Latest sightings

21 July 2018

Twenty 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.

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.

28 June 2018

A Leaden Flycatcher, White-gaped Honeyeater, Budgerigar and 50 Masked Woodswallows were observed at the BBO.

24 June 2018

A Grey Falcon (first since 2013) was seen on Roebuck Plains behind the BBO. Also here were Yellow Chats and a Flock Bronzewing.

23 June 2018

An Oriental Pratincole and White-winged Black Tern were observed at a dam on Roebuck Plains, east of the Great Northern Highway. Yellow Chats were seen on Roebuck Plains behind the BBO.

22 June 2018

A Lemon-bellied FlycatcherLesser Frigatebird and Brown Booby were seen at Barred Creek (JG, MB). A pair of Red-browed Pardalotes and many Black Honeyeaters were seen along the Great Northern Highway between the Eco Beach and Barn Hill turnoffs (AB). Yellow Chats and White-winged Black Tern (in 75% breeding plumage) were observed at a dam on Roebuck Plains, east of the Great Northern Highway.

20 June 2018

~20 Pictorella Mannikins were seen during a Lakes tour to Lake Campion.

18 June 2018

A Flock Bronzewing was observed at a dam on Roebuck Plains, east of the Great Northern Highway. A Leaden Flycatcher and Grey Fantail were seen at the BBO.

17 June 2018

A Collared Sparrowhawk and Pallid Cuckoo were seen at Little Crab Creek.

14 June 2018

At least 50 Pictorella Mannikins were seen at Lake Campion.

12 June 2018

A Wilson's Storm-Petrel was observed from 'Eagles Roost' in Roebuck Bay. A Pacific Golden Plover was seen at the sewage ponds. Two Grey Fantails (race aliserti) were seen at the BBO bird baths.

11 June 2018

Crested Bellbirds were heard near the Echo Beach, Barn Hill and Port Smith turnoffs along the Great Northern Highway. A Yellow-throated Miner was heard near the the Port Smith turnoff.

10 June 2018

A female Australian Shelduck, two Australian Painted-snipe, two Oriental Pratincole and three Intermediate Egrets (including at least two likely of the Asian race intermedea) were observed at a dam on Roebuck Plains, east of the Great Northern Highway.

9 June 2018

A Common Redshank and at least seven Asian Dowitchers were at Little Crab Creek.

8 June 2018

A Common Redshank and seven Asian Dowitchers were at Little Crab Creek. A Red-backed Kingfisher, 10 Yellow Chat, a Little Eagle and a Black-breasted Buzzard were observed on Roebuck Plains behind the BBO.

5 June 2018

Two Intermediate Egrets (likely of the Asian race), two Black-tailed Native-hen and an Oriental Pratincole were observed a dam on Roebuck Plains, east of the Great Northern Highway. Four Comb-crested Jacana and 10 Cockatiel were seen at Taylors Lagoon. Three Black-tailed Treecreepers were near Willaroo Well.

4 June 2018

Two Oriental Pratincole were observed at a dam on Roebuck Plains, east of the Great Northern Highway.

3 June 2018

One Green Pygmy-Goose and one Oriental Pratincole were observed at a dam on Roebuck Plains, east of the Great Northern Highway.

31 May 2018

A male Leaden Flycatcher and Masked Woodswallows were seen at the BBO.

30 May 2018

An Oriental Pratincole was observed at a dam on Roebuck Plains, east of the Great Northern Highway. A Buff-banded Rail was seen on Roebuck Plains behind the BBO.

29 May 2018

A Stubble Quail and 20 Brolga were seen on Roebuck Plains behind the BBO.

28 May 2018

A female Australian Shelduck, a Yellow-billed Spoonbill and an Oriental Pratincole were observed at a dam on Roebuck Plains, east of the Great Northern Highway. A Dusky Moorhen and 200 Red-kneed Dotterels were seen along the Great Northern Highway where it crosses Roebuck Plains. Brown Booby were seen at Coconut Well.

27 May 2018

An Asian Dowitcher was seen at 'Wader Beach' in Roebuck Bay.

25 May 2018

A Red-headed Honeyeater and Grey Fantail continue at the BBO.

24 May 2018

A Crimson Chat, four Australian Bustards and four Brolga were seen on Roebuck Plains behind the BBO. 

23 May 2018

A pair of Black-tailed Treecreepers were seen near Willaroo Well. A Baillon's Crake, Comb-crested Jacana, Red-backed Kingfisher and Australian Pratincole were seen at Taylors Lagoon. Two Black-tailed Native-hen were seen at Lake Campion, and along the Great Northern Highway where it crosses Roebuck Plains. Also along the highway was a Freckled Duck and Magpie Goose, as well as three Little Eagles (including a dark morph).

20 May 2018

A Radjah Shelduck (first for the year) was seen along Little Crab Creek. Also here were the regular Mangrove Golden Whistlers, White-breasted Whistlers, Mangrove Grey Fantails, and Dusky Gerygones. Two Crimson Chat were seen Roebuck Plains behind the BBO.

19 May 2018

A male Leaden Flycatcher and immature Red-headed Honeyeater continue at the BBO. Five Australian Bustards were seen on the edge of Roebuck Plains behind the BBO.

18 May 2018

A Crimson Chat was foraging along the fence line near the Hut at the sewage works (CGM).

