Well, a New Year has arrived and of course that means a new list for birds! We had not done “year lists” until we started here in 2012, because a few other Beat Writers had decided to and really…why not! We have had trip lists, garden lists, Christmas Day lists, etc. for more years than I care to mention and to do a year list is interesting. It makes you aware of how a “common bird” can elude you for days or weeks! Of course I then had to continue and so once again in 2013 I joined others in listing for the year and have just completed the third year in 2014. In Broome it is very easy to get 100 species on January 1st, which looks great for a while, but then you realise that before long other Beat Writers have jumped on aeroplanes and wandered further from home than we have. We have a whole continent here on our doorstep and maybe this year we will wander further, but it is too early to say and we will start the New Year with 108 species for the first day and see where we go from there!

Firstly I would like to just do a little update on the Pied Oystercatcher family that were a large part of my life for the last few weeks of 2014. The last of the three juvenile Pied Oystercatchers was seen with its parents on Christmas day and a couple of days later it had finally gone on its way. The adult Pied Oystercatchers were still at their non-breeding site at Gantheaume Point and will no doubt lay their first eggs for 2015 in the first week of July. I hope they are as successful this year as they were last year.



 Pied Oystercatcher family together for the last time in 2014

We had thought we had completed our year list for 2014, until we had a surprise encounter with a Little Eagle on 28th December. We really thought that we had completed our list then, but on 30th December we had one more surprise. We had walked from Town Beach to the Port in the late afternoon and there were very few shorebirds on the beach due to the “low” high tide, but among them was a Common Redshank! Now, a Common Redshank is just not a “common” bird at all here in Broome and it had in fact been several years since we had seen one. What a nice way to end the year! It was stood beside a locally marked Grey-tailed Tattler, which only carried a faded plain yellow flag and metal band on its right leg. The use of engraved leg flags over the past 11+ years indicates that it is at least 12 years old. Greater Sand Plovers stood on each side of the pair of birds.


 Common Redshank with Grey-tailed Tattler and a pair of Greater Sand Plovers

I will give you a bit of an explanation how a new-comer to Broome can maximise a day of birding around the town itself at the beginning of the year. A visit behind the Pony Club on the highway into town is a good place to find Little Corella, Black Kites, Whistling Kites, Golden-headed Cisticola, Nankeen Kestrel, Red-backed Fairywren, Gull-billed Terns, Australasian Pipit and Brolga if there is water. A visit to Cable Beach will soon find you some Silver Gulls, Red-capped Plovers, Red-necked Stint and Little Terns. Gantheaume Point is an excellent place to find a wide selection of shorebirds, though not in the large numbers that you get in Roebuck Bay. You will observe Sooty Oystercatchers, Pied Oystercatchers, Whimbrel, Sanderling, Ruddy Turnstone, Greater Sand Plover, Lesser Sand Plover, Pacific Golden Plover, Common Sandpiper and Grey-tailed Tattler. They are quite well camouflaged in the rocks and will often fly ahead if you are not aware of their presence. The Eastern Reef Egret grey morph is a lot more common around Broome than the white morph, but sometimes both are present. An Eastern Osprey nests in the lighthouse tower at Gantheaume Point, so always check that area for the species.

If the gravel road is open you can take that to the port area to look for Brown Booby and another Eastern Osprey nests on the wharf and also on the top of one of the fuel tanks near the port. A drive up to the clubhouse at the Golf Club can produce White-throated Honeyeaters if the trees are in flower and then you should head for the Poo Ponds off Clementson Street. The Poo Ponds are where you will add a good variety of ducks including Pink-eared Ducks, Pacific Black Ducks, Plumed-whistling Ducks, Grey Teal and Hardhead. Barn Swallows are often on the fence-line and Rainbow Bee-eaters. Australian Pelicans roost along with Royal Spoonbills and White Ibis and on the rock walls and you may even spot a Swinhoe’s Snipe in the grass if you are lucky! Eurasian Coot and Australasian Grebe are often present in one of the ponds.

A visit to the public swimming pool is worthwhile, but not for a swim if you want to observe birds! You drive beyond the pool to the sports field and often there are Little Curlew there this time of year and also Eastern Yellow Wagtail. Masked Lapwings stand in the shade of the trees and Magpie-larks wander the area. In fact one pair has collected mud from recent rains and they have built a nest on the bottom of the ladder of the pylon in the car-park!



