Western Australia Unusual Bird Sightings (WABN 168)

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 168 (December 2018). 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

13/10/2018 Benjamin Hicks Freckled Duck (7)
White-winged Triller (1)
Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
11/10/2018 Frank O’Connor et al. Pectoral Sandpiper (1)
Gull-billed Tern (1)
Alfred Cove (Attadale)
11/10/2018 Mark Binns Red Knot (3)
Ruddy Turnstone (4)
Sanderling (1)
Curlew Sandpiper (1)
Red-necked Stint (10+)
Point Walter (Bicton)
10/10/2018 Mark Blythman & Jamie Sansom Galah (1) Carnac Island (Coogee)
08/10/2018 John Cresp Brown Quail (c. 3 heard) cnr Boomerang Track and Prionotes Path (Kings Park)
07/10/2018 Mark Binns Red-necked Avocet (15)
Red Knot (7)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (1)
Alfred Cove (Attadale)
06/10/2018 John Graff et al. Banded Stilt (200+)
Grey Plover (24)
Black-tailed Godwit (2)
Bar-tailed Godwit (5)
Great Knot (15)
Ruddy Turnstone (1)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (100+)
Curlew Sandpiper (20+)
Red-necked Stint (3)
The Chimneys, Erskine Foreshore (Erskine)
06/10/2018 Benjamin Hicks Rock Parrot (1) W side of Bathurst Point Lighthouse (Rottnest Island)
04/10/2018 Clive Nealon et al. Masked Woodswallow (1)
White-winged Triller (2)
Wireless Hill (Ardross)
04/10/2018 Clive Nealon et al. White-necked Heron (15-20 overflying) Alfred Cove (Attadale)
03/10/2018 Mark Binns Red-necked Avocet (15)
Red Knot (14)
Alfred Cove (Attadale)
03/10/2018 Andrew Sherwin Black-tailed Native-hen (1) Lake Joondalup South (Woodvale)
01/10/2018 Benjamin Hicks Freckled Duck (3)
Spotless Crake (1)
Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
30/09/2018 Mark Newman Banded Stilt (40)
Black-tailed Godwit (1)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (500+)
Curlew Sandpiper (30+)
Red-necked Stint (50+)
Little Tern (1)
The Chimneys, Erskine Foreshore (Erskine)
28/09/2018 Ken Glasson Fairy Martin (30-50) Dubs Close, nr Abernethy Rd (Forrestfield)
27/09/2018 Benjamin Hicks Black-tailed Native-hen (6)
Wood Sandpiper (1)
Loch McNess, Yanchep NP (Yanchep)
26/09/2018 Kevin Horner White-backed Swallow (1) Distinction Rd (Wangara)
24/09/2018 Rob Davis Masked Woodswallow (50+, heading east) Stoneville (Mundaring)
23/09/2018 Mark Newman Brush Bronzewing (2) Webb's Lease (Jarrahdale)
22/09/2018 Dan Mantle Black Honeyeater (2 male, 1 female)
Fairy Martin (30+)
Dubs Close, nr Abernethy Rd (Forrestfield)
20/09/2018 Wynton Maddeford Whiskered Tern (11) Applecross Jetty (Applecross)
08/09/2018 Jason Abuso via Facebook Little Tern (1) Lake Walyungup (Warnbro)
08/09/2018 Chris Young Black-tailed Native-hen (6) Yanchep NP (Yanchep)
06/09/2018 Ken Glasson Chestnut-breasted Mannikin (10) Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
02/09/2018 Mark Newman Chestnut Teal (2)
Eastern Cattle Egret (1)
ALCOA Wellard Wetlands (Baldivis)
02/09/2018 Benjamin Hicks Freckled Duck (2) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
27/08/2018 Mark Blythman Red-capped Parrot (2) Bold Park nr West Coast Hwy (Floreat)
25/08/2018 BirdLife WA Photogroup excursion (Jim Schultz & Diane Court) Varied Sittella (4-5) Craigie bushland (Craigie)
16/08/2018 Ian Abbott Pallid Cuckoo (1)
Fan-tailed Cuckoo (1)
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo (1)
Irwin Barracks (Karrakatta) [restricted access]
14/08/2018 Benjamin Hicks Pacific Gull (1) cnr North Beach Rd & West Coast Dr (North Beach)
14/08/2018 Gary Tate Black-tailed Native-hen (1) Lake Joondalup, along Ocean Reef Rd ()
12/08/2018 Darryl Jones Freckled Duck (7)
White-bellied Sea-Eagle (1)
ALCOA Wellard Wetlands (Baldivis)
08/08/2018 Bill Rutherford Common Sandpiper (2) Nairns (Coodanup)
06/08/2018 Ashley Anderson Chestnut-breasted Mannikin (22) Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
31/07/2018 Jan Hendrick Black-tailed Native-hen (1) Cannings Wetlands (Wilson)
30/07/2018 Ken Glasson Black-tailed Native-hen (5) Yanchep NP (Yanchep)
30/07/2018 Jennifer Sumpton Crested Pigeon (1) Bicton (Bicton)
29/07/2018 Kevin Horner Yellow-throated Miner (1) Koondoola Regional Bushland (Koondoola)
28/07/2018 BirdLife WA Pelagic (John Graff et al.) Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (12)
Shy Albatross (2)
Great-winged Petrel (30)
Soft-plumaged Petrel (20)
Soft-plumaged Petrel (2 dark intermediate morph)
Flesh-footed Shearwater (1)
Hutton's Shearwater (65)
Wilson's Storm-Petrel (2)
White-faced Storm-Petrel (5)
Brown Skua (2)
Perth Canyon, offshore Fremantle (Fremantle)
28/07/2018 Ken Glasson Red-capped Robin (1) Gosnells Rd East (Orange Grove)
25/07/2018 Chris Young Hooded Plover (1) Deepwater Point, Canning River (Mount Pleasant)
22/07/2018 Chris Young Hooded Plover (1) Deepwater Point, Canning River (Mount Pleasant)
18/07/2018 John Baas Red-capped Robin (1) Lake Monger (Glendalough)
17/07/2018 Chris Young Hooded Plover (1) Deepwater Point, Canning River (Mount Pleasant)
15/07/2018 BirdLife WA Photogroup Excursion (Ken Glasson et al.) Banded Stilt
Sacred Kingfisher (2)
Creery Wetlands (Mandurah)

