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 very common duck. Australian Shelduck is a very common bird in Perth. Australasian Shoveller is a common duck seen in Perth. Pink-eared Ducks are found on larger and deeper wetlands. White-necked Heron are uncommon and usually seen in spring and summer. White-faced Heron are a common wetland bird. Eastern Great Egret is a common bird in Perth. 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. Black-shouldered Kite is a common raptor found in the outer suburbs. The Whistling Kite is a common bird in the Perth area. Eastern Osprey is often seen along the coast and river. Swamp Harriers are often seen at lakes in Perth. Wedge-tailed Eagles are sometimes seen in the Perth Hills and at other sites. Nankeen Kestrel is mainly found in the outer suburbs and rural areas. Purple Swamphen’s are found at wetlands. Australian Spotted Crake are uncommon and usually only seen in Summer. Spotless Crakes are uncommon birds and usually only seen in Summer. Long-toed Stints are very uncommon and usually found on lakes early in Summer. Red-necked Stints are a common migratory waders and is seen from October to March. Australian Pied Oystercatchers are a resident wader. White-headed Stilt is a common species especially in late Spring to early Autumn. Red-capped Plovers are a resident shorebird. Ruddy Turnstones are migratory and visit Perth from October to March. Whiskered Terns are sometimes seen in summer at lakes and estuaries. Caspian Terns are the largest terns seen in Perth. Fairy Terns are a vulnerable species and are uncommon in Perth. Crested Terns are a very often seen on the coast and river. Bridled Terns are found on islands near Perth like Rottnest and Penguin Island. The Silver Gull is very common in Perth.