Well, another New Year crept up on us once again and once again I will commit to listing on the website! This all started way back in 2012 and several of us continued on in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Just looking at everyone’s lists over the years you can see how varied our birding lives can be. My lists have only covered one continent, Australia, so the numbers have remained quite similar from year to year. However, it is interesting that some bird species can be seen in January one year and for various reasons may not be observed until much later in the year on other years. What we observe on January 1st in any year is usually tide dependent as far as shorebirds go and any birds that may be observed at the ephemeral lakes is highly variable. Some years we can’t get to the ephemeral lakes in January due to the flooding rains and track closures, but this year the lakes are very close to be entirely dry. We started our birding year at home in the garden and then headed for the last remaining water in the ephemeral lakes and returned to town across the open plains to visit the shores of Roebuck Bay to add the majority of our local shorebirds to the 2016 Year List. Our day ended with a total of 122, but the day was a birding surprise day. Many birds we would not have expected to necessarily make it onto the list so early in the year were present even if only singularly and other common birds chose not to be observed on the first day of the year. That’s the best thing about birding….you just never know what you may observe on any day in any location!

Once again I will use “Broome” to imply any bird that is no further than 70 kilometres from the Broome Bird Observatory, because that was a parameter set up many years ago. I will link past posts on species I observe where applicable and for any other posts you can click on Clare M. I have used “Christidis and Boles 2008 key to species names” until now, but due to the fact that it is not going to be updated into the future I will start to use the latest Birdlife Australia Rarites Committee list using IOC names.

There is as usual no plan for the year ahead, but I can assure you it will involve birding each and every day. This is just observing nature around ourselves and enjoying whatever crosses our path. It is all about enjoying life and you won’t find me on social media! I may not even have phone reception for some days during the year, such is life in remote Australia! Thankfully I can post in advance and just “go bush”!

An unexpected trip to the UK on September 28th after 22 years of absence saw us add some new birds to the year list, which I will tag on the bottom and start the first bird in blue writing!

The above photo shows some of the seventeen Sooty Oystercatchers that are enjoying Gantheaume Point reef in January. This list was last updated November 13th 2016.

  1. Emu-Dromalus novaehollandiaeWanjarri Nature Reserve, May 28th
  2. Magpie Goose-Anseranas semiplamata-Ellendale, January 8th
  3. Plumed Whistling-DuckDendrocygna eytoni-Broome, January 1st
  4. Wandering Whistling-Duck-Denrdrocygna arcuata-Broome, January 1st
  5. Black SwanCygnus atratus-Broome, January 29th
  6. Radjah Shelduck-Tadorna radjah-Wyndham, January 31st
  7. Australian Shelduck-Tadorna tadornoides-Meekatharra, May 26th
  8. Pink-eared DuckMalacoryhnchus membranaceus-Broome, January 1st
  9. Australian Wood Duck-Chenonetta jubata-Bilyuin Pool, May 25th
  10. Green Pygmy-gooseNettapus pulchellus-Broome, January 1st
  11. Pacific Black Duck-Anas superciliosa-Broome, January 1st
  12. Grey Teal-Anas gracilis-Broome, January 1st
  13. Hardhead-Aythya australisBroome, January 1st
  14. Musk Duck-Bizlura lobata-Rowles Lagoon Conservation Park, June 3rd
  15. Malleefowl-Leipoa ocellata-Wanjarri Nature Reserve, May 28th
  16. Orange-footed Scrubfowl-Megapodius reinwardt-Fogg Dam, August 27th
  17. Helmeted Guineafowl-Numida meleagris-Wyndham, August 20th
  18. Brown Quail-Corturnix ypsiliophoraBroome, February 28th
  19. Indian Peafowl-Pavo cristatus-Broome, January 1st
  20. Australian Grebe-Tachybaptus novaehollandiae-Broome, January 1st
  21. Hoary-headed Grebe-Poliocephalus poliocephalus-Broome, January 1st
  22. Great Crested Grebe-Podiceps cristatus-Opthalmia Dam- June 8th
  23. Black-necked Stork-Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus-Broome, January 1st
  24. Australian White Ibis-Threskiornis molucca-Broome, January 1st
  25. Straw-necked IbisThreskiornis spinicollis-Broome, January 1st
