Williamstown Wetlands - Bird Sighting List

 

Ducks, Geese & Swans

 

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1 Black Swan Common, abundant Wader Beach, small numbers on freshwater lakes
2 Freckled Duck Rare visitor, dabbling & filtering duck, freshwater lakes
3 Australian Shelduck Rare visitor, grazing, versatile duck, freshwater lakes & tidal shore
4 Pink-eared Duck Present/winter & spring, filter feeding duck, freshwater lakes
5 Australian Wood Duck Rare visitor, grazing duck, near freshwater lakes
6 Pacific Black Duck Common, dabbling & filtering duck
7 Australasian Shoveler Present in small numbers, filter feeding duck, open water freashwater lakes
8 Grey Teal Abundant, coastal Wader Beach & freshwater lakes
9 Chestnut Teal Common in small numbers, Coastal, Wader Beach & freshwater lakes
10 Hardhead Present in small numbers, diving duck, open water freshwater lakes
11 Blue-billed Duck Present in small numbers, diving duck, freshwater lakes
12 Musk Duck Rare visitor, diving duck, freshwater lakes

 

Pheasants, Fowls and Allies

 
13 Stubble Quail Historic Record - no recent sightings
14 Brown Quail Present in small numbers

 

Penguins

 
15 Little Penguin Rare visitor, coastal

 

Shearwaters

 
16 Short-tailed Shearwater Rare visitor/summer, coastal
17 Fluttering Shearwater Rare visitor, coastal vistor from NZ

 

Grebes

 
18 Australasian Grebe Present in small numbers, prefers freshwater lakes
19 Hoary-headed Grebe Common, estuaries & freshwater lakes
20 Great Crested Grebe Uncommon visitor, open water freshwater lakes

 

Ibises & Spoonbills

 

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21 Australian White Ibis Common visitor - freshwater lakes & Wader Beach
22 Straw-necked Ibis Uncommon visitor - margin freshwater lakes, rarely Wader Beach
23 Royal Spoonbill Common visitor - freshwater lakes & Wader Beach
24 Yellow-billed Spoonbill Uncommon visitor - shallow parts freshwater lakes, Wader Beach

 

Herons & Bitterns

 

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25 Australasian Bittern Vagrant
26 Australasian Little Bittern Historic Record - no recent sightings
27 Nankeen Night Heron Rare visitor
28 Eastern Cattle Egret Rare visitor
29 White-necked Heron Rare visitor
30 Great Egret Uncommon visitor
31 Intermediate Egret Rare Visitor - last observed 31/03/2016 ebird
32 White-faced Heron Present in small numbers
33 Little Egret Uncommon visitor

 

Pelicans

 
34 Australian Pelican Present in small numbers, coastal & freshwater lakes

 

Gannets

 
35 Australasian Gannet Present in small numbers/winter, coastal areas

 

Cormorants

 

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36 Little Pied Cormorant Common, coastal & freshwater wetlands
37 Little Black Cormorant Common, coastal & freshwater wetlands
38 Pied Cormorant Common, coastal & freshwater wetlands
39 Great Cormorant Uncommon visitor, coastal & freshwater wetlands

 

Darters

 
40 Australasian Darter Uncommon visitor, coastal & freshwater wetlands

 

Kites, Hawks & Eagles

 

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41 Black-shouldered Kite Common visitor
42 Little Eagle Uncommon visitor
43 Brown Goshawk Rare visitor
44 Collard Sparrowhawk Rare visitor
45 Swamp Harrier Rare visitor
46 Whistling Kite Rare visitor
47 White-bellied Sea-Eagle Vagrant

 

Rails, Crakes & Coots

 

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48 Buff-banded Rail Present in small numbers, coastal & freshwater wetlands
49 Lewin's Rail Rare visitor, coastal & near coastal wetlands
50 Baillon's Crake Present in small numbers, freshwater & occasionally coastal wetlands
51 Australian Spotted Crake Present in small numbers, freshwater & coastal wetlands
52 Spotless Crake Present in small numbers, wetlands with dense reeds
53 Australasian Swamphen Common, coastal & freshwater wetlands
54 Dusky Moorhen Common, freshwater wetlands
55 Black-tailed Native-hen Present in small numbers/winter & spring, freshwater wetlands
56 Eurasian Coot Abundant, coastal Wader Beach & freshwater lakes

