Western Australia Unusual Bird Sightings (WABN 164)

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 164 (December 2017). 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


REQUESTS 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

13/09/2017 Geoffrey Groom (via Facebook) Wandering Whistling-Duck (1) Bibra Lake - small swamp on east side of main lake (Bibra Lake)
29/08/2017 Pam Smith Black-tailed Native-hen (1) Herdsman Lake, S end (Herdsman)
27/08/2017 Mark Binns Wandering Whistling-Duck (1) Bibra Lake - small swamp on east side of main lake (Bibra Lake)
26/08/2017 Mark Newman & Nick Brown Black-browed Albatross (1)
Sooty Oystercatcher (3)
Point Peron (Peron)
26/08/2017 Pam Smith White-winged Triller (1) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
22/08/2017 Mark Binns Wandering Whistling-Duck (1) Bibra Lake - small swamp on east side of main lake (Bibra Lake)
19/08/2017 Mark Newman Stubble Quail (2)
Brown Quail (6)
Lake Walyungup (Warnbro)
19/08/2017 Mark Newman Eastern Cattle Egret (24) St Albans Rd (Baldivis)
19/08/2017 Mark Newman Purple-crowned Lorikeet (heard) Telephone Lane (Baldivis)
15/08/2017 Murray Thomas Bar-tailed Godwit (1) Pelican Point (Crawley)
14/08/2017 Jim Schultz White-bellied Sea-Eagle (1) Milyu NR, Swan River (South Perth)
13/08/2017 Jon Elliott Black Kite (1) Loftus St (Leederville)
early 08/2017 Luke Wheat Australian Spotted Crake (1) Rottnest Island (Rottnest Island)
04/08/2017 Rob Davis Pacific Reef Heron [Eastern Reef Egret] (1) Ferry landing, Thomson's Bay (Rottnest Island)
26/07/2017 Wynton Maddeford Purple-crowned Lorikeet (4) The Vines Golf and Country Club (Ellenbrook)
22/07/2017 Peter Coyle & Lana Tinsley Little Egret (1) Foreshore near Burswood Casino (Burswood)
21/07/2017 Dave & Jan Crossley Pink-eared Duck (2) Lake Coogee (Coogee)
19/07/2017 Lana Tinsley & Peter Coyle Magpie-lark (1) West End (Rottnest Island)
17/07/2017 Kathy Samulkiewicz Australian Spotted Crake (1) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
17/07/2017 Lana Tinsley & Peter Coyle Magpie-lark (1) West End (Rottnest Island)
13/07/2017 Ron Dibbens via Colin Heap Eastern Cattle Egret (28+) W side of St Albans Rd (Baldivis)

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

Date Observers Species

Location

04/09/2017 Linda Giblett Australian Spotted Crake (1) Hutt R, Port Gregory (Northampton)
30/08/2017 Greg Harewood & Shane Priddle Scarlet-chested Parrot (1 male) nr. Kondinin (private property) (Kondinin)
22/08/2017 Jenny Borger Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo (1) c. 10kms N of Morawa (Morawa)
13/08/2017 Bob Paterson Red-kneed Dotterel (several) Nambeelup (Murray) [private property]
05/08/2017 Rob, Belinda & Lachlan Davis Yellow-plumed Honeyeater (10) Cairn Hill (Moora)
03/08/2017 Kathy Samulkiewicz Australian Spotted Crake (7)
Black-tailed Native-hen (3)
Irwin River mouth, Dongara (Irwin)
02/08/2017 Bill Russell Purple-crowned Lorikeet (2) garden, Preston Beach (Waroona)
26/07/2017 Linda Giblett Black-tailed Native-hen (50+) Ellendale Pool (Greenough)
03/06/2017 Donna Summers via Kathy Samulkiewicz Australian Spotted Crake (1) Irwin River walk, Dongara (Irwin)

 

Arid Zone (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

31/07/2017 Peter Taylor Spinifex Pigeon (1) Rocky Pool (Carnarvon)
30/07/2017 Peter Taylor Chestnut Teal (1)
Royal Spoonbill (1)
Carnarvon Sewage Ponds (Carnarvon)

 

Kimberley (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

19/08/2017 George Swann Dusky Moorhen (4 sub-adults/immatures) Lake Kununurra (Wyndham-East Kimberley)
04/08/2017 Nigel Jackett & John Graff Little Grassbird (3+) Nimalarragan [Nimalaica] Wetland (Broome) [restricted access]
02/08/2017 George Swann Ixobrychus-type Bittern (1) Nimalarragan [Nimalaica] Wetland (Broome) [restricted access]
02/08/2017 Broome Bird Observatory (John Graff et al.) Australasian Shoveler (3)
Oriental Pratincole (1)
White-browed Woodswallow (1)
Roebuck Plains East (Broome) [private property]
26/07/2017 Broome Bird Observatory (Nigel Jackett et al.) Oriental Pratincole (2) Roebuck Plains East (Broome) [private property]
21/07/2017 Ray Walker Red-capped Robin (1 male) Port Smith (Broome)

 

Australian Indian Ocean Territories


Ashmore Reef

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Christmas Island

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Cocos (Keeling) Islands

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