  26. Glossy Ibis-Plegadis flacinellus-Broome, January 1st
  27. Royal Spoonbill-Platalea regia-Broome, January 1st
  28. Yellow-billed Spoonbill-Platea flavipes-Parry’s Nature Reserve, September 3rd
  29. Nankeen Night-Heron-Nycticorax caledonicus-Broome, January 4th
  30. Striated HeronButorides striata stagnatilus-Broome, January 26th
  31. Eastern Cattle Egret-Bubulcus coromandus-Leach Lagoon, NT, August 25th
  32. White-necked Heron-Ardea pacifica-Fitzroy Crossing, January 9th
  33. Great Egret-Ardea alba-Broome, January 1st
  34. Intermediate Egret-Ardea intermedia-Broome, January 1st
  35. Pied Heron-Egretta picata-Wyndham, January 31st
  36. White-faced Heron-Egretta novaehollandiae-Broome, January 1st
  37. Little Egret-Egretta garzetta-Broome, January 1st
  38. Eastern Reef Egret-white morph-Egretta sacra-Broome, January 1st
  39. Eastern Reef Egret-grey morph-Egretta sacra-Broome, January 1st
  40. Australian Pelican-Pelecanus conspicillatus-Broome, January 1st
  41. Lesser Frigatebird-Frigata ariel-Broome, January 19th
  42. Brown BoobySula leucogaster-Broome, January 11th
  43. Little Pied Cormorant-Microcarbo melanoleucos-Broome, January 6th
  44. Little Black Cormorant-Phalacrocorax sulcirostris-Broome, January 1st
  45. Australian Pied Cormorant-Phalacrocarax varius-Broome, January 3rd
  46. Australian Darter-Anhinga novaehollandiae-Broome, January 6th
  47. Eastern OspreyPandion cristatus-Broome, January 3rd
  48. Black-shouldered KiteElanus axillaris-Broome, May 8th
  49. Square-tailed Kite-Lophoictinia isura-Daly River, NT-September 3rd
  50. Black-breasted BuzzardHamirostra melanostemon-Broome, January 1st
  51. Little Eagle-Hieraaetus morphnoides-Broome, April 26th
  52. Wedge-tailed EagleAquila audax-Broome, January 1st
  53. Brown Goshawk-Accipter fasciatus didimusBroome, January 1st
  54. Collared Sparrowhawk-Accipter cirrocephalus-Kununurra, February 1st
  55. Swamp Harrier-Circus approximansBroome, January 1st
  56. Spotted Harrier-Circus assimilis-Broome, April 23rd
  57. Black Kite-Milvus migrans-Broome, January 1st
  58. Whistling Kite-Haliastur sphenurus-Broome, January 1st
  59. Brahminy Kite-Haliastur indus-Broome, January 4th
  60. White-bellied Sea EagleHaliaeetus leucogaster-Broome, January 1st
  61. Australian BustardArdeotis australisEllendale, January 9th
  62. Buff-banded RailGallirallus phillippensis-Mistake Creek, February 3rd
  63. White-browed Crake-Amauromis cinerea-Wyndham, January 31st
  64. Australian SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio melanotus-Broome, January 4th
  65. Black-tailed Native-hen-Tribonyx ventralis-Broome, January 11th
  66. Eurasian Coot-Fulica atra-Broome, January 1st
  67. BrolgaGrus rubicunda-Broome, January 1st
  68. Bush Stone-curlew-Burhinus grallarius-Willare, April 25th
  69. Beach Stone-curlewEsacus magnirostris-Broome, January 19th
  70. Pied OystercatcherHaematopus longirostris-Broome, January 1st
  71. Sooty Oystercatcher-Haematopus fuliginosus-Broome-January 1st
  72. White-headed StiltHimantopus himantopus-Broome, January 1st
  73. Banded StiltCladorhynchus leucophalus-Lake Miranda, May 29th
  74. Red-necked AvocetRecurvirostra novaehollandiae-Broome, May 4th
  75. Banded Lapwing-Vanellus tricolor-Broome, September 7th
  76. Masked LapwingVanellus MilesBroome, January 1st
  77. Red-kneed Dotterel-Erythrogonys cinctus-Broome, January 1st
  78. Pacific Golden Plover-Pluvialis fulva-Broome, January 1st
  79. Grey Plover-Pluvialis squatarola-Broome, January 1st
  80. Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semiplamatus-Broome, January 13th
  81. Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubiusBroome, January 1st
  82. Red-capped PloverCharadrius ruficapillus-Broome, January 1st
  83. Lesser Sand Plover-Charadrius mongolus-Broome, January 1st
  84. Greater Sand Plover-Charadrius leschenaultii-Broome, January 1st
  85. Oriental PloverCharadrius veredus-Broome, March 23rd
  86. Black-fronted DotterelElseyornis melanops-Broome, January 1st
  87. Australian Painted SnipeRostratula australis-Halls Creek, February 4th
  88. Comb-crested JacanaIrediparra gallinaceaKununurra, February 1st
  89. Swinhoe’s SnipeGallinago megala-Broome, January 1st
  90. Black-tailed Godwit-Limosa limosa-Broome, January 1st
  91. Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica-Broome, January 1st
  92. Little CurlewNumenius minutusBroome, January 1st
  93. WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus-Broome, January 1st
