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 , 2016. and 2017. Just looking at everyone’s lists over the years you can see how varied our birding lives can be.

On Christmas Day we did a bird list around Broome and although we also found over one hundred species on both that day and on New Year’s Day the lists were quite different. Tropical Cyclone Hilda came to Broome in between those dates and the wind and the rain made a huge difference to the bird species that we could observe by January 1st. Once the land flooded the birds dispersed and we could no longer find species that had been relatively easy the week before. The Wood Sandpipers, Sharp-tailed Sandpipers, Little Curlew and Australian Pratincoles had moved away from the ephemeral lakes where there were no longer muddy edges. Muddy puddles near the supermarket offered birds such as the Royal Spoonbills in the above header photo and other birds had completely deserted town. In fact you could do a new list every day of the year in the same location and the birding would be different, but isn’t that the attraction of birding?!

There is no doubt that over the coming year we will be away camping and birding and we have plans to explore on foot anywhere we can’t get to by vehicle whilst the land is flooded, so you can watch the list below get longer as the year progresses. As usual it is all about having fun and seeing what crosses our path and making some nice memories and possibly some good photos along the way! Thankfully I can write these posts in advance and then disappear into the “bush” and enjoy all that is out there! You won’t find me on social media!

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.

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 9th 2018.

  1. EmuDromalus novaehollandiae-Wooramel, January 19th
  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, January 16th
  6. Freckled Duck-Stictonetta naevosa-Broome, May 20th
  7. Radjah Shelduck-Tadorna radjah-near Derby, August 19th
  8. Australian ShelduckTadorna tadornoides-Carnarvon, January 18th
  9. Pink-eared DuckMalacorynchus membranaceus-Broome, January 1st
  10. Australian Wood Duck-Chenonetta jubata-Sherlock River, January 17th
  11. Green Pygmy-goose-Nettapus pulchellus-Broome, April 8th
  12. Pacific Black Duck-Anas superciliosa-Broome, January 1st
  13. Australasian Shoveller-Anas rhynchotis-Lake Monger, January 30th
  14. Grey Teal-Anas gracilis-Broome, January 1st
  15. Chestnut Teal-Anas castanea-Sydney, September 18th
  16. Garganey-Anas querquedula-Broome, November 2nd
  17. Hardhead-Aythya australisBroome, January 1st
  18. Blue-billed Duck-Oxyura australis-Lake Monger, January 30th
  19. Musk Duck-Biziura lobata-Herdsman Lake, January 30th
  20. Australian Brush-turkey-Alectura lathami-Katoomba, September 25th
  21. Malleefowl-Leipoa ocellata-deceased-near Ravensthorpe, February 15th
  22. Helmeted Guineafowl-Numida meleagris-Wyndham, November 10th
  23. Stubble Quail-Coturnix pectoralis-Kalbarri, January 22nd
  24. Brown Quail-Coturnix ypsilophora, Broome, January 12th
  25. Indian Peafowl-Pavo cristatus-Broome, January 7th
  26. Wandering Albatross-Diomedea exulans-Kalbarri, January 21st
  27. Black-browed Albatross-Thalassarche melanophris-Bremer Bay, February 15th
  28. Wedge-tailed Shearwater-Ardenna pacifica-Kalbarri, January 21st
  29. Short-tailed Shearwater-Ardenna tenuirostris-Conspicuous Cliffs, February 9th
  30. Flesh-footed Shearwater-Ardenna carneipes-Kalbarri, February 22nd
  31. Australasian GrebeTachybaptus novaehollandiae-Broome, January 1st
  32. Hoary-headed Grebe-Poliocephalus poliocephalus-Broome, January 5th
  33. Great Crested Grebe-Podiceps cristatus-Herdsman Lake, January 30th
  34. Black-necked Stork-Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus-Wickham, January 17th
  35. Australian White Ibis-Threskiornis molucca-Broome, January 1st
  36. Straw-necked IbisThreskiornis spinicollis-Broome, January 1st
  37. Glossy IbisPlegadis flacinellus-Broome, January 1st
  38. Royal Spoonbill-Platalea regia-Broome, January 1st
  39. Yellow-billed Spoonbill-Platlea flavipesYanchep NP, January 28th
  40. Black BitternDupetor flavicollis-Fletcher’s Creek, May 26th
  41. Nankeen Night-Heron-Nycticorax caledonicus-Broome, March 24th
