-winged Petrel (2+)
Flesh-footed Shearwater (20+)
Hutton's Shearwater (200+)
Brown Skua (5)
The Blowholes (Albany) - 1300-1500
17/08/2014 Bill Betts Crimson Chat (6) Lake Ninan (Wongan Hills)
10/08/2014 Ken & Ron Monson Wood Sandpiper (4)
Long-toed Stint (1)
Elegant Parrot (35+)
Nambeelup (Murray) [private site]
03/08/2014 Ken Monson Wood Sandpiper (1)
Red-kneed Dotterel (3)
Nambeelup (Murray) [private site]
27/07/2014 Plaxy Barratt & Dan Mantle Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (5)
Giant-Petrel sp. (2)
Great-winged Petrel (12)
Soft-plumaged Petrel (5)
Flesh-footed Shearwater (1)
Hutton's Shearwater (1,000+)
Brown Skua (6)
Cape Naturaliste (Busselton)
26/07/2014 Dan Mantle & Plaxy Barratt Wandering Albatross [sp.] (1, possibly Snowy)
Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (80+)
Black-browed Albatross (2)
Shy Albatross (4)
Giant-Petrel sp. (2)
Great-winged Petrel (100+)
Soft-plumaged Petrel (100+)
Soft-plumaged Petrel (1 dark/dark intermediate morph)
Kerguelen Petrel (5 probable)
Hutton's Shearwater (300+)
Brown Skua (9)
Fairy Tern (3)
Cape Naturaliste (Busselton)
19/07/2014 John Dart Regent Parrot (4) Waroona townsite (Waroona)

 

Arid Zone (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

05-06/08/2014 Paul Baker Brolga (17) Petermarer Creek, 20km E of Port Hedland (Port Hedland)
30/07/2014 Les George Dollarbird (1) Gascoyne River, E of Chinaman Pool (Carnarvon)
24/07/2014 John Graff & Farhan Bokhari Square-tailed Kite (1) Fortescue River, c. 100km N of Tom Price (Ashburton)
18/07/2014 Steve Reynolds Black-eared Cuckoo (1)
Southern Scrub-robin (2)
Z-Bend area (Kalbarri)

 

Kimberley (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

08/2014 Dan Mantle Tahiti Petrel (1)
Bulwer's Petrel (8-10)
Wilson's Storm-Petrel (150)
Matsudaira's Storm-Petrel (3-4)
250km N of Kimberley coastline

 

Australian Indian Ocean Territories


Ashmore Reef

Date Observers Species

Location

 

Christmas Island

Date Observers Species

Location

 

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Date Observers Species

Location

11-12/08/2014 Pam Jones & Geof Christie via John Darnell Purple-backed (Daurian) Starling Golf Course

 

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