Western Australia Unusual Bird Sightings (WABN 179)

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 179 (September 2021). 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 or posted to the Birding in Western Australia Facebook group if you are on Facebook.  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.  


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.


Sightings Archive


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Perth & Mandurah (within UBD Street Directory)

South-West

Arid Zone

Kimberley

External Territories

Perth & Mandurah (within UBD Street Directory) (Suburbs in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

16/07/2021 via Fiona O'Sullivan Antarctic/Salvin's Prion (1 beachwashed alive, taken into care) Perth area
09/07/2021 Drew Davison Little Eagle (1) Bold Park (Floreat)
08/07/2021 Martin Greenwood Pacific Gull (2) Two Rocks Marina (Two Rocks)
30/06/2021 Tim Graham-Taylor via Frank O'Connor Brush Bronzewing (1) Kings Park (Kings Park)
30/06/2021 Martin Greenwood White-backed Swallow (6) Hopkins Rd (Carabooda)
27/06/2021 John Graff & Josh Keen Wilson's Storm-Petrel (5) North Mole (North Fremantle)
19/06/2021 John Graff et al. Soft-plumaged Petrel (27)
Wilson's Storm-Petrel (75+)
Perth Canyon, offshore Perth
13/06/2021 Matthew O'Meagher via Facebook frigatebird sp. (1) nr Burns Beach Cafe (Burns Beach) - heading south
10/06/2021 Benjamin Hicks, Dan Mantle et al. Lesser Frigatebird (2 juvenile) Perth coast - tracked from Hillarys Boat Harbour (Hillarys) south to North Mole/Rous Head (North Fremantle)
10/06/2021 Benjamin Hicks, Dan Mantle et al. Wilson's Storm-Petrel (35+)
Arctic Jaeger (7)
North Mole (North Fremantle)
07/06/2021 Drew Davison White-bellied Sea-Eagle (1 adult) Graham Farmer Fwy (Burswood)
05/06/2021 Drew Davison White-bellied Sea-Eagle (1 juvenile) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
02/06/2021 Suzie Gunn Nankeen Night Heron (25) rivers edge opposite Riverside Reserve (Greenfields)
28/05/2021 Bill Rutherford Brown Skua (3)
Pomarine Jaeger (1)
Cape Vlamingh (Rottnest Island)
23/05/2021 Drew Davison & Benjamin Hicks Wilson's Storm-Petrel (11) North Mole (North Fremantle)
23/05/2021 Martin Greenwood Masked Lapwing (2) Sun City Golf Club (Yanchep)
20/05/2021 Bill Rutherford Pacific [Fork-tailed] Swift (1) Lake Baghdad (Rottnest Island)
20/05/2021 Bill Rutherford Wedge-tailed Shearwater (1)
Brown Skua (1)
Cape Vlamingh (Rottnest Island)
19/05/2021 Martin Greenwood Spotted Harrier (1) Nowergup Lake (Nowergup)
19/05/2021 Ken Glasson Willie Wagtail (1 leucistic) Gosnells Rd East (Orange Grove)
17/05/2021 Gary Tate Eastern Cattle Egret (1) Claisebrook (East Perth)
15/05/2021 ? White-bellied Sea-Eagle (2) Kwinana Fwy nr Lake Monger (Glendalough)
15/05/2021 Drew Davison White-bellied Sea-Eagle (1) Herdsman Lake, nr wildlife centre (Herdsman)
14/05/2021 Andrew Squelch Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (1, presumed aviary escapee) South Perth Foreshore (South Perth)
13/05/2021 Mark Binns Brown Skua (2) Cape Vlamingh (Rottnest Island)
11/05/2021 Brad Maryan Great Knot (2)
Roseate Tern (3)
Long Point, Port Kennedy Beach (Port Kennedy)
10/05/2021 John Nilson Eastern Cattle Egret (2) farmland south of intersection of Rossiter Rd & Armadale Rd (Armadale)
09/05/2021 Martin Greenwood White-bellied Sea-Eagle (1) Two Rocks Beach (Two Rocks)
07/05/2021 Martin Greenwood Masked Lapwing (2) Sun City Golf Club (Yanchep)
06/05/2021 Wynton Maddeford Chestnut Teal (1 eclipse male) Neil McDougall Park (Como)
30/04/2021 Bill Rutherford Soft-plumaged Petrel (1)
Wedge-tailed Shearwater (14)
Arctic Jaeger (2)
Pomarine Jaeger (1)
Roseate Tern (1)
Cape Vlamingh (Rottnest Island)
29/04/2021 Dan Mantle Red-tailed Tropicbird (1) Hillarys Boat Harbour (Hillarys)
29/04/2021 John Graff & Martin Cake Arctic Jaeger (15-20) Woodman Point (Munster)
26/04/2021 Drew Davison Blue-billed Duck (426+) Lake Monger (Glendalough)
25/04/2021 Martin Greenwood Roseate Tern (1) Two Rocks (Two Rocks)
25/04/2021 Martin Greenwood Eastern Cattle Egret (2)
Masked Lapwing (2)
Varied Sittella (7)
Yanchep NP (Yanchep)
23/04/2021 Martin Greenwood Masked Lapwing (2) Sun City Golf Club (Yanchep)
22/04/2021 Martin Greenwood Stubble Quail (5) Hopkins Rd (Carabooda)
18/04/2021 John Graff Eastern Cattle Egret (1)
Black-tailed Godwit (1)
Lake Gwelup (Gwelup)
16/04/2021 Martin Greenwood Masked Lapwing (2) Sun City Golf Club (Yanchep)