  42. Striated HeronButorides striata stagnatilus-Broome, January 1st
  43. Eastern Cattle Egret-Bubulcus coromandus-Denmark, February 10th
  44. White-necked HeronArdea pacifica-Broome, January 1st
  45. Great-billed HeronArdea sumatrana, Derby, August 19th
  46. Great EgretArdea alba-Broome, January 5th
  47. Intermediate Egret-Ardea intermedia-Broome, January 1st
  48. Pied HeronEgretta picataBroome, March 1st
  49. Pied Heron-Egreta picata-rufous morph-Broome, March 24th
  50. White-faced Heron-Egretta novaehollandiae-Broome, January 1st
  51. Little Egret-Egretta garzetta-Broome, January 1st
  52. Eastern Reef Egret-grey morph-Egretta sacra-Broome, January 1st
  53. Eastern Reef Egret-white morph-Egretta sacra-Broome, January 7th
  54. Australian Pelican-Pelecanus conspicillatus-Broome, January 1st
  55. Lesser Frigatebird-Frigata ariel-Broome, January 1st
  56. Australasian Gannet-Morus serrator-Kalbarri, January 21st
  57. Brown BoobySula leucogaster-Broome, January 1st
  58. Little Pied Cormorant-Microcarbo melanoleucos-Sherlock river, January 17th
  59. Black-faced Cormorant-Phalacrocorax fuscescens-Cape Le Grand, February 17th
  60. Little Black Cormorant-Phalacrocorax sulcirostris-Broome, January 1st
  61. Australian Pied Cormorant-Phalacrocorax varius-Broome, January 1st
  62. Great Cormorant-Phalacrocorax carbo-Greenough, January 25th
  63. Australasian Darter-Anhinga novaehollandiae-Broome, January 1st
  64. Eastern OspreyPandion cristatus-Broome, January 1st
  65. Black-shouldered KiteElanus axillaris-Broome, January 5th
  66. Oriental Honey-buzzard-Pernis ptilorhynchus-Joondalup, January 31st
  67. Black-breasted BuzzardHamirostra melanostemon-Broome, January 1st
  68. Little Eagle-Heiraaetus morphnoides-Broome, April 12th
  69. Wedge-tailed EagleAquila audax-Broome, January 9th
  70. Grey Goshawk-Accipter novaehollandiae-Ellendale Dam, November 7th
  71. Brown Goshawk-Accipter fasciatus fasciatus-Northampton, January 24th
  72. Brown Goshawk-Accipter fasciatus didimusBroome, January 1st
  73. Collared Sparrowhawk-Accipter cirrocephalus-Broome, January 5th
  74. Swamp Harrier-Circus approximans-Broome, January 5th
  75. Spotted Harrier-Circus assimilisBroome, January 5th
  76. Black Kite-Milvus migrans-Broome, January 1st
  77. Whistling Kite-Haliastur sphenurus-Broome, January 1st
  78. Brahminy Kite-Haliastur indus-Broome, January 1st
  79. White-bellied Sea EagleHaliaeetus leucogaster-Broome, January 1st
  80. Australian BustardArdeotis australis-Broome, January 5th
  81. Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensis-De Grey, March 1st
  82. Pale-vented Bush-hen-Amauromis moluccana-Broome, December 8th
  83. Baillon’s Crake-Porzana pusilla-Broome, March 24th
  84. Australian Crake-Porzana fluminea-Broome, March 24th
  85. Spotless Crake-Porzana tabuensis-Lake Clifton, Febraury 5th
  86. Australasian SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio melanotus-Broome, January 5th
  87. Australasian Swamphen-Porphyrio porphyrio bellus-Yanchep NP, January 28th
  88. Dusky Moorhen-Gallinula tenebrosa-Herdsman Lake, January 30th
  89. Black-tailed Native-henTribonyx ventralis-Broome, April 8th
  90. Eurasian Coot-Fulica atra-Broome, January 1st
  91. BrolgaGrus rubicunda-Broome, January 1st
  92. Chestnut-backed Button-quail-Turnix castanotus-Willaroo Tank, NT, November 12th
  93. Red-chested Button-quail-Turnix pyrrhothorax-Broome, April 8th
  94. Bush Stone-curlew-Burhinus grallarius-Barradale, January 17th
  95. Beach Stone-curlew-Esacus magnirostris-Broome, January 7th
  96. Pied OystercatcherHaematopus longirostris-Broome, January 1st
  97. Sooty OystercatcherHaematopus fuliginosus opthalmicus-Broome-January 1st
  98. Sooty OystercatcherHaematopus fuliginosus fulginosus-Kalbarri, January 21st
  99. White-headed StiltHimantopus himantopus-Broome, January 1st
  100. Banded StiltCladorhynchus leucocephalus-Port Gregory, January 24th
  101. Red-necked AvocetRecurvirostra novaehollandiae-Port Gregory, January 24th
  102. Banded LapwingVanellus tricolor-Edagee, January 19th
  103. Masked LapwingVanellus MilesBroome, January 1st
  104. Spur-winged Lapwing-Vanellus novaehollandiae-Cape Riche, February 15th
  105. Red-kneed DotterelEryhrogonys cinctus-Broome, January 5th
  106. Pacific Golden Plover-Pluvialis fulva-Broome, January 1st
