Latest sightings

11 November 2018

Two Red-necked Phalarope were seen at Lake Eda (CJH, KH, LR). At least two GARGANEY continue at Lake Campion, where also present were Eastern Yellow Wagtail, two Black-breasted Buzzards and a snipe sp. (probable Swinhoe’s Snipe) (CJH, KH, LR).

10 November 2018

At least two GARGANEY continue at Lake Campion. Also present was an Eastern Yellow Wagtail, two Long-toed Stints and two Pictorella Mannikins. Six Comb-crested Jacana were at Taylors Lagoon, and one continues at Lake Eda, where 250 Little Curlew were also present.

9 November 2018

Three GARGANEY continue at Lake Campion (BG et al.).

8 November 2018

Three GARGANEY continue at Lake Campion.

7 November 2018

Three GARGANEY continue at Lake Campion. Also present were ~30 Pictorella Mannikins (AB, RC), two Oriental Pratincoles and an Eastern Yellow Wagtail. A Ruff continues at Nimalaica (GS et al.).

4 November 2018

A Ruff continues at Nimalaica (GS). Also present were 56 Long-toed Stints (GS).

3 November 2018

Two GARGANEY continue at Lake Campion. Also present was a Siberian Peregrine Falcon (race calidus), an Oriental Pratincole and an Eastern Yellow Wagtail.

2 November 2018

Three GARGANEY were seen at Lake Campion (first in WA since Nov 2008). Also present were 3 Barn Swallows and an Oriental Pratincole.

1 November 2018

Fifteen Barn Swallows were seen near ‘One Tree’, past the BBO.

31 October 2018

Three Asian Dowitchers and two Common Redshank were seen in Roebuck Bay (JG).

30 October 2018

Flocks of Varied Lorikeet passed regularly over the BBO.

29 October 2018

A Ruff (first for 2018) and two Eastern Yellow Wagtails were seen near Nimalaica.

27 October 2018

Two Swinhoe’s Snipe and a Little Grassbird were seen near Nimalaica. A juvenile Sanderling was seen at Taylors Lagoon (scarce away from coastal habitats). A Red-chested Buttonquail flushed at Lake Campion. Six Freckled Ducks were at Lake Eda. Yellow Chats were seen along the Great Northern Hwy where it crosses Roebuck Plains.

24 October 2018

A Banded Stilt (first since Oct 2015) and two Barn Swallows were seen at Taylors Lagoon (RC, via eBird).

20 October 2018

Two Australian Painted-snipe and two White-browed Crakes were seen at Nimalaica.

11 October 2018

Three Australian Painted-snipe and three White-browed Crakes were seen near Nimalaica.

9 October 2018

Two Asian Dowitchers were observed feeding in front of ‘One Tree’ in Roebuck Bay. Five Common Redshank were observed at ‘Greenshank Corner’, just east of the BBO.

8 October 2018

Two Australian Painted-snipe continue at Nimalaica. A Beach Stone-curlew and six Lesser Frigatebirds were seen at Coconut Well.

7 October 2018

A pair of Australian Painted-snipe were seen in samphire near Nimalaica (GS).

6 October 2018

200 Oriental Plover and four Yellow Chats were seen on Roebuck Plains Station behind the BBO.

5 October 2018

A Dollarbird (first for the season) was seen at 12 Mile, by a local resident (A. Hughes).

2 October 2018

A White-winged Black Tern (first for season) was observed at the Broome South Wastewater Treatment Plant (GS).

1 October 2018

An adult male Lesser Frigatebird and three Wood Sandpipers were seen at the Broome South Wastewater Treatment Plant.

30 September 2018

Two Long-toed Stints and three Pictorella Mannikins were seen at Lake Campion. Little Curlews were seen on the Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre ovals, and Haynes Oval, in Broome.

29 September 2018

A Barn Swallow (first for season) was seen at the Broome South Wastewater Treatment Plant (DG).

27 September 2018

Five Common Redshanks (high count for 2018) and an Asian Dowitcher were seen in Roebuck Bay.

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 observed at a dam on Roebuck Plains, east of the Great Northern Highway. 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, BG - Bruce Greatwich, BL - Brett Lane, CJH - Chris Hassell, DG - David Gairdner, GS - George Swann of Kimberley Birdwatching, JG - John Graff, JT - Jane Taylor, JPM - Jan and Peter Manins, KH - Kerry Hadley, LB - Linda Bird, LR - Liz Rosenberg, MB - Melissa Bruton, Margot Oorebeek, RC - Rohan Clarke, RT - Ray Turnbull. All other sightings contributed by BBO staff.

 

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