Magpie-lark nest on a ladder!

Right in town you do need to wander down Streeter’s jetty to find the Red-headed Honeyeaters, Dusky Gerygone, Mangrove Golden Whistler and Yellow White-eyes, but there’s no guarantee that you will get all of those species in one visit! After the ten species we had observed in our garden before we set off on New Year’s Day we were able to achieve 88 species just doing this loop around the town. We then went out to a local clay-pan to find some species that we only find there, but it was the shortest trip we have ever made due to inclement weather. You don’t risk getting caught on a bush track when these weather systems are fast approaching! We did add 17 species, though, and then came back home with a detour into Morrell Park and found an Australian Magpie close to town. The late afternoon saw a Black-shouldered Kite fly along our back fence and the day was completed at 108!


Weather to make you get out of the bush!

If you do only have a short time in Broome you really can achieve a lot if you are making a bird list for the town and I hope that one day many of you will be inspired to visit. The most popular time for tourists is May to September, but the most popular time for birds (especially shorebirds) is September to May!!

Once again for my Australian birds I will use the “Christidis and Boles 2008 key to species names” and list them in the order that they come on that list. For birds listed as “seen in Broome” the location covers an area that is no further than 70kms from the Broome Bird Observatory unless otherwise stated. If there is a post that I have done that covers any of the species I will attach a link to it. For all my other posts you can click on Clare M. This was last updated December 3rd and my main goal is to have fun birding and list what I see.

  1. Emu-Dromalus novaehollandiae-Melbourne, March 22nd & near Camballin, WA June 30th
  2. Helmeted Guineafowl-Numida meleagris-Broome, January 1st
  3. Brown Quail-Coturnix ypsilophora-near Willare-inland from Broome, May 24th
  4. Indian Peafowl-Pavo cristatatusBroome, January 1st
  5. Magpie Goose-Anseranas semipalmata-Melbourne, March 22nd
  6. Plumed Whistling-DuckDendrocygna eytoniBroome, January 1st
  7. Wandering Whistling-Duck-Dendrocygna arcuata-Broome, January 1st
  8. Musk Duck-Biziura lobata-Melbourne, March 20th
  9. Freckled Duck-Stictonetta naevosaMelbourne, March 20th
  10. Cape Barren Goose-Cereopsis novaehollandiae-Melbourne, March 20th
  11. Black SwanCygnus atratus-Melbourne, February 8th & Broome, June 21st
  12. Radjah Shelduck-Tadorna radjah-Parrys Nature Reserve, July 2nd
  13. Australian Shelduck-Tadorna tadornoides-Melbourne, March 20th
  14. Australian Wood Duck-Chenonetta jubata-Broome, January 26th
  15. Pink-eared Duck-Malacorhynchus membranaceus-Broome, January 1st
  16. Green Pygmy-Goose-Nettapus pulchellus-near Derby, May 25th
  17. Australian Shoveler-Anas rhynchotisMelbourne, March 20th
  18. Grey Teal-Anas gracilis-Broome, January 1st
  19. Chestnut Teal-Anas castanea-Melbourne, February 7th
  20. Pacific Black Duck-Anas superciliosa-Broome, January 1st
  21. Hardhead-Aythya australis-Broome, January 1st
  22. Blue-billed Duck-Oxyura australis-Melbourne, March 20th
  23. Australasian GrebeTachybaptus novaehollandiae, Broome, January 1st
  24. Hoary-headed Grebe-Poliocephalus poliocephalus-Broome, January 26th
  25. Great Crested Grebe-Podiceps cristatusMelbourne, March 20th
  26. Rock Dove-Columba livia-Melbourne, February 7th
  27. Spotted Dove-Streptopelia chinesis-Melbourne, February 7th
  28. Common Bronzewing-Phaps chalcoptera-Fairfield Leopold Road, June 14th
  29. Flock Bronzewing-Phaps histrionica-Parrys Nature Reserve, July 2nd
  30. Crested PigeonOcyphaps lophotes-Broome, January 1st
  31. Spinifex Pigeon-Geophaps plumifera-Tanami Road, June 30th
  32. Spinifex Pigeon-Geophaps ferruginea-Pear Creek, Pilbara, November 14th
  33. White-quilled Rock-Pigeon-Petrophassa albipennis-O’Donnell Range, July 1st
  34. Diamond DoveGeopelia cuneata-Broome, January 11th
  35. Peaceful Dove-Geopelia striataBroome, January 1st
  36. Bar-shouldered Dove-Geopelia humeralis-Broome, January 1st
  37. Tawny Frogmouth-Podargus strigoides-Halls Creek, July 1st
  38. Australian Owlet-NightjarAegotheles cristatus-near Camballin, September 3rd
  39. Fork-tailed Swift-Apus pacificus-Broome, January 8th