  107. Grey Plover-Pluvialis squatarola-Broome, January 1st
  108. Red-capped PloverCharadrius ruficapillus-Broome, January 3rd
  109. Lesser Sand Plover-Charadrius mongolus-Broome, January 1st
  110. Greater Sand PloverCharadrius leschenaultii-Broome, January 1st
  111. Oriental PloverCharadrius veredus-Broome, September 8th
  112. Hooded PloverThinornis cucullatus-Culham Inlet, February 16th
  113. Black-fronted DotterelElseyornis melanops-Broome, January 1st
  114. Australian Painted Snipe-Rostratula australis-Broome, May 4th
  115. Comb-crested JacanaIrediparra gallinacea-Broome, January 5th
  116. Swinhoe’s SnipeGallinago megala-Broome, March 25th
  117. Asian DowitcherLimnodromus semipalmatus-Broome, April 12th
  118. Black-tailed Godwit-Limosa limosa-Broome, April 12th
  119. Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica-Broome, January 1st
  120. Little Curlew-Numenius minutus-Broome, January 5th
  121. WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus-Broome, January 1st
  122. Far Eastern Curlew-Numenius madagascariensis-Broome, January 1st
  123. Common Redshank-Tringa totanus-Broome, October 30th
  124. Marsh Sandpiper-Tringa stagnatilis-Broome, October 21st
  125. Common Greenshank-Tringa nebulariaBroome, January 1st
  126. Wood Sandpiper-Tringa glareola-Port Gregory, January 24th
  127. Grey-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesBroome, January 1st
  128. Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus-Broome, January 1st
  129. Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos-Broome, January 1st
  130. Ruddy Turnstone-Arenaria interpresBroome, January 1st
  131. Great KnotCalidris tenuirostris-Broome, January 1st
  132. Red Knot-Calidris canutus-Broome, January 4th
  133. Sanderling-Calidris alba-Broome, January 1st
  134. Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis-Broome, January 1st
  135. Long-toed Stint-Calidris subminuta-Broome, October 21st
  136. Sharp-tailed Sandpiper-Calidris acuminata-Port Gregory, January 24th
  137. Curlew Sandpiper-Calidris ferruginea-Broome, January 1st
  138. Broad-billed Sandpiper-Limicola falcinellus-Broome, March 26th
  139. Ruff-Philomachus pugnax-Port Gregory, January 24th
  140. Australian Pratincole-Stiltia isabella-Sandfire, January 16th
  141. Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarumBroome, January 1st
  142. Common NoddyAnous stolidus-Broome, January 12th
  143. Silver GullChroicocephalus novaehollandiaeBroome, January 1st
  144. Pacific Gull-Larus pacificus-Carnarvon, January 18th
  145. Gull-billed Tern-Gelochelidon nilotica race Affinis-Broome, April 12th
  146. Gull-billed Tern-Gelochelidon nilotica race Macro tarsus-Broome, January 1st
  147. Caspian Tern-Hydroprogne caspia-Broome, January 1st
  148. Greater Crested TernThalasseus bergiiBroome, January 1st
  149. Lesser Crested Tern-Thalasseus bengalensis-Broome, January 1st
  150. Little TernSternula albifrons-Broome, January 1st
  151. Fairy Tern-Sternula nereis-Cossack, January 17th
  152. Bridled Tern-Onychoprion anaethetus-Broome, January 12th
  153. Roseate Tern-Sterna dougallii-Broome, November 28th
  154. Common Tern-Sterna hirundo longipennis-Broome, January 1st
  155. Whiskered TernChilidonias hybrida-Broome, January 1st
  156. White-winged Black Tern-Childonias leucopterus-Broome, January 1st
  157. Rock Dove-Columba liviaCarnarvon, January 18th
  158. Spotted Dove-Streptopella chinensis-Sydney, September 16th
  159. Laughing Dove-Streptopelia senegalensis-Carnarvon, January 18th
  160. Common BronzewingPhaps chalcoptera-near Galena Bridge, January 20th
  161. Brush Bronzewing-Phaps elegansConspicuous Cliffs, February 9th
  162. Flock BronzewingPhaps histrionica-Broome, July 14th
  163. Crested PigeonOcyphaps lophotes-Broome, January 1st
  164. Spinifex Pigeon-Geophaps plumerifura-Fitzroy Crossing, May 24th
  165. Spinifex PigeonGeophaps plumerifura ferruginea-Cossack, January 17th
  166. Partridge Pigeon-Geophaps smithii smithii-Edith Falls Road, November 13th
  167. White-quilled Rock Pigeon-Petrophassa alipennis albipennis-Kununurra, November 11th
  168. Diamond DoveGeopelia cuneata-Broome, January 5th
  169. Peaceful Dove-Geopelia striata placidaBroome, January 1st
  170. Peaceful Dove-Geopilia striata clelandi-Peawah, January 16th
