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 , 2015 and 2016. Just looking at everyone’s lists over the years you can see how varied our birding lives can be.

As usual we got out and about on New Year’s Day and got the first one hundred birds onto the list, so now it will be a little harder or it means we need to travel beyond the town of Broome! Every year is different around Broome and with a few very dry years behind us and finally some much needed tropical rain we can hope to see some interesting birds arrive. The ephemeral lakes are finally filling up after completely drying out and the arrival of hundreds of Magpie Geese rather than a dozen or so is a welcome surprise. Our local Australasian Swamphen population had left when the last lake dried out, but finally we have seen the return of several dozen. It seems that the bird-life is well aware of a good “wet” season this year and are arriving in force! It may well make it very hard for us to access some local ephemeral lakes, but we are very keen walkers and so we won’t be deterred if we can avoid it!

On 29th December a pair of Gouldian Finch were observed some distance from town feeding with a flock of Long-tailed Finches and Zebra Finches. The black-headed Gouldian Finches have remained in the same area feeding on the grass seeds with the other finches and were our 75th bird for 2017 and the male Gouldian Finch features in the header photo. It is not the brightest photo of a brightly coloured bird, but it was sat with its mate in the shadows and I don’t believe in disturbing birds for a better photo! It is a delight to have such a beautiful bird make it to Broome, because generally you need to travel a few hours to see them in the Kimberley. A variety of weather events will cause birds to wander further in different years and we have noticed this over the years that we have lived in Broome. Our garden list goes back many years and is updated each week and there are some obvious changes when you look back. No longer do we have flocks of Long-tailed Finches in our garden, but instead we have large flocks of Double-barred Finches.

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”!

I am looking forward to seeing the other Beat Writer’s lists at the bottom of the website as well this year and hope that they are all out there having fun!

This list was last updated December 27th 2017. The bird species encountered in the UK are tagged on the bottom starting with the first bird in blue writing!

  1. EmuDromaius novaehollandiae-Bilyuin Pool, April 20th
  2. Magpie GooseAnseranas semiplamata-Broome, January 5th
  3. Plumed Whistling-DuckDendrocygna eytoni-Broome, January 1st
  4. Wandering Whistling-Duck-Denrdrocygna arcuata-Broome, January 1st
  5. Black SwanCygnus atratus-De Grey River area, April 9th
  6. Freckled Duck-Stictonetta naevosa-Broome, May 14th
  7. Radjah Shelduck-Tadorna radjah-Parry’s Nature Reserve, July 7th
  8. Australian ShelduckTadorna tadornoides-Lake Violet, April 16th
  9. Pink-eared DuckMalacorynchus membranaceus-Broome, March 8th
  10. Australian Wood-Maned Duck-Chenonetta jubata-Broome, January 11th
  11. Green Pygmy-goose-Nettapus pulchellus-Broome, March 23rd
  12. Pacific Black Duck-Anas superciliosa-Broome, January 1st
  13. Australasian ShovellerAnas rhynchotis-Lake Miranda, April 17th
  14. Grey Teal-Anas gracilis-Broome, January 1st
  15. Chestnut Teal-Anas castanea-Broome, May 20th
  16. Hardhead-Aythya australisBroome, January 5th
  17. Musk Duck-Biziura lobata-Nallan Lake, April 18th
  18. Australian Brush Turkey-Alectura lathami-Karumba, July 17th
  19. Stubble Quail-Coturnix pectoralis-De Grey River, April 9th
  20. Brown Quail-Coturnix ypsilophora, Broome, April 24th
  21. Indian Peafowl-Pavo cristatus-Broome, January 1st
  22. Australasian GrebeTachybaptus novaehollandiae-Broome, January 4th
  23. Hoary-headed Grebe-Poliocephalus poliocephalus-65kms south of Newman, April 13th
  24. Great Crested Grebe-Podiceps cristatus-Corella Dam, July 15th
  25. Black-necked StorkEphippiorhynchus asiaticus-Broome, March 26th
  26. Australian White Ibis-Threskiornis molucca-Broome, January 1st
  27. Straw-necked IbisThreskiornis spinicollis-Broome, January 5th
  28. Glossy IbisPlegadis flacinellus-Broome, January 1st
  29. Royal Spoonbill-Platalea regia-Broome, January 1st
  30. Yellow-billed Spoonbill-Platlea flavipes-Nallan Lake, April 18th