  40. Streaked Shearwater-Calonectris leucomelas-deceased-Broome, January 1st
  41. Little Penguin-Eudyptula minor-Melbourne, February 19th
  42. Lesser Frigatebird-Fregata ariel-Broome, January 4th
  43. Australasian Gannet-Morus serrator-Melbourne, March 20th
  44. Brown BoobySula leucogaster-Broome, January 1st
  45. Australasian Darter-Anhinga novaehollandiae-Broome, January 1st
  46. Little Pied Cormorant-Microcarbo melanoleucos-Broome, January 1st
  47. Great Cormorant-Phalacrocorax carbo-Melbourne, February 9th
  48. Little Black Cormorant-Phalacrocorax sulcirostris-Broome, January 1st
  49. Pied Cormorant-Phalacrocorax varius-Broome, January 1st
  50. Australian Pelican-Pelecanus conspicillatus-Broome, January 1st
  51. Black-necked Stork-Ephippiorrhynchus asiaticus-near Willare-inland from Broome, May 24th
  52. Black BitternIxobrychus flavicollos-Windjana Gorge, June 14th
  53. White-necked Heron-Ardea pacificaBroome, May 17th
  54. Eastern Great EgretArdea modesta-Broome, January 1st
  55. Intermediate Egret-Ardea intermedia-Broome, January 1st
  56. Cattle Egret-Bubulcus ibis-Parrys Nature Reserve, July 3rd
  57. Striated HeronButorides striata-Broome, May 19th
  58. Pied Heron-Egretta picata-Kununurra, July 3rd
  59. White-faced Heron-Egretta novaehollandiae-Broome, January 1st
  60. Little Egret-Egretta garzetta-Broome, January 7th
  61. Eastern Reef Egret-grey morph-Egretta sacra-Broome, January 1st
  62. Eastern Reef Egret-white morph-Egretta sacra-Broome, January 1st
  63. Nankeen Night-Heron-Nycticorax caledonicus-Broome, January 1st
  64. Glossy Ibis-Plegadis flacinellus-Broome, January 1st
  65. Australian White Ibis-Threskiornis molucca-Broome, January 1st
  66. Straw-necked IbisThreskiornis spinicollis-Broome, January 1st
  67. Royal Spoonbill-Platalea regia-Broome, January 3rd
  68. Yellow-billed Spoonbill-Platalea flavipes-Melbourne, March 20th
  69. Eastern OspreyPandion cristatus-Broome, January 1st
  70. Black-shouldered KiteElanus axillaris-Broome, January 1st
  71. Square-tailed Kite-Lophoictnia isura-Broome, January 11th
  72. Black-breasted BuzzardHamirostra melanostemon-Broome, January 11th
  73. White-bellied Sea EagleHaliaeetus leucogaster-Broome, January 1st
  74. Whistling Kite-Haliastur sphenurus-Broome, January 1st
  75. Brahminy Kite-Haliastur indus-Broome, January 2nd
  76. Black Kite-Milvus migrans-Broome, January 1st
  77. Brown Goshawk-Accipter fasciatusBroome, January 1st
  78. Collared Sparrowhawk-Accipiter cirrocephalis-Broome, May 15th
  79. Spotted Harrier-Circus assimilis-Broome, January 11th
  80. Swamp Harrier-Circus approximansMelbourne, March 20th
  81. Wedge-tailed EagleAquila audax-Broome, January 11th
  82. Little Eagle-Hieraaetus morphnoides-Broome, January 1st
  83. Nankeen KestrelFalco cenchroides-Broome, January 1st
  84. Brown FalconFalco berigora-Broome, January 1st
  85. Australian Hobby-Falco longipennis-Broome, May 17th
  86. Black Falcon-Falco subniger-Doolena Gorge, Pilbara, November 15th
  87. Peregrine Falcon-Falco peregrinus-Broome, January 26th
  88. BrolgaGrus rubicunda-Broome, January 11th
  89. Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio-Broome, January 1st
  90. Buff-banded Rail-Gallirallus phillippensisMelbourne, April 3rd
  91. Baillon’s Crake-Porzana pusilla-near Palm Springs, September 6th
  92. Spotless Crake-Porzana tabuensis-Melbourne, March 20th and Broome, May 24th
  93. Black-tailed Native-hen- Tribonyx vertralis-Opthalmia Dam near Newman, November 17th
  94. Dusky Moorhen-Gallinula tenebrosa-Melbourne, February 7th
  95. Eurasian Coot-Fulica atra-Broome, January 1st
  96. Australian Bustard-Ardeotis australis-Kununurra, July 4th
  97. Bush Stone-curlew-Burhinus grallarius-near Willare-inland from Broome, May 24th
  98. Beach Stone-curlewEsacus magnirostris-Broome, May 20th
  99. Australian Pied OystercatcherHaematopus longirostris-Broome, January 4th
  100. Sooty Oystercatcher-Haematopus fuliginosus-Broome-January 1st
  101. Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus-Broome, January 1st
  102. Red-necked Avocet-Recurvirostra novahollandiae-Melbourne, March 20th
  103. Banded StiltCladorhynchus leucocephalus-Melbourne, March 20th
  104. Pacific Golden Plover-Pluvialis fulva-Broome, January 1st
  105. Grey Plover-Pluvialis squatarola-Broome, January 4th
  106. Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubiusBroome, September 25th
