Western Australia Recent Bird Sightings (WABN 155)

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 155 (September 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

29/06/2015 Steve Reynolds Brown Quail (8) City Beach dunes (City Beach)
29/06/2015 Pete White Cockatiel (1, presumed escapee) street verge (Marangaroo)
28/06/2015 Andrew Skead Bush Stone-curlew (1) John XIII College (Mount Claremont)
28/06/2015 Craig Lester Black-tailed Godwit (1) Nairns (Coodanup)
20/06/2015 Maris Lauva Eastern Cattle Egret (11) St Albans Rd (Baldivis)
17/06/2015 Craig Lester Banded Stilt (23)
Red-necked Avocet (45)
Nairns (Coodanup)
15/06/2015 Nick Brown Spotted Harrier (1) Secret Harbour Golf Course (Secret Harbour)
14/06/2015 Mark Newman Western Yellow Robin (1) Marlee Reserve (Parklands)
14/06/2015 Jon Elliott Mute Swan (1) Burswood Lakes, adjacent to Swan River (Burswood)
12/06/2015 Jordan Webber Yellow-plumed Honeyeater (1) John Forrest NP (Hovea)
10/06/2015 Craig Lester Black-tailed Godwit (1) Nairns (Coodanup)
08/06/2015 Beatrice Frank et al. Peregrine Falcon (1, killed Feral Pigeon) St Georges Terrace (Perth)
08/06/2015 Stephanie Brown Spotted Harrier (1) Emerald Court (Singleton)
08/06/2015 Peter Coyle via Jamie Sansom Peaceful Dove (1, possible escapee) Kingstown Barracks (Rottnest Island)
08/06/2015 Malcolm Beeton Red-necked Avocet (30+) Serpentine River nr St Ives Retirement Village (Mandurah)
04/06/2015 Steve Reynolds Brown Quail (3)
White-winged Fairy-wren (5)
City Beach dunes (City Beach)
02/06/2015 via Craig Lester Slender-billed Prion (1 found alive, later died) suburban street (Mandurah)
02/06/2015 Glen Murray via Greg Harewood Common Pheasant (1, presumed escapee) bushland just north of cnr Burns Beach Rd and Mitchell Fwy (Wanneroo)
30/05/2015 Mark Newman & Craig Lester Little Tern (1 possible) Nairns (Coodanup)
29/05/2015 Craig Lester Brown Quail (4) nr. boat ramp, Port Kennedy beach (Port Kennedy)
29/05/2015 Gary Tate White-necked Heron (1) Lake Joondalup, north of Ocean Reef Rd (Edgewater)
27/05/2015 Bob Lawson Little Egret (1) Queens Park Gardens (East Perth)
27/05/2015 Gwynevre Celliers Brown Falcon (1) Thomas Oval (Medina)
?24/05/2015 Craig Lester Little Tern (1 possible, photographs) Creery Wetlands (Mariner's Cove)
23/05/2015 Paul Sellers Brown Quail (5) Bold Park (Floreat)
22/05/2015 Gary Meredith White-necked Heron (1) North Lake (North Lake)
20/05/2015 Claire Gerrish White-necked Heron (1) Herdsman Lake, N end (Herdsman)
