Year 2001 Sightings

Waychinicup 31st December 2001
(with Laurie Living from Melbourne)
Brown Quail (1) Cheyne Beach
Long-billed Black-Cockatoo (150) Waychinicup
Tawny Frogmouth (2) Cheyne Beach Road
Rufous Fieldwren (1) Cheyne Beach Road


Fitzgerald River Bridge 30th December 2001
(with Laurie Living from Melbourne)
Western Whipbird (1)


Regent Waters James Spiers Drive 28th December 2001
(with Laurie Living from Melbourne and Barry Stanley)
Little Bittern (1)


Pinjar Road 28th December 2001
(with Laurie Living from Melbourne and Barry Stanley)
Peregrine Falcon (1)


WA Water Ski Park Baldivis 27th December 2001
(with Laurie Living from Melbourne)
Wood Sandpiper (2)


Mandurah 27th December 2001
(with Laurie Living from Melbourne)
Bar-tailed Godwit (1) Lake Goegrup
Whimbrel (2) Coodanup
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (20) Lake Goegrup
Banded Stilt (~2,500) Lake Goegrup
Common Tern (27) Halls Head
Whiskered Tern (4) Lake Goegrup


Alfred Cove 20th December 2001
(with Barry Stanley)
Buff-banded Rail (6)
Australian Spotted Crake (1)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (1)


Bungendore State Forest 17th December 2001
Square-tailed Kite (1)


Mandurah Area 6th December 2001
Whimbrel (1) Soldier's Cove
Eastern Curlew (1) Soldier's Cove
Grey-tailed Tattler (1) Soldier's Cove
Banded Stilt (5+) Lake Goegrup
Red-necked Avocet (300+) Lake Goegrup


Lake McLarty Pinjarra 6th December 2001
White-bellied Sea-Eagle (1)
Little Stint (1) *** my 2nd Australian sighting ***
Banded Stilt (85+)
Red-necked Avocet (~2,000)


Alfred Cove 5th December 2001
Buff-banded Rail (1 adult & 5 chicks)


Herdsman Lake 29th November 2001
(with Warwick Pickwell from Queensland)
Glossy Ibis (1)
Freckled Duck (1 male)


Woodman Point 29th November 2001
(with Warwick Pickwell from Queensland)
Pacific Gull (1 immature)


Wandering Narrogin Road 29th November 2001
(with Warwick Pickwell from Queensland)
White-fronted Chat (3)
Pied Butcherbird (1)


Dryandra State Forest 28/29th November 2001
(with Warwick Pickwell from Queensland)
Painted Button-quail (2) Old Mill Dam
Bush Stone-curlew (5) village

Short-beaked Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) near Old Mill Dam
Numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus) Arboretum


Stirling Range 28th November 2001
(with Warwick Pickwell from Queensland)
Short-billed Black-Cockatoo (2 nesting?)
Regent Parrot (8)
Spotted (Yellow-rumped) Pardalote (1)


Albany Area 25/27th November 2001
(with Warwick Pickwell from Queensland)
White-bellied Sea-Eagle (1) Waychinicup
White-bellied Sea-Eagle (1) Torbay
Spotless Crake (heard) Lake Powell
Black-tailed Native-hen (10) Elleker Grasmere Road
Long-billed Black-Cockatoo (10) Waychinicup
Spotted Nightjar (1) Cheyne Beach Road
Noisy Scrubbird (1) Waychinicup
Rufous Songlark (2) 51km east of Kalbarri

Southern Brown Bandicoot (Isoodon obesulus) Waychinicup
Rosenberg's Monitor (Varanus rosenbergi) Cheyne Beach Road
King Skink (Egernia kingii) Waychinicup
Dugite (Pseudonaja affinis) Cheyne Beach Road


Narrogin 25th November 2001
(with Warwick Pickwell from Queensland)
Long-billed Corella (1)


Dryandra State Forest 24/25th November 2001
(with Warwick Pickwell from Queensland)
Bush Stone-curlew (5) village
Masked Owl (heard) village

Rosenberg's Monitor (Varanus rosenbergi) Tomingley Road


Kalbarri Area 24th November 2001
(with Warwick Pickwell from Queensland)
Australian Bustard (2) 12km east of Kalbarri
Rufous (Western) Fieldwren (2) 33km east of Kalbarri
Rufous Songlark (2) 51km east of Kalbarri


Kalbarri Area 23rd November 2001
(with Warwick Pickwell from Queensland)
Brush Bronzewing (1) Red Bluff Point
Peaceful Dove (2) Murchison River Bridge south of normal range
Rufous (Western) Fieldwren (2) Red Bluff Point
Masked Woodswallow (10) 38km east of Kalbarri


North West Coastal Highway 23rd November 2001
(with Warwick Pickwell from Queensland)
Stubble Quail (1) mulga 3km south of Overlander Roadhouse
Black-breasted Buzzard (1) 35km south of Billabong Roadhouse
Black-breasted Buzzard (1) 42km south of Billabong Roadhouse
Masked Woodswallow (70+) 20km north of Overlander Roadhouse
Wood Sandpiper (3)


