Western Australia Recent Bird Sightings (WABN 158)

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 158 (June 2016). 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

07/02/2016 Scott McGregor et al. EURASIAN HOBBY (1) South Lake (Bibra Lake), N end along North Lake Rd
07/02/2016 Stewart Ford Crested (Oriental) Honey-Buzzard (1) Lake Joondalup South (Woodvale)
06/02/2016 Bruce Greatwich et al. EURASIAN HOBBY (1) South Lake (Bibra Lake), N end along North Lake Rd
06/02/2016 Mark Binns Ruff (1)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (14)
Nairns (Coodanup)
06/02/2016 Mark Binns Black Kite (1)
Wood Sandpiper (3)
Common Sandpiper (1)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (12)
ALCOA Wellard Wetlands (Baldivis)
06/02/2016 Mark Binns Eastern Curlew (1)
Grey-tailed Tattler (1)
Samphire Cove (Erskine)
06/02/2016 Bruce Greatwich et al. Gallinago sp. Snipe (possible Latham's) (2) Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
06/02/2016 Richard Allison Stubble Quail (3+) ALCOA Wellard Wetlands (Baldivis)
05/02/2016 Mark Newman Stubble Quail (5)
Freckled Duck (8)
Black Kite (1)
Wood Sandpiper (3)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (12)
ALCOA Wellard Wetlands (Baldivis)
05/02/2016 Bill Betts Spotted Harrier (1) Neil Hawkins Park, Lake Joondalup (Joondalup)
05/02/2016 Darryl Jones Peregrine Falcon (1) Kwinana Fwy at Beeliar Dr (Beeliar)
04/02/2016 Darryl Jones Western Rosella (1) Tuart Lakes Village (Baldivis)
03/02/2016 Mark Binns Gallinago sp. Snipe (possible Latham's) (2) Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
03/02/2016 Wayne Merritt Black-tailed Godwit (1) Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
03/02/2016 Mark Newman & Nick Brown Eastern Curlew (4) The Chimneys, Erskine Foreshore (Erskine)
02/02/2016 Mark Binns Gallinago sp. Snipe (possible Latham's) (2) Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
31/01/2016 Steve Keeling Spotted Harrier (1) Lake Joondalup (Joondalup)
30/01/2016 Richard Allison Banded Lapwing (19) Larkhill Playing Fields (Port Kennedy)
29/01/2016 Darryl Jones Eastern Barn Owl (1) Nairns (Coodanup)
27/01/2016 Wynton Maddeford Square-tailed Kite (1)
Peregrine Falcon (2)
The Vines (Ellenbrook)
26/01/2016 Plaxy Barratt & Dan Mantle Square-tailed Kite (1) Gibbon St (Mosman Park)
26/01/2016 Plaxy Barratt & Dan Mantle Gallinago sp. Snipe (possible Latham's) (2) Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
24/01/2016 Craig Lester  Terek Sandpiper (2) The Chimneys, Erskine Foreshore (Erskine)
22/01/2016 Ian Pibworth Australian Spotted Crake (3)
Spotless Crake (1)
Wood Sandpiper (22+)
Masked Lapwing (2)
Yanchep NP (Yanchep)
22/01/2016 Mark Binns Black-tailed Godwit (2)
Bar-tailed Godwit (1)
Alfred Cove (Attadale)
21/01/2016 Clive Nealon et al. Gallinago sp. Snipe (possible Latham's) (1)
Fairy Tern (c. 15)
Southern Boobook (1 roosting in nest box)
Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake) - snipe and terns at south end
21/01/2016 Rob Burrows Crested (Oriental) Honey-Buzzard (1) Lake Joondalup (Wanneroo)
21/01/2016 Jennie Stock Hooded Plover (1)
Sanderling (30)
Two Rocks beach (Two Rocks)
21/01/2016 Steve Keeling Southern Emu-wren (1) Two Rocks boat ramp (Two Rocks)
19-20/01/2016 Phil Hunter Regent Parrot (several) Knock Place (Cockburn)
19/01/2016 Wayne Merritt Crested (Oriental) Honey Buzzard (3) Lake Joondalup South (Woodvale)
19/01/2016 Darryl James Black-faced Woodswallow (2) Murdoch Police Station (Murdoch)
18/01/2016 Wayne Merritt & Phil Snow Crested (Oriental) Honey Buzzard (2)
Australian Spotted Crake (1)
Spotless Crake (1)
Wood Sandpiper (2)
Masked Lapwing (2)
Southern Boobook (2)
Yanchep NP (Yanchep)
18/01/2016 Jennie Stock Crested (Oriental) Honey-Buzzard (1) Lake Joondalup South (Woodvale)
18/01/2016 Craig Lester Common Tern (1) Mandurah Quay (Mandurah)
16/01/2016 Pete White Wood Sandpiper (17) Booragoon Lake (Booragoon)
16/01/2016 Gisella Cannon Hooded Plover (1) 'The Spot', btwn Yanchep & Two Rocks (Two Rocks)
13/01/2016 Jennie Stock Hooded Plover (1) ?salt lakes (Rottnest Island)
12/01/2016 Ian Pibworth Hooded Plover (1) Two Rocks beach (Two Rocks)
11-13/01/2016 Ian Pibworth Greater Sand Plover (2) Two Rocks beach (Two Rocks)