  107. Red-capped PloverCharadrius ruficapillus-Broome, January 1st
  108. Double-banded Plover-Charadrius bicinctus-Melbourne, March 20th
  109. Lesser Sand Plover-Charadrius mongolus-Broome, January 1st
  110. Greater Sand Plover-Charadrius leschenaultii-Broome, January 1st
  111. Oriental Plover-Charadrius veredus-Broome, January 9th
  112. Black-fronted DotterelElseyornis melanops-Broome, January 3rd
  113. Red-kneed Dotterel-Erythrogonys cinctus-Melbourne, February 25th
  114. Banded Lapwing-Vanellus tricolor-Melbourne, March 20th
  115. Masked LapwingVanellus MilesBroome, January 1st
  116. Masked Lapwing-Vanellus novaehollandiae-Melbourne, February 12th
  117. Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus-Broome, January 6th
  118. Comb-crested JacanaIrediparra gallinacea-Parrys Nature Reserve, July 2nd
  119. Australian Painted Snipe-Rostratula australis-Broome, November 10th
  120. Swinhoe’s SnipeGallinago megala-Broome, January 3rd
  121. Black-tailed Godwit-Limosa limosa-near Palm Springs, September 7th
  122. Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica-Broome, January 1st
  123. Little Curlew-Numenius minutusBroome, September 25th
  124. WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus-Broome, January 1st
  125. Eastern Curlew-Numenius madagascariensis-Broome, January 4th
  126. Terek Sandpiper-Xenus cinereus-Broome, January 10th
  127. Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos-Broome, January 1st
  128. Grey-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesBroome, January 1st
  129. Common Greenshank-Tringa nebulariaBroome, January 1st
  130. Marsh Sandpiper-Tringa stagnatilisMelbourne, March 20th
  131. Common Redshank-Tringa totanusBroome, January 8th
  132. Wood Sandpiper-Tringa glareolaBroome, January 26th
  133. Ruddy Turnstone-Arenaria interpresBroome, January 1st
  134. Great KnotCalidris tenuirostris-Broome, January 1st
  135. Red Knot-Calidris canutus-Broome, January 10th
  136. Sanderling-Calidris alba-Broome, January 1st
  137. Temminck’s StintCalidris teminckii-Broome, November 29th-FIRST FOR AUSTRALIA!
  138. Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis-Broome, January 1st
  139. Long-toed Stint-Calidris subminuta-Broome, June 1st
  140. Pectoral Sandpiper-Calidris melanotos-Melbourne, March 20th
  141. Sharp-tailed Sandpiper-Calidris acuminata-Melbourne, March 20th
  142. Curlew Sandpiper-Calidris ferruginea-Broome, January 10th
  143. Broad-billed Sandpiper-Limicola falcinellus-Broome, September 16th
  144. Ruff-Philomachus pugnax-Broome, September 25th
  145. Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarumBroome, January 1st
  146. Australian PratincoleStiltia isabellaBroome, May 17th
  147. Little Tern-Sternula albifrons-Broome, January 1st
  148. Fairy Tern-Sternula nereisCleaverville Beach near Karratha, November 21st
  149. Gull-billed Tern-Gelochelidon nilotica race affinis-Broome, October 1st
  150. Gull-billed Tern-Gelochelidon nilotica race Macro tarsus-Broome, January 1st
  151. Caspian Tern-Hydroprogne caspia-Broome, January 3rd
  152. Whiskered TernChilidonias hybrida-Broome, January 1st
  153. White-winged Black Tern-Chilidonias leucopterus-Broome, January 1st
  154. Roseate Tern-Sterna dougalli-Cleaverville Beach near Karratha, November 21st
  155. Common Tern-Sterna hirundo-Broome, January 1st
  156. Lesser Crested Tern-Thalasseus bengalensis-Broome, June 5th
