Western Australia Unusual Bird Sightings (WABN 165)

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 165 (March 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

12/12/2017 Wynton Maddeford Hooded Plover (1) near rowing sheds, 200m S of Canning Bridge (Mount Pleasant)
10/12/2017 Mark Newman Spotted Harrier (1) Larkhill (Port Kennedy)
07/12/2017 Bob Black Beach Stone-curlew (1) Strickland Bay (Rottnest Island)
05/12/2017 Keith Wilcox Black-tailed Native-hen (5) Lake Gwelup (Gwelup)
03/12/2017 Nathan Piesse via Facebook Common Noddy (1) Penguin Island (Shoalwater)
02/12/2017 Robyn Pickering et al. Wood Sandpiper (1) Herdsman Lake, nr The Foreshore (Herdsman)
27/11/2017 Ian Abbott White-necked Heron (1)
Buff-banded Rail (1)
Perry Lakes (Floreat)
21/11/2017 Kevin Horner Grey-tailed Tattler (1) Nairns (Coodanup)
15/11/2017 Mark Binns Hooded Plover (1) Point Walter (Bicton)
15/11/2017 Ian Abbott Variegated Fairy-wren (4) Roscommon Reserve (Floreat)
12/11/2017 Ken Glasson Terek Sandpiper (1) Point Walter (Bicton)
11/11/2017 Tony Richards Bar-tailed Godwit (1)
Terek Sandpiper (1)
Point Walter (Bicton)
10/11/2017 Keith Wilcox Terek Sandpiper (1) Point Walter (Bicton)
09/11/2017 Wynton Maddeford Terek Sandpiper (1) Point Walter (Bicton)
07/11/2017 Ken Glasson White-necked Heron (1) North Lake (North Lake)
07/11/2017 Tony Richards Red Knot (1) Point Walter (Bicton)
06/11/2017 Athena Georgiou White-winged Triller (1) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
31/10/2017 Ken Glasson & John Baas Terek Sandpiper (1) Point Walter (Bicton)
30/10/2017 John Baas Terek Sandpiper (1) Point Walter (Bicton)
25/10/2017 Gary Tate Whiskered Tern (3) Picnic Cove, Lake Joondalup (Edgewater)
22/10/2017 John Baas Whiskered Tern (12) Lake Walyungup (Walyungup)
21/10/2017 Mark Newman Chestnut Teal (4)
Pallid Cuckoo (1)
White-winged Triller (8)
ALCOA Wellard Wetlands (Baldivis)
20/10/2017 Pam Smith White-necked Heron (2) Herdsman Lake, nr Moondine Dr (Herdsman)

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

Date Observers Species

Location

10/12/2017 Bill Russell & Bob Paterson Red-kneed Dotterel (25)
European Goldfinch (4)
Wandalup Ponds, Nambeelup (Murray) [private property]
10/12/2017 John Graff Buff-banded Rail (1) cnr Yerramullah Rd and Cadda Rd (Dandaragan)
27/11/2017 Linda Giblett Whimbrel (6) Port Gregory (Northampton)
26/11/2017 BirdLife WA Excursion (Sue Abbotts et al.) Black-tailed Native-hen (1)
Black-tailed Godwit (1)
Wood Sandpiper (2)
Lake McLarty (Murray)
26/11/2017 Bill Russell & Bob Paterson Pacific Golden Plover (1) Wandalup Ponds, Nambeelup (Murray) [private property]
12/11/2017 Bill Russell & Bob Paterson Wood Sandpiper (12)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (96)
Long-toed Stint (1)
Red-kneed Dotterel (25)
Wandalup Ponds, Nambeelup (Murray) [private property]
29/10/2017 Bill Russell & Bob Paterson Glossy Ibis (21)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (31)
Long-toed Stint (1)
Wandalup Ponds, Nambeelup (Murray) [private property]
24/10/2017 Bill Russell Grey-tailed Tattler (1) Island Point (Mandurah)
21/10/2017 Linda Giblett Terek Sandpiper (1) Port Gregory (Northampton)
15/10/2017 Bill Russell & Bob Paterson Chestnut Teal (2)
Wood Sandpiper (2)
Long-toed Stint (1)
Red-kneed Dotterel (10)
Wandalup Ponds, Nambeelup (Murray) [private property]

 