  171. Bar-shouldered Dove-Geopelia inexpecta-Broome, January 1st
  172. Bar-shouldered Dove-Geopelia humeralis-Sydney, October 3rd
  173. Torresian Imperial Pigeon-Ducula spilorrhoa-Katherine, November 13th
  174. Pheasant CoucalCentropus phaslanimus-Broome, January 1st
  175. Eastern Koel-Eudynamys orientalis cyanocephala-Sydney, September 20th
  176. Eastern Koel-Eudynamys orientalis subcyanocephala-Doon Doon Roadhouse, November 10th
  177. Channel-billed Cuckoo-Scythrops novaehollandiae-Katoomba, September 22nd
  178. Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo-Chalcites basalisBroome, January 1st
  179. Black-eared Cuckoo-Chalcites osculans-Tunnel Creek, May 25th
  180. Little Bronze-Cuckoo-Chalcites minutillus-Broome, April 14th
  181. Pallid CuckooCacomantis pallidus-Broome, January 1st
  182. Fan-tailed Cuckoo-Cacomantis flabelliformis-Northcliffe, February 8th
  183. Brush CuckooCacomantis variolosus dumetorumBroome, January 1st
  184. Eastern Barn Owl-Tyto delicatula-deceased-Broome, January 9th
  185. Powerful Owl-Ninox Strenua-Sydney, October 8th
  186. Barking OwlNinox connivens peninsularis-De Grey, February 28th
  187. Southern Boobook-Ninox novaeseelandiae ocellata-Stokes NP, February 16th
  188. Tawny Frogmouth-Podargus strigoides brachypterus-Peawah, January 16th
  189. Tawny Frogmouth-Podargus strigoides phalaenoides-Saddle Creek, November 11th
  190. Australian Owlet-nightjarAegotheles cristatus-Peawah, January 16th
  191. Black Edible Nest Swiftlet-Collocalia maximaBroome, January 11th
  192. Pacific Swift-Apus pacifica-Broome, January 11th
  193. House Swift-Apus nipalensis-Broome, January 11th
  194. Oriental DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis-Broome, January 1st
  195. Laughing KookaburraDaecel novaeguineae-Lake Indoon, January 26th
  196. Blue-winged KookaburraDacelo leachii-Broome, January 1st
  197. Blue-winged Kookaburra-Dacelo leachii cliftoni-Peawah, January 16th
  198. Collared Kingfisher-Todiramphus chloris sordidus-Derby, September 1st
  199. Sacred Kingfisher-Todiramphus sanctus-Broome, January 1st
  200. Red-backed KingfisherTodiramphus pyrrhopygius-Broome, January 5th
  201. Azure Kingfisher-Ceyx azureus ruficollaris-Windjana Gorge NP, August 30th
  202. Rainbow Bee-eater-Merops ornatus-Broome, January 1st
  203. Nankeen KestrelFalco cenchroides-Broome, January 2nd
  204. Australian Hobby-Falco longipennis murchisonianus-Broome, January 1st
  205. Australian Hobby-Falco longipennis-Mandurah, February 5th
  206. Brown FalconFalco berigora-Broome, January 1st
  207. Peregrine Falcon-Falco peregrinus macropus-Broome, January 5th
  208. Peregrine Falcon-Falco peregrinus calidus-Broome, December 9th
  209. Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo-Calyptorhynchus banksii macrorhyncus-Broome, January 1st
  210. Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo-Calyptorhynchus banksii samueli-Galena Bridge, February 23rd
  211. Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo-Calyptorhynchus banksii naso-Beelu NP, February 2nd
  212. Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo-Calyptorhynchus funereus-Leura, September 23rd
  213. Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo-Calyptorhynchus latirostris-Lake Indoon, January 26th
  214. Baudin’s Black-Cockatoo-Calyptorhynchus baudiini-Logue Brook Dam, February 5th
  215. GalahEolophus rosiecapilla kuhli-Broome, January 5th
  216. Galah-Eolophus rosiecapilla assimilis-Peawah, January 16th
  217. Galah-Eolophus rosiecapillus albiceps-Sydney, September 18th
  218. Long-billed Corella-Cacatua tenuirostris-Herdsman Lake, January 30th
  219. Western Corella-Cacatua pastinator-Kalannie, February 20th
  220. Little Corella-Cacatua sanguinea-Broome, January 1st
  221. Little Corella-Cacatua sanguinea gymnopis-Sydney, September 17th
  222. Sulphur-crested Cockatoo-Cacatua galerita-Sydney, September 17th
  223. Sulphur-crested Cockatoo-Cacatua galerita fitzroyi-Windjana Gorge, May 25th
  224. Cockatiel-Nymphicus hollandicus-Peawah, January 16th
  225. Rainbow Lorikeet-Trichoglossus haematodus moluccanus-Yanchep, January 29th
  226. Red-collared Lorikeet-Trichoglossus haematodus-race rubritorquis-Broome, January 1st
  227. Varied LorikeetPsitteuteles versicolor-Broome, August 26th