  31. Nankeen Night-Heron-Nycticorax nycticorax-Broome, February 13th
  32. Striated HeronButorides striata stagnatilus-Derby, January 23rd
  33. Eastern Cattle Egret-Bubulcus coromandus-Broome, May 27th
  34. White-necked HeronArdea pacifica-Broome, March 15th
  35. Great-billed Heron-Ardea sumatrana-Derby, September 18th
  36. Great Egret-Ardea alba-Broome, January 1st
  37. Intermediate Egret-Ardea intermedia-Broome, January 1st
  38. Pied Heron-Egretta picata-Parry’s Nature Reserve, July 7th
  39. White-faced Heron-Egretta novaehollandiae-Broome, January 1st
  40. Little Egret-Egretta garzetta-Broome, January 1st
  41. Eastern Reef Egret-white morph-Egretta sacra-Broome, January 1st
  42. Eastern Reef Egret-grey morph-Egretta sacra-Broome, January 1st
  43. Australian Pelican-Pelecanus conspicillatus-Broome, January 1st
  44. Lesser Frigatebird-Frigata ariel-Broome, January 3rd
  45. Brown BoobySula leucogaster-Broome, January 1st
  46. Little Pied Cormorant-Microcarbo melanoleucos-Broome, January 4th
  47. Little Black Cormorant-Phalacrocorax sulcirostris-Broome, January 5th
  48. Australian Pied Cormorant-Phalacrocorax varius-Broome, January 7th
  49. Australasian Darter-Anhinga novaehollandiae-Broome, January 5th
  50. Eastern OspreyPandion cristatus-Broome, January 1st
  51. Black-shouldered KiteElanus axillaris-De Grey River, April 9th
  52. Square-tailed Kite-Lophoictinia isura-Caranbirini Conservation Reserve, July 11th
  53. Black-breasted BuzzardHamirostra melanostemon-Broome, January 5th
  54. Little Eagle-Heiraaetus morphnoides-Broome, March 8th
  55. Wedge-tailed EagleAquila audax-Broome, January 1st
  56. Brown Goshawk-Accipter fasciatus didimusBroome, January 1st
  57. Collared Sparrowhawk-Accipter cirrocephalus-Broome, March 6th
  58. Swamp Harrier-Circus approximans-Broome, February 7th
  59. Spotted Harrier-Circus assimilisBroomeMarch 9th
  60. Black Kite-Milvus migrans-Broome, January 1st
  61. Whistling Kite-Haliastur sphenurus-Broome, January 1st
  62. Brahminy Kite-Haliastur indus-Broome, January 1st
  63. White-bellied Sea EagleHaliaeetus leucogaster-Broome, January 1st
  64. Australian BustardArdeotis australis-Broome, January 11th
  65. Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensis-Broome, April 9th
  66. Baillon’s Crake-Porzana pusilla-Broome, February 7th
  67. Australian Crake-Porzana fluminea-Broome, March 9th
  68. White-browed Crake-Amauromis cinerea-Kununurra, July 8th
  69. Australasian SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio melanotus-Broome, January 5th
  70. Dusky Moorhen-Gallinula tenebrosa-Broome, May 14th
  71. Black-tailed Native-henTribonyx ventralis-65kms south of Newman, April 13th
  72. Eurasian Coot-Fulica atra-Broome, January 1st
  73. Sarus CraneGrus antigone-Normanton, July 17th
  74. BrolgaGrus rubicunda-Broome, January 4th
  75. Red-chested Button-quail-Turnix pyrrhothorax-Broome, May 4th
  76. Little Button Quail-Turnix veloxBroome, April 4th
  77. Bush Stone-curlew-Burhinus grallarius-Broome, April 2nd
  78. Beach Stone-curlew-Esacus magnirostris-Broome, April 4th
  79. Pied OystercatcherHaematopus longirostris-Broome, January 1st
  80. Sooty Oystercatcher-Haematopus fuliginosus-Broome-January 1st
  81. White-headed StiltHimantopus himantopus-Broome, January 1st
  82. Red-necked Avocet-Recurvirostra novaehollandiae-Lake Miranda, April 17th
  83. Grey-headed LapwingVanellus cinereus-Halls Creek, November 24th
  84. Banded LapwingVanellus tricolor-230kms south oif Newman, April 13th
  85. Masked LapwingVanellus MilesBroome, January 1st
  86. Red-kneed DotterelEryhrogonys cinctus-Broome, February 7th
  87. Pacific Golden Plover-Pluvialis fulva-Broome, January 1st
  88. Grey Plover-Pluvialis squatarola-Broome, January 1st
  89. Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus-Broome, February 3rd
  90. Red-capped PloverCharadrius ruficapillus-Broome, January 1st
  91. Lesser Sand Plover-Charadrius mongolus-Broome, January 1st
  92. Greater Sand PloverCharadrius leschenaultii-Broome, January 1st
  93. Oriental PloverCharadrius veredus-Broome, September 5th
  94. Black-fronted DotterelElseyornis melanops-Broome, January 4th
  95. Australian Painted SnipeRostratula australis-Broome, February 13th
  96. Comb-crested JacanaIrediparra gallinacea-Broome, February 5th
  97. Swinhoe’s SnipeGallinago megala-Broome, March 25th
  98. Asian DowitcherLimnodromus semipalmatus-Broome, May 24th
