Eremaea Birdlines
Interesting and unusual bird observations
Birdline Western Australia

Birdline Western Australia is a site for the reporting of rare or unusual birds outside their normal range, unusually high or low numbers, early or late arrivals or departures for migrant species and interesting behaviour or unusual habitat usage.

Birdline Western Australia is supported by Birdlife Australia and moderated by Adrian Boyle, Nigel Jackett, Rohan Clarke and Tim Dolby.

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Moderators' Note

Please forward details on any sightings of Rock Parrots on Rottnest Island, including number of birds, location, time, date, presence/absence and colour of a band, to James Sansom at

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Reports published in the past 30 hours.

July 2016
Thu 7megamegaEurasian Wigeon
De Grey River
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas Penelope) seen two days ago 7/07/16 on the De Grey River east of Port Hedland just downstream from the Great Northern Highway bridge
Silvian Maury pers comm. 15/7 #228037
Mon 4White-backed Swallow
Alcoa Wellard Wetlands
Having been alerted to the presence of 2 birds at this site I visited on a few occasions and was finally rewarded today - with at least 8 birds at the site.
Ken Glasson 4/7 #227935
Fri 1Western Quail Thrush
Niagra dam area, north of Menzies.
4 birds located not far from the dam.
Bernie OKeefe and Scott Baker 1/7 #227901

June 2016
Thu 30Copperback Quail-thrush
Balladonia area
A number of birds found feeding near the Eyre Highway about 10 kms west of Balladonia.
Bernie OKeefe and Scott Baker 30/6 #227892
Wed 29Naretha Blue Bonnet
Cocklebiddy-Rawlinna rd
6 birds located exactly 100 kms from Cocklebiddy-Rawlinna Rd from Cocklebiddy around the water tank on the left.
Bernie OKeefe and Scott Baker 30/6 #227891
Outside normal range
Early arrival; late departure
Interesting behaviour
Hard to see
Unusual habitat
Uncommon in area
Unusual numbers
Rare vagrant
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