  228. Musk Lorikeet-Glossopsitta concinna-Sydney, October 11th
  229. Purple-crowned Lorikeet-Glossopsitta porphyrocephala-Walpole, February 9th
  230. Red-capped Parrot-Purpureicephalus spurius-John Forrest NP, February 3rd
  231. Australian Ringneck-Port Lincoln-Barnardius zonarius zonarius-Barradale, January 17th
  232. Australian Ringneck-Twenty-eight-Barnardius zonarius semitorquartus-Lake Indoon, January 26th
  233. Crimson Rosella-Platycercus elegans-Lane Cove NP-September 19th
  234. Eastern Rosella-Platycercus eximius-Sydney, October 1st
  235. Northern Rosella-Platycercus venustus hilli, Lake Komaterpillar, November 9th
  236. Northern Rosella-Platycercus venustus venustus, Edith Falls, November 13th
  237. Western Rosella-Platycercus icerotis-Northcliffe, February 7th
  238. Elegant Parrot-Neophema elegans-Northcliffe, February 7th
  239. Rock Parrot-Neophema petrophila-Cape Le Grand NP, February 18th
  240. BudgerigarMelopsittacus undulatus-Turner River, January 16th
  241. Australian King-Parrot-Alisterus scapularis-Lane Cove NP, September 19th
  242. Red-winged ParrotAprosmictus erythropterus coccineopterusBroome, January 1st
  243. Superb Lyrebird-Menura novaehollandiae-Katoomba, September 24th
  244. Satin Bowerbird-Ptilonorynchus violaceus-Leura, September 23rd
  245. Western Bowerbird-Ptilonorhynchus guttatus carteriExmouth, February 24th
  246. Great Bowerbird-Ptilonorhynchus nuchalis-Broome, January 1st
  247. White-throated Treecreeper-Cornobates leucophaea-Leura, September 23rd
  248. Red-browed Treecreeper-Climacteris erythrops-Katoomba, September 25th
  249. Rufous TreecreeperClimacteris rufa-Porongorups, February 13th
  250. Black-tailed Treecreeper-Climacteris melanura-Windjana Gorge, May 25th
  251. Variegated Fairy-wren-Climacteris lamberti-Katoomba, September 22nd
  252. Variegated Fairy-wren-Malurus lamberti assimilis-Billabong, January 19th
  253. Blue-breasted Fairy-wren-Malurus pulcherrimus-Fitzgerald NP, February 16th
  254. Red-winged Fairy-wren-Malurus elegans-Lane Poole Reserve, February 4th
  255. Superb Fairy-wren-Malurus cyaneus cyanochlamys-Sydney, September 18th
  256. Splendid Fairy-wren-Malurus splendens splendensGalena Bridge, January 19th
  257. Purple-crowned Fairy-wren-Malurus coronatus coronatus, Big Horse Creek, November 14th
  258. Red-backed Fairy-wren-Malurus melanocephalus cruentatus-Broome, January 4th
  259. White-winged Fairy-wren-Malurus leucopterus leuconotus-Edagee, January 19th
  260. Southern Emu-wren-Stipiturus malachurus westernensis-Cheynes Beach, February 14th
  261. Black Honeyeater-Sugomel nigrum-near Broome, August 26th
  262. Dusky Honeyeater-Myzomela obscura obscura, Timber Creek, November 12th
  263. Red-headed HoneyeaterMyzomela erythrocephala-Broome, January 1st
  264. Scarlet Honeyeater-Myzomela sanguinolenta-Heathcote, October 3rd
  265. Tawny-crowned Honeyeater-Glyciphila melanops-Marrinup Falls, February 4th
  266. Eastern Spinebill-Acanthorynchus tenuirostris-Sydney, September 18th
  267. Western Spinebill-Acanthorynchus superciliosus-Beelu NP, February 3rd
  268. Pied Honeyeater-Certhionyx variegatus-Broome, July 19th
  269. Banded Honeyeater-Cissomela pectoralis-Broome, August 22nd
  270. Brown HoneyeaterLichmera indistincta-Broome, January 1st
  271. New Holland Honeyeater-Phyliodonyris novaehollandiae-Sydney, September 18th
  272. New Holland Honeyeater-Phyliodonyris novaehollandiae longirostrisCervantes, January 27th
  273. White-cheeked Honeyeater-Phyliodonyris niger-Sydney, September 18th
  274. White-cheeked Honeyeater-Phyliodonyris niger gouldi-Kalbarri, January 23rd
  275. Little Friarbird-Philemon citreogulrisBroome, January 1st
  276. Silver-crowned Friarbird-Philemon argenticeps-Windjana Gorge NP, August 30th
  277. Noisy Friarbird-Philemon corniculatus-Sydney, September 18th
  278. Blue-faced Honeyeater-Entomyzon cyanotis albipennis, near Wyndham, November 10th
  279. Black-chinned Honeyeater-Melithreptus gularis laetior-Windjana Gorge-May 25th
  280. Brown-headed Honeyeater-Melithreptus brevirostris leucogenysTwo People’s Bay, February 12th
  281. White-throated Honeyeater-Melithreptus albogularis-Broome, April 29th
  282. White-naped Honeyeater-Melithreptus lunatus-Lane Cove NP, September 19th
  283. Gilbert’s Honeyeater-Melithreptus chloropsis-Beelu NP, February 2nd
