Western Australia Recent Bird Sightings (WABN 152)

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 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

12/10/2014 Thea Terpstra Blue-billed Duck (1) Blue Gum Lake (Mount Pleasant)
11/10/2014 Claire Gerrish & Clive Nealon White-backed Swallow (2) Ocean Reef Boat Harbour (Ocean Reef)
11/10/2014 Rick Curtis Chestnut Teal (1) Baigup Wetlands (Maylands)
10/10/2014 Craig Lester Eastern Curlew (1)
Whimbrel (6)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (6)
Samphire Cove (Halls Head)
09/10/2014 Craig Lester Greater Sand Plover (3) Nairns (Coodanup)
09/10/2014 Chris Cooper via Twitter Terek Sandpiper (1)
Ruddy Turnstone (7)
Nairns (Coodanup)
09/10/2014 Chris Cooper via Twitter Eastern Curlew (1)
Whimbrel (1)
Samphire Cove (Halls Head)
08/10/2014 Bruce Corfe via Rick Curtis White-winged Triller (1) Reg Bond Reserve (Viveash)
08/10/2014 Craig Lester Greater Sand Plover (1)
Common Greenshank (50)
Terek Sandpiper (1)
Ruddy Turnstone (9)
Nairns (Coodanup)
07/10/2014 Craig Lester Banded Stilt (4)
Red-necked Avocet (200)
Terek Sandpiper (1)
Ruddy Turnstone (2)
Nairns (Coodanup)
06/10/2014 Wes Bancroft Brown Quail (1 heard) Hope Rd (Jandakot)
05/10/2014 BirdLife WA Excursion (Steve Burns, Nicola Mitchell et al.) Black-tailed Native-hen (1)
Brown-headed Honeyeater (2)
White-winged Triller (4)
Ellis Brook (Gosnells)
04/10/2014 Bill Betts Eastern Curlew (2)
Whimbrel (1)
Red Knot (7)
Common Sandpiper (4)
Samphire Cove (Halls Head)
04/10/2014 Bill Betts Grey-tailed Tattler (1) Soldiers Cove (Dudley Park)
04/10/2014 Wes Bancroft Western Yellow Robin (3) Channel 10 Tower bushland (Carmel)
03/10/2014 Mark Binns Mute Swan (1)
Little Egret (1)
Australian Spotted Crake (3)
Whiskered Tern (5)
Alfred Cove (Attadale)
03/10/2014 Graham Burwood Scarlet Robin (1) Lake Monger (Glendalough)
03/10/2014 Greg Howell & John Graff Brown Quail (1)
Stubble Quail (2+ heard)
Telephone Lane & Wilkinson Rd (Baldivis)
02/10/2014 Nigel Jackett Australian Little Bittern (1 heard) drain across N end of Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
01/10/2014 Marcus Singor White-winged Triller (1) Alfred Cove (Attadale)
31/09/2014 Rick Curtis Chestnut Teal (1) Baigup Wetlands (Maylands)
29/09/2014 Mark Blythman Rock Parrot (6) Bathurst area, N end of Thompson Bay (Rottnest Island)
29/09/2014 Valerie Hemsley White-necked Heron (1) Blue Gum Lake (Mt Pleasant)
28/09/2014 Craig Lester Terek Sandpiper (1) Nairns (Coodanup)
28/09/2014 Frank O'Connor et al. Painted Button-quail (1 female, 1 juvenile) Bold Park (City Beach)
27/09/2014 Craig Lester Ruddy Turnstone (2)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (10)
Curlew Sandpiper (1)
Red-necked Stint (100)
Whiskered Tern (20)
Nairns (Coodanup)
27/09/2014 Valerie Hemsley White-necked Heron (1) Blue Gum Lake (Mt Pleasant)
26/09/2014 Mark Binns Mute Swan (1)
Little Egret (1)
Common Sandpiper (1)
Black-fronted Dotterel (1)
Whiskered Tern (2)
Alfred Cove (Attadale)
25/09/2014 Allan Rose Buff-banded Rail (1) Banks Reserve (Mt Lawley)
22/09/2014 Steve Reynolds White-winged Triller (1) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
21/09/2014 David Letham Rock Parrot (3) S end of Raven Rd, Thompson Bay (Rottnest Island)
20/09/2014 Nigel Jackett Freckled Duck (1)
White-necked Heron (1)
Black-tailed Native-hen (2)
Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
19/09/2014 Ron Dibbens White-winged Triller (3) ALCOA Wellard Wetlands (Baldivis)
19/09/2014 Nigel Jackett Eastern Curlew (1)
Whimbrel (1)
Grey-tailed Tattler (1)
Common Sandpiper (2)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (117)
Samphire Cove (Halls Head)
19/09/2014 Nigel Jackett Red-necked Avocet (2)
Marsh Sandpiper (1)
Red-necked Stint (1)
Black-fronted Dotterel (1)
Alfred Cove (Attadale)
19/09/2014 Bill Betts Whimbrel (2) Soldiers Cove (Dudley Park)
19/09/2014 Jim Schultz White-necked Heron (1) cnr Nicholson Rd & Garden St (Canning Vale)
18/09/2014 Mark Binns Mute Swan (2)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (5)
Red-necked Stint (3)
Alfred Cove (Attadale)
18/09/2014 Kathy Samulkiewicz Splendid Fairy-wren (3) Moondine Dr, Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
17/09/2014 Steven Spragg Mute Swan (2)
Red-necked Avocet (2)
Marsh Sandpiper (1)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (4)
Whiskered Tern (13)
Alfred Cove (Attadale)
15/09/2014 Allan Rose Variegated Fairy-wren (1 male, 1 female) Banks Reserve (Mt Lawley)
14/09/2014 Mark Binns Great Crested Grebe (5)
Little Egret (1)
Red-necked Avocet (1)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (5)
Red-necked Stint (1)
Alfred Cove (Attadale)
14/09/2014 Marcus Singor Sooty Oystercatcher (1) Woodman Point (Munster)
12/09/2014 Craig Lester Greater Sand Plover (1)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (4)
Nairns (Coodanup)
11/09/2014 Darryl Jones Black-tailed Native-hen (2) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
08/09/2014 Martin Cake Common Noddy (1 immature)
Greater Sand Plover (1)
Woodman Point (Munster)
08/09/2014 Steve Reynolds Sooty Tern (1 beachwashed) Floreat Beach (Floreat)
08/09/2014 John Graff Banded Lapwing (heard) UWA Campus (Crawley)
07/09/2014 Ron Dibbens Bar-tailed Godwit (5) Safety Bay Rd, opposite Waumea Rd (Rockingham)
06-07/09/2014 Peter Sandilands Mute Swan (2) Alfred Cove (Attadale) - presumed same birds reported around metro area last year
07/09/2014 David & Barbara Henderson Common Sandpiper (1) Alfred Cove (Attadale)
05/09/2014 Mark Newman Red-kneed Dotterel (1) paddock, Mundijong Rd (Baldivis)
03/09/2014 Toni Webster Grey Plover (1, breeding plumage)
Black-fronted Dotterel (2)
Alfred Cove (Attadale)
03/09/2014 Craig Lester Common Sandpiper (4) Nairns (Coodanup)
01/09/2014 Craig Lester Red-necked Avocet (220) Nairns (Coodanup)
28/08/2014 Mark Binns Eastern Curlew (1)
Whimbrel (1)
Common Sandpiper (1)
Samphire Cove (Halls Head)
28/08/2014 Mark Binns Eastern Curlew (2)
Bar-tailed Godwit (1)
Common Sandpiper (3)
Erskine Foreshore (Erskine)
26/08/2014 Craig Lester Bar-tailed Godwit (5)
Red Knot (1)
Nairns (Coodanup)
24/08/2014 Craig Lester Red-necked Stint (185) Nairns (Coodanup)
23/08/2014 Mark Newman Square-tailed Kite (1) Golden Bay dunes (Golden Bay)
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)
20/08/2014 Coleen Minson Rock Parrot (1) N end of Thomson Bay settlement (Rottnest Island)
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

