Western Australia Recent Bird Sightings (WABN 156)

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 156 (December 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

24/08/2015 Gary Tate Mute Swan (1) Milyu NR area (South Perth)
19/08/2015 Pam Smith Little Eagle (1) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
16/08/2015 Peter Jacoby Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo (1) Lightning Swamp (Noranda)
16/08/2015 Mark Stanley Spotless Crake (1) Perry Lakes (Floreat)
14/08/2015 Gary Meredith Buff-banded Rail (1)
Spotless Crake (2)
Variegated Fairy-wren (4)
Baigup Reserve (Bayswater)
09/08/2015 Craig Lester Light-mantled Sooty Albatross (1 beachwashed) beach (San Remo)
07/08/2015 Malcolm Beeton Peregrine Falcon (1) cnr Gt Eastern Hwy & Tonkin Hwy (Redcliffe)
30/07/2015 Margaret Owens Painted Button-quail (2)
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo (30+)
Underwood Avenue bushland (Mount Claremont)
29/07/2015 Wendy Kenworthy Mute Swan (1) Milyu NR area (South Perth)
27/07/2015 Wendy Kenworthy Mute Swan (1) Milyu NR area (South Perth)
26/07/2015 Ruth Courts Masked Lapwing (2) Yanchep NP (Yanchep)
26/07/2015 Bruce Greatwich Yellow-plumed Honeyeater (1) backyard (High Wycombe)
26/07/2015 Ian Abbott Grey Fantail (1)
Little Grassbird (1)
Lake Vasto (East Perth)
24/07/2015 Ian Abbott Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo (1) bushland opposite Buckland Hill Park (Mosman Park)
21/07/2015 Darryl James White-bellied Sea-Eagle (1) Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
18/07/2015 Steve Reynolds Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (1)
Brown Skua (1)
5nm NW of Hillarys Boat Harbour (Hillarys)
16/07/2015 Paul Sellers Chestnut-breasted Mannikin (5) Lake Careniup (Gwelup)
15/07/2015 Jim Schultz Grey Currawong (1) Bibra Lake industrial area (Bibra Lake)
15/07/2015 Craig Lester Freckled Duck (1) Erskine Lakes (Erskine)
15/07/2015 Craig Lester Black-tailed Godwit (1)
Terek Sandpiper (1)
Erskine Foreshore (Erskine)
14/07/2015 Ian Abbott Sacred Kingfisher (1) offshore Peppermint Grove Beach (Peppermint Grove)
11/07/2015 Craig Lester Eastern Curlew (1)
Whimbrel (1)
Creery Wetlands (Mariners Cove)
10/07/2015 Paul Sellers Chestnut-breasted Mannikin (5) Lake Careniup (Gwelup)
10/07/2015 Nathan Yaschenko Brown Skua (1) Hillarys Boat Harbour (Hillarys)
03/07/2015 Ken Glasson Red-capped Robin (1 female) Anstey-Keane damplands (Forrestdale)

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

Date Observers Species

Location

20/08/2015 Plaxy Barratt & Dan Mantle Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (2)
Giant-Petrel sp. (1)
Soft-plumaged Petrel (1)
Flesh-footed Shearwater (20)
Hutton's Shearwater (5,000+)
Cape Leeuwin (Augusta-Margaret River) - 15 minute watch
20/08/2015 Plaxy Barratt & Dan Mantle Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (5)
Flesh-footed Shearwater (c. 70)
Hutton's Shearwater (3,000+)
Cape Naturaliste (Busselton)
20/08/2015 Marco Groot White-bellied Sea-Eagle (3 sub-adults) Wilgarrup Lake (Manjimup)
16/08/2015 Bill Russell & Bob Paterson  Wood Sandpiper (3) Nambeelup (Murray) [private site]
15/08/2015 Ross Jones Pied Butcherbird (3) Collins Rd (Beverley)
04/08/2015 Craig Lester Double-banded Plover (1) Lake Preston (Waroona)
27/07/2015 Craig Lester Double-banded Plover (1) Lake Preston (Waroona)
18/07/2015 Mark Newman Pied Butcherbird (1) Mills Road (Murray)
12/07/2015 David Secomb Freckled Duck (6) Corackin Swamp (Katanning)
16/06/2015 Tony & Sherry Watts Brown Quail (c. 12) Lewis Park  Chalets, nr Dwellingup (Murray)

