Waterbirds and Raptors The images below are some of the water birds and raptors that you might see in the Perth area. Black Swans are very commonly seen in Perth. Australian Wood Ducks are commonly seen on dams and wetlands. Freckled Ducks are uncommon and irregularly seen in Perth. Blue-billed Ducks are usually seen on deeper wetlands. Musk Ducks are a common duck seen in wetlands across the Perth area. Australian Shelducks are common birds seen in Perth wetlands. Australasian Shoveller is a common duck seen in Perth wetlands. Grey Teal are very coomon ducks that live in wetlands across the Perth area. This is a male Chestnut Teal. They are uncommon to rare in the Perth area. The Pacific Black Duck is a very common duck found in Perth wetlands. The Hardhead is a common duck found in Perth. This is the female with dark eyes. Pink-eared Ducks are found on larger and deeper wetlands. Australasian Grebe in non-breeding plumage. A common bird in the Perth area. Australasian Grebe in breeding plumage. A common bird in the Perth area. Hoary-headed Grebe in breeding plumage. A common bird in the Perth area. Great-crested Grebe are uncommon in Perth and found on only a few wetlands. Australasian Darter female and male. They are common in Perth. Little Pied Cormorants are common birds of the coast and wetlands in Perth. The Pied Cormorant is a common bird of the coast and estuaries. Great Cormorant are uncommon in Perth at coast and wetland areas. Little Black Cormorant are common at Perth’s coast or wetlands. The Australian Pelican is common in Perth on the coast, rivers and lakes. Australasian Gannets are the most common seabird in Perth. Black-backed (Australian Little) Bittern are uncommon to rare in Perth wetlands. White-necked Heron are uncommon and usually seen in spring and summer. White-faced Heron are a common wetland bird in Perth. Great Egret are magnificent and common birds in Perth wetlands. Cattle Egret are uncommon to rare in the Perth area. The Little Egret is an uncommon bird found at a variety of wetlands. Eastern Reef Egret are uncommon to rare on Perth coast and islands. Nankeen Night Heron are usually well hidden in trees but are a common species. Australian White Ibis are very common in the Perth area. Straw-necked Ibis are common birds on wetlands and farms. Glossy Ibis are uncommon in Perth but are regularly seen. Yellow-billed spoonbill are a common species in Perth. The Tawny Frogmouth is uncommon and cryptic but occurs throughout Perth. The Australian (Southern) Boobook is an uncommon and cryptic bird. Black-shouldered Kite is a common raptor found in the outer suburbs. Square-tailed Kite are uncommon raptors in the Perth area. The Whistling Kite is a common bird in the Perth area. White-bellied Sea-Eagle are uncommon to rare birds in the Perth region. Eastern Osprey is often seen along the coast and river. Brown Goshawk are common raptors in the Perth area. Swamp Harriers are often seen at lakes and swamps in Perth. Wedge-tailed Eagles are sometimes seen in the Perth Hills and at other sites. Little Eagle are uncommon birds of prey in the Perth area. Nankeen Kestrel is mainly found in the outer suburbs and rural areas. Brown Falcon are uncommon to rare in the Perth region. Australian Hobby falcon’s are uncommon of Perth. Eurasian Hobby have been recorded each Perth summer since February 2016. Peregrine Falcon are uncommon to rare in the Perth region. Purple Swamphen’s are very common in Perth and found at wetlands. Buff-banded Rail are uncommon birds found at wetlands and islands in Perth. Baillon’s Crake is an uncommon water bird found at freshwater wetlands. Australian Spotted Crake are uncommon and usually only seen in Summer. Spotless Crakes are uncommon birds and usually only seen in Summer. Black-tailed Native-hen are rare in the Perth area except during an irruption. Dusky Moorhen are common water birds of Perth wetlands. Eurasian Coot are a very common waterbird found at wetlands in Perth.