  284. White-eared Honeyeater-Nesoptilotis leucotis novaenorciae-Ravensthorpe, February 16th
  285. Crimson ChatEpthianura tricolor-Broome, April 29th
  286. Yellow ChatEpthianura crocea-Broome, May 4th
  287. White-fronted Chat-Epthianura albifrons-Port Gregory, January 24th
  288. Rufous-throated HoneyeaterConopophila rufogularis-Broome, January 1st
  289. Bar-breasted Honeyeater-Ramsayornis fasciatus broomei-Windjana Gorge NP, August 30th
  290. Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater-Acanthagenys rufogularis-Billabong, January 19th
  291. Little Wattlebird-Anthochaera chrysoptera-Sydney, September 18th
  292. Western Wattlebird-Anthochaera lunulata-Kalbarri, January 22nd
  293. Red Wattlebird-Anthochaera carunculata-Sydney, September 16th
  294. Red Wattlebird-Anthochaera carunculata woodwardi-Nambung Station, January 27th
  295. Yellow-faced Honeyeater-Caligavis chrysops-Lane Cove NP, September 19th
  296. Bell Miner-Manorina melanophrys-Katoomba, September 24th
  297. Noisy Miner-Manorina melanocephala-Sydney, September 16th
  298. Yellow-throated Miner-Manorina flavigula lutea-Derby, April 24th
  299. Yellow-throated Miner-Manorina flavigula wayensis-Pardoo, January 16th
  300. Yellow-throated Miner-Manorina flavigula obscura-Bremer Bay, February 15th
  301. White-gaped Honeyeater-Lichenostomus unicolor-Broome, January 1st
  302. Singing Honeyeater-Gavicalis virenscens forresti-Broome, January 1st
  303. Singing Honeyeater-Gavicalis virescens virenscens-Carnarvon, January 18th
  304. Yellow-tinted Honeyeater-Lichenostomus flavescens-Broome, January 5th
  305. Grey-headed Honeyeater-Lichenostomus keartlandi-Exmouth, February 26th
  306. Grey-fronted Honeyeater-Lichenostomus plumulus-near Broome, August 26th
  307. Yellow-plumed Honeyeater-Lichenostomus ornatusBeelu NP, February 3rd
  308. White-plumed Honeyeater-Lichenostomus pencillatus-Sydney, September 18th
  309. White-plumed Honeyeater-Lichenostomus pencillatus carteri-De Grey, January 16th
  310. White-plumed Honeyeater-Lichenostomus pencillatus calconi-Mary Pool, November 8th
  311. Lewin’s Honeyeater-Meliphaga lewinii-Blackheath, September 27th
  312. Spotted Pardalote-Pardalotus punctatus punctatus-Wellington NP, February 6th
  313. Red-browed Pardalote-Pardalotus rubricantus-Fletcher’s Creek, May 26th
  314. Striated PardalotePardalotus striatus uropygalis-Broome, January 5th
  315. Striated Pardalote-Pardalotus striatus substriatus-Logue Brook Dam, February 6th
  316. Rockwarbler-Origma solitaria-Blackheath, September 27th
  317. Chestnut-rumped Heathwren-Hylacola pyrrhopygia-Blackheath, September 27th
  318. Western Fieldwren-Calamanthus montanellus-Lane Poole Reserve, February 4th
  319. Rufous Fieldwren-Clamanthus campestris rubiginosus-Cape range NP, February 25th
  320. Redthroat-Pyrrholaemus brunneusNorthampton-January 24th
  321. White-browed ScrubwrenSericornis frontalis-Sydney, September 18th
  322. White-browed Scrubwren-Sericornis frontalis balstoni-Kalbarri, January 23rd
  323. White-browed Scrubwren-Sericornis frontalis maculatus-Beelu NP, February 2nd
  324. White-browed Scrubwren-Sericornis frontalis mellori-Stokes Inlet NP, February 16th
  325. Yellow-throated Scrubwren-Sercornis citreogularis-Katoomba, September 25th
  326. Weebill-Smicrornis brevirostris flavescens-Broome, January 5th
  327. Weebill-Smicrornis brevirostris occidentalis-Nerren Nerren, January 19th
  328. Mangrove Gerygone-Gerygone levigaster-Broome, January 5th
  329. Western Gerygone-Gerygone fusca mungi-Billabong, January 19th
  330. Dusky Gerygone-Gerygone tenebrosa-Broome, January 1st
  331. Dusky Gerygone-Gerygone christopheri-Edagee, January 18th
  332. Large-billed Gerygone-Gerygone magnirostris magnirostris, Wyndham, November 10th
  333. Green-backed Gerygone-Gerygone chloronata-Windjana Gorge, May 25th
  334. White-throated Gerygone-Gerygone albogularis-Broome, January 1st
  335. Brown Thornbill-Acanthiza pusilla-Lane Cove NP, September 19th
  336. Inland Thornbill-Acanthiza apicalis-Yanchep NP, February 1st
  337. Chestnut-rumped Thornbill-Acanthiza uropygialis-Billabong, January 19th
  338. Buff-rumped Thornbill-Acanthiza reguloides-Lane Cove NP, September 19th
  339. Western Thornbill-Acanthiza inornata-Lane Poole Reserve, February 4th
