Birding in WA

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Subject: Birding in WA
From: "Kurtis Lindsay" <>
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2006 23:40:29 +1000
Hi all,

Spent a week birding in WA from the 9-16 of July.
Saw a total of 102 species from the areas of Perth, Geraldton & Cue.

Spent a day in Perth City observed many of the usual locals like Rainbow 
Lorikeet, Singing Honeyeater & Laughing Dove also saw large numbers of Darter 
around the swan river, up to 7 seen in a group perched upon a jetty.

Drove north to Gerladton seeing quite a few species along the way notably 
Short-billed Black Cockatoo,Western Corella,Western Rosella, large flocks of 
silvereye, and an Osprey feeding on a large fish at Leeman Bay.

Moved further north to Kalbarri national park and trekked the Murchison River 
walking track, saw quite a few species here including dozens of lone Grey 
Fantails everywhere, Inland and Chestnut-rumped thornbill, two Fairywren 
species,Blackeared Cuckoo and many pairs of Red-capped Robin.
Travelled out west to Cue saw many of species seen in the previous locations 
along with Crested Bellbird,Ground Cuckooshrike & Grey-crowned Babbler, Lake 
Austin which is east of Cue had a fair level of water and produced hundreds of 
Shelduck & Grey Teal, Red-necked Avocet and the two Stilt species Banded being 
least common.

Saw an unidentified water flying over head of Lake Austin, notes tell me it had 
a noticable white underside, medium length black bill, distinct eyebrow and was 
making a very far crying piercing shriek as it flew over head into the distance 
sounding not unlike a call of a magpie.

Below is the total list of birds:

Musk Duck
Black Swan
Australian Shelduck
Australian Wood Duck
Pacific Black Duck
Grey Teal
Australian Grebe
Little Pied Cormorant
Pied Cormorant
Great Cormorant
Little Black Cormorant
White-faced Heron
Eastern Reef Egret
White-necked Heron
Great Egret
Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Sacred Ibis
Straw-necked Ibis
Whistling Kite
White-bellied Sea-eagle
Collared Sparrowhark
Wedge-tailed Eagle
Little Eagle
Brown Falcon
Nankeen Kestrel
Australian Hobby
Eurasian Coot
Red-necked Avocet
Banded Stilt
Black-winged Stilt
Red-capped Plover
Black-fronted Dotteral
Pied Oystercatcher
Banded Lapwing
Pacific Gull
Silver gull
Crested Tern
Whiskered Tern
Rock Dove
Laughing Turtle-dove
Spotted Turtle-dove
Crested Pigeon
Red-tailed Black Cockatoo
Short-billed Black Cockatoo
Little Corella
Western Corella
Australian Ring-neck
Western Rosella
Red-capped Parrot
Black-eared Cuckoo
Horsefield's Bronze-cuckoo
Laughing Kookaburra
Splendid Fairy-wren
Variegated Fairy-wren
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren
Striated Pardalote
White-browed Scrubwren
Western gerygone
Inland Thornbill
Yellow-rumped Thornbill
Red Wattlebird
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater
Yellow-throated Miner
Singing Honeyeater
Brown Honeyeater
White-cheeked Honeyeater
White-plumed Honeyeater
Red-capped Robin
White-browed Babbler
Grey-crowned Babbler
Crested Bellbird
Rufous Whistler
Grey Shrike-thrush
Grey Fantail
Willie Wagtail
Black-faced Cuckooshrike
Ground Cuckooshrike
Black-faced Woodswallow
Little Woodswallow
Pied Butcherbird
grey Butcherbird
grey Currawong
Australian Raven
Little Crow
Richards Pipit
Zebra Finch
White-backed Swallow
Tree Martin
Welcome Swallow
Clamerous Reed-warbler

Kurtis Lindsay

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