  94. Far Eastern Curlew-Numenius madagascariensis-Broome, January 1st
  95. Common Redshank-Tringa totamus-Broome, May 12th
  96. Marsh Sandpiper-Tringa stagnatilisBroome, January 1st
  97. Common Greenshank-Tringa nebulariaBroome, January 1st
  98. Wood Sandpiper-Tringa glareolaBroome, January 1st
  99. Grey-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesBroome, January 1st
  100. Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus-Broome, January 1st
  101. Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos-Broome, January 1st
  102. Ruddy Turnstone-Arenaria interpresBroome, January 1st
  103. Great KnotCalidris tenuirostris-Broome, January 1st
  104. Red Knot-Calidris canutus-Broome, January 1st
  105. Sanderling-Calidris alba-Broome, January 3rd
  106. Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis-Broome, January 1st
  107. Long-toed Stint-Calidris subminuta-Broome, January 1st
  108. Sharp-tailed Sandpiper-Calidris acuminata-Broome, January 1st
  109. Curlew Sandpiper-Calidris ferruginea-Broome, January 1st
  110. Broad-billed Sandpiper-Limicola falcinellus-Broome, January 11th
  111. Australian PratincoleStiltia isabellaBroome, January 1st
  112. Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarumBroome, January 1st
  113. Silver GullChroicocephalus novaehollandiaeBroome, January 1st
  114. Gull-billed Tern-Gelochelidon nilotica race affinis-Broome, January 1st
  115. Gull-billed Tern-Gelochelidon nilotica race Macro tarsus-Broome, January 1st
  116. Caspian Tern-Hydroprogne caspia-Broome, January 1st
  117. Greater Crested TernThalasseus bergiiBroome, January 1st
  118. Lesser Crested Tern-Thalasseus bengalensis-Broome, January 1st
  119. Little TernSternula albifrons-Broome, January 1st
  120. Roseate Tern-Sterna dougallii-Broome, January 3rd
  121. Common Tern-Sterna hirundo longipennis-Broome, January 3rd
  122. Whiskered TernChilidonias hybrida-Broome, January 1st
  123. White-winged Black Tern-Chilidonias leucopterus-Broome, January 1st
  124. Rock Dove-Columba leucomela-Broome, January 21st
  125. Laughing Dove-Streptopelia senegalensis-Kalgoorlie, June 2nd
  126. Common Bronzewing-Phaps chalcoptera-North Pool, near Wiluna, May 27th
  127. Brush Bronzewing-Phaps elegans-Burra Rock Conservation Park-June 3rd
  128. Flock BronzewingPhaps histrionica-Broome, April 26th
  129. Spinifex PigeonGeophaps plumifera-Ngumban Cliffs, January 30th
  130. Spinifex Pigeon-Geophaps plumifera ferruginea-Doolena Gorge, June 9th
  131. White-quilled Rock-PigeonPetrophassa albipennisWyndham, January 31st
  132. Crested PigeonOcyphaps lophotes-Broome, January 1st
  133. Diamond DoveGeopelia cuneata-Broome, January 1st
  134. Peaceful Dove-Geopelia striata placidaBroome, January 1st
  135. Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove-Ptillinopus regina ewingii-Berry Springs, NT, August 29th
  136. Torresian Imperial Pigeon-Ducula spilorrhoa-Bridge Creek, NT, August 25th
  137. Bar-shouldered Dove-Geopelia humeralis-Broome, January 1st
  138. Pheasant CoucalCentropus phaslanimus-Fitzroy Crossing, January 9th
  139. Asian Koel-Eudynamys scolopaceaus-Ngumban Cliffs, January 30th
  140. Channel-billed Cuckoo-Scythrops novaehollandiae-Ellendale, January 9th
  141. Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo-Chalcites basalisBroome, January 4th
  142. Black-eared Cuckoo-Chalcites osculans-Bridge Creek, NT, August 25th
  143. Little Bronze-Cuckoo-Chalcites minutillus-Broome, January 4th
  144. Pallid CuckooCacomantis pallidus-Willare, January 8th
  145. Brush CuckooCacomantis variolosus dumetorumBroome, January 1st
  146. Eastern Barn Owl-Tyto delicatula-deceased-Bohemia Downs, February 4th
  147. Rufous Owl-Ninox rufa-Bridge Creek, NT, August 25th
  148. Barking Owl-Ninox connivens peninsularis-Willare, April 26th
  149. Morepork-Ninox novaeseelandiae ocellata-Broome, January 10th
  150. Tawny FrogmouthPodargus strigoides phalaenoides-Ellendale, January 8th
  151. Australian Owlet NightjarAegotheles cristatus-Langi Crossing, July 1st
  152. Oriental DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis-Broome, January 1st
  153. Blue-winged KookaburraDacelo leachii-Broome, January 1st
  154. Forest Kingfisher-Todiramphus macleayii-Bridge Creek, NT, August 25th
  155. Collared Kingfisher-Todiramphus chioris sordidus-Timber Creek, August 22nd
  156. Sacred Kingfisher-Todiramphus sanctus-Broome, January 1st
  157. Red-backed KingfisherTodiramphus pyrrhopygius-Fitzroy Crossing, January 9th
