Flora and Fauna

Bird list

Common name Comment
Stubble Quail Historic record
Brown Quail Present in small numbers
Freckled Duck Rare Visitor
Blue-billed Duck Present in small numbers
Musk Duck Uncommon visitor
Black Swan Common
Australian Shelduck Rare Visitor
Australian Wood Duck Rare Visitor
Pacific Black Duck Common
Australasian Shoveler Uncommon visitor
Grey Teal Common
Chestnut Teal Abundant
Pink-eared Duck Rare Visitor
Hardhead Present in small numbers
Australasian Grebe Uncommon visitor
Hoary-headed Grebe Common
Great Crested Grebe Uncommon visitor
Little Penguin Rare Visitor
Short-tailed Shearwater Rare Visitor/summer
Fluttering Shearwater Rare Visitor
Australasian Gannet Present in small numbers/winter
Little Pied Cormorant Common
Pied Cormorant Common
Little Black Cormorant Common
Great Cormorant Uncommon visitor
Darter Uncommon visitor
Australian Pelican Present in small numbers
White-faced Heron Present in small numbers
Little Egret Uncommon visitor
White-necked Heron Rare Visitor
Great Egret Uncommon visitor
Cattle Egret Rare Visitor
Nankeen Night Heron Rare Visitor
Little Bittern Historic record
Australasian Bittern Vagrant
Australian White Ibis Common
Straw-necked Ibis Uncommon visitor
Royal Spoonbill Uncommon visitor
Yellow-billed Spoonbill Rare Visitor
Black-shouldered Kite Uncommon visitor
Whistling Kite Rare Visitor
White-bellied Sea-Eagle Vagrant
Spotted Harrier Historic record
Swamp Harrier Rare Visitor
Brown Goshawk Rare Visitor
Brown Falcon Uncommon visitor
Australian Hobby Uncommon visitor
Black Falcon Historic record
Peregrine Falcon Rare Visitor
Nankeen Kestrel Uncommon visitor
Buff-banded Rail Rare Visitor
Lewin's Rail Historic record
Baillon's Crake Present in small numbers
Australian Spotted Crake Present in small numbers
Spotless Crake Present in small numbers
Purple Swamphen Common
Dusky Moorhen Common
Black-tailed Native-hen Uncommon visitor
Eurasian Coot Abundant
Painted Button-quail Historic record
Latham's Snipe Rare Visitor/summer
Black-tailed Godwit Vagrant
Bar-tailed Godwit Rare Visitor/summer
Eastern Curlew Rare Visitor/summer
Marsh Sandpiper Vagrant/summer
Common Greenshank Present in small numbers/summer
Wood Sandpiper Historic record/summer
Common Sandpiper Rare Visitor/summer
Grey-tailed Tattler Vagrant/summer
Ruddy Turnstone Rare Visitor/summer
Great Knot Vagrant/summer
Red Knot Vagrant/summer
Sanderling Vagrant/summer
Red-necked Stint Common/summer
Pectoral Sandpiper Vagrant/summer
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Common/summer
Curlew Sandpiper Common/summer
Pied Oystercatcher Present in small numbers
Sooty Oystercatcher Uncommon visitor
Black-winged Stilt Present in small numbers
Banded Stilt Vagrant
Red-necked Avocet Rare Visitor
Pacific Golden Plover Rare Visitor/summer
Grey Plover Rare Visitor/summer
Red-capped Plover Present in small numbers
Double-banded Plover Rare Visitor/winter
Black-fronted Dotterel Uncommon visitor
Red-kneed Dotterel Rare Visitor
Banded Lapwing Historic record
Masked Lapwing Present in small numbers
Arctic Jaeger Rare Visitor/summer
Pacific Gull Present in small numbers
Silver Gull Abundant
Caspian Tern Uncommon visitor
Crested Tern Common
Common Tern Uncommon visitor/summer
Little Tern Rare Visitor/summer
Fairy Tern Rare Visitor
Whiskered Tern Uncommon visitor/summer
White-winged Black Tern Rare Visitor/summer
Crested Pigeon Present in small numbers
Galah Uncommon visitor
Long-billed Corella Rare Visitor
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Rare Visitor
Rainbow Lorikeet Uncommon visitor
Purple-crowned Lorikeet Rare Visitor
Musk Lorikeet Rare Visitor
Blue-winged Parrot Rare Visitor
Orange-bellied Parrot Vagrant
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo Present in small numbers/summer
Brush Cuckoo Rare Visitor/summer
Barn Owl Rare Visitor
White-throated Needletail Rare Visitor/summer
Fork-tailed Swift Historic record/summer
Superb Fairy-wren Present in small numbers
White-browed Scrubwren Rare Visitor
Striated Fieldwren Rare Visitor
Yellow-rumped Thornbill Present in small numbers
Yellow Thornbill Rare Visitor
Red Wattlebird Uncommon visitor
Little Wattlebird Uncommon visitor
Singing Honeyeater Uncommon visitor
White-plumed Honeyeater Present in small numbers
New Holland Honeyeater Present in small numbers
White-fronted Chat Present in small numbers
Flame Robin Rare Visitor/winter
Magpie-lark Present in small numbers
Grey Fantail Uncommon visitor
Willie Wagtail Present in small numbers
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike Rare Visitor
Australian Magpie Present in small numbers
Little Raven Present in small numbers
Singing Bushlark Historic record
Richard's Pipit Uncommon visitor
Welcome Swallow Present in small numbers
Tree Martin Historic record
Fairy Martin Rare Visitor
Clamorous Reed-Warbler Present in small numbers/summer
Little Grassbird Present in small numbers
Rufous Songlark Rare Visitor
Golden-headed Cisticola Present in small numbers
Silvereye Present in small numbers
Introduced species  Comment
Skylark Uncommon visitor
House Sparrow Common
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Rare Visitor
European Greenfinch Uncommon visitor
European Goldfinch Uncommon visitor
Rock Dove Present in small numbers
Spotted Turtle-Dove Present in small numbers
Common Blackbird Present in small numbers
Song Thrush Vagrant
Common Starling Common
Common Myna Common

Compiled by Friends of Williamstown Wetlands. 

It would be appreciated if any rare, unusual or new sightings were reported to Richard Leppitt on 9397 5415 or leppittrichard4@ gmail.com.

See the bird gallery for images of many of these birds.