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

Date Observers Species

Location

03/02/2016 Peter Morris Spotted Harrier (1) Buffalo Rd, N end of Leschenault Estuary (Harvey) 
31/01/2016 Bill Russell & Bob Patterson Ruff (1)
Long-toed Stint (4)
Nambeelup (Murray) [private site]
24/01/2016 BirdLife Western Australia Pelagic (John Graff et al.) Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (10)
Shy Albatross (3)
Great-winged Petrel (4)
Flesh-footed Shearwater (350)
Hutton's Shearwater (16)
White-faced Storm-Petrel (10)
Arctic Jaeger (1)
Long-tailed Jaeger (1)
Albany Canyon (Albany)
23/01/2016 Stewart Ford, Bruce Greatwich et al. Ruff (1)
Long-toed Stint (2; 1 breeding plumaged)
Morley Beach, Wilson Inlet (Denmark)
23/01/2016 BirdLife Western Australia Pelagic (John Graff et al.) Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (14)
Shy Albatross (5)
Great-winged Petrel (6)
Flesh-footed Shearwater (400)
Wedge-tailed Shearwater (2)
Short-tailed Shearwater (1)
Hutton's Shearwater (8)
Wilson's Storm-Petrel (6)
White-faced Storm-Petrel (16)
Arctic Jaeger (1)
Long-tailed Jaeger (6)
Bridled Tern (3)
Albany Canyon (Albany)
22/01/2016 Stewart Ford, Bruce Greatwich et al. Black-tailed Godwit (3)
Long-toed Stint (1)
Morley Beach, Wilson Inlet (Denmark)
20/01/2016 Rick Playle Square-tailed Kite (1) Foxes Lair (Narrogin)
17/01/2016 BirdLife Western Australia excursion (Clive Nealon et al.) Wood Sandpiper (10)
Pectoral Sandpiper (2)
Long-toed Stint (2)
Australian Pratincole (1)
Nambeelup (Murray) [private site]
17/01/2016 Damian Baxter via Facebook Little Stint (1) Morley Beach, Wilson Inlet (Denmark)
14/01/2016 Gary Tate BARAU'S PETREL (2) offshore Cape Leeuwin (Augusta-Margaret River)

 

Arid Zone (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

23/01/2016 Bill Rutherford Little Ringed Plover (1) airside sewage ponds (Port Hedland) [private site]
23/01/2016 Bill Rutherford Pied Honeyeater (7)
Orange Chat (3)
Star Finch (2)
Walkabout sewage ponds (Port Hedland)
15/01/2016 Les George Gallinago sp. Snipe (2; at least one probable Pin-tailed) Chinaman Pool (Carnarvon)

 

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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