20/05/2015 Geoff Collis Western Spinebill (3) Koondoola Regional Bushland (Koondoola)
19/05/2015 Craig Lester Pacific Golden Plover (1)
Black-tailed Godwit (1)
Nairns (Coodanup)
18/05/2015 via Craig Lester Southern Fulmar (1 beachwashed alive, taken into care) Scarborough Beach (Scarborough)
18/05/2015 Craig Lester Spotted Harrier (1) Port Kennedy (Port Kennedy)
17/05/2015 Pete White Brush Bronzewing (1) Koondoola Regional Bushland, NE side (Koondoola)
17/05/2015 John Ryan Wilson's Storm-Petrel (1) North Mole (North Fremantle)
14/05/2015 Malcolm Beeton Spotted Harrier (1)
Little Eagle (1)
Port Kennedy Golf Course (Port Kennedy)
12/05/2015 Robyn Pickering Mute Swan (1) Milyu NR (South Perth)
11/05/2015 Craig Lester Spotted Harrier (1) Port Kennedy (Port Kennedy)
11/05/2015 Nick Strohmeier Yellow-plumed Honeyeater (2) backyard (Darlington)
07/05/2015 Clive Nealon Eastern Cattle Egret (1) paddock off Benara Rd, opposite Altone Park Golf Course (Kiara)
04/05/2015 John Baas Little Egret (1) Lake Monger (Glendalough)
early 05/2015 Susan Harris via Pam Agar Mute Swan (1) James Mitchell Park (South Perth)
01/05/2015 Craig Lester Grey-tailed Tattler (1)
Terek Sandpiper (1)
Nairns (Coodanup)
30/04/2015 Clive Nealon Freckled Duck (2)
Brown Falcon (1)
Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
28/04/2015 Craig Lester Eastern Reef Egret (1)
Arctic Jaeger (3)
Woodman Point (Munster)
27/04/2015 Wes Bancroft & Natalia Huang Restless Flycatcher (1) Victoria Dam (Canning Mills)
27/04/2015 Bill Betts Little Eagle (1 light morph) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
26/04/2015 Marieke Weerheim & Thomas Slee Mute Swan (1) South Perth Foreshore (South Perth)
25/04/2015 BirdLife WA Excursion (Sian Mawson via Robyn Pickering) Yellow-plumed Honeyeater (1) Lake Coogee (Munster)
20/04/2015 Jordan Webber Yellow-plumed Honeyeater (1) Bindaring Park (Bassendean)
16/04/2015 Craig Lester Long-toed Stint (8) Lake Walyungup (Warnbro)
14/04/2015 Dave Rimes Wood Sandpiper (2)
Red-necked Stint (1)
Long-toed Stint (1)
Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
13/04/2015 Clive Nealon Freckled Duck (5) Lake Monger (Glendalough)
12/04/2015 Mark Binns Glossy Ibis (8)
Wood Sandpiper (4)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (4)
Pectoral Sandpiper (2)
Long-toed Stint (1)
Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
11/04/2015 BirdLife WA Excursion (Martin Cake et al.) Arctic Jaeger (100+)
Pomarine Jaeger (5+)