Arid Zone (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

22/08/2015 Alison Gye Malleefowl (1) Gt Northern Hwy, just N of Kalbarri NP (Northampton)
17-18/08/2015 Paul Sellers Star Finch (50+) Bibbawarra Bore (Carnarvon)
10/08/2015 Bill McRoberts & Wayne Zadow Scarlet-chested Parrot (2 males, 1 female) Wanjarri Conservation Park (Leonora)
08/08/2015 Bill McRoberts & Wayne Zadow Scarlet-chested Parrot (2 males, 1 female) Wanjarri Conservation Park (Leonora)
05/08/2015 Alan Pilkington et al. via Alma de Rebeira Fiordland Penguin (1) Kanidal Beach, Eyre Bird Observatory (Dundas)
19/07/2015 Plaxy Barratt & Dan Mantle Square-tailed Kite (1)
Black-eared Cuckoo (3)
Shy Heathwren (4 heard)
Mount Gibson area (Yalgoo)
18/07/2015 Plaxy Barratt & Dan Mantle Black-eared Cuckoo (1) Kirkalocka Station homestead (Mount Magnet)
18/07/2015 Plaxy Barratt & Dan Mantle Banded Stilt (100s)
Orange Chat (10+)
Lake Austin (Cue)
18/07/2015 Plaxy Barratt & Dan Mantle Banded Whiteface (2) entrance to Austin Downs Station, 1.5 km along Walga Rock Rd (Cue)
17/07/2015 Plaxy Barratt & Dan Mantle Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (20+) Maranalgo Rd (Yalgoo)
14/07/2015 Geoff Collis Star Finch (5) Halfway Clubhouse campsite, Tom Price (Ashburton)
10/07/2015 Steve Reynolds Roseate Tern (22)
Pied Honeyeater (100+)
Monkey Mia (Shark Bay)
10/07/2015 Geoff Collis Pheasant Coucal (1) Karijini NP (Ashburton)
08/07/2015 Geoff Collis Black-breasted Buzzard (1) South Gascgoyne River (?Upper Gascoyne)

 

Kimberley (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

21/08/2015 Broome Bird Observatory (John Graff et al.) Little Ringed Plover (1) Taylors Lagoon (Broome)
18/08/2015 Broome Bird Observatory (Nigel & Jaime Jackett et al.) Little Ringed Plover (1 adult) Taylors Lagoon (Broome)
16/08/2015 Broome Bird Observatory (Nigel Jackett et al.) Flock Bronzewing (20) Gt Northern Hwy, c. 10km S of Roebuck Roadhouse (Broome)
15/08/2015 Broome Bird Observatory (Nigel Jackett & John Graff) Flock Bronzewing (22) Gt Northern Hwy, c. 10km S of Roebuck Roadhouse (Broome)
15/08/2015 Broome Bird Observatory (John Graff et al.) Common Redshank (2)
Yellow Chat (4)
Crab Creek mudflats (Broome)
10/08/2015 Broome Bird Observatory (John Graff et al.) Banded Stilt (1) Crab Creek mudflats (Broome)
early 08/2015 Wayne Merritt et al. Flock Bronzewing (20+) Gt Northern Hwy, c. 10km S of Roebuck Roadhouse (Broome)
20-21/07/2015 Broome Bird Observatory (John Graff et al.) Banded Stilt (1) Duck Lake, Roebuck Plains Station (Broome)
17-18/07/2015 Broome Bird Observatory (Nigel Jackett et al.) Banded Lapwing (2) Rat Poison Tank, Roebuck Plains Station (Broome)
mid 07/2015 Wayne Merritt Zitting Cisticola (1) Marglu Billabong, Parry Lagoons (Wyndham-East Kimberley)
17/07/2015 Broome Bird Observatory (Jane Taylor et al.) Square-tailed Kite (1) One Tree/Little Crab Creek (Broome)
15/07/2015 via Broome Bird Observatory Square-tailed Kite (1) One Tree/Little Crab Creek (Broome)

 

Australian Indian Ocean Territories


Ashmore Reef

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Christmas Island

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Cocos (Keeling) Islands

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