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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November 2018
Thu 15highlightOriental Honey Buzzard
Lake Joondalup
Two potential/unconfirmed sightings of a bird over the past two weeks, keep an eye out for these summer visitors. Unable to get an image for confirmation. One sighting @ northern end & one @ Neil Hawkins Park. This year the first photograph was January 1st @ the Ocean Reef Road end of Lake Joondalup. A second individual was Jan 4th.
Gary Tate 15/11 #236119
Sat 10Black honeyeater
Singhs garden near Wyndham
Rodney Craig Bushell 11/11 #236088
highlightFlock Bronzewing
Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve--Marglu Billabong
Great birding at this site this morning with 80 x Flock Bronzewing seen wheeling and drinking around remaining water body. Also observed were Yellow Wagtail, Yellow Chat, Arafura Fantail, Black Tailed Native Hen, Pictorella Mannikin, Black Tailed Godwit and 70 odd other species in an hour or so. I’m sure being from the East coast and not knowing this site that some of these species are common here.
Andrew Robinson 10/11 #236075
Fri 9Black Grasswren
Bachsten Creek Camp
Following extensive recent burning around the campsite and subsequently spending a few days searching for suitable nearby habitat a party of 3 Grasswren were located about 3km away.
Andrew Robinson 10/11 #236076

October 2018
Thu 25highlightLittle Bittern
Lake Claremont, Perth
8 am outing with Birdlife WA, several observers were able to see and photograph Little Bittern on the edge of a reed bank, close to shore, inside the first small fenced area to the left after parking in swimming Pool car park Lapsley Rd. Fenced area is opposite golf course. eBird checklist
Denise McLarty 25/10 #235879
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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