  157. Crested TernThalasseus bergiiBroome, January 1st
  158. Pacific GullLarus pacificus-Melbourne, February 9th
  159. Silver GullChroicocephalus novaehollandiaeBroome, January 1st
  160. Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo-Calyptorhynchus banksii-Broome, January 1st
  161. Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo-Calyptorhynchus funereus-Geelong, April 18th
  162. GalahEolophus roseicapillus-Broome, January 11th
  163. Long-billed Corella-Cacatua tenuirostrisFebruary 12th
  164. Little Corella-Cacatua sanguinea-Broome, January 1st
  165. Sulphur-crested Cockatoo-Cacatua galeritaMelbourne, February 12th
  166. Cockatiel-Nymphicus hollandicus-Broome, May 17th
  167. Red-collared Lorikeet-Trichoglossus haematodus-race rubritorquis-Broome, January 1st
  168. Rainbow Lorikeet-Trichoglossus haematodus-Melbourne, February 7th
  169. Varied Lorikeet-Psitteutales versicolor-Negri River, July 8th
  170. Musk Lorikeet-Glossopsitta concinna-Geelong, April 18th
  171. Australian King-Parrot-Alisterus scapularis-Melbourne, March 29th
  172. Red-winged ParrotAprosmictus erythropterusBroome, January 1st
  173. Crimson Rosella-Platycercus elegans-Melbourne, March 16th
  174. Eastern Rosella-Platycercus eximiusMelbourne, March 16th
  175. Northern Rosella-Platycercus venustus-O’Donnell Ranges, July 2nd
  176. Australian Ringneck-Barnardius zonarius-De Grey River, Pilbara, November 14th
  177. Red-rumped Parrot-Psephotus haemotonotus-Melbourne, February 15th
  178. Budgerigar-Melopsittacus undulatus-Broome, May 17th
  179. Pheasant CoucalCentropus phasianninus-Broome, January 1st
  180. Channel-billed Cuckoo-Scythrops novaehollandiae-Broome, December 3rd
  181. Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo-Chalcites basalis-Broome, January 1st
  182. Black-eared Cuckoo-Chalcites oscularis-De Grey River, Pilbara, November 22nd
  183. Pallid Cuckoo-Cacomantis pallidusBroome, January 1st
  184. Brush CuckooCacomantis variolosusBroome, January 1st
  185. Barking OwlNinox connivens-near Willare-inland from Broome, May 24th
  186. Southern Boobook-Ninox novaeseelandiae-near Willare-inland from Broome, May 24th
  187. Azure Kingfisher-Ceyx azureusBehn River, July 6th
  188. Laughing KookaburraDacelo novaeguineaeMelbourne, February 12th
  189. Blue-winged KookaburraDacelo leachii-Broome, January 1st
  190. Red-backed Kingfisher-Todiramphus pyrrhopygius-Broome, May 24th
  191. Sacred Kingfisher-Todiramphus sanctus-Broome, January 1st
  192. Collared Kingfisher-Todiramphus chloris-Derby, September 9th
  193. Rainbow Bee-eater-Merops ornatus-Broome, January 1st
  194. Dollarbird-Eurystomus orientalis-Broome, January 1st
  195. Superb Lyrebird-Menura novaehollandiae-Melbourne, March 29th
  196. White-throated Treecreeper-Cormobates leucophaea-Melbourne, March 29th
  197. Brown Treecreeper-Climacteris picumnusMelbourne, March 29th
  198. Black-tailed Treecreeper-Climacteris melanura-Broome, January 11th
  199. Western Bowerbird-Ptilonorhynchus guttatus-Mt Robinson, Pilbara, November 17th
  200. Great Bowerbird-Ptilonorhynchus nuchalis-Broome, January 1st
  201. Superb Fairywren-Malurus cyaneus-Melbourne, February 15th
  202. Red-backed Fairywren-Malurus melanocephalus-Broome, January 1st
  203. White-winged Fairywren-Malurus leucopterus-Millstream Chichester National Park, November 19th
  204. Variegated Fairywren-Malurus lamberti-Broome, May 22nd