  99. Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa-Broome, January 1st
  100. Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica-Broome, January 1st
  101. Little Curlew-Numenius minutus-Broome, September 16th
  102. WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus-Broome, January 1st
  103. Far Eastern Curlew-Numenius madagascariensis-Broome, January 2nd
  104. Marsh Sandpiper-Tringa stagnatills-Broome, February 7th
  105. Common Greenshank-Tringa nebulariaBroome, January 1st
  106. Wood SandpiperTringa glareola-Broome, January 14th
  107. Grey-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesBroome, January 1st
  108. Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus-Broome, January 1st
  109. Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos-Broome, January 1st
  110. Ruddy Turnstone-Arenaria interpresBroome, January 1st
  111. Great KnotCalidris tenuirostris-Broome, January 1st
  112. Red Knot-Calidris canutus-Broome, January 1st
  113. Sanderling-Calidris alba-Broome, January 6th
  114. Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis-Broome, January 1st
  115. Little Stint-Calidris minuta-Broome, November 13th
  116. Long-toed Stint-Calidris subminuta-Broome, September 3rd
  117. Pectoral Sandpiper-Calidris melanotos-Broome, November 10th
  118. Sharp-tailed Sandpiper-Calidris acuminataBroome, March 9th
  119. Curlew Sandpiper-Calidris ferruginea-Broome, January 1st
  120. Broad-billed Sandpiper-Limicola falcinellus-Broome, January 12th
  121. Ruff-Philomachus pugnax-Broome, December 10th
  122. Australian PratincoleStiltia isabella-Near Sandfire, April 9th
  123. Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarumBroome, January 1st
  124. Silver GullChroicocephalus novaehollandiaeBroome, January 1st
  125. Gull-billed Tern-Gelochelidon nilotica race affinisBroome, January 20th
  126. Gull-billed Tern-Gelochelidon nilotica race Macro tarsus-Broome, January 1st
  127. Caspian Tern-Hydroprogne caspia-Broome, January 1st
  128. Greater Crested TernThalasseus bergiiBroome, January 1st
  129. Lesser Crested Tern-Thalasseus bengalensis-Broome, January 1st
  130. Little TernSternula albifrons-Broome, January 1st
  131. Sooty Tern-Onychoprion fuscataBroome, January 20th
  132. Roseate Tern-Sterna dougallii-Broome, January 1st
  133. Common Tern-Sterna hirundo longipennis-Broome, January 1st
  134. Whiskered TernChilidonias hybrida-Broome, January 1st
  135. White-winged Black Tern-Childonias leucopterus-Broome, February 5th
  136. Rock Dove-Columba livia-Mt Isa, July 15th
  137. Common Bronzewing-Phaps chalcoptera-North Pool, near Wiluna, April 15th
  138. Flock BronzewingPhaps histrionica-Broome, May 14th
  139. Crested PigeonOcyphaps lophotes-Broome, January 1st
  140. Spinifex PigeonGeophaps plumifera ferruginea-near Marble Bar, April 10th
  141. Spinifex Pigeon-Geophaps plumiferaHalls Creek, July 7th
  142. Spinifex Pigeon-Geophaps plumifera leucogaster-Mt Isa, July 15th
  143. White-quilled Rock-Pigeon-Petrophasa albipennis-Kununurra, July 25th
  144. Diamond DoveGeopelia cuneata-Broome, January 1st
  145. Peaceful Dove-Geopelia striata placidaBroome, January 1st
  146. Peaceful Dove-Geopilia striata clelandi-De Grey River, April 9th
  147. Bar-shouldered Dove-Geopelia humeralis-Broome, January 1st
  148. Pheasant CoucalCentropus phaslanimus-Broome, January 1st
  149. Asian Koel-Eudynamys scolopaceus-Halls Creek, November 24th
  150. Channel-billed Cuckoo-Scythrops novaehollandiae-Broome, March 23rd
  151. Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo-Chalcites basalisBroome, January 1st
  152. Black-eared Cuckoo-Chalcites osculans-Broome, January 7th
  153. Little Bronze-CuckooChalcites minutillus-Langi Crossing, June 9th
  154. Pallid CuckooCacomantis pallidus-Broome, January 5th
  155. Brush CuckooCacomantis variolosus dumetorumBroome, January 1st
  156. Oriental Cuckoo-Cuculus optatus-Fitzroy Crossing, November 23rd
  157. Eastern Barn Owl-Tyto delicatula-deceased-Derby, September 18th
  158. Barking OwlNinox connivens peninsularisDe Grey River, April 9th
  159. Morepook-Ninox novaeseelandiaeBroome, March 8th-2 deceased
  160. Tawny FrogmouthPodargus strigoides phalaenoides-Broome, February 23rd
  161. Spotted Nightjar-Eurostopodus argus-O’Donnell Range, July 25th
  162. Australian Owlet-nightjarAegotheles cristatus-De Grey River, April 9th
  163. Pacific Swift-Apus pacifica-Broome, December 27th