Flesh-footed Shearwater (1)
Wedge-tailed Shearwater (6)
Woodman Point (Munster)
30/03/2015 Rosemary Bancroft via Wes Bancroft Yellow-plumed Honeyeater (1) Hinkler Rd (Kalamunda)

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

Date Observers Species

Location

20/06/2015 Don Carlson Eastern Cattle Egret (16) paddocks in Eaton (Dardanup)
20/06/2015 Don Carlson Eastern Curlew (2) Point Duoro, nr Collie River mouth (Harvey)
17/06/2015 Mike Brown Australian Bustard (1) nr cnr of Glenfield Rd & Williams-Narrogin Rd (Williams)
12/06/2015 Bill Russell Spotted Harrier (1) farmland W of Harvey (Harvey)
10/06/2015 Bill Russell Spotless Crake (4)
Banded Stilt (55)
Lake Clifton North (Mandurah)
09/06/2015 Craig Lester Sanderling (4) Pyramids Beach (Dawesville)
06/06/2015 Col Heap Ground Cuckoo-shrike (1) Ding Road, Arrowsmith (Irwin)
06/06/2015 Bill Russell Spotless Crake (4)
Banded Stilt (134)
Hooded Plover (5)
Lake Pollard (Waroona)
05/06/2015 Bill Russell Banded Stilt (560)
Curlew Sandpiper (2)
Red-necked Stint (218)
Lake Preston (Waroona)
27/05/2015 Craig Lester Sanderling (3) Pyramids Beach (Dawesville)
24/05/2015 BirdLife WA Pelagic (John Graff et al.) Wandering Albatross [sp.] (2)  ?exulans
Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (30)
Black-browed Albatross (5)
Campbell Albatross (1)
Shy Albatross (3)
Northern Giant-Petrel (1)
Cape Petrel (5)
Great-winged Petrel (50)
Soft-plumaged Petrel (6)
Soft-plumaged Petrel (1 intermediate/dark intermediate morph)
Little Shearwater (8)
Wilson's Storm-Petrel (100)
White-faced Storm-Petrel (13)
Black-bellied Storm-Petrel (3)
Brown Skua (8)
Arctic Tern (1)
off Albany (Albany)
23/05/2015 Josh Greaves Wilson's Storm-Petrel (3)
Brown Skua (1)
Flinders Bay (Augusta-Margaret River)
23/05/2015 BirdLife WA Pelagic (John Graff et al.) Wandering Albatross [sp.] (4) - 2+ exulans, 1 gibsoni
Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (15)
Black-browed Albatross (15)
Shy Albatross (1)
Northern Giant-Petrel (1)
Cape Petrel (2)
Great-winged Petrel (150)
Soft-plumaged Petrel (10)
Soft-plumaged Petrel (2 intermediate morph)
Flesh-footed Shearwater (3)
Little Shearwater (20)
Wilson's Storm-Petrel (70)
White-faced Storm-Petrel (10)
Brown Skua (1+)
South Polar Skua (1+)
off Albany (Albany)
14/05/2015 Craig Lester Greater Sand Plover (1)
Grey-tailed Tattler (1)
Pyramids Beach (Dawesville)
05/05/2015 Craig Lester Elegant Parrot (20+) Lake McLarty (Murray)
27/04/2015 Paulina Wittwer Ground Cuckoo-shrike (pair) Wittwer Farm (Carnamah)
27/04/2015 Mark Binns Pacific Golden Plover (1)
Bar-tailed Godwit (3)
Morley Beach, Wilson Inlet (Denmark)
late 04/2015 Gary Tate Eastern Reef Egret (1)
Whimbrel (1)
Hooded Plover (1 juvenile)
Cape Clairault (Busselton)
late 04/2015 Gary Tate Hooded Plover (1 adult)
Southern Emu-wren (numerous)
Injidup Beach (Busselton)
24/04/2015 Greg Harewood Red-necked Avocet (50+)
Bar-tailed Godwit (2)
flooded paddocks, Peppermint Grove Beach (Capel)
20/04/2015 Greg Harewood Banded Lapwing (10) paddock nr Vasse townsite (Busselton)
20/04/2015 Craig Lester Stubble Quail (7) Lake McLarty (Murray)
20/04/2015 Craig Lester Peregrine Falcon (2) Mills Rd (Murray)
18-19/04/2015 Herdsman Lake Banding Group (Nick Brown, Jennie Stock et al.) Inland Dotterel (15; inc. 6 runners)
Black-eared Cuckoo (1)
Ground Cuckoo-shrike (4)
private property nr Mukinbudin (Mukinbudin)
17/04/2015 Craig Lester Musk Duck (100+)
Spotless Crake (1)
Lake Clifton (Mandurah)

 