Carnarvon Area 22nd November 2001
(with Warwick Pickwell from Queensland)
Nankeen Night Heron (1) Miaboolya Beach
Brahminy Kite (1) Chinaman's Pool
Black-tailed Native-hen (7) Chinaman's Pool
Black-tailed Godwit (1) Chinaman's Pool
Banded Stilt (1) sewage ponds
Red-necked Avocet (1) sewage ponds
White-winged Black Tern (4) Gascoyne River
Silvereye (3+) near northern limit

Fox (Vulpes vulpes)
gecko sp. (Diplodactylus rankini?)
Ringed Brown Snake? (Pseudonaja modesta)
Desert Banded Snake (Simoselaps bertholdi)


New Beach 21st November 2001
(with Warwick Pickwell from Queensland)
Striated Heron (1)
Australian Bustard (2)
White-browed Scrubwren (2) near northern limit
Rufous Fieldwren (5+)
Slender-billed Thornbill (2)


North West Coastal Highway 21st November 2001
(with Warwick Pickwell from Queensland)
Black-breasted Buzzard (1) 80km north of Northampton


Abrolhos Islands 20th November 2001
(with Warwick Pickwell from Queensland & others)
Roseate Tern (~1,000 nesting) Wooded Island
Lesser Noddy (~5,000 nesting) Wooded & Morley Islands

Australian Sea-lion (Neophoca cinerea) (1 adult, 1 pup) Morley Island


Geraldton to Abrolhos 20th November 2001
(with Warwick Pickwell from Queensland & others)
Flesh-footed Shearwater (6)
Pomarine Jaeger (1)
Arctic Jaeger (1)

Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)


Wetland 13km East of Jurien 19th November 2001
(with Warwick Pickwell from Queensland)
Spotless Crake (1)
Wood Sandpiper (3)


Rottnest Island 14th November 2001
(with Warwick Pickwell from Queensland)
Buff-banded Rail (1) *** my 1st at Rottnest ***
Grey-tailed Tattler (1)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (3)
Red-necked Phalarope (1)
Black-winged Stilt (5) *** my 1st at Rottnest ***
Greater Sand Plover (1)
Rock Parrot (2)


Kings Park 25th August 2001
(Birds Australia WA outing)
Common Bronzewing (1)
Western Spinebill (1)


Hillarys Pelagic Trip 5th August 2001
Southern Giant- Petrel 2 (1)
Cape Petrel 12 (4)
Great-winged Petrel 100+ (60)
Great-winged Petrel (race gouldi) 1 (1) *** my 1st in WA ***
Soft-plumaged Petrel 38 (20)
Shy Albatross (race cauta) 2 (1)
Shy Albatross (race salvini) 1 (1) *** my 1st sighting ***
Yellow-nosed Albatross (race bassi) 280 (70)
Flesh-footed Shearwater 2 (1)
Hutton's Shearwater 45 (10)
Wilson's Storm-Petrel 5 (2)
White-faced Storm-Petrel 22 (10)
Great Skua 36 (9)


Hillarys Pelagic Trip 17th June 2001
Cape Petrel 1 (1)
Great-winged Petrel 5 (2)
Soft-plumaged Petrel 11 (4)
Antarctic Prion 1 (1) *** my 1st sighting ***
Slender-billed Prion 5 (2) *** my 2nd sighting ***
Yellow-nosed Albatross (race bassi) 25 (6)
Wilson's Storm-Petrel 35 (12)
Great Skua 36 (6)
Arctic Tern 1 (1) *** my 3rd sighting ***
Lesser Noddy 1 (1)


Argyle Diamond Mine 27th March to 9th April 2001
Magpie Goose
Royal Spoonbill
Black-necked Stork
Black-shouldered Kite
Baillon's Crake
Red-chested Button-quail
Comb-crested Jacana
Varied Lorikeet
Dollarbird
Bar-breasted Honeyeater nesting in village
Gouldian Finch


Argyle Diamond Mine 27th February to 12th March 2001
Magpie Goose
Pied Cormorant
White-necked Heron
Black Bittern Gap Dam
Black-necked Stork
Black-shouldered Kite
White-bellied Sea-Eagle
Peregrine Falcon
Brolga
Caspian Tern
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Fork-tailed Swift
Bar-breasted Honeyeater nesting in village
Sandstone Shrike-thrush
Olive-backed Oriole
Star Finch
Gouldian Finch


Argyle Diamond Mine 2nd to 15th January 2001
Green Pygmy-goose
Black-shouldered Kite
Brolga
Baillon's Crake
White-browed Crake
Red-chested Button-quail
Brush Cuckoo
Common Koel
Fork-tailed Swift
Bar-breasted Honeyeater nesting in village
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike nesting
White-winged Triller nesting
Olive-backed Oriole
Black-faced Woodswallow nesting
Star Finch


Bungendore State Forest 1st January 2001
(checking traps with Tony Kirkby)
Yellow-footed Antechinus (Antechinus flavipes leucogaster) *** my 1st sighting ***
(Menetia greyii) (3)

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