  164. Oriental DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis-Broome, January 1st
  165. Blue-winged KookaburraDacelo leachii-Broome, January 1st
  166. Blue-winged Kookaburra-Dacelo leachii cliftoni-De Grey River, April 9th
  167. Sacred Kingfisher-Todiramphus sanctus-Broome, January 4th
  168. Red-backed KingfisherTodiramphus pyrrhopygius-Broome, January 11th
  169. Azure Kingfisher-Ceyx azureus ruficollaris-Little River, July 11th
  170. Rainbow Bee-eater-Merops ornatus-Broome, January 1st
  171. Nankeen KestrelFalco cenchroides-Broome, January 1st
  172. Australian Hobby-Falco longipennis murchisonianus-Broome, January 1st
  173. Brown FalconFalco berigora-Broome, January 5th
  174. Black Falcon-Falco subniger-Timber Creek, July 9th
  175. Peregrine Falcon-Falco peregrinus-Broome, March 1st
  176. Red-tailed Black Cockatoo-Calyptoryhnchus banksii macrorhyncus-Broome, January 10th
  177. GalahEolophus rosiecapillus-Broome, January 4th
  178. Galah-Eolophus rosiecapillus assimilis, Marble Bar, April 11th
  179. Little Corella-Cacatua sanguinea-Broome, January 1st
  180. Little Corella-Cacatua snaguinea westralensis, Shaw River, April 10th
  181. Sulphur-crested Cockatoo-Cacatua galerita fitzroyi-Langi Crossing, May 11th
  182. Cockatiel-Nymphicus hollandicus-Broome, January 21st
  183. Red-collared Lorikeet-Trichoglossus haematodus-race rubritorquis-Broome, January 1st
  184. Varied LorikeetPsitteuteles versicolor-Broome, February 13th
  185. Australian Ringneck-Port Lincoln-Barnadius zonarius zonarius- Fortescue River, April 11th
  186. Northern Rosella-Platycercus venustus-Katherine, July 23rd
  187. Mulga Parrot-Psephotus varius-Bilyuin Pool, April 15th
  188. Bourke’s Parrot-Neopsephotus bourkii80kms east of Meekatharra, April 15th
  189. BudgerigarMelopsittacus undulatus-Pardoo, April 9th
  190. Red-winged ParrotAprosmictus erythropterus coccineopterusBroome, January 1st
  191. Western Bowerbird-Ptilonorhynchus guttatus-Bilyuin Pool, April 15th
  192. Great Bowerbird-Ptilonorhynchus nuchalis-Broome, January 1st
  193. Spotted Bowerbird-Ptilonorhynchus maculatus-Camooweal, July 14th
  194. Black-tailed Treecreeper-Climacteris melanuraBroome, January 5th
  195. Variegated Fairy-wren-Malurus lambertii assimilis-Broome, January 5th
  196. Splendid Fairy-wren-Malurus splendens-Bilyuin Pool, April 14th
  197. Purple-crowned Fairy-wrenMalurus coronatus-Big Horse Creek, July 9th
  198. Purple-crowned Fairy-wren-Malurus coronatus macgillivrayi-Caranbirini Conservation Reserve, July 11th
  199. Red-backed Fairy-wren-Malurus melanocephalus cruentatus-Broome, January 1st
  200. White-winged Fairy-wren-Malurus leucopterus leuconotus-Lake Violet, April 16th
  201. Kalkadoon Grasswren-Amytornis ballarae-Mt Isa, July 15th
  202. Black Honeyeater-Sugomel nigrumFortescue River, April 12th
  203. Dusky Honeyeater-Myzomela obscura-Edith Falls, July 23rd
  204. Red-headed HoneyeaterMyzomela erythrocephala-Broome, January 1st
  205. Pied Honeyeater-Certhionyx variegatus-Fortescue River, April 11th
  206. Banded Honeyeater-Cissomela pectoralis-Broome, January 5th
  207. Brown HoneyeaterLichmera indistincta-Broome, January 1st
  208. Little Friarbird-Philemon citreogulrisBroome, January 1st
  209. Silver-crowned Friarbird-Philemon argenticepsNaasra Creek, July 8th
  210. Blue-faced Honeyeater-Entomyzon cyanotis albipennis-Naasra Creek, July 8th
  211. Black-chinned HoneyeaterMelithreptus gularis laetior-Broome, January 8th
  212. White-throated Honeyeater-Melithreptus albogularis-Naasra Creek, July 8th
  213. Crimson Chat-Epthianura tricolor-Fortescue River, April 11th
  214. Orange Chat-Epthianura aurifrons-Tennant Creek, July 21st
  215. Yellow ChatEpthianura crocea-Broome, May 24th
  216. Rufous-banded Honeyeater-Conopophila albogularis-Edith Falls, July 23rd
  217. Rufous-throated HoneyeaterConopophila rufogularis-Broome, January 4th
  218. Grey Honeyeater-Conopophila whitei-near Marble Bar, April 11th
  219. Bar-breasted Honeyeater-Ramsayornis fasciatus-Caranbirini Conservation Reserve, July 12th
  220. Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater-Acanthagenys rufogularis-Fortescue River, April 12th
  221. Yellow-throated Miner-Manorina flavigula-Camooweal, July 13th
  222. Yellow-throated Miner-Manora flavigula lutea-Derby, March 18th
  223. White-fronted Honeyeater-Purnella albifrons-Mt Keith, April 17th
