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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September 2016
Sun 18Common Sandpiper
Hutt Lagoon, Gregory
There were several feeding with a flock of Black-winged Stilts and other Sandpipers
Maurice Ashton 18/9 #228584
Thu 15Red-tailed Black Cockatoo
Burnabinmah Nalbarra Rd (eastern end), just east of Nalbarra Station btw. Paynes Find & Mount Magnet
Flock of around 50 birds seen at south-eastern end of the road, toward Great Northern Hwy.
S. Plunkett 20/9 #228600
Wed 14Common Sandpiper
Feeding along roadway, kerb & channel & footpaths between the Port Hotel and the supermarket. At times the bird was attacked by Swallows & a Grey Shrikethrush came down to inspect this new bird
Neil McCumber, Tom Fletcher et al on Birdswing Tour. 14/9 #228535
Mon 12Long-toed Stint
Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve--Marglu Billabong
Fantastic scope views of a single bird opposite the hide. Side by side views with Black-fronted Dotterel for size comparison. Photographs taken - long toe visible (unable to download at present).
Judith Hoyle, Peter O'Meara and Gavin O,Meara 12/9 #228508
Mon 5Western Bristlebird
Little Beach Carpark Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve
Male calling about 5.45 pm and then seen hopping across parking area.
Lyn and Garry Robinson 5/9 #228437
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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