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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February 2018
Sun 11highlightCrested [Oriental] Honey Buzzard
Banyandah Bvd, Wanneroo
Flew from NW circled before heading NE
Gary Tate 11/2 #233532
Tue 6highlightHooded Plover
Applecross foreshore around the jetty
Ken Glasson 7/2 #233502
Fri 2Mallee Fowl
Fitzgerald River National Park--Hamersley Inlet campground
1 bird observed behind the toilet block in about 100m
Greg McKay 4/2 #233484
Thu 1Red-tailed black Cockatoo
Duffy Tce, Woodvale
Red-tailed black Cockatoo have a taste for Cape Lilac seeds. Observed male, female & 2 juveniles feasting on the seeds. RTBs are frequent visitors to these trees when the berries appear. Further information
Gary Tate 15/2 #233562

January 2018
Tue 30Fairy Tern chick
Rous Head, North Fremantle
A very effective decoy.
Gary Tate 31/1 #233448
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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