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.
Black Swans are very commonly seen in Perth.
Australian Wood Duck
Australian Wood Ducks are commonly seen on dams and wetlands.
Freckled Duck
Freckled Ducks are uncommon and irregularly seen in