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

Date Observers Species

Location

18/10/2018 Peter Taylor et al. Black Honeyeater (1) heath S of Tomingley Rd, Dryandra Woodland (Cuballing)
16/10/2018 Peter Morris Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo (1) Lake Preston at Myalup (Harvey)
14/10/2018 Geoff Collis Red-kneed Dotterel (40-50) Lake Ninan NR (Wongan-Ballidu)
12/10/2018 Geoff Groom via Facebook Eurasian Curlew (1) Point Douro, Leschenault Estuary (Australind)
11/10/2018 Nicholas Twomey Black-eared Cuckoo (1) Saggers Street, Tambellup (Tambellup)
07/10/2018 Bill Russell & Bob Paterson Wood Sandpiper (10)
Long-toed Stint (2)
Red-kneed Dotterel (19)
Wandalup Ponds, Nambeelup (Murray) [private access]
30/09/2018 Peter Taylor & Rose Ferrell Black Honeyeater (1) Murapin NR (Woodanilling)
30/09/2018 Jen Donegan Black Honeyeater (1) Yenyening Lakes (Beverley)
30/09/2018 Peter Taylor & Rose Ferrell Fairy Martin (25-30) Beaufort Bridge NR (Woodanilling)
25/09/2018 Peter Taylor Pallid Cuckoo (1 male, 2 female) Mottram St Reserve (Manjimup) 
24/09/2018 John Baas Pied Honeyeater (20+)
Black Honeyeater (10+)
Crimson Chat (50+)
Reynoldson Reserve (Wongan-Ballidu)
24/09/2018 Jen Donegan Black Honeyeater (2 male, 2 female)
Crimson Chat (2)
private property on Long Forrest Rd (Toodyay)
24/09/2018 Jen Donegan Glossy Ibis (3) Tyndall Rd (Toodyay/Goomalling)
23/09/2018 Mark Newman Black Honeyeater (15+) Wandering (Wandering)
21/09/2018 Ken Glasson & John Baas Eurasian Curlew (1) Point Douro, Leschenault Estuary (Australind)
18/09/2018 Peter Morris Greater Sand Plover (1)
Eurasian Curlew (1)
Point Douro, Leschenault Estuary (Australind)
14/09/2018 John Baas Pied Honeyeater (4-6)
Black Honeyeater (50-100)
Reynoldson Reserve (Wongan-Ballidu)
12/09/2018 Ken Glasson et al. Pied Honeyeater (10)
Black Honeyeater (20)
Reynoldson Reserve (Wongan-Ballidu)
10/09/2018 Don Carlson Eurasian Curlew (1) Point Douro, Leschenault Estuary (Harvey) - approach from Australind side & take the side track on eastern side of the Collie River, walk under the bridge
09/09/2018 Bill Russell & Bob Paterson Wood Sandpiper (10)
Red-kneed Dotterel (4)
Whistling Kite (34)
Wandalup Ponds, Nambeelup (Murray) [private property]
29/07/2018 Ross Jones Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater (1) 15km E of Brookton (Brookton)
29/07/2018 Bill Russell & Bob Paterson Chestnut Teal (2)
Wood Sandpiper (1)
Red-kneed Dotterel (4)
Wandalup Ponds, Nambeelup (Murray) [private property]
28/07/2018 Linda Giblett & Steve Elson Double-banded Plover (1)
Curlew Sandpiper (1 juvenile)
Long-toed Stint (1)
Hooded Plover (130)
near Esperance (Esperance) [private property]
28/07/2018 Linda Giblett & Steve Elson Masked Lapwing (17) Woody Lake system (Esperance)
28/07/2018 Linda Giblett & Steve Elson Eastern Cattle Egret (36) Fisheries Rd (Esperance)
28/07/2018 Linda Giblett & Steve Elson Red-kneed Dotterel (18)
Black-fronted Dotterel (20)
near Gibson (Esperance) [private property]
18/07/2018 Linda Giblett Banded Stilt (3,000) near Esperance (Esperance) [private property]
17/07/2018 Linda Giblett Banded Stilt (460) Mullet Lakes (Esperance)