  224. White-gaped Honeyeater-Lichenostomus unicolor-Broome, January 1st
  225. Singing HoneyeaterLichenostomus virenscens-Broome, January 1st
  226. Yellow-tinted Honeyeater-Lichenostomus flavescens-Broome, January 11th
  227. Grey-headed Honeyeater-Lichenostomus keartlandi-Mt Robinson rest area, April 21st
  228. Grey-fronted Honeyeater-Lichenostomus plumulus-near Halls Creek, July 6th
  229. White-plumed Honeyeater-Lichenostomus pencillatus carteri-De Grey River, April 9th
  230. White-plumed Honeyeater-Lichenostomus pencillatus leilavolensis-Camooweal, July 13th
  231. Red-browed Pardalote-Pardalotus rubricantus-Long Pool, near Marble Bar-April 11th
  232. Striated PardalotePardalotus striatus uropygalis-Broome, January 11th
  233. Striated Pardalote-Pardalotus striatus substriatus-Doolena Gorge, April 10th
  234. Redthroat-Pyrrholaemus brunneus-middle branch Gascoyne River, April 14th
  235. Weebill-Smicrornis brevirostris flavescens-Broome, January 11th
  236. Mangrove Gerygone-Gerygone levigaster-Broome, January 10th
  237. Western Gerygone-Gerygone fusca-Bilyuin Pool, April 14th
  238. Western Gerygone-Gerygone fusca munginear Newcastle Waters, July 21st
  239. Large-billed Gerygone-Gerygone magnirostris cairnsensis-Karumba, July 17th
  240. Green-backed Gerygone-Gerygone chloronata-Mataranka, July 10th
  241. White-throated Gerygone-Gerygone albogularis-Broome, January 5th
  242. Inland Thornbill-Acanthiza apicalis-middle branch Gascoyne River, April 14th
  243. Chestnut-rumped Thornbill-Acanthiza uropygialis-Fortescue River, April 12th
  244. Yellow-rumped Thornbill-Acanthiza chrysorrhoa-80kms east of Meekatharra, April 15th
  245. Yellow-rumped Thornbill-Acanthiza chrysorrhoa normantoniCorella Dam, July 18th
  246. Slaty-backed Thornbill-Acanthiza robustirostris-Mt Keith, April 17th
  247. Southern Whiteface-Aphelocephala leucopsis castaneiventris-Gascoyne River, April 14th
  248. Grey-crowned BabblerPomatostomus temporalis-Broome, January 1st
  249. White-browed Babbler-Pomatostomus superciliosus-Bilyuin Pool, April 15th
  250. Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush-Cinclosoma castaneothorax-54kms south of Wiluna, April 17th
  251. White-breasted WoodswallowArtamus leucirynchus-Broome, January 1st
  252. Masked WoodswallowArtamus personatus-Marble Bar, April 11th
  253. White-browed Woodswallow-Artamus superciliosus-Fortescue River, April 11th
  254. Black-faced WoodswallowArtamus cinereusBroome, January 1st
  255. Little Woodswallow-Artamus minor-Broome, January 10th
  256. Pied Butcherbird-Cracticus nigrogularis-Broome, January 1st
  257. Grey Butcherbird-Cracticus torquatus-North Pool, near Wiluna, April 15th
  258. Australian Black-backed Magpie-Cracticus tibicenrace eylandtensisBroome, January 1st
  259. Western Magpie-Cracticus tibicens dorsalis-100kms south of Wiluna, April 16th
  260. Ground Cuckoo-shrike-Coracina maxima60kms east of Sandstone, April 17th
  261. Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike-Coracina novaehollandiae melanops-Broome, January 1st
  262. Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike-Coracina novaehollandiae subpallida-De Grey River, April 9th
  263. White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike-Coracina papuensis hypoleuca-Langi Crossing, May 11th
  264. White-winged Triller-Lalage sueurii-Broome, January 5th
  265. Black-capped Sittella-Daphoenositta chrysoptera pileata-80kms east of Meekatharra, April 15th
  266. White-winged Sittella-Daphoenositta chrysoptera leucopteraBroome, January 4th
  267. Crested Bellbird-Oreoica gutturalis-Fortescue River, April 11th
  268. Mangrove Golden Whistler-Pachycephala melanura robusta-Broome, January 1st
  269. Rufous Whistler-Pachycephala rufiventris-Broome, January 1st
  270. Rufous Whistler-Pachycephala rufiventris pallida-Corella Dam, July 18th
  271. White-breasted Whistler-Pachycephala lanoides-Derby, September 17th
  272. Little Shrike-thrush-Colloricincla megarhyncha parvula-Naasra Creek, July 8th
  273. Grey Shrike-Thrush-Colluricincla harmonica-Broome, January 1st
  274. Grey Shrike-thrush-Colluricincla harmonica rufiventris-North Pool, near Wiluna, April 16th
  275. Sandstone Shrike-thrush-Colluricincla woodwardi-Caranbirini Conservation Reserve-July 11th
  276. Olive-backed Oriole-Oriolus sagittatus affinis-Broome, January 1st
  277. Green Oriole-Oriolus flavocinctus-Kununurra, July 8th
  278. Spangled Drongo-Dicrurus bracteatus-Karumba, July 17th