Arid Zone (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

27/06/2015 Jordan Webber Copperback [Chestnut] Quail-thrush (3)
Gilbert's Whistler (2)
McDermid Rock (Dundas)
late 06/2015 Wayne Merritt Banded Stilt (?count)
Orange Chat (several)
Lake Austin (Cue)
23/06/2015 Bill Russell Brolga (several) Lake Gregory (Halls Creek)
16/06/2015 Steve Reynolds Beach Stone-curlew (3)
Mangrove Golden Whistler (1)
White-breasted Whistler (1)
Mangrove Robin (6)
Enderby Island (Roebourne)
14/06/2015 Steve Reynolds Lesser Frigatebird (1)
Beach Stone-curlew (3)
Mangrove Golden Whistler (2)
White-breasted Whistler (2)
Enderby Island (Roebourne)
13/06/2015 Steve Reynolds Wilson's Storm-Petrel (7)
Lesser Frigatebird (3)
Beach Stone-curlew (1)
Enderby Island (Roebourne)
10/06/2015 Alma de Rebeira et al. Eastern Yellow Wagtail (1 breeding plumage) Kanidal Beach, Eyre Bird Observatory (Dundas)
10/06/2015 Alma de Rebeira et al. Southern Fulmar (1 beachwashed, dead) Kanidal Beach, Eyre Bird Observatory (Dundas)
09/06/2015 Steve Reynolds Whimbrel (24)
Little Tern (7)
sandbar off Burrup Peninsula (Roebourne)
02-05/06/2015 John Graff et al. Rainbow Bee-eater (200-300 roosting each night) c. 100km S of Port Hedland (Port Hedland)
31/05/2015 Geoff Collis Purple-crowned Lorikeet (5) Eudynie, c. 8km east of Higginsville (Dundas)
28/05/2015 Frank O'Connor Purple-crowned Lorikeet (9)
Little Woodswallow (17)
Warne River, c. 50km E of Paynes Find (Sandstone)
27/05/2015 Frank O'Connor Ground Cuckoo-shrike (2, harassing Brown Falcon) 10km S of Paynes Find (Yalgoo)
18/05/2015 Malcolm Beeton Hardhead (7) West Angelas (East Pilbara)
18/05/2015 Mark Binns Black Kite (1)
Peregrine Falcon (2)
Gilbert's Whistler (1)
Telegraph Track, E of Norseman (Dundas)
14/05/2015 Mark Binns Brush Bronzewing (10)
Western Wattlebird (7)
nr Mt Ney (Esperance)
mid 05/2015 Jordan Vos Inland Dotterel (9) Great Northern Hwy, c. 65 km N of Meekatharra (Meekatharra)
early 05/2015 Wayne Merritt Freckled Duck (30) Lake Miranda (Leonora)
30/04/2015 Sam Weir Australian Reed-Warbler (1 leucistic) Miaree Pool (Roebourne)
28/04/2015 John Graff Flock Bronzewing (4) c. 20 km W of Port Hedland (Port Hedland)
26-27/04/2015 Mark Stanley Bourke's Parrot (small flocks)
Scarlet-chested Parrot (1 male)
Orange Chat (?count)
Wondinong Station, 75km ENE of Mount Magnet (Cue)
26-27/04/2015 Mark Stanley Black-winged Stilt (100s)
Red-necked Avocet (100s)
Gull-billed Tern (1)
Lake Austin (Cue)
22/04/2015 Wayne Merritt et al. Bourke's Parrot (4) 22 km NW of Tom Price (Ashburton)
21/04/2015 Wayne Merritt et al. Common Noddy (6)
Lesser Noddy (1)
Coral Bay (Exmouth)
20/04/2015 Wayne Merritt et al. Australian Pratincole (1) North West Coastal Hwy, 10km S of Carnarvon (Carnarvon)
18/04/2015 Greg Harewood Wood Sandpiper (2) Kalgoorlie-Boulder wastewater treatment plant (Kalgoorlie-Boulder)
15/04/2015 Greg Harewood Eastern Great Egret (1 overflying) Boulder town site (Kalgoorlie-Boulder)
09/04/2015 Bryony Palmer & Jack Ashby Dollarbird (1) Faure Island (Shark Bay)

 

Kimberley (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

late 06/2015 Wayne Merritt White-browed Woodswallow (2) Purnululu National Park (Halls Creek)

 

Australian Indian Ocean Territories


Ashmore Reef

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Christmas Island

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Cocos (Keeling) Islands

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