 

Arid Zone (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

18/10/2018 Stewart Ford et al. Asian Dowitcher (1) Barrow Island (Ashburton)
14/10/2018 John Graff Australasian Gannet (1 immature) Barrow Island (Ashburton)
11/10/2018 Les George Flock Bronzewing (8+)
Australian Pratincole (3)
Blowholes Rd (Carnarvon)
06/10/2018 Les George Flock Bronzewing (3 male, 2 female) Blowholes Rd (Carnarvon)
01/10/2018 Brian Huggett via Les George Flock Bronzewing (4) Blowholes Rd (Carnarvon)
24/09/2018 Stewart Ford Rufous Whistler (2) Barrow Island (Ashburton)
13/09/2018 Chris Beebe White-tailed Tropicbird (1) Coral Bay caravan park (Exmouth)
06/09/2018 Claire Gerrish White-tailed Tropicbird (1) Coral Bay campsite (Exmouth)
30/08/2018 Stephen Clarke Yellow White-eye (1) 100km inland in Sherlock River catchment (East Pilbara)
04-05/08/2018 Stewart Ford et al. BLUE ROCK THRUSH (1, still present) Onslow (Ashburton)
03-04/08/2018 Jen Donegan et al. BLUE ROCK THRUSH (1, still present) Onslow (Ashburton)
03/08/2018 Stewart Ford & John Graff  Eurasian Tree Sparrow (1, still present) Woolworths, Port Hedland (Port Hedland)
02-03/08/2018 Chris Young BLUE ROCK THRUSH (1, still present) Onslow (Ashburton)
31/07/2018 Pam Smith BLUE ROCK THRUSH (1, still present) Onslow (Ashburton)
21-22/07/2018 Ross Jones et al. BLUE ROCK THRUSH (1, still present) Onslow (Ashburton)

 

Kimberley (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

03/10/2018 Martin Cake Red-backed Button-quail (2) Chile Creek, Lombadina (Broome)
25-26/09/2018 Martin Cake Pectoral Sandpiper (1)
Caspian Tern (2)
Billiluna treatment ponds (Halls Creek)

 

Australian Indian Ocean Territories


Ashmore Reef

Date Observers Species

Location


 

Christmas Island

Date Observers Species

Location

 

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Date Observers Species

Location

 

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