  279. Willie Wagtail-Rhipidura leucophrys-Broome, January 1st
  280. Northern Fantail-Rhipidura rufiventris isura-Mataranka, July 10th
  281. Mangrove Fantail-Rhipidura phasiana-Derby, September 18th
  282. Grey Fantail-Rhipidura fuliginosa alisteri-Corella Dam, July 18th
  283. Magpie-larkGrallina cyanoleuca-Broome, January 1st
  284. Leaden Flycatcher-Myiagra rubecula concinna-Mataranka, July 22nd
  285. Broad-billed Flycatcher-Myiagra fuficollis-Derby, May 9th
  286. Shining Flycatcher-Myiagra alecto melvillensis-Mataranka, July 10th
  287. Paperbark FlycatcherMyiagra nana-Broome, January 5th
  288. Restless Flycatcher-Myiagra inquieta-Corella dam-July 16th
  289. Torresian Crow-Corvus orru-Broome, January 1st
  290. Little Crow-Corvus bennetti-Long Pool, near Marble Bar, April 10th
  291. Australian Raven-Corvus coronoides-Corella Dam, July 15th
  292. ApostlebirdStruthidae cinera-Katherine, July 9th
  293. Hooded Robin-Melanodryas cucullata-54kms south of Wiluna, April 16th
  294. Lemon-bellied Flyrobin-Microeca flavigaster-Mataranka, July 22nd
  295. Lemon-bellied Flyrobin-Microeca flavigaster tormenti-Broome, January 21st
  296. Jacky Winter-Microeca fascinans pallida-Broome, January 11th
  297. Red-capped Robin-Petroica goodenovii-Fortescue River, April 12th
  298. Horsefield’s Bushlark-Mirafra javanica-Broome, January 1st
  299. Barn Swallow-Hirundo rustica-Broome, November 8th
  300. Welcome Swallow-Hirundo rustica-80kms east of Meekatharra, April 15th
  301. Fairy Martin-Petrochelidon ariel-Broome, January 1st
  302. Tree Martin-Petrochelidon nigricans-Broome, January 11th
  303. Australian Reed-Warbler-Acrocephalus australis-Derby, January 23rd
  304. Rufous Songlark-Megalurus mathewsi-Broome, January 11th
  305. Brown Songlark-Megalurus cruralis-Broome, January 1st
  306. Little Grassbird-Megalurus gramineus goulburni-Broome, August 6th
  307. Golden-headed CisticolaCisticola exilis lineocapilla-Broome, January 1st
  308. Canary White-eyeZosterrops luteus-Broome, January 1st
  309. Canary White-eye-Zosterops luteus balstoni-Karumba, July 17th
  310. Mistletoebird-Dicaeum hirundinaceum-Broome, January 1st
  311. House Sparrow-Passer domesticus-Mt Isa, July 15th
  312. Painted Finch-Emblema pictum-Long Pool, near Marble Bar, April 10th
  313. Crimson FinchNeochmia phaeton-Geikie Gorge, June 8th
  314. Star FinchNeochmia ruficauda clarescens-Kununurra, July 8th
  315. Masked Finch-Poephila personata-Naasra Creek, July 8th
  316. Long-tailed Finch-Poephila acuticauda-red-billed-Goanna Creek, July 10th
  317. Long-tailed FinchPoephila acuticauda-Broome, January 1st
  318. Zebra FinchTaeniopygia guttata-Broome, January 1st
  319. Double-barred Finch-Taeniopygia bichenovii-Karumba, July 17th
  320. Double-barred FinchTaeniopygia bichenovii annulosa-Broome, January 1st
  321. Gouldian Finch-Erythura gouldiae-black-headed species-Broome, January 1st
  322. Yellow-rumped Mannikin-Lonchura flaviprymna-Kununurra, July 8th
  323. Pictorella MannikinHeteromunia pectoralis-Outcamp Creek, June 8th
  324. Eastern Yellow WagtailMotacilla tschutschenis-Broome, January 1st
  325. Australasian Pipit-Anthus novaeseelandiae-Broome, January 1st
  326. Swiftlet species-not completely identified!-Broome, February 1st
  327. Domestic Goose-Anser anser-Tennant Creek, July 21st
  328. Pink-footed Goose-Anser brachyrhynchus-Barton upon Humber-October 4th
  329. Greylag Goose-Anser anser-Potteric Carr Nature Reserve-September 30th
  330. Canada Goose-Branta canadensis-Potteric Carr Nature Reserve-September 30th
  331. Brant Goose-dark-bellied-Branta bernicla-Humberston Fitties-October 2nd
  332. Barnacle Goose-Branta leucopsis-Frampton RSPB Reserve-October 26th
  333. Mute Swan-Cygnus olor-Manchester airport to Habrough-September 29th
  334. Whooper Swan-Cygnus cygnus-Blacktoft Sands RSPB Reserve-October 6th
  335. Egyptian Goose-Alopochen aegyptiaca-Whisby Nature Reserve-October 23rd
  336. Common Shelduck-Tadorna tadorna-North Killingholme Haven-September 29th
  337. Gadwall-Anas strepera-Potteric Carr Nature Reserve-September 30th
  338. Eurasian Wigeon-Anas penelope-Potteric Carr Nature Reserve-September 30th
  339. Mallard-Anas platyrhynchos-Manchester airport to Habrough-September 29th
  340. Northern Shoveler-Anas cylpeata-Potteric Carr Nature Reserve-September 30th
  341. Northern Pintail-Anas acuta-Gibraltar Point Bird Observatory-October 19th