13/10/2014 Bill Russell Banded Stilt (c. 150)
Greater Sand Plover (6+)
Ruddy Turnstone (7)
Curlew Sandpiper (4)
Red-necked Stint (c. 50)
Lake Preston at Myalup (Harvey)
13/10/2014 Bill Russell Hooded Plover (17) Lake Yalgorup (Harvey)
13/10/2014 Craig Lester White-necked Heron (1) Lake McLarty (Murray)
08/10/2014 Steve Elson Baillon's Crake (1)
Spotless Crake (3)
Wood Sandpiper (1)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (9)
Long-toed Stint (1)
Red-kneed Dotterel (5)
flooded samphire 13km E of Katanning (Katanning)
08/10/2014 Steve Elson Black-tailed Native-hen (8)
Pacific Golden Plover (1)
Red-kneed Dotterel (12)
Whiskered Tern (18)
Coblinine NR (Katanning)
05/10/2014 Steve Elson Black-tailed Native-hen (4)
Spotless Crake (1)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (12)
Long-toed Stint (1)
Red-kneed Dotterel (6)
seasonal wetland, Gleason Rd - 7km E of Ongerup (Gnowangerup)
04/10/2014 Robyn & Morgan Pickering Crimson Chat (10+) Reynoldson Reserve (Wongan Hills-Ballidu)
01/10/2014 Craig Lester White-necked Heron (2) Lake McLarty (Murray)
01/10/2014 Bill Russell Eastern Cattle Egret (9) Vittoria Rd (Bunbury)
30/09/2014 John Dart Chestnut Teal (3 pairs) ponds near foreshore, Albany (Albany)
28/09/2014 Ken Monson Wood Sandpiper (3)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (15)
Pectoral Sandpiper (1)
Curlew Sandpiper (1)
Red-necked Stint (25+)
Long-toed Stint (1)
Nambeelup (Murray) [private site]
27/09/2014 Ross Jones Terek Sandpiper (1) S side of causeway into Port Gregory (Northampton)
21/09/2014 Ken Monson et al. Wood Sandpiper (3)
Long-toed Stint (1)
Nambeelup (Murray) [private site]
20/09/2014 Peter Taylor & Rose Ferrell Freckled Duck (15) Bokarup Swamp (Cranbrook)
19/09/2014 Bill Betts Common Pheasant (2 male, presumed escapee/release - at least one male has been seen in area occasionally for several years at least) Mills Road, nr Lake McLarty (Murray)
19/09/2014 Bill Betts White-necked Heron (2) Mills Road (Murray)
08/09/2014 Nigel Jackett, Plaxy Barratt et al. Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (30+)
Black-browed Albatross (4)
Shy Albatross (15+)
Southern Giant-Petrel (1)
Northern
Giant-Petrel (2)
Giant-Petrel sp. (7)
Cape Petrel (1)
Great-winged Petrel (7-8)
Soft-plumaged Petrel (7-8)
Flesh-footed Shearwater (1,000+)
Wedge-tailed Shearwater (30+)
Hutton's Shearwater (600+)
Brown Skua (1)
Cape Naturaliste (Busselton) - c. 0700-1330
07/09/2014 John Graff Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (26)
Shy Albatross (6)
Southern Giant-Petrel (2)
Northern
Giant-Petrel (2)
Giant-Petrel sp. (3)
Great-winged Petrel (1+)
Soft-plumaged Petrel (6)
Soft-plumaged Petrel (1 intermediate 'morph')
Flesh-footed Shearwater (500+)
Wedge-tailed Shearwater (25+)
Hutton's Shearwater (1,000+)
Brown Skua (5)
Arctic Jaeger (1)
Cape Naturaliste (Busselton) - 0715-1445
07/09/2014 John Dart Eastern Cattle Egret (9) Chester Pass Rd, nr. Walmsley Rd (Albany)
07/09/2014 John Dart Whimbrel (1) Lower King River (Albany)
04/09/2014 Steve Reynolds Crimson Chat (numerous) Lake Ninan (Wongan Hills)
31/08/2014 Bill Russell Red-kneed Dotterel (2) Lake Preston (Waroona)
30/08/2014 BirdLife WA Excursion (Robyn Pickering) Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater (1) Wambyn NR (York)
29/08/2014 Bill Russell White-necked Heron (8) paddock W of Yarloop (Harvey)
23/08/2014 Bill Russell Greater Sand Plover (1) [St.] Martin's Tank (Waroona)
21/08/2014 Pam Masters et al. via John Masters Bourke's Parrot (7) 10km N of Morawa (Morawa)
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