  340. Yellow-rumped Thornbill-Acanthiza chrysorrhoa-Northampton, January 24th
  341. Yellow Thornbill-Acanthiza nana-Sydney, September 18th
  342. Striated Thornbill-Acanthiza lineata-Katoomba, September 22nd
  343. Grey-crowned BabblerPomatostomus temporalis-Broome, January 1st
  344. White-browed Babbler-Pomatostomus superciliosus superciliosus-Billabong, January 19th
  345. White-browed Babbler-Pomatostomus superciliosus ashbyi-Koorda, February 21st
  346. Eastern Whipbird-Psophodes olivaceus-Lane Cove NP, September 19th
  347. Chiming Wedgebill-Psophodes occidentalis-Edagee, January 18th
  348. White-breasted WoodswallowArtamus leucirynchus-Broome, January 1st
  349. Masked WoodswallowArtamus personatus-De Grey, January 16th
  350. Black-faced WoodswallowArtamus cinereusBroome, January 1st
  351. Dusky Woodswallow-Artamus cyanopterus perthiMt Chudalup, February 7th
  352. Little Woodswallow-Artamus minor-Broome, January 1st
  353. Grey Butcherbird-Cracticus torquatus-Greenough, January 25th
  354. Grey Butcherbird-Cracticus torquatus leucopterus-Sydney, September 18th
  355. Silver-backed Butcherbird-Cracticus argenteus colleti, near Kununurra, November 15th
  356. Pied Butcherbird-Cracticus nigrogularis-Broome, January 1st
  357. Australian Black-backed Magpie-Cracticus tibicen longirostrisBroome, January 1st
  358. Australian White-backed Magpie-Cracticus tibicen tibicen-Sydney, September 16th
  359. Australian Black-backed Magpie-Cracticus tibicen terraereginae-Katoomba, September 22nd
  360. Western Magpie-Cracticus tibicen dorsalis-Galena Bridge, January 19th
  361. Pied Currawong-Strepera graculina-Sydney, September 16th
  362. Grey Currawong-Strepera versicolor-Beelu NP, February 2nd
  363. Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike-Coracina novaehollandiae melanops-Broome, January 1st
  364. Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike-Coracina novaehollandiae subpallida-De Grey, January 16th
  365. White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike-Coracina papuensis hypoleuca-Fairfield Leopold Road, May 25th
  366. White-winged Triller-Lalage sueurii-Broome, January 5th
  367. Varied Sittella-Daphoenositta chrysoptera-Leura, September 23rd
  368. Black-capped Sittella-Daphoenositta chrysoptera pileata-Mt Frankland, February 9th
  369. White-winged Sittella-Daphoenositta chrysoptera leucoptera-Broome, January 16th
  370. Crested Bellbird-Oreoica gutturalisEdagee, January 19th
  371. Golden Whistler-Pachycephala pectoralis pectoralis-Lane Cove NP, September 19th
  372. Western Whistler-Pachyephala occidentalis-Lane Poole Reserve, February 4th
  373. Mangrove Golden Whistler-Pachycephala melanura robusta-Broome, January 1st
  374. Rufous Whistler-Pachycephala rufiventris-Broome, January 1st
  375. Rufous Whistler-Pachycephala rufiventris falcata-Lake Komaterpillar, November 9th
  376. White-breasted Whistler-Pachycephala lanoides-Broome, April 12th
  377. Grey Shrike-Thrush-Colluricincla harmonica brunnea-Broome, January 1st
  378. Grey Shrike-thrush-Colluricincla harmomica rufiventrisNerren Nerrren, January 19th
  379. Grey Shrike-thrush-Colluricincla harmomica harmonica-Lane Cove NP, September 19th
  380. Sandstone Shrike-thrush-Colluricincla woodwardi assimillis-RAAF Boab Quarry, May 25th
  381. Australasian Figbird-Sphecotheres vieilloti-Sydney, September 18th
  382. Olive-backed Oriole-Oriolus sagittatus-Sydney, September 18th
  383. Olive-backed Oriole-Oriolus sagittatus affinis-Broome, January 1st
  384. Yellow Oriole-Oriolus flavocinctus flavocinctus, Kununurra, November 11th
  385. Spangled Drongo-Dicrurus bracteatus baileyi, Katherine, November 13th
  386. Mangrove Fantail-Rhipidura phasiana-Broome, January 1st
  387. Grey Fantail-Rhipidura fuliginosa-alisteri-Windjana Gorge-May 25th
  388. Grey Fantail-Rhipidura fuliginosa preissi-Stockyard Gully NP, January 26th
  389. Arafura Fantail-Rhipidura dryas, Parry’s Lagoon, November 10th
  390. Willie Wagtail-Rhipidura leucophrys picata-Broome, January 1st
  391. Willie Wagtail-Rhipidura leucophrys leucophrys-Roebourne, January 17th
  392. Northern Fantail-Rhipidura rufiventris isura-Derby, May 26th
  393. Magpie-larkGrallina cyanoleuca-Broome, January 1st
  394. Leaden Flycatcher-Myiagra rubecula concinnanear Derby, April 24th