Arid Zone (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

05/12/2017 Kathy Samulkiewicz Buff-banded Rail (1) Dolphin Way, Karratha (Roebourne)
29/10/2017 Linda Giblett Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (35)
Pectoral Sandpiper (2)
Red-necked Stint (100+)
Yalgoo (Yalgoo)
late 10/2017 Brooke Richards et al. Green Pygmy-Goose (1) Robe River nr Pannawonica (Ashburton)
22/10/2017 Linda Giblett Black-tailed Native-hen (2) Greenough River (Greenough)
21/10/2017 Linda Giblett Black-tailed Native-hen (5) Hutt River (Northampton)
16/10/2017 Nigel Jackett & John Graff Chestnut Teal (1 male) Gap Ridge Sewage Treatment Plant, Karratha (Roebourne)
15/10/2017 Nigel Jackett & John Graff Chestnut Teal (1 male)
Long-toed Stint (4)
Gap Ridge Sewage Treatment Plant, Karratha (Roebourne)
15/10/2017 Nigel Jackett & John Graff Masked Lapwing (4) Wickham Wasterwater Treatment Plant (Roebourne)
06/10/2017 Frank O'Connor et al. Ruff (1)
Red-necked Phalarope (47)
Australian Pratincole (88)
Port Hedland Saltworks (Port Hedland) [private property]
05/10/2017 Frank O'Connor et al. Red-kneed Dotterel (35) Port Hedland Saltworks (Port Hedland) [private property]
02-03/10/2017 Frank O'Connor et al. Curlew Sandpiper (1,941)
Brolga (4)
Orange Chat (70)
Dampier Saltworks (Roebourne) [private property]

 

Kimberley (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

13/11/2017 Mark Cavill via Facebook GREY-HEADED LAPWING (1) Halls Creek Sewage Ponds (Halls Creek)
04/11/2017 Sue Abbotts & Xenia Dennett GREY-HEADED LAPWING (1) Halls Creek Sewage Ponds (Halls Creek)
03/11/2017 George Swann et al. Little Stint (1) Lake Campion (Broome) [private property]
03/11/2017 Stewart Ford Grey Wagtail (1) The Habitat Resort (Broome)
02/11/2017 Stewart Ford & John Graff Freckled Duck (5)
GREY-HEADED LAPWING (1)
Halls Creek Sewage Ponds (Halls Creek)
30/10-01/11/2017 Anne-Maree Burgoyne et al. Grey Wagtail (1) The Habitat Resort (Broome)
29/10/2017 Mark & Lochlan Newman GREY-HEADED LAPWING (1) Halls Creek Sewage Ponds (Halls Creek)
29/10/2017 Mark & Lochlan Newman Silver-backed Butcherbird (1) Derby Wharf (Derby-West Kimberley)
28/10/2017 Mark & Lochlan Newman Common Bronzewing (1)
Freckled Duck (8)

GREY-HEADED LAPWING (1)
Azure Kingfisher (1)
Halls Creek Sewage Ponds (Halls Creek)
27/10/2017 Nigel Jackett et al. Little Stint (1)
Pectoral Sandpiper (1)
Common Tern (1)
Peregrine Falcon (1 migratory ssp. calidus or japonensis)
Lake Eda (Broome) [private property]
26/10/2017 Chris Hassell & Kerry Hadley Little Stint (1) Lake Eda (Broome) [private property]
24/10/2017 Nigel Jackett et al. Little Stint (1)
Pectoral Sandpiper (1)
Lake Eda (Broome) [private property]
18/10/2017 Tanya Hattingh & George Swann Pectoral Sandpiper (1) Lake Eda (Broome) [private property]

 

Australian Indian Ocean Territories


Ashmore Reef

Date Observers Species

Location

11/11/2017 Rohan Clarke, George Swann et al. Red-necked Phalarope (2) at sea SE of Ashmore Reef
11/11/2017 Rohan Clarke, George Swann et al. Peregrine Falcon (1 migratory ssp. calidus) West Island
10/11/2017 Rohan Clarke, George Swann et al. Peregrine Falcon (1 migratory ssp. calidus)
PURPLE-BACKED STARLING (1)
West Island
09/11/2017 Rohan Clarke, George Swann et al. Peregrine Falcon (1 migratory ssp. calidus)
PURPLE-BACKED STARLING (1)
West Island
08/11/2017 Rohan Clarke, George Swann et al. Little Stint (1) Splitgerber Cay
08/11/2017 Rohan Clarke, George Swann et al. Peregrine Falcon (2 migratory ssp. calidus (?)) West Island
07/11/2017 Rohan Clarke, George Swann et al. Grey Wagtail (1) West Island

 

Christmas Island

Date Observers Species

Location

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Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Date Observers Species

Location

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