Latest sightings

14 September 2018

Eight Little Curlews, one Oriental Pratincole and ~200 Oriental Plovers were seen at Kidney Bean Claypan (GS).

13 September 2018

Two Common Redshanks were seen in Roebuck Bay. Two Little Curlew were seen near Nimalaica.

11 September 2018

A Common Redshank and two Asian Dowitchers were seen in Roebuck Bay. Two Little Curlew were seen at Kidney Bean Claypan (KH, BL).

10 September 2018

A Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo (2nd Broome record), Crested Bellbird and Red-browed Pardalote were seen along the Dampier Downs Road (RT, MO). A Common Redshank (at 'Tattler Rocks') and Oriental Plover (at 'One Tree') were seen in Roebuck Bay. Two Square-tailed Kites, a Long-toed Stint and Oriental Plovers were seen at Kidney Bean Claypan.

4 September 2018

A Black Falcon was seen at Lake Campion (CJH et al.), with a second individual seen at Lake Eda. A Tawny Grassbird (CJH et al.), 148 Green Pygmy-Geese and Pictorella Mannikins continue at Lake Campion. Three Long-toed Stints and a Yellow Chat were seen at Taylors Lagoon. An Oriental Plover (first for season) and two Oriental Pratincoles were observed at a dam on Roebuck Plains, east of the Great Northern Highway.

3 September 2018

Two Common Redshanks continue at Crab Creek.

2 September 2018

At least one Common Redshank and an Asian Dowitcher were seen at 'Wader Beach' in Roebuck Bay.

31 August 2018

An Australian Spotted Crake, three Little Grassbirds and a Square-tailed Kite were seen at Crescent Lake. 25 Yellow Chats were seen at Kidney Bean Claypan. A Black Honeyeater was photographed at the BBO (JPM).

28 August 2018

A Common Redshank was seen at Crab Creek.

27 August 2018

A Banded Lapwing and five Eastern Cattle Egret were seen at 'The Commons' near Dampier Creek.

20 August 2018

A Wood Sandpiper was seen at the Broome South Wastewater Treatment Plant.

14 August 2018

A Common Redshank, Asian Dowitcher and Broad-billed Sandpiper were seen at Crab Creek.

11 August 2018

Two Common Redshanks (including a returned adult), Asian Dowitchers and Broad-billed Sandpiper were seen at Crab Creek.

10 August 2018

Six Asian Dowitchers and Broad-billed Sandpiper were seen on 'Wader Beach' near the BBO. A Stubble Quail was seen near Kidney Bean Claypan (GS).

9 August 2018

Wood Sandpipers were seen at Lake Campion and Lake Eda. Pictorella Mannikins continue at Lake Campion. A Oriental Pratincole and sixteen Flock Bronzewings were 0438 043 829. A Little Button-quail was flushed between Lake Eda and Lake Campion (GS).

8 August 2018

Yellow Chats and two Eastern Barn Owls were seen at Kidney Bean Claypan.

7 August 2018

An Asian Dowitcher was seen at Crab Creek.

6 August 2018

A Little Curlew continues at the BRAC ovals.

2 August 2018

A Pictorella Mannikin was seen at Lake Campion. Four Wood Sandpipers (first noted returned birds) were seen at Lake Eda. Flock Bronzewings and a Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (first noted returned bird) were observed at a dam on Roebuck Plains, east of the Great Northern Highway.

31 July 2018

A Flock Bronzewing and Pictorella Mannikins were seen at Lake Campion (CJH, KH).

28 July 2018

Yellow Chats, a Crimson Chat and 10 Marsh Sandpipers were seen at Kidney Bean Claypan.

27 July 2018

At least 10 Broad-billed Sandpipers were seen in the bay.

22 July 2018

A Common Redshank continues at Little Crab Creek. Also here, were 10 Common Sandpipers (returning migrants). A male Leaden Flycatcher continues at the BBO. A Crimson Chat was seen on Roebuck Plains behind the BBO.

21 July 2018

A Hooded Robin, Red-browed Pardalotes, Yellow-throated Miner, and Pied Honeyeaters were seen along the Dampier Downs Road (CJH, KH). A Welcome Swallow (first record since 2015) and 22 Flock Bronzewings were observed at a dam on Roebuck Plains, east of the Great Northern Highway (GS). Yellow Chats, two Oriental Pratincoles and an Australian Shelduck (female; likely the same individual present for several months on Roebuck Plains) were seen at Kidney Bean Claypan. A Lesser Frigatebird was seen in Roebuck Bay (JT).

19 July 2018

Twenty Flock Bronzewings and Oriental Pratincole were observed at a dam on Roebuck Plains, east of the Great Northern Highway. Pictorella Mannikins continue at Lake Campion, where a Tawny Grassbird was also seen.

18 July 2018

Two Major Mitchell's Cockatoo were seen 34 km along the Dampier Downs Road (AB, LB) - the first record for the Broome checklist area. Also here were Pied and Black Honeyeaters, Crimson Chat and Crested Bellbird. A Little Curlew continues near the cricket nets at Haynes Oval in Broome.

16 July 2018

A Common Redshank and Common Sandpiper were seen at Little Crab Creek.

14 July 2018

At least 12 Asian Dowitchers were seen at Bush Point. A Little Curlew (likely the same as the day before) was seen at Haynes Oval in Broome.

13 July 2018

A Little Curlew was seen at the BRAC ovals in Broome - a very rare dry season sighting of this species (JT). A Common Redshank was seen at Little Crab Creek. Seven Flock Bronzewing and a White-winged Black Tern were observed at a dam on Roebuck Plains, east of the Great Northern Highway. At least 20 Pictorella Mannikins continue at Lake Campion.

10 July 2018

A male Red-capped Robin was seen near Dampier Creek (GS) - the first in Broome since 2015.

9 July 2018

Two Oriental Pratincole and Yellow Chats continue at a dam on Roebuck Plains, east of the Great Northern Highway.

7 July 2018

An Oriental Pratincole, 20 Yellow Chat and four Flock Bronzewing were observed at a dam on Roebuck Plains, east of the Great Northern Highway.

6 July 2018

An Oriental Pratincole was observed at a dam on Roebuck Plains, east of the Great Northern Highway. An Australian Reed Warbler was foraging in flooded Lophostemon grandiflorus at Lake Campion - possibly a migrant from southern Australia. Also at Lake Campion were 23 Pictorella Mannikins.

5 July 2018

A Pacific Golden Plover was seen at the sewage ponds in Broome.

3 July 2018

A Common Redshank was seen at Little Crab Creek.

2 July 2018

Many Black Honeyeaters, a Pied Honeyeater, Crested Bellbirds, Yellow-throated Miners and Red-browed Pardalotes were observed along the Dampier Downs Road - all uncommon species within the Broome area.

 

Observers:

AB - Adrian Boyle, BL - Brett Lane, CJH - Chris Hassell, GS - George Swann of Kimberley Birdwatching, JG - John Graff, JT - Jane Taylor, JPM - Jan and Peter Manins, KH - Kerry Hadley, LB - Linda Bird, MB - Melissa Bruton, Margot Oorebeek, RT - Ray Turnbull. All other sightings contributed by BBO staff.

 

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