  205. White-browed Scrubwren-Sericornis frontalis-Melbourne, February 11th
  206. Striated Fieldwren-Calamanthus fuliginosus-Melbourne, March 20th
  207. Weebill-Smicrornis brevirostris-Broome, January 26th
  208. Mangrove Gerygone-Gerygone levigaster-Broome, January 1st
  209. Western Gerygone-Gerygone fusca-Tom Price, November 18th
  210. Dusky Gerygone-Gerygone tenebrosa-Derby, September 9th
  211. Green-backed Gerygone-Gerygone chloronota-Geikie Gorge, June 13th
  212. White-throated Gerygone-Gerygone albogularis-Broome, January 1st
  213. Striated Thornbill-Acanthiza lineataMelbourne, April 3rd
  214. Yellow-rumped Thornbill-Acanthiza chrysorrhoa-Melbourne, March 22nd
  215. Buff-rumped Thornbill-Acanthiza reguloidesMelbourne, March 29th
  216. Brown Thornbill-Acanthiza pusilla-Melbourne, February 12th
  217. Spotted Pardalote-Pardalotus punctatusMelbourne, March 22nd
  218. Red-browed PardalotePardalotus rubricatus-Broome, May 17th
  219. Striated Pardalote-Pardalotus striatus-Broome, January 11th
  220. Eastern Spinebill-Acanthorhynchus tenuirostrisMelbourne, February 15th
  221. Pied Honeyeater-Certhionyx variegatus-Fortescue River, Pilbara, November 16th
  222. Yellow-faced Honeyeater-Lichenostomus chrysopsMelbourne, March 29th
  223. Singing Honeyeater-Lichenostomus virenscens-Broome, January 1st
  224. White-gaped Honeyeater-Lichenostomus unicolor-Broome, January 1st
  225. White-eared Honeyeater-Lichenostomus leucotis-Melbourne, April 3rd
  226. Grey-headed Honeyeater-Lichenostomus keartlandi-Wolfe Creek Crater, June 30th
  227. Grey-fronted HoneyeaterLichenostomus plumulus-Tanami Road, June 30th
  228. Yellow-tinted Honeyeater-Lichenostomus flavescens-Broome, January 11th
  229. White-plumed Honeyeater-Lichenostomus penicillatus-Melbourne, February 9th
  230. White-plumed Honeyeater-Lichenostomus penicillatus-inland form-Wolfe Creek Crater, June 30th
  231. Bell Miner-Manorina melanophrys-Melbourne, February 10th
  232. Noisy Miner-Manorina melanocephala-Melbourne, February 10th
  233. Yellow-throated Miner-Manorina flavigula-Broome, January 11th
  234. Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater-Acanthagenys rufogularis-Fortescue River, Pilbara, November 16th
  235. Little Wattlebird-Anthochaera carunculata-Melbourne, February 7th
  236. Red Wattlebird-Anthochaera carunculataMelbourne, February 8th
  237. Rufous-throated HoneyeaterConopophila rufogularis-Broome, January 1st
  238. Grey Honeyeater-Conopophila whiteiWittenoom, Pilbara, November 19th
  239. Crimson Chat-Epthianura tricolor-Fortescue River, Pilbara, November 17th
  240. Yellow Chat-Epthianura crocea-Broome, August 11th
  241. White-fronted Chat-Epthianura albifrons-Melbourne, March 20th
  242. Black Honeyeater-Sugomel niger-Fortescue River, Pilbara, November 16th
  243. Dusky Honeyeater-Myzomela obscura-Keep River NP, July 5th
  244. Red-headed Honeyeater-Myzomela erythrocephala-Broome, January 1st
  245. Banded Honeyeater-Cissomela pectoralis-Broome, January 11th
  246. Brown HoneyeaterLichmera indistincta-Broome, January 1st
  247. New Holland Honeyeater-Philidonyris novaehollandiae-Melbourne February 15th
  248. Black-chinned Honeyeater-Melithreptus gularis-Broome, January 14th
  249. Brown-headed Honeyeater-Melithreptus brevirostris-Melbourne, April 3rd
  250. White-throated Honeyeater-Melithreptus albogularis-Broome, January 1st
