Shorebirds, Gulls and Terns

The images below are some of the shorebirds, gulls and terns that you might see in the Perth area.

Australian Pied Oystercatcher
Australian Pied Oystercatchers are a common resident wader.
Red-necked Avocet’s are uncommon water birds found at Perth Wetlands.
Banded Stilts are found at Perth wetlands in late spring to early autumn.
Pied Stilt
Pied Stilt is a common species especially in late Spring to early Autumn.
Pacific Golden Plover are an uncommon spring, summer and autumn visitor.
Grey Plovers are a common spring, summer and autumn visitor to Perth.
Greater Sand Plover are uncommon visitors to Perth in spring, summer and autumn.
Red-capped Plover
Red-capped Plovers are a common resident shorebird.
The Hooded Plover is a resident shorebird and is rare in the Perth area.
Red-kneed Dotterel are Australian waders that visit Perth in summer.
Black-fronted Dotterel are uncommon shore birds found at wetlands in Perth.
Banded Lapwing are uncommon to rare in the Perth region.
Ruddy Turnstone
Ruddy Turnstones are migratory and visit Perth from October to March.
Great Knot are an uncommon visitor in spring, summer and autumn.
Red Knot are uncommon visitors to Perth in spring, summer and autumn.
Bar-tailed Godwits are common visitors to Perth in Spring, summer and autumn.
Common Sandpiper are a common visitor to Perth in spring, summer and autumn.
Grey-tailed tattler are uncommon visitors to Perth in spring, summer and autumn.
Common Greenshank are a common visitor to Perth in spring, summer and autumn.
Marsh Sandpiper are uncommon visitors in spring, summer and autumn.
Wood Sandpiper are an uncommon visiting shorebird in spring, summer and autumn.
Sanderling are uncommon visitors to Perth in spring, summer and autumn.
Red-necked Stints are common migratory waders and is seen from October to March.
Long-toed Stint
Long-toed Stints are uncommon and found on lakes that are drying off in Summer.
Broad-billed Sandpiper are migratory waders very rarely seen in Perth.
Pectoral Sandpiper are uncommon visitors in spring, summer and autumn.
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper are common visitors in spring, summer and autumn.
Curlew Sandpiper are uncommon visitors in spring, summer and autumn.
Ruff are uncommon to rare visitors in the spring, summer and autumn.
Bridled Terns
Bridles Terns are found on islands near Perth Like Rottnest and Penguin Island.
Fairy Tern
Fairy Terns are a vulnerable species and found on the coast and river.
Caspian Tern
Caspian Terns are common and the largest terns seen in Perth.
Whiskered Tern
Whiskered Terns are sometimes seen in summer at lakes and estuaries.
White-winged Black Tern are uncommon to rare visitors to Perth.
Arctic Tern are very rare winter visitors to the Perth region.
Roseate Tern are uncommon autumn visitors to the Perth region.
Crested Tern
Crested Terns are a very often seen on the coast and river.
Australian Gull-billed Tern is rare in the Perth area.
Pacific Gull are uncommon residents of the Perth area.
Silver Gull
The Silver Gull is very common in Perth at the coast and wetlands.
Franklin’s Gull are a very rare visitor to Perth mainly in spring or autumn.

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