17 May 2018

A Little Eagle, 49 Green Pygmy-Geese and Comb-crested Jacanas with young were seen at Lake Campion. Two Red-necked Stints and four Brolga were seen at Taylors Lagoon.

16 May 2018

Yellow Chats were seen on Roebuck Plains behind the BBO. A Spotted Harrier was seen flying east over the BBO.

13 May 2018

Two Brolga were seen on Roebuck Plains behind the BBO.

12 May 2018

A male Leaden Flycatcher was observed at the BBO - a scarce early dry season migrant to Broome.

11 May 2018

A Grey Fantail (race alisteri) was observed at the BBO - an uncommon dry season migrant from south-eastern Australia. Two Magpie Geese and an Australian Pratincole were seen at Nimalaica.

10 May 2018

A Freckled Duck, 8 Pied Herons and 8 Brolga were along the Great Northern Highway where it crosses Roebuck Plains.

8 May 2018

A Little Eagle was observed along the all-weather section of Crab Creek Road.

7 May 2018

A Red-headed Honeyeater was observed at the BBO.

6 May 2018

A Spotted Nightjar was seen flying along Crab Creek Road near the BBO.

5 May 2018

A White-browed Woodswallow was seen within a flock of Masked Woodswallows over the BBO. On the edge of the pindan woodland and plains behind the BBO was an Eastern Yellow Wagtail, Black-eared Cuckoo and three Crimson Chat. Further onto Roebuck Plains was a Yellow Chat.

4 May 2018

Pied Herons continue along the Great Northern Highway where it crosses Roebuck Plains. 

2 May 2018

A female Australian Shelduck (first record for Broome since Feb 2007) was seen at Lake Campion (CGM).

28 April 2018

Over 130 Black-tailed Native-hen and several Pied Herons were along the Great Northern Highway where it crosses Roebuck Plains.

27 April 2018

An Asian Dowitcher and six Painted Finch were observed in Roebuck Bay during a shorebirds tour.

26 April 2018

1,106 Hutton's Shearwaters, two Streaked Shearwaters, three Wilson's Storm-Petrels, a Bridled Tern and 326 Roseate Terns were observed during a fishing charter from Broome.

25 April 2018

A male and juvenile Australian Painted Snipe and nine Pied Herons were seen along the Great Northern Highway where it crosses Roebuck Plains (GS). An immature Common Redshank was photographed at Crab Creek (GJM). A Grey Fantail (first for season) was heard at the BBO.

23 April 2018

Three Australian Painted Snipe (adult pair and juvenile) were seen along the Great Northern Highway where it crosses Roebuck Plains (GS).

22 April 2018

15 Pied Herons and a Dusky Moorhen were seen along the Great Northern Highway where it crosses Roebuck Plains (CGM). Two Yellow-billed Spoonbills (first in Broome since September 2015) were seen at Taylors Lagoon (CGM).

17 April 2018

Seven Yellow Chat were seen on Roebuck Plains behind the BBO.

16 April 2018

A Dusky Moorhen, two Freckled Ducks and six Black-tailed Native-hen were seen along the Great Northern Highway where it crosses Roebuck Plains.

10 April 2018

At least five Pictorella Mannikins and a Shining Bronze-Cuckoo were photographed near 'One Tree' (ASB).

9 April 2018

A Common Redshank was seen at Crab Creek.

8 April 2018

A Pied Heron and a Freckled Duck were seen along the Great Northern Highway where it crosses Roebuck Plains (BL). Twenty-five Asian Dowitchers were seen at Fall Point (Wader Spit) in Roebuck Bay (KH, CH).

7 April 2018

Two small flocks (five and eight) of Painted Finches were seen at the BBO.

6 April 2018

Two Freckled Ducks were seen along the Great Northern Highway where it crosses Roebuck Plains. Also here were at least two Yellow Chats. Five Pin-tailed/Swinhoe's Snipe were seen at Taylors Lagoon. Budgerigars were heard flying over the BBO and a Spotted Nightjar was seen near the BBO's driveway entrance at night.

4 April 2018

A Dusky Moorhen (very rare in Broome) was found by BBO guests along the Great Northern Highway where it crosses Roebuck Plains (Brian Goyen et al.). Seventeen Little Curlews were also seen here (AB).

2 April 2018

Two Great Crested Grebes (first in Broome since 2015) and a Pied Heron were seen along the Great Northern Highway where it crosses Roebuck Plains (AB, CJH, KH). Six Painted Finches were seen at Gantheaume Point.

1 April 2018

A female Crimson Chat was seen along the edge of Roebuck Plains behind the BBO (MW).

 

Observers:

AB - Adrian Boyle; ASB - Anita and Stewart Beuthien, BG - Bruce Greatwich, BL - Brenton Laslett, CG - Connie Grohmann, CGM - Clare & Grant Morton, CJH- Chris Hassell, GJM - Greg & Janice McKay, GS - George Swann of Kimberley Birdwatching, IC - Isaac Clarey, JG - John Graff, JT - Jane Taylor, KH - Kerry Hadley, LB - Linda Bird, MB - Melissa Bruton, MW - Mike Wotton. All other sightings contributed by BBO staff.

 

Click below for sightings from previous months:

March 2018 February 2018 January 2018