  251. White-naped Honeyeater-Melithreptus lunatusMelbourne, March 29th
  252. Blue-faced Honeyeater-Entomyzon cyanotisKununurra, July 3rd
  253. Silver-crowned Friarbird-Philemon argenticeps-O’Donnell Ranges, July 1st
  254. Little Friarbird-Philemon citreogulrisBroome, January 1st
  255. Grey-crowned BabblerPomatostomus temporalis-Broome, January 1st
  256. Eastern Whipbird-Psophodes olivaceus-Melbourne, March 29th
  257. Varied Sittella-Daphoenositta chrysoptera-subspecies leucoptera-Broome, May 24th
  258. Varied Sittella-Daphoenositta chrysoptera-subspecies pileata-De Grey River, Pilbara, November 14th
  259. Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike-Coracina novaehollandiae-Broome, January 1st
  260. White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike-Coracina papuensis-near Willare-inland from Broome, May 24th
  261. White-winged Triller-Lalage sueurii-Broome, January 11th
  262. Golden Whistler-Pachycephala pectoralis-Melbourne, March 29th
  263. Mangrove Golden Whistler-Pachycephala melanura-Barred Creek, September 23rd
  264. Rufous Whistler-Pachycephala rufiventris-Broome, January 1st
  265. White-breasted Whistler-Pachycephala lariodes-Barred Creek, September 23rd
  266. Sandstone Shrike-Thrush-Colluricincia woodwardi-Windjana Gorge, June 14th
  267. Grey Shrike-Thrush-Colluricincla harmonica-Broome, January 1st
  268. Crested Bellbird-Oreoica gutturalis-Fortescue River, Pilbara, November 17th
  269. Australasian Figbird-Sphecotheres vielloti-Windjana Gorge, June 14th
  270. Yellow Oriole-Oriolus flavocinctus-Kununurra, July 4th
  271. Olive-backed Oriole-Oriolus sagittatus-Broome, January 1st
  272. White-breasted woodswallow-Artamus leucirynchus-Broome, January 1st
  273. Masked Woodswallow-Artamus personatus-near Fitzroy Crossing, June 12th
  274. Black-faced Woodswallow-Artamus cinereusBroome, January 1st
  275. Dusky Woodswallow-Artamus cyanopterus-Melbourne, March 22nd
  276. Little Woodswallow-Artamus minorBroome, January 15th
  277. Grey Butcherbird-Cracticus torquatus-Melbourne, March 16th
  278. Grey Butcherbird-Cracticus torquatus-silver-backed form-Keep River NP, July 5th
  279. Pied Butcherbird-Cracticus nigrogularis-Broome, January 1st
  280. Australian Magpie-Cracticus tibicenrace eylandtensisBroome, January 1st
  281. Australian Magpie-Cracticus tibicen-White-backed Magpie-Melbourne, February 7th
  282. Australian Magpie-Cracticus tibicen dorsalisPerth, May 11th
  283. Pied Currawong-Strepera graculina-Melbourne, February 7th
  284. Rufous Fantail-Rhipidura rufifronsMelbourne, March 25th
  285. Grey Fantail-Rhipidura albiscapaMelbourne, February 12th
  286. Mangrove Grey Fantail-Rhipidura phasians-Barred Creek, September 23rd
  287. Northern Fantail-Rhipidura rufiventris-Broome, January 15th
  288. Willie-wagtail-Rhipidura leucophrys-Broome, January 1st
  289. Australian Raven-Corvus coronoidesPerth, May 11th
  290. Little Raven-Corvus mellori-Melbourne, February 7th
  291. Little Crow-Corvus bennetti-Doolena Gorge, Pilbara, November 15th
  292. Torresian Crow-Corvus orru-Broome, January 1st
  293. Broad-billed Flycatcher-Myiagra ruficollis-Barred Creek, September 23rd
  294. Leaden Flycatcher-Myiagra rubecula-Windjana Gorge, June 14th
  295. Shining Flycatcher-Myiagra alectoKununurra, July 4th
  296. Restless Flycatcher-Myiagra inquieta-Melbourne, March 22nd
  297. Paperbark Flycatcher-Myiagra nana-Broome, January 1st