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

Date Observers Species

Location

13/07/2021 Dan Mantle et al. Royal Albatross sp. (1, prob. Northern)
Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (20)
Shy Albatross (1)
Black-browed/Campbell Albatross (1 young bird)
Northern Giant Petrel (3)
Giant Petrel sp. (1)
Great-winged Petrel (29)
White-headed Petrel (1)
Soft-plumaged Petrel (110, inc. 4 dark morph)
Flesh-footed Shearwater (9)
Sooty Shearwater (1)
Hutton's Shearwater (41)
Brown Skua (2)
Australasian Gannet (~400)
Cape Naturaliste (Busselton)
12/07/2021 Dan Mantle et al. Flesh-footed Shearwater (1)
Sooty Shearwater (1)
Cape Naturaliste (Busselton)
05/07/2021 Dan Mantle et al. Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (3)
Northern Giant Petrel (3)
Giant Petrel sp. (1)
Great-winged Petrel (57)
White-headed Petrel (1)
Soft-plumaged Petrel (26)
Flesh-footed Shearwater (2)
Sooty Shearwater (1)
Hutton's Shearwater (16)
Brown Skua (1)
Cape Naturaliste (Busselton)
04/07/2021 via Fiona O'Sullivan Common Diving-Petrel (1 beachwashed alive, taken into care) Kalgan (Albany)
23/06/2021 Stewart Ford Grey-headed Albatross (1 probable juv) The Blowholes (Albany)
22/06/2021 Stewart Ford Great-winged Petrel (460) The Blowholes (Albany)
15/06/2021 Stewart Ford Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (9)
Black-browed Albatross (2)
Shy Albatross (2)
Great-winged Petrel (80)
White-headed Petrel (1)
Soft-plumaged Petrel (5)
Flesh-footed Shearwater (1)
Brown Skua (2)
Cave Point (Albany)
14/06/2021 John Graff Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (2)
Shy Albatross (1)
Giant Petrel sp. (1)
Great-winged Petrel (26)
Soft-plumaged Petrel (2)
Brown Skua (1)
Jaeger sp. (Arctic/Pomarine) (1)
Australasian Gannet (210)
Cape Naturaliste (Busselton)
15/04/2021 Wynton Maddeford Sacred Kingfisher (1 adult, 1 immature) nr Blackwood River mouth (Augusta-Margaret River)
14/04/2021 Drew Davison Hooded Robin (1) Beekeeper Rd (York)

 

Arid Zone (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

11/07/2021 Allan & Sandy Rose Western Whistler (1 male) 40 km NW of Newman (East Pilbara)
04/07/2021 Martin Cake et al. Scarlet-chested Parrot (2 adult males, 1 female) Coolgardie North Rd, Credo Station (Coolgardie)
10/06/2021 John Edmond & John Baas via eBird Scarlet-chested Parrot (20+) Coolgardie North Rd, Credo Station (Coolgardie)
04/06/2021 Sue Abbotts & Xenia Dennett via Facebook Banded Whiteface (2) Meekatharrra Boulders (Meekatharra)
09/05/2021 Geoff Collis White-browed Treecreeper (4) Youno Downs (Wiluna)
09/05/2021 Geoff Collis Red-tailed Black Cockatoo (100) 20km N of Paynes Find (Yalgoo)

 

Kimberley (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

12/06/2021 Sue Abbotts via Facebook Eurasian Tree Sparrow (1) Wyndham town oval (Wyndham-East Kimberley)
26/05/2021 Geoff Collis Buff-sided Robin (1) opposite Discovery Park, Lake Kununurra (Wyndham-East Kimberley)
22/04/2021 Peter Valentine Common Redshank (1) King River Rd causeway (Wyndham-East Kimberley)

 

Australian Indian Ocean Territories


Ashmore Reef

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Christmas Island

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Cocos (Keeling) Islands

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