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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October 2017
Wed 18highlightPectoral Sandpiper
Roebuck Plains Station - Lake Eda
Bird observed feeding on Island with Sharp-tailed Sandpipers. Later observed on edge of lake.
George Swann, Tanya Hattingh, Brian Dean 19/10 #232362
Eastern Yellow Wagtail
BARC Ovals
Bird observed initially by George. Feeding on oval despite two tractors mowing the grass all around it! Looks like juvenile bird.
George Swann, Tanya Hattingh 19/10 #232361
Sun 1Bluebonnet race narathae
Pair flushed from the roadside of the Weebubbie Blowhole and cave road, just north of Eucla. Tall Acacia and Mallee scrub
Darryl Smedley 1/10 #232093

September 2017
Tue 26Fork-tailed Swift
Wyndham Caravan Park
2 birds fairly low over the park at 6am, early returners?
Stuart Pickering 30/9 #232073
Thu 21highlightGrey Honeyeater
Sandy Blight Junction road. -24.322082 128.557762
A single bird sighted in sand dune country... desert oak, spinifex and hakea.
Stephen & Glenda Bushell 8/10 #232184
Road Eleven ( opposite Horner Road and the Kundip NR )
A young Malleefowl was observed by the lead 4WD vehicle as we drove towards the Ravensthorpe-Hopetoun road during a tagalong flora tour conducted by the Ravensthorpe Wildflower Festival committee.
Keith Rowe and Nathan McQuoid per Len Axen 22/9 #231915
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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