  298. Magpie-lark-Grallina cyanoleuca-Broome, January 1st
  299. Jacky Winter-Microeca fascinans-Broome, January 26th
  300. Lemon-bellied Flycatcher-Microeca flavigaster-Broome, January 11th
  301. Red-capped Robin-Petroica goodenoviiFortescue River, Pilbara, November 17th
  302. Flame Robin-Petroica phoenicea-Melbourne, March 29th
  303. Eastern Yellow Robin-Eopsaltria australis-Melbourne, March 29th
  304. White-browed Robin-Poecilodryas superciliosa-Negri River, July 7th
  305. Horsefield’s Bushlark-Mirafra javanica-Broome, January 1st
  306. Eurasian Skylark-Alauda arvensis-Melbourne, March 20th
  307. Golden-headed Cisticola-Cisticola exilisBroome, January 1st
  308. Australian Reed-Warbler-Acrocephalus australis-Melbourne, February 12th
  309. Little Grassbird-Megalurus gramineus-Melbourne, February 22nd
  310. Rufous Songlark-Cincloramphus cruralis-near Derby, May 25th
  311. Brown Songlark-Cincloramphus cruralis-Broome, January 11th
  312. Yellow White-eyeZosterrops luteus-Broome, January 1st
  313. Silvereye-Zosterops lateralisMelbourne, February 10th
  314. Barn Swallow-Hirundo rusticaBroome, January 1st
  315. Welcome Swallow-Hirundo neoxena-Melbourne, February 12th
  316. Fairy Martin-Petrochelidon ariel-Broome, January 1st
  317. Tree Martin-Petrochelidon nigricans-Broome, May 17th
  318. Common Blackbird-Turdus merulaMelbourne, February 8th
  319. Common Starling-Sturnus vulgarisMelbourne, February 10th
  320. Common Myna-Sturnus tristis-Melbourne, February 7th
  321. Mistletoebird-Dicaeum hirundinaceum-Broome, January 1st
  322. Zebra FinchTaeniopygia guttata-Broome, January 10th
  323. Double-barred FinchTaeniopygia bichenovii-Broome, January 1st
  324. Long-tailed FinchPoephila acuticauda-Broome, January 11th
  325. Masked Finch-Poephila personata-Fletcher’s Creek, June 14th
  326. Crimson Finch-Neochimia phaeton-Geikie Gorge, June 13th
  327. Star FinchNeochimia ruficaudaMyroodah Crossing, June 28th
  328. Red-browed Finch-Neochima temporalis-Melbourne, March 20th
  329. Painted Finch-Emblema picturn-near Palm Springs, September 7th
  330. Gouldian Finch-Erythrura gouldiae-Fletcher’s Creek, June 15th
  331. Yellow-rumped Mannikin-Lonchura flaviprymnaKununurra, July 4th
  332. Chestnut-breasted-MannikinsLonchura castaneothorax-Kununurra, July 4th
  333. Pictorella MannikinHeteromunia pectoralisBroome, May 17th
  334. House Sparrow-Passer domesticusMelbourne, February 7th
  335. Australasian Pipit-Anthus novaeseelandiae-Broome, January 1st
  336. Red-throated Pipit-Anthus cervinus-Broome, January 6th
  337. Eastern Yellow WagtailMotacilla tschutschenis-Broome, January 1st
  338. White Wagtail-Motacilla alba-Broome, January 6th
  339. European Goldfinch-Carduelis carduelisMelbourne, March 20th
  340. Domestic Duck-Anas platyrhynchos domesticusMelbourne, February 10th
Written by Clare M
Clare and her husband, Grant, have lived permanently in Broome, Western Australia since 1999 after living in various outback locations around Western Australia and Darwin. She has lived in the Middle East and the United States and traveled extensively in Europe. She monitors Pied Oystercatchers breeding along a 23km stretch of Broome's coastline by bicycle and on foot. She chooses not to participate in social media, but rather wander off into the bush for peace and tranquility. Thankfully she can write posts in advance and get away from technology!