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 and Tim Dolby. Register for weekly email notifications.

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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

Recent Sightings


Reports published in the past 30 hours.

May 2015
Sat 23highlightSouth Polar Skua
Offshore--Albany pelagic
A great day out on Saturday with the highlight being great views of a South Polar Skua that decided to join us. Also great views of a number of Soft Plumaged petrels and a couple of Sperm Whales. A Brown Skua also stayed around the boat very some time allowing great photo opportunities as did many Wandering Albatrosses
Bernie OKeefe 25/5 #223351
Fri 22Rock Parrot
Middleton Beach (Albany)
2 birds located in the Norfolk Pines on the beach behind the playground next to the caravan park.
Bernie OKeefe 25/5 #223354
Baudin's Black cockatoo
Porongurup National Park
One lone Baudin's feeding on Marri gum nuts on Chester Pass Rd next to Porongurup NP. I watched it scoop out the seeds using its bill for 15 minutes.
Bernie OKeefe 25/5 #223353
Western Fieldwren
Stirling Ranges NP
Good numbers of Western Fieldwrens at the southern end of the Stirling Rangers NP. Thanks to Ross and Peter for the tip!
Bernie OKeefe 25/5 #223352
Tue 5Eastern Yellow Wagtail
Cocos Keeling Island Direction island
First of the reverse migration for this year. Flew in with an Oriental Pratincole .
Geof Christie 6/5 #223161

April 2015
Mon 27Gull-billed Tern
Lake Austin (Cue)
Lake is full of water, with numerous swans, ducks, stilts and avocets.
Mark Stanley 28/4 #223103
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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