 

Button-quail

 
57 Painted Button-quail Historic Record - no recent sightings

 

Oystercatchers

 

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58 Australasian Pied Oystercatcher Present in small numbers, coastal areas
59 Sooty Oystercatcher Present in small numbers, coastal areas

 

Stilts & Avocets

 

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60 White-headed Stilt Present in medium numbers, coastal & freshwater wetlands
61 Banded Stilt Vagrant, coastal wetlands
62 Red-necked Avocet Rare visitor, coastal & freshwater wetlands

 

Plovers

 

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63 Banded Lapwing Rare visitor
64 Masked Lapwing Present in small numbers
65 Red-kneed Dotterel Present in small numbers
66 Pacific Golden Plover Rare visitor/summer - migratory, breeds N Siberia. Last sighted 24/12/2017
67 Grey Plover Rare visitor/summer - migratory, breeds high Arctic
68 Red-capped Plover Present in small numbers
69 Double-banded Plover Rare visitor/winter - migratory, breeds S Island NZ
70 Black-fronted Dotterel Present in small numbers

 

Sandpipers & Snipes (Migratory Birds) See the Migratory Birds Gallery

71 Latham's Snipe Rare visitor/spring & summer - breeds Japan
72 Black-tailed Godwit Vagrant - breeds S Siberia
73 Bar-tailed Godwit Rare visitor/spring & summer - breeds W Alaska
74 Eastern Curlew Rare visitor/summer - breeds Siberia & Manchuria
75 Marsh Sandpiper Vagrant/spring & summer - breeds E Europe & E Siberia
76 Common Greenshank Present in small numbers/spring & summer - breeds, S Siberia
77 Grey-tailed Tattler Vagrant/summer - breeds Siberia
78 Common Sandpiper Rare visitor/spring & summer - breeds mid N latitudes Europe & Asia
79 Ruddy Turnstone Rare visitor/spring & summer - breeds Siberian tundra
80 Great Knot Vagrant/summer - breeds mountain tundra Anadyr Russia
81 Red Knot Vagrant/spring & summer - breeds N America, Russia, Greenland & Spitsbergen
82 Sanderling Vagrant/summer - breeds high Arctic
83 Red-necked Stint Common/spring & summer - breeds foothills tundra arctic Siberia
84 Pectoral Sandpiper Rare/spring & summer - breeds near arctic Siberia & N America
85 Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Common/spring & summer - breeds tundra N Siberia
86 Curlew Sandpiper Uncommon/spring & summer - breeds arctic Siberia

 

Gulls & Terns

 

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87 Silver Gull Abundant
88 Pacific Gull Present in small numbers - coastal, sometimes roosts freshwater lakes
89 Gull-billed Tern Rare visitor - coastal
90 Caspian Tern Uncommon visitor - coastal
91 Crested Tern Common - coastal
92 Little Tern Rare visitor/summer - coastal
93 Fairy Tern Rare visitor - coastal
94 Common Tern Uncommon visitor/summer - coastal
95 Whiskered Tern Regular visitor/spring & summer - coastal & freshwater wetlands
96 White-winged Black Tern Rare visitor/summer - coastal & freshwater wetlands

 

Skuas & Jaegers

 
97 Arctic Jaeger Rare visitor/spring & summer - migratory, breeds Arctic

 

Pigeons & Doves

 
98 Rock Dove Intoduced Species - present in small numbers
99 Spotted Dove Intoduced Species - present in small numbers
100 Crested Pigeon Present in small numbers

 

Cuckoos

 

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101 Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo Present in small numbers/spring & summer
102 Pallid Cuckoo Rare visitor
103 Shinning Bronze Cuckoo Rare visitor
104 Fan-tailed Cuckoo Uncommon visitor
105 Brush Cuckoo Rare visitor/summer

 