07/10/2014 Ross Jones, Les George et al. Dollarbird (1) Gascoyne River, E of Chinaman Pool (Carnarvon)
03/10/2014 Ross Jones Black Falcon (1) dam 2km N of Minilya Roadhouse (Carnarvon)
03/10/2014 Ross Jones Brolga (2) nr 'Brolga Tank', Bullara Station (Carnarvon)
12/09/2014 Peter White Orange Chat (1) salt lakes on Maranalgo Rd, 12km S of Payne's Find (Yalgoo)
12/09/2014 Peter White Grey Honeyeater (1 immature) Maranalgo Rd, 32km S of Payne's Find (Yalgoo)
11/09/2014 Peter White Grey Honeyeater (1 adult) Maranalgo Rd, 32km S of Payne's Find (Yalgoo)
03/09/2014 Bill Rutherford Yellow Wagtail sp. (possibly Western, race lutea) Port Hedland race course (Port Hedland)
03/09/2014 Steve Reynolds Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (3)
Red-kneed Dotterel (50+)
Orange Chat (2)
salt lakes on Maranalgo Rd, c. 12-15km S of Paynes Find (Yalgoo)
01/09/2014 Nigel Jackett Australian Spotted Crake (1)
Wood Sandpiper (10)
Barn Swallow (1)
Walkabout sewage ponds (Port Hedland)
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

02/09/2014 George Swann via Mike Carter (via Birding-Aus) CRESTED HONEY BUZZARD (1) Nimalaica claypan (Broome)
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
08/2012 Bill Betts Dusky Honeyeater (1, photographs) Mirima (Hidden Valley) NP (Wyndham-East Kimberley)

 

Australian Indian Ocean Territories


Ashmore Reef

Date Observers Species

Location

 

Christmas Island

Date Observers Species

Location

31/08/2014 Julian Miles Barn Swallow (2) vicinity of VQ3 Lodge
29/08/2014 Julian Miles Greater Sand Plover (2) Flying Fish Cove 

 

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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