Latest sightings

10 January 2019

Oriental Pratincoles continue to pass over the BBO daily.

9 January 2019

Three GARGANEY continue at Lake Campion. Also here were 15 Black Swans, 2 Comb-crested Jacana, and 550 Wandering Whistling-Ducks.

8 January 2019

An immature Peregrine Falcon (Australian race macropus) was seen at Nimalaica (GS).

6 January 2019

A Siberian Peregrine Falcon (race calidus) continues at Lake Campion. More than 7,000 Oriental Pratincoles were seen at various places on Roebuck Plains, and Yellow Chats were seen close to Kidney Bean Claypan.

5 January 2019

Three GARGANEY continue at Lake Campion (CGM).

4 January 2019

26 Eastern Yellow Wagtails including one macronyx-type were seen behind the Crab Creek mangroves. Also here were 10 Barn Swallows.

3 January 2019

Three GARGANEY continue at Lake Campion (GS). 116 Eastern Yellow Wagtails (including two macronyx-types and one taivana) were seen behind the Crab Creek mangroves.

2 January 2019

108 Eastern Yellow Wagtails were seen behind the Crab Creek mangroves

1 January 2019

79 Eastern Yellow Wagtails (including one macronyx-type) were seen behind the Crab Creek mangroves.

31 December 2018

A Red-tailed Tropicbird was observed along the Manari Road just south of James Price Point (NJ, BG, GS). This is the first record for the Broome region. Five Red-tailed Black-Cockatoos were observed flying over the BBO.

30 December 2018

A Black-eared Cuckoo and Shining Bronze-Cuckoo (scarce wet season migrant) were seen near One Tree (GS).

29 December 2018

Eight Eastern Yellow Wagtails (including one macronyx-type) were seen behind the Crab Creek mangroves. Also here were 20 Barn Swallows. A Siberian Peregrine Falcon continues at the BRAC ovals in Broome (GS).

24 December 2018

A Siberian Peregrine Falcon continues at the BRAC ovals in Broome.

23 December 2018

A Torresian Kingfisher was recorded calling at the fourth finger past Crab Creek. This is the first record of this species in Broome since 2009.

22 December 2018

Ten Pacific Swifts, four Yellow Chats, 15 Barn Swallows and 20 Eastern Yellow Wagtails (including one macronyx-type) were seen behind the Crab Creek mangroves.70 Pictorella Mannikins and 500 Oriental Pratincoles were seen at Lake Campion (GS).

21 December 2018

A Channel-billed Cuckoo was heard at the BBO. A Siberian Peregrine Falcon (race calidus), a Black Falcon, two Magpie Geese were seen at Lake Campion (GS).

19 December 2018

An Australian Spotted Crake, four Long-toed Stints, one Swinhoe’s Snipe (based on call), one Little Grassbird and three Eastern Yellow Wagtails were found at Crescent Lake. Nearby at Nimalaica, a continuing Ruff, 49 Long-toed Stints, 32 Oriental Pratincoles, 2 Swinhoe’s Snipe (based on call) as well as 2 Swinhoe’s/Pin-tailed Snipe were seen.

18 December 2018

A Freckled Duck and Ruff were seen at Nimalaica (GS).

17 December 2018

A Siberian Peregrine Falcon (race calidus) continues at the BRAC ovals in Broome (FOC).

14 December 2018

A Black Swan was reported beside the Port jetty at Entrance Point (DPIRD). Varied Lorikeets continue daily passage over the BBO. A Channel-billed Cuckoo was also heard at the BBO.

13 December 2018

A Siberian Peregrine Falcon continues at the BRAC ovals in Broome (AB, BG).

11 December 2018

A Siberian Peregrine Falcon continues at the BRAC ovals in Broome.

9 December 2018

A Pale-vented Bush-hen was seen in a backyard near Town Beach (BC). Remarkably, this is perhaps the same individual as seen at 12 Mile on the 8 December. A Gallinago sp. snipe was seen at Lake Eda (CJH, GS, AB et al.). Also here were 2,321 Little Curlew.

8 December 2018

A Pale-vented Bush-hen was seen in a backyard in 12 Mile (GS et al.). This is the first record of this species in Broome, or anywhere on the Dampier Peninsula. A Siberian Peregrine Falcon was again seen at the BRAC ovals in Broome (AB). Also here were two Eastern Yellow Wagtails. 88 Asian Dowitchers were seen at Bush Point.

7 December 2018

A Siberian Peregrine Falcon was photographed perched on a light tower at the BRAC ovals in Broome (AK, RT). A Common Redshank (CJH) and Beach Stone-curlew were seen in Roebuck Bay.

Observers:

AB - Adrian Boyle, AK - Arthur Keates, Ben Collins, BG - Bruce Greatwich, CGM - Clare and Grant Morton, CJH - Chris Hassell, DPIRD - Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, FOC - Franky O’Connor, GS - George Swann of Kimberley Birdwatching, KH - Kerry Hadley, RT - Ray Turnbull. All other sightings contributed by BBO staff.

 

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