  342. Eurasian Teal-Anas crecca-North Killingholme Haven-September 29th
  343. Common Pochard-Aythya ferina-Potteric Carr Nature Reserve-September 30th
  344. Tufted Duck-Aythya fuligula-Potteric Carr Nature Reserve-September 30th
  345. Common Goldeneye-Bucephala langula-North Cave Wetlands-October 6th
  346. Common Merganser-Mergus merganser-Fairburn Ings RSPB Reserve-October 21st
  347. Red-legged Partridge-Alectoris rufa-Manchester airport to Habrough-September 29th
  348. Grey Partridge-Perdix perdix-Brigg-October 3rd
  349. Common Pheasant-Phasianus colchicus-Manchester airport to Habrough-September 29th
  350. Pacific Loon-Gavia pacifica-Gibraltar Point Bird Observatory-October 19th
  351. Little Grebe-Tachybaptus ruficollis-Potteric Carr Nature Reserve-September 30th
  352. Great Crested Grebe-Podiceps cristatus-Potteric Carr Nature Reserve-September 30th
  353. Horned Grebe-Podiceps auritus-Kilnsea Wetlands-October 10th
  354. Eurasian Bittern-Botaurus stellaris-Far Ings Nature Reserve-October 1st
  355. Grey Heron-Ardea cinerea-Manchester airport to Habrough-September 29th
  356. Little Egret-Egretta garzetta-North Killingholme Haven-September 29th
  357. Northern Gannet-Morus bassanus-Hornsea-October 13th
  358. Great Cormorant-Phalacrocorax carbo-North Killingholme Haven-September 29th
  359. Eurasian Sparrowhawk-Accipter nisus-North Killingholme Haven-September 29th
  360. Northern Goshawk-Accipter gentillis-Barton upon Humber to Barrow upon Humber-October 4th
  361. Western Marsh Harrier-Circus aeruginosus-North Killingholme Haven-October 3rd
  362. Hen Harrier-Circus cyaneus-Donna Nook-October 30th
  363. Common Buzzard-Buteo buteo-Manchester airport to Habrough-September 29th
  364. Water Rail-Rallus aquaticus-Blacktoft Sands RSPB Reserve-October 6th
  365. Common Moorhen-Gallinula chloropus-Manchester airport to Habrough-September 29th
  366. Eurasian Coot-Fulica atra-Manchester airport to Habrough-September 29th
  367. Eurasian Oystercatcher-Haematopus ostralegus-Humberston Fitties-October 2nd
  368. Pied Avocet-Recurvirostra avosetta-North Killingholme Haven-September 29th
  369. Northern Lapwing-Vanellus vanellus-Manchester airport to Habrough-September 29th
  370. European Golden Plover-Pluvialis apricaria-Potteric Carr Nature Reserve-September 30th
  371. Grey Plover-Pluvialis squatarola-Spurn Point-October 10th
  372. Common Ringed Plover-Charadrius hiaticula-North Killingholme Haven-September 29th
  373. Eurasian Woodcock-Scolopax rusticola-Saltfleetby-October 9th
  374. Common Snipe-Gallinago gallinago-North Killingholme Haven-September 29th
  375. Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus-Saltfleetby-October 9th
  376. Black-tailed Godwit-Limosa limosa-North Killingholme Haven-September 29th
  377. Bar-tailed Godwit-Limosa lapponica-Humberston Fitties-October 2nd
  378. Eurasian Curlew-Numenius arquata-North Killingholme Haven-September 29th
  379. Spotted Redshank-Tringa erythropus-Alkborough Flats-October 12th
  380. Common Redshank-Tringa totanus-North Killingholme Haven-September 29th
  381. Common Greenshank-Tringa nebularia-Tetney Marsh-October 2nd
  382. Common Sandpiper-Actitis hypoleucos-Tetney Marsh-October 2nd
  383. Ruddy Turnstone-Arenaria interprens-North Killingholme Haven-September 29th
  384. Red Knot-Calidrus canutus-North Killingholme Haven-October 3rd
  385. Sanderling-Calidris alba-Spurn Point-October 10th
  386. Little Stint-Calidris minuta-North Cave Wetlands-October 6th
  387. Curlew Sandpiper-Calidris ferruginea-Blacktoft Sands RSPB Reserve-October 6th
  388. Dunlin-Calidris alpina-North Killingholme Haven-September 29th
  389. Ruff-Philomachus pugnax-North Killingholme Haven-September 29th
  390. Black-headed Gull-Chroicocephalus ridibundus-North Killingholme Haven-September 29th
  391. Mew Gull-Larus canus-Manchester airport to Habrough-September 29th
  392. Great Black-backed Gull-Larus marinus-East Halton Skitter-October 5th
  393. European Herring Gull-Larus argentatus-North Killingholme Haven-September 29th
  394. Lesser Black-backed Gull-Larus fiscus-Manchester airport to Habrough-September 29th
  395. Rock Dove-Columba livia domestica-Manchester airport to Habrough-September 29th
  396. Stock Dove-Columba oenas-Donna Nook-October 30th
  397. Common Wood Pigeon-Columba palumbus-Manchester airport to Habrough-September 29th
  398. Eurasian Collared Dove-Streptopelia decaocto-East Halton-October 2nd
