Western Australia Unusual Bird Sightings (WABN 163)

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 161 (September 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


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

21/06/2017 John Baas Red-capped Robin (1) Baigup Reserve (Bayswater)
21/06/2017 John Baas Australian Spotted Crake (5)
Spotless Crake (1)
Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
21/06/2017 Clive Nealon Black-tailed Native-hen (9)
Australian Spotted Crake (3)
Lake Gwelup (Gwelup)
20/06/2017 Wynton Maddeford Eastern Cattle Egret (9) St Albans Rd (Baldivis)
18/06/2017 John Baas Black-tailed Native-hen (20) Loch McNess, Yanchep NP (Yanchep)
15-16/06/2017 Lana Tinsley & Peter Coyle Red-kneed Dotterel (2) Garden Lake (Rottnest Island)
15/06/2017 Wynton Maddeford Australian Spotted Crake (2) Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
11/06/2017 Chadd Banfield Eastern Cattle Egret (1)
Black-tailed Native-hen (1)
Caversham Wildlife Park (Whiteman)
29/05/2017 Col Heap Eastern Cattle Egret (17) St Albans Rd (Baldivis)
28/05/2017 Ron Dibbens Eastern Cattle Egret (13) St Albans Rd (Baldivis)
28/05/2017 Plaxy Barratt et al Yellow-plumed Honeyeater (1 juvenile) Ascot Waters (Ascot)
27/05/2017 Peter Coyle & Lana Tinsley Spotted Harrier (1) Rottnest Island (Rottnest Island)
26/05/2017 Peter Kyne via Plaxy Barratt Yellow-plumed Honeyeater (1 adult) Ascot Waters (Ascot)
26/05/2017 Bill Russell Pacific Reef Heron [Eastern Reef Egret] (1) Peel Inlet (Wannanup)
18/05/2017 Kevin Horner Freckled Duck (1)
White-bellied Sea-Eagle (1)
Ray Marshall Park (Viveash)
13/05/2017 Mark Stanley White-winged Fairy-wren (6-7) City Beach Surf Lifesaving Club (City Beach)
04/05/2017 Gary Tate & Phil Snow Sacred Kingfisher (1) Neil Hawkins Park, Lake Joondalup (Joondalup)
03/05/2017 Gary Tate Red-capped Robin (1) Lake Joondalup (Edgewater)
02/05/2017 Marcus Singor Black-tailed Godwit (5; 1 in breeding plumage) Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
02/05/2017 Gary Tate Western Whistler (1) backyard (Greenwood)
22/04/2017 Nick Hart et al. via Facebook Dollarbird (1) Anstey Swamp (Karnup)
20/04/2017 Ken Glasson Alexandrine Parrot (1 female, presumed aviary escapee) cnr Hayward Rd & Quarry Rd (Gosnells)
17/04/2017 Bob Lawson Northern Rosella (1, presumed escapee) Caversham Wildlife Park (Whiteman)
01/04/2017 Mark Newman Wood Sandpiper (11) Yangedi Rd (Hopelands)

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

Date Observers Species

Location

25/05/2017 Peter Taylor Double-banded Plover (1) Windy Harbour beach (Manjimup)
13/05/2017 Peter Taylor & Rose Ferrell Black-backed [Australian Little] Bittern (1) Lake Seppings (Albany)
06-07/05/2017 Graham Barrett-Lenard Freckled Duck (2) ti-tree swamp between Lake King & Newdegate (Lake Grace)
27/04/2017 Bill Russell Grey-tailed Tattler (1) Lake Clifton north (Mandurah)
12/04/2017 Ian Johnson & Nina McLaren Malleefowl (1) 42km NW Bullfinch (Yilgarn)

 

Arid Zone (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

12/05/2017 Kathy Samulkiewicz Brown Quail (9) Madigan Rd (Karratha)
20-24/05/2017 Geoff Collis Bourke's Parrot (8)
Western Quail-thrush (5)
Ground Cuckoo-shrike (3)
Youna Downs Station (Sandstone)
20/05/2017 Richard Huggett via Les George Black Falcon (1)
Grey Falcon (1)
Wandagee Station (Carnarvon)
14-19/05/2017 Geoff Collis White-browed Treecreeper (1+) Meeline Station (Mount Magnet)
23/04/2017 Keith Wilcox Bourke's Parrot (2) Ninghan Station (Yalgoo)
21/04/2017 Greg Harewood Malleefowl (1)
Shy Heathwren (3)
50km SW of Norseman (Dundas)
13/04/2017 Jordan Webber Rufous-crowned Emu-wren (3)
Grey-fronted Honeyeater (2)
Goldfields Hwy, 3km N of Mount Keith (Wiluna)

 

Kimberley (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

04/06/2017 Broome Bird Observatory (Nigel Jackett et al.) Australian Painted Snipe (7) Roebuck Plains (Broome) [private property]
04/06/2017 Broome Bird Observatory (John Graff et al.) Plumed Whistling-Duck (~25,000) Broome sewage ponds (Broome)
01/06/2017 Broome Bird Observatory (John Graff et al.) Australian Painted Snipe (2) Taylor's Lagoon (Broome) [private property]
31/05/2017 Broome Bird Observatory (Nigel Jackett et al.) Australian Painted Snipe (7) Roebuck Plains (Broome) [private property]
29/05/2017 Broome Bird Observatory (Nigel Jackett et al.) Freckled Duck (1)
Dusky Moorhen (6+)
Lake Eda (Broome) [private property]
29/05/2017 Broome Bird Observatory (Nigel Jackett et al.) Australian Painted Snipe (4) Taylor's Lagoon (Broome) [private property]
04-05/05/2017 Geoff Collis Grey Goshawk (1) Lawley River NP, Admiralty Gulf (Wyndham-East Kimberley)
23/04/2017 Arthur Ferguson Australian Painted Snipe (5) Roebuck Plains along Great Northern Hwy (Broome)

 

Australian Indian Ocean Territories


Ashmore Reef

Date Observers Species

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Christmas Island

Date Observers Species

Location

16/05/2017 Neil Hamilton Black-winged Stilt (1) Christmas Island

 

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Date Observers Species

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