  158. Azure KingfisherCeyx azureus ruficollarisLeycester’s Rest Area, January 30th
  159. Little Kingfisher-Ceyx putilla ramsayi-Berry Springs, August 27th
  160. Rainbow Bee-eater-Merops ornatus-Broome, January 1st
  161. Nankeen KestrelFalco cenchroides-Broome, January 1st
  162. Australian Hobby-Falco longipennis murchisonianus-Ellendale, January 29th
  163. Brown FalconFalco berigora-Broome, January 1st
  164. Black Falcon-Falco subniger-Camballin Road. April 23rd
  165. Peregrine Falcon-Falco peregrinus-Broome, February 21st
  166. Red-tailed Black Cockatoo-Calyptorhynchus banksiiBroome, January 4th
  167. GalahEolophus rosiecapillus-Ellendale, January 8th
  168. Little Corella-Cacatua sanguinea-Broome, January 1st
  169. Little Corella-Cacatua sanguines westralensisDe Grey River, May 22nd
  170. Sulphur-crested Cockatoo-Cacatus galerita fitzroyi-Gregory’s Tree-NT, February 2nd
  171. Cockatiel-Nymphicus hollandicus-Fitzroy Crossing, January 9th
  172. Red-collared Lorikeet-Trichoglossus haematodus-race rubritorquis-Broome, January 1st
  173. Varied LorikeetPsitteuteles versicolor-Ellendale, January 29th
  174. Australian Ringneck-Barnardius zonarius zonarius, Tongolini Rest Area, May 23rd
  175. Northern Rosella-Platycercus venustus-Saddle Creek-NT, February 1st
  176. Western Rosella-Platycercus icterotis xanthogenys– Burra Rock Conservation Park, June 3rd
  177. Mulga Parrot-Psephotus varius-Bilyuin Pool-May 25th
  178. Bourke’s Parrot-Neopsephotus boukii-near Leonora, May 30th
  179. BudgerigarMelopsittacus undulatus-Ellendale, January 9th
  180. Red-winged ParrotAprosmictus erythropterus coccineopterusBroome, January 1st
  181. Rainbow Pitta-Pitta iris-Fogg Dam, August 27th
  182. Western Bowerbird-Ptilonorhynchus guttatus-Mt Robinson May 23rd
  183. Great Bowerbird-Ptilonorhynchus nuchalis-Broome, January 1st
  184. White-browed Treecreeper-Climacteris affinis-Burra Rock Conservation Area-June 3rd
  185. Black-tailed Treecreeper-Climacteris melanuraBroome, January 10th
  186. Variegated Fairy-wren-Malurus lambertii rogersi-Broome, January 4th
  187. Splendid Fairy-wren-Malurus splendens-near Meekatharra, May 26th
  188. Red-backed Fairywren-Malurus melanocephalus cruentatus-Broome, January 1st
  189. White-winged Fairy-wren-Malurus leucopterus leuconotus-Lake Violet, May 27th
  190. Dusky Honeyeater-Myzomela obscura-Kununurra, February 3rd
  191. Red-headed Honeyeater-Myzomela erythrocephala-Howard Springs, NT, August 29th
  192. Pied Honeyeater-Cerhionyx variegatus-Gascoyne River middle branch, May 24th
  193. Banded Honeyeater-Cissomela pectoralis-Ellendale, January 8th
  194. Brown HoneyeaterLichmera indistincta-Broome, January 1st
  195. Little Friarbird-Philemon citreogulrisBroome, January 1st
  196. Silver-crowned Friarbird-Philemon argenticeps-Saddle Creek-NT, February 1st
  197. Blue-faced Honeyeater-Entomyzon cyanotis albipennis-Kununurra, February 1st
  198. Black-chinned HoneyeaterMelithreptus gularis laetior-Ellendale, April 25th
  199. White-throated Honeyeater-Melithreptus albogularis-January 4th
  200. Crimson Chat-Epthianura tricolor-Lake Violet, May 27th
  201. Orange Chat-Epthianura aurifrons-Lake Violet, May 27th
  202. Yellow ChatEpthianura crocea-Broome, January 10th
  203. White-fronted Chat-Epthianura albifrons-Malcolm Dam, June 1st
  204. Rufous-banded Honeyeater-Conopophila albogularis-Litchfield NP, August 26th
  205. Rufous-throated HoneyeaterConopophila rufogularis-Broome, January 1st
  206. Grey Honeyeater-Conopophila whitei-Wanjarri Nature Reserve-May 27th
  207. Bar-breasted Honeyeater-Ransayornis fasciatus broomei-Wyndham, Janaury 31st
  208. Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater-Acanthagenys rufogularis-Bea Bea Rest Area, May 22nd
  209. Red Wattlebird-Anthochaera carunculata woodwardiKalgoorlie, June 2nd
  210. Purple-gaped Honeyeater-Lichenostomus cratitius-Burra Rock Conservation Park, June 3rd
  211. Yellow-throated Miner-Manorina flavigula lutes-Ellendale, January 8th
  212. White-fronted Honeyeater-Purnelia albifrons-Wanjarri Nature Reserve, May 28th
  213. White-gaped Honeyeater-Lichenostomus unicolor-Broome, January 1st
  214. Singing HoneyeaterLichenostomus virenscens-Broome, January 1st
  215. Yellow-tinted Honeyeater-Lichenostomus flavescens-Willare, January 8th
  216. Grey-headed Honeyeater-Lichenostomus keartlandi-Canballin Road, April 25th
  217. Grey-fronted Honeyeater-Lichenostomus plumulus-Halls Creek, January 30th
  218. White-plumed Honeyeater-Lichenostomus pencillatus carteri-Bea Bea Rest Area, May 22nd
  219. Red-browed Pardalote-Pardalotus rubricantus-Ngumban Cliffs, January 30th
  220. Striated PardalotePardalotus striatus uropygalis-Fitzroy Crossing, January 9th
  221. Redthroat-Pyrrholaemus brunneus-North Pool near Wiluna, May 27th
  222. Weebill-Smicrornis brevirostris flavescens-Willare, January 8th
  223. Mangrove Gerygone-Gerygone levigasterBroome, January 4th
  224. Western Gerygone-Gerygone fusca-Ellendale, January 8th
  225. Green-backed Gerygone-Gerygone chloronata-East Point Reserve, Darwin, August 29th
  226. White-throated Gerygone-Gerygone albogularis-Broome, January 2nd
  227. Inland Thornbill-Acanthiza apicalis-North Pool near Wiluna, May 27th
  228. Chestnut-rumped Thornbill-Acanthiza uropygialis-Gascoyne River middle branch, May 24th
  229. Yellow-rumped Thornbill-Acanthiza chrysorroa-Gascoyne River middle branch, May 24th
  230. Slaty-backed Thornbill-Acanthiza robustirostris-Gascoyne River middle branch, May 24th
  231. Southern Whiteface-Aphelocephala leucopsis castanelventris-Niagara Dam, June 1st
  232. Grey-crowned BabblerPomatostomus temporalis-Broome, January 1st
  233. White-browed Babbler-Pomatostomus superciliosus-Bilyuin Pool, May 25th
  234. Chestnut-backed Quail-thrush-Cindosoma castanotum-Niagara Dam-June 1st
  235. White-breasted WoodswallowArtamus leucirynchus-Broome, January 1st
  236. Black-faced Woodswallow-Artamus cinereusBroome, January 1st
  237. Little Woodswallow-Artamus minorBroome, January 1st
  238. Grey Buthcherbird-Cracticus torquatus-North Pool near Wiluna, May 27th
  239. Silver-backed Butcherbird-Cracticus argenteus-Victoria River Crossing, NT, September 1st
  240. Pied Butcherbird-Cracticus nigrogularis-Broome, January 1st
  241. Australian Black-backed Magpie-Cracticus tibicenrace eylandtensisBroome, January 1st
  242. Western Magpie-Cracticus tibicen dorsalis-Bilyuin Pool, May 24th
  243. Grey Currawong-Strepera versicolor-Coolgardie, June 3rd
  244. Ground Cuckoo-shrike-Coracina maxima-Wanjarri Nature Reserve, May 27th
  245. Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike-Coracina novaehollandiae-Broome, January 1st
  246. White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike-Coracina papuensis hypoleuca-Fitzroy Crossing, January 9th
  247. White-winged Triller-Lalage sueurii-Broome, January 1st
  248. Varied Triller-Lalage leucomela rufiventris-Litchfield NP, August 26th
  249. Black-capped Sittella-Daphoenositta chrysoptera pileata-near Mekatharra, May 26th
  250. White-winged Sittella-Daphoenositta chrysoptera leucopteranear Derby, January 8th
  251. Crested Bellbird-Oreoica gutturalisnear Meekatharra, May 26th
  252. Grey Whistler-Pachycephala simplex-Fogg Dam, NT, August 27th
  253. Mangrove Golden Whistler-Pachycephala melanura robusta-Broome, January 1st
  254. Rufous Whistler-Pachycephala rufiventris-Broome, January 1st
  255. White-breasted WhistlerPachycephala lanoidesDerby, March 3rd
  256. Little Shrike-thrush-Colluricincia megarhyncha parvula-Keep River NP, August 21st
  257. Grey Shrike-Thrush-Colluricincla harmonica-Broome, January 1st
  258. Sandstone Shrike-thrush-Colluricincia woodwardi assimillis-Saddle Creek-NT, February 3rd
  259. Australasian Figbird-Sphecotheres vieilloti flaviventris-Litchfield NP, August 26th
  260. Olive-backed Oriole-Oriolus sagittatus affinis-Broome, January 1st
  261. Green Oriole-Oriolus flavocinctus-Saddle Creek-NT, February 1st
  262. Spangled Drongo-Dicrurus bracteatus-Fogg Dam, NT, August 27th
  263. Willie Wagtail-Rhipidura leucophrys-Broome, January 1st
  264. Mangrove Fantail-Rhipidura phasiana-Derby, April 25th
  265. Arafura Fantail-Rhipidura dryas-Bridge Creek, NT, August 25th
  266. Northern Fantail-Rhipidura rufiventris isura-Kununurra, February 3rd
  267. Magpie-lark-Grallina cyanoleuca-Broome, January 1st
  268. Leaden Flycatcher-Mylagra rubecula concinna-Willare, January 8th
  269. Shining Flycatcher-Myiagra alecto tormenti-Kununurra, February 3rd
  270. Shining Flycatcher-Myiagra alecto melvillensisMataranka, August 24th
  271. Paperbark Flycatcher-Myiagra nana-Broome, January 1st
  272. Torresian Crow-Corvus orru-Broome, January 1st
  273. Little Crow-Corvus bennetti-Tongolini Rest Area, May 23rd
  274. Australian Raven-Corvus coronoides-Coolgardie, June 3rd
  275. Apostlebird-Struthidae cinerea-Katherine, August 23rd
  276. Buff-sided RobinPoecilodryas cerviniventris-Kununurra, February 3rd
  277. Hooded Robin-Melanodryas cucullata-near Meekatharra, May 26th
  278. Lemon-bellied Flyrobin-Microeca flavigaster tormenti-Broome, May 15th
  279. Jacky Winter-Microeca fascinans-Broome, January 8th
  280. Red-capped Robin-Petroica goodenoviiGascoyne River middle branch, May 24th
  281. Horsefield’s Bushlark-Mirafra javanica-Broome, January 1st
  282. White-backed Swallow-Cheramoeca leucosterna-Lake Miranda, May 29th
  283. Barn Swallow-Hirundo rusticaBroome, January 1st
  284. Welcome Swallow-Hirundo neoxena-Bilyuin Pool, May 25th
  285. Fairy Martin-Petrochelidon ariel-Broome, January 1st
  286. Tree Martin-Petrochelidon nigricans-Broome, January 1st
  287. Australian Reed-Warbler-Acrocephalus australis-Kununurra, February 1st
  288. Rufous Songlark-Megalurus mathewsi-Halls Creek, January 30th
  289. Brown Songlark-Megalurus cruralis-Fitzroy Crossing, January 9th
  290. Golden-headed Cisticola-Cisticola exilis lineocapilla-Broome, January 4th
  291. Canary White-eyeZosterrops luteus-Broome, January 1st
  292. Mistletoebird-Dicaeum hirundinaceum-Broome, January 1st
  293. Painted Finch-Emblema pictum-Ngumban Cliffs, February 4th
  294. Crimson FinchNeochmia phaeton-Ngumban Cliffs, January 30th
  295. Star FinchNeochmia ruficauda clarescensKununurra, February 1st
  296. Masked Finch-Poephila personata-Timber Creek-NT, February 2nd
  297. Long-tailed FinchPoephila acuticauda-Broome, January 1st
  298. Zebra FinchTaeniopygia guttata-Broome, January 1st
  299. Double-barred FinchTaeniopygia bichenovii annulosa-Broome, January 1st
  300. Gouldian Finch-Erythura gouldiae-O’Donnell Range, August 19th
  301. Yellow-rumped Mannikin-Lonchura flaviprymna-Kununurra, February 1st
  302. Chestnut-breasted MannikinLonchura castaneothorax-Kununurra, February 1st
  303. Pictorella Mannikin-Heteromunia pectoralis-Halls Creek, January 30th
  304. Eastern Yellow WagtailMotacilla tschutschenis-Broome, January 1st
  305. Australasian Pipit-Anthus novaeseelandiae-Broome, January 1st
  306. Pink-footed Goose-Anser brachyrhynchus-Far Ings Nature Reserve, September 30th
  307. Greylag Goose-Anser anser-North Killingholme Haven, October 2nd
  308. Canada Goose-Branta canadensis-Far Ings Nature Reserve, October 4th
  309. Brant Goose-Branta bernicla bernicla-RSPB Tetney Marsh, October 9th
  310. Brant Goose-Branta bernicla hrota-Holy Island, October 14th
  311. Barnacle Goose-Branta leucopsis-Spurn Point, October 7th
  312. Mute Swan-Cygnus olor-train Manchester to Bartnetby, September 28th
  313. Black Swan-Cygnus atratus-North Cave Wetlands, October 22nd
  314. Whooper Swan-Cygnus cygnus-North Cave Wetlands, October 22nd
  315. Egyptian Goose-Alopochlen aegyptiaca-North Cave Wetlands, October 22nd
  316. Common Shelduck-Tadoma tadoma-North Killingholme Haven, October 3rd
  317. Mandarin Duck-Aix galeniculata-Finchale Abbey, River Wear, October 13th
  318. Gadwall-Anas strepera-Barrow Haven pits, October 9th
  319. Eurasian Wigeon-Anas penelope-Blacktoft Sands RSPB, October 5th
  320. Mallard-Anas platyrhynchos-Far Ings Nature Reserve, September 30th
  321. Northern Shoveler-Anas clypeata-Far Ings Nature Reserve, September 30th
  322. Northern Pintail-Anas acuta-RSPB Freiston Shore, October 26th
  323. Garganey-Anas querquedula-Far Ings Nature Reserve, September 30th
  324. Eurasian Teal-Anas crecca-Far Ings Nature Reserve, September 30th
  325. Red-crested Pochard-Netta rufina-Rutland Water, October 27th
  326. Common Pochard-Aythya ferina-Far Ings Nature Reserve, October 4th
  327. Tufted Duck-Aythya fuligulla-Far Ings Nature Reserve, September 30th
  328. Greater Scaup-Aythya marilaHoly Island, October 15th
  329. Common Eider-Somateria mollissima-Holy Island, October 14th
  330. Common Scoter-Melanitta nigra-Bamburgh, October 17th
  331. Common Merganser-Mergus merganser-Finchale Abbey, River Wear, October 13th
  332. Red-breasted Merganser-Mergus serrator-Far Ings Nature Reserve, September 30th
  333. Red-legged Partridge-Alectoris rufa-Snettisham RSPB, October 28th
  334. Common Pheasant-Phasianus colchicus-train Manchester to Barnetby, September 28th
  335. Little Grebe-Tachybaptus rufcollis-Far Ings Nature Reserve, October 3rd
  336. Great Crested Grebe-Podiceps cristatus-Far Ings Nature Reserve, September 30th
  337. Eurasian Bittern-Botanus stellaris-Messingham Sand Quarry, October 25th
  338. Grey Heron-Ardea cinerea-train Manchester to Barnetby, September 28th
  339. Great Egret-Egretta caerulea-North Killingholme Haven, September 29th
  340. Little Egret-Egretta garzetta-North Killingholme Haven, September 29th
  341. Northern Gannet-Morus bassarius-Flamborough, October 12th
  342. European Shag-Phalacrocorax aristotelis-Far Ings Nature Reserve, September 30th
  343. Great Cormorant-Phalacrocorax carbo-Whisby Nature Park, October 1st
  344. Eurasian Sparrowhawk-Accipiter nisus-Spurn Point, October 7th
  345. Northern Goshawk-Accipiter gentilis-Messingham Sand Quarry, October 25th
  346. Western Marsh Harrier-Circus aeruginosus-East Halton Skitter, October 2nd
  347. Hen Harrier-Circus cyaneus-RSPB Freiston Shore, October 26th
  348. Red Kite-Milvus milvus-Rutland Water, October 27th
  349. Common Buzzard-Buteo buteo-East Halton, September 30th
  350. Water Rail-Railus aquaticus-Far Ings Nature Reserve, September 30th
  351. Common Moorhen-Gallinula chloropus-Whisby Nature Reserve, October 1st
  352. Eurasian Coot-Fulica atra-Far Ings Nature Reserve, September 30th
  353. Eurasian Oystercatcher-Haematopus ostralegus-Spurn Point, October 7th
  354. Pied Avocet-Recurvirostra avosetta-North Killingholme Haven, September 29th
  355. Northern Lapwing-Vanellus vanellus-Far Ings Nature Reserve, September 30th
  356. European Golden Plover-Pluvialis apricaria-Spurn Point, October 7th
  357. Grey Plover-Pluvialis squatarola-Holy Island, October 14th
  358. Common Ringed Plover-Charadrius hiaticula-East Halton Skitter, October 2nd
  359. Little Ringed Plover-Charadrius dubius-Spurn Point, October 7th
  360. Jack Snipe-Lymnocryptes minimus-Spurn Point, October 7th
  361. Common Snipe-Gallinago galligano-North Killingholme Haven pits, October 3rd
  362. Black-tailed Godwit-Limosa limosa-North Killingholme Haven pits, September 29th
  363. Bar-tailed Godwit-Limosa lapponica-Holy Island, October 14th
  364. Whimbrel-Numenius phaeopus-East Halton Skitter, October 2nd
  365. Eurasian Curlew-Numenius arguata-East Halton, September 29th
  366. Spotted Redshank-Tringa erythropus-Alkborough Flats, October 25th
  367. Common Redshank-Tringa totanus-North Killingholme Haven pits, September 29th
  368. Common Greenshank-Tringa nebularia-Holy Island, October 15th
  369. Common Sandpiper-Actitus hypoleucos-Snettisham RSPB, October 28th
  370. Ruddy Turnstone-Arenaria interpres-East Halton Skitter, October 2nd
  371. Red Knot-Calidris canutus-Spurn Point, October 7th
  372. Sanderling-Calidris alba-Snettisham RSPB, October 28th
  373. Little Stint-Calidris minuta-Alkborough Flats, October 25th
  374. Curlew Sandpiper-Calidris ferruginea-Spurn Point, October 7th
  375. Dunlin-Calidris alpina-East Halton Skitter, October 2nd
  376. Ruff-Philomachus pugnax-Blacktoft Sands RSPB, October 5th
  377. Black-headed Gull-Chroicocephalus ridbundusNorth Killingholme Haven pits, September 29th
  378. Mediterranean Gull-Ichthyaetus melanocephalusNorth Cave Wetlands, October 22nd
  379. Mew Gull-Larus canus-train Manchester to Barnetby, September 28th
  380. Great Black-backed Gull-Larus marinus-East Halton Skitter, October 2nd
  381. Glaucous Gull-Larus hyperboreus-Tetney Marsh RSPB, October 9th
  382. European Herring GullLarus argentatus-Far Ings Nature Reserve, September 30th
  383. Lesser Black-backed Gull-Larus fuscus-Bamburgh, October 16th
  384. Great Skua-Stercorarius skua-Spurn Point, October 7th
  385. Razorbill-Alca tirda-Bamburgh, October 16th
  386. Rock Dove-Columba livia-train Manchester to Barnetby, September 28th
  387. Stock Dove-Columba oenas-Finchale Abbey, River Wear, October 13th
  388. Common Wood Pigeon-Columba palumbus-train Manchester to Barnetby, September 28th
  389. Eurasian Collared Dove-Streptopelia decaoctotrain Manchester to Barnetby, September 28th
  390. Western Barn Owl-Tyto alba-Fallowfield Dene, Acomb, October 14th
  391. Tawny Owl-Strix aluco-Fallowfield Dene, Acomb, October 14th
  392. Common Kingfisher-Alcedo atthis-Potteric Carr, October 20th
  393. Great Spotted Woodpecker-Dendrocopos major-Fallowfield Dene, Acomb, October 14th
  394. European Green Woodpecker-Picus viridis-North Cave Wetlands, October 22nd
  395. Common Kestrel-Falco tinnunculus-train Manchester to Barnetby, September 28th
  396. Merlin-Falco columbarius-Blacktoft Sands RSPB, October 5th
  397. Eurasian Hobby-Falco subbuteo-Strumpshaw Fen RSPB, October 30th
  398. Peregrine Falcon-Falco peregrinus-North Killingholme Haven pits, September 29th
  399. Eurasian Jay-Garrulus glandarius-Fallowfield Dene, Acomb, October 14th
  400. Eurasian Magpie-Pica pica-train Manchester to Barnetby, September 28th
  401. Western Jackdaw-Coloeus monedula-Flamborough, October 12th
  402. Rook-Corvus frugilegus-Bamburgh, October 15th
  403. Carrion Crow-Corvus corone-train Manchester to Barnetby, September 28th
  404. Hooded Crow-Corvus cornix-Spurn Point, October 23rd
  405. Northern Raven-Corvus corax-Frampton Marsh RSPB, October 31st
  406. Coal Tit-Periparus ater-Whisby Nature Park, October 1st
  407. Marsh Tit-Poecile palustris-Messingham Sand Quarry, October 25th
  408. Willow Tit-Poecile montanus-Cottonhopeburnsfoot, October 18th
  409. Eurasian Blue Tit-Cyanistes caeruleus-Whisby Nature Park, October 1st
  410. Great Tit-Parus major-Whisby Nature Park, October 1st
  411. Bearded Reedling-Panurus biarmicus-Alkborough Flats, October 5th
  412. Eurasian Skylark-Alauda arvensis-Flamborough, October 12th
  413. Horned Lark-Eremophila alpestris-Holy Island, October 17th
  414. Sand Martin-Riparia riparia-East Halton, September 30th
  415. Barn Swallow-Hirundo rustica-Spurn Point, October 7th
  416. Cetti’s Warbler-Cettia cetti-Titchwell Marsh, October 29th
  417. Long-tailed Tit-Aegithalos caudatus-North Killingholme Haven Pits, October 3rd
  418. Common Chiffchaff-Phylloscopus collybita-Spurn Point, October 7th
  419. Yellow-browed Warbler-Phylloscopus inornatus-Spurn Point, October 7th
  420. Sedge Warbler-Acrocephalus schoenobaerus-Whisby Nature Park, October 1st
  421. Eurasian Reed Warbler-Acrocephalus scirpaceaus-Strumpshaw Fen RSPB, October 30th
  422. Marsh Warbler-Acrocephalus palustris-Strumpshaw Fen RSPB, October 30th
  423. Common Grasshopper Warbler-Locustella naevia-Titchwell Marsh, October 29th
  424. Eurasian Blackcap-Syvia atricapilla-Spurn Point, October 7th
  425. Garden Warbler-Sylvia borin-Spurn Point, October 7th
  426. Goldcrest-Regulus regulus-Spurn Point, October 7th
  427. Eurasian Wren-Trogiodytes trogiodytes-East Halton, October 1st
  428. Eurasian Treecreeper-Certhia familiaris-Strumpshaw Fen RSPB, October 30th
  429. Common Starling-Sturnus vulgaris-train Manchester to Barnetby, September 28th
  430. Common Blackbird-Turdus merula-train Manchester to Barnetby, September 28th
  431. Fieldfare-Turdus pilaris-Holy Island, October 15th
  432. Redwing-Turdus iliacus-Spurn Point, October 7th
  433. Song Thrush-Turdus philomenios-Spurn Point, October 7th
  434. Mistle Thrush-Turdus viscivorus-Finchale Abbey, River Wear, October 13th
  435. European Robin-Erithacus rubecula-East Halton, October 1st
  436. Common Redstart-Phoenicurus phoenicurus-Spurn Point, October 7th
  437. Whinchat-Saxicola rubetra-Spurn Point, October 7th
  438. European Stonechat-Saxicola rubicola-Alkborough Flats, October 5th
  439. Northern Wheatear-Oenanthe oenantha-Spurn Point, October 7th
  440. White-throated Dipper-Cinclus cinclus-Finchale Abbey, River Wear, October 13th
  441. House Sparrow-Passer domesticus-train Manchester to Barnetby, September 28th
  442. Eurasian Tree Sparrow-Passer montanus-Blacktoft Sands RSPB, October 5th
  443. Dunnock-Prunella modularis-Whisby Nature Park, October 1st
  444. Western Yellow Wagtail-Motacilla flava-Snettisham RSPB, October 28th
  445. White Wagtail-Moticilla alba-Flamborough, October 12th
  446. Pied Wagtail-Moticilla alba yarrellii-Killingholme Haven, September 29th
  447. Meadow Pipit-Anthus pratensis-SpurnPoint, October 7th
  448. Olive-backed Pipit-Anthus hodgsoni-Holy Island, October 15th
  449. Water Pipit-Anthus spinoletta-Titchwell Marsh RSPB, October 29th
  450. Eurasian Rock Pipit-Anthus petrosus-Bamburgh, October 16th
  451. Common Chaffinch-Fringilla coelebs-Blacktoft Sands RSPB, October 5th
  452. Brambling-Fringilla montifringilla-Spurn Point, October 7th
  453. Eurasian Bullfinch-Pyrrhula pyrrhula-East Halton, September 30th
  454. European Greenfinch-Chloris chloris-East Halton, September 30th
  455. Common Linnet-Linaria cannabina-Alkborough Flats, October 5th
  456. Common Redpoll-Acanthis flammea-Spurn Point, October 7th
  457. Lesser Redpoll-Acanthis flammea cabaret-Holy Island, October 16th
  458. European Goldfinch-Carduellis carduellis-East Halton, September 29th
  459. European Serin-Serinus serinus-Titchwell Marsh RSPB, October 29th
  460. Eurasian Siskin-Spinus spinus-Rutland Water, October 27th
  461. Corn Bunting-Emberiza calandra-Alkborough Flats, October 25th
  462. Yellowhammer-Emberiza citrinella-East Halton, September 30th
  463. Rustic Bunting-Emberiza rustica-Flamborough, October 12th
  464. Common Reed Buntng-Emberiza schoeniclus-Alkborough Flats, October 5th
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!