  399. Common Kingfisher-Alcedo atthis-North Killingholme Haven-September 29th
  400. Great Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos major-Potteric Carr Nature Reserve-September 30th
  401. European Green WoodpeckerPicus viridis-North Cave Wetlands-October 6th
  402. Common Kestrel-Falco tinnunculus-Manchester airport to Habrough-September 29th
  403. Merlin-Falco columbarius-Kilnsea Wetlands-October 10th
  404. Eurasian Hobby-Falco subbuteo-Spurn Point-October 10th
  405. Peregrine Falcon-Falco peregrinus-North cave Wetlands-October 6th
  406. Eurasian Jay-Garrulus glandarius-Potteric Carr Nature Reserve-September 30th
  407. Eurasian Magpie-Pica pica-Manchester airport to Habrough-September 29th
  408. Western Jackdaw-Coloeus monedula-Covenham Reservoir-October 9th
  409. Rook-Corvus frugilegus-Potteric Carr Nature Reserve-September 30th
  410. Carrion Crow-Corvus corone-Potteric Carr Nature Reserve-September 30th
  411. Northern Raven-Corvus corax-Manchester airport to Habrough-September 29th
  412. Coal Tit-Periparus ater-Potteric Carr Nature Reserve-September 30th
  413. Willow Tit-Poecile palustris-Fairburn Ings RSPB Reserve-October 21st
  414. Eurasian Blue Tit-Cyanistes caeruleus-North Killingholme Haven-September 29th
  415. Great Tit-Parus major-East Halton-September 30th
  416. Bearded Reedling-Panurus biarmicus-Alkborough Flats-October 12th
  417. Eurasian Skylark-Alauda arvensis-Spurn Point-October 10th
  418. Barn Swallow-Hirundo rustica-Spurn Point-October 10th
  419. Common House Martin-Delichon urbicum-East Halton-October 1st
  420. Cetti’s Warbler-Cettia cetti-Whisby Nature Reserve-October 23rd
  421. Long-tailed Tit-Aegithalos caudatus-North Killingholme Haven-September 29th
  422. Common Chiffchaff-Phylloscopus collybita-Covenham Reservoir-October 30th
  423. Eurasian Reed Warbler-Acrocephalus scirpaceus-Far Ings Nature Reserve-October 15th
  424. Eurasian Blackcap-Sylvia atricapilla-Whisby Nature Park-October 23rd
  425. Goldcrest-Regulus regulus-Barton upon Humber-October 4th
  426. Eurasian Wren-Troglodytes troglodytes-Brigg-October 3rd
  427. Eurasian Nuthatch-Sitta europaea-Twigmoor Woods-October 18th
  428. Eurasian Treecreeper-Certhia familiaris-Twigmoor Woods-October 18th
  429. Common Starling-Sturnus vulgaris-Manchester airport to Habrough-September 29th
  430. Common Blackbird-Turdus merula-East Halton-September 30th
  431. Fieldfare-Turdus pilaris-Spurn Point-October 10th
  432. Redwing-Turdus iliacus-Spurn Point-October 10th
  433. Song Thrush-Turdus philomelos-Spurn Point-October 10th
  434. Mistle Thrush-Turdus viscivorus-Saltfleetby-October 9th
  435. European Robin-Erithacus rubecula-North Killingholme Haven-September 29th
  436. European Stonechat-Saxicola rubicola-Brigg-October 3rd
  437. House Sparrow-Passer domesticus-Manchester airport to Habrough-September 29th
  438. Eurasian Tree Sparrow-Passer montanus-Blacktoft Sands-October 6th
  439. Dunnock-Prunella modularis-Barton upon Humber-October 4th
  440. Western Yellow Wagtail-Motacilla flava-Stallingborough-October 11th
  441. Grey Wagtail-Motacilla cinerea-North Cave Wetlands-October 25th
  442. White Wagtail-Motacilla alba-Potteric Carr Nature Reserve-September 30th
  443. Meadow Pipit-Anthus pratensis-North Cave Wetlands-October 6th
  444. Olive-backed Pipit-Anthus hodgsoni-Spurn Point-October 10th
  445. Water Pipit-Anthus spinoletta-Covenham Reservoir-October 30th
  446. Eurasian Rock Pipit-Anthus petrosus-Covenham Reservoir-October 9th
  447. Common Chaffinch-Fringilla coelebs-Potteric Carr Nature Reserve-September 30th
  448. Brambling-Fringilla montfringilla-Spurn Point-October 10th
  449. Eurasian Bullfinch-Pyrrhula pyrrhula-Barton upon Humber-October 4th
  450. European Greenfinch-Chloris chloris-Saltfleetby-October 9th
  451. Twite-Linaria flavirostris-Alkborough Flats-October 12th
  452. Common Linnet-Linaria cannabina-Brigg-October 3rd
  453. Common Redpoll-Acanthis flammea-Saltfleetby-October 9th
  454. Lesser Redpoll-Acanthis flammea cabaret-North Cave Wetlands-October 25th
  455. European Goldfinch-Carduelis carduelis-North Killingholme Haven-September 29th
  456. Eurasian Siskin-Spinus spinus-Spurn Point-October 10th
  457. Corn Bunting-Emberiza calandra-Freiston-October 26th
  458. Common Reed Bunting-Emberiza schoeniculus-Spurn Point-October 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!