Barn Owls

 
106 Eastern Barn Owl Rare visitor

 

Swifts

 
107 White-throated Needletail Rare visitor/summer - migratory, breeds NE Asia

 

Kingfishers

 
108 Laughing Kookaburra Uncommon visitor
109 Sacred Kingfisher Rare visitor

 

Falcons

 
110 Nankeen Kestrel Regular visitor
111 Australian Hobby Uncommon visitor
112 Brown Falcon Uncommon visitor
113 Black Falcon Historic Record - last sighting Birdlife Australia 9/06/2013
114 Peregrine Falcon Rare Visitor

 

Cockatoos

 
115 Galah Uncommon visitor
116 Long-billed Corella Rare visitor
117 Little Corella Rare visitor
118 Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Rare visitor

 

Parrots

 
119 Rainbow Lorikeet Regular visitor
120 Musk Lorikeet Regular visitor
121 Purple-crowned Lorikeet Rare visitor
122 Red-rumped Parrot Rare visitor
123 Blue-winged Parrot Rare visitor
124 Orrange Bellied Parrot Critically endangered - last sighted early 1990s

 

Australasian Wrens

 

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125 Superb Fairy-wren Present in small numbers

 

Honeyeaters

 

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126 Eastern Spinebill Rare visitor
127 New Holland Honeyeater Common
128 White-fronted Chat Present in small numbers
129 Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater Visits in small numbers
130 Little Wattlebird Present in small numbers
131 Red Wattlebird Present in small numbers
132 Noisy Miner Rare visitor
133 Singing Honeyeater Present in small numbers
134 White-plumed Honeyeater Present in small numbers

 

Pardalotes

 
135 Spotted Pardalote Rare visitor

 

Australasian Warblers

 

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136 Striated Fieldwren Rare visitor
137 White-browed Scrubwren Present in small numbers
138 Brown Thornbill Present in small numbers
139 Buff-rumped Thornbill Uncommon visitor
140 Yellow-rumped Thornbill Present in small numbers
141 Yellow Thornbill Rare visitor
142 Striated Thornbill Rare visitor

 

Butcherbirds

 
143 Grey Butcherbird Uncommon visitor
144 Australian Magpie Present in small numbers
145 Pied Currawong Rare visitor

 

Cuckoo-shrikes

 
146 Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike Rare visitor

 

Whistlers

 
147 Rufous Whistler Rare visitor
148 Golden Whistler Rare visitor
149 Grey Shrikethrush Rare visitor

 

Fantails

 

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150 Willie Wagtail Present in small numbers
151 Grey Fantail Present in small numbers

 

Monarchs

 
152 Magpie Lark Present in small numbers

 

Crows

 
153 Little Raven Present in small numbers

 

Australasian Robins

 
154 Flame Robin Rare visitor/winter

 

Larks

 
155 Eurasian Skylark Introduced species - uncommon visitor

 

Swallows

 
156 Welcome Swallow Common
157 Fairy Martin Rare visitor
158 Tree Martin Rare visitor

 

Reed-Warblers

 
159 Australian Reed Warbler Present in small numbers/spring & summer

 

Grassbirds

 
160 Rufous Songlark Rare visitor
161 Brown Songlark Rare visitor
162 Little Grassbird Present in small numbers

 

Cisticolas

 

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163 Golden-headed Cisticola Present in small numbers

 

White-eyes

 
164 Silvereye Present in small numbers

 

Starlings

 
166 Common Myna Common - introduced species
167 Common Starling Common - introduced species

 

Thrushes

 
168 Common Blackbird Common present in small numbers - introduced species
169 Song Thrush Vagrant - introduced species

 

Old World Sparrows

 
170 House Sparrow Common - introduced species
171 Eurasian Tree Sparrow Present in small numbers - introduced species

 

Waxbills

 

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172 Red-browed Finch Visits in small numbers
173 Zebra Finch Rare visitor

 

Wagtails & Pipits

 
174 Australasian Pipit Rare visitor

 

Finches

 
175 European Greenfinch Present in small numbers - introduced species
176 European Goldfinch Present in small numbers - introduced species

 

 

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.