  395. Broad-billed Flycatcher-Myiagra fuficollis-Broome, January 4th
  396. Shining Flycatcher-Myiagra alecto melvillensis, Kununurra, November 11th
  397. Paperbark FlycatcherMyiagra nana-Broome, January 1st
  398. Restless Flycatcher-Myiagra inquieta-Beelu NP, February 3rd
  399. Torresian Crow-Corvus orru-Broome, January 1st
  400. Little Crow-Corvus bennetti-De Grey, January 16th
  401. Little Raven-Corvus mellori-Katoomba, September 24th
  402. Australian Raven-Corvus coronoidesGalena Bridge, January 19th
  403. Australian Raven-Corvus coronoides coronoides-Sydney, September 16th
  404. ApostlebirdStruthidae cinerea-Willaroo Tank, NT, November 12th
  405. Buff-sided Robin-Poecilodryas cerviniventrisFitzroy Crossing, August 31st
  406. Mangrove Robin-Peneonanthe pulverulenta-Exmouth, February 24th
  407. Eastern Yellow Robin-Eopsaltria australis-Lane Cove NP, September 19th
  408. Western Yellow Robin-Eopsaltria griseogularis-Lane Poole Reserve, February 4th
  409. White-breasted Robin-Eopsaltria georgiana-Yanchep NP, January 28th
  410. Hooded Robin-Melanodryas cucullata-Edagee, January 19th
  411. Jacky WinterMicroeca fascinans pallida-Broome, January 1st
  412. Rose Robin-Petrioca rosea-Springwood, September 28th
  413. Scarlet Robin-Petroica multicolor-Serpentine NP, February 3rd
  414. Red-capped Robin-Petroica goodenovii-Kalbarri, January 20th
  415. Horsefield’s Bushlark-Mirafra javanica halli-Broome, January 1st
  416. Horsefield’s Bushlark-Mirafra javanica woodwardi-Sandfire, January 16th
  417. Horsefield’s Bushlark-Mirafra javanica forresti-Fairfield-Leopold Road, May 25th
  418. Red-whiskered Bulbul-Pycnonotus jocosus-Sydney, September 18th
  419. White-backed Swallow-Cheramoeca leucosterna-Koorda, February 20th
  420. Barn Swallow-Hirundo rustica-Broome, January 11th
  421. Welcome Swallow-Hirundo carterii-De Grey, January 16th
  422. Welcome Swallow-Hirundo neoxena-Sydney, September 17th
  423. Fairy Martin-Petrochelidon ariel-Broome, January 1st
  424. Tree Martin-Petrochelidon nigricans-Broome, January 1st
  425. Australian Reed-Warbler-Acrocephalus australis gouldi-Herdsman Lake, January 30th
  426. Rufous Songlark-Megalurus mathewsi-De Grey, January 16th
  427. Brown Songlark-Megalurus cruralis-Broome, January 1st
  428. Little Grassbird-Megalurus gramineus goulburni-Broome, October 27th
  429. Spinifexbird-Eremiornis carteri-De Grey, January 16th
  430. Zitting Cisticola-Cisticola juncidus leanyeri-Parry’s Lagoon, November 10th
  431. Golden-headed Cisticola-Cisticola exilis lineocapilla, Parry’s Lagoon, November 10th
  432. Golden-headed CisticolaCisticola exilis alexandrae-Broome, January 1st
  433. Canary White-eyeZosterrops luteus-Broome, January 1st
  434. Silvereye-Zosterops lateralis chloronotus-Kalbarri, January 21st
  435. Silvereye-Zosterops lateralis-Lane Cove NP, September 19th
  436. Common Myna-Acridotheres tristis-Sydney, September 16th
  437. Common Starling-Sturnus vulgaris-Sydney, September 18th
  438. Bassian Thrush-Zoothera lunulata-Springwood, September 28th
  439. Common Blackbird-Turdus merula-Sydney, September 18th
  440. Mistletoebird-Dicaeum hirundinaceum-Broome, January 1st
  441. House Sparrow-Passer domesticus-Blackheath, September 27th
  442. Painted Finch-Emblema pictum-Cossack, January 17th
  443. Red-eared Firetail-Stagonopleura oculata-Serpentine NP, February 3rd
  444. Red-browed Finch-Neochima temporalis-Sydney, September 18th
  445. Crimson Finch-Neochmia phaeton western-Geikie Gorge, September 1st
  446. Star Finch-Neochmia ruficauda subclarescens-De Grey, January 16th
  447. Masked Finch-Poephila personata-Fletcher’s Creek, May 26th
  448. Long-tailed FinchPoephila acuticauda-Broome, January 5th
  449. Zebra FinchTaeniopygia guttata-Broome, January 1st
  450. Double-barred FinchTaeniopygia bichenovii annulosa-Broome, January 1st
  451. Gouldian Finch-Erythura gouldiae-black-headed-Fletcher’s Creek, May 25th
  452. Pictorella MannikinHetereomunia pectoralis-Broome, July 5th
  453. Eastern Yellow WagtailMotacilla tschutschensis-Broome, April 2nd
  454. Australian PipitAnthus australis australis-Broome, January 1st
  455. Australian Pipit-Anthus australis bilbali-Serpentine, February 3rd
  456. Australian PipitAnthus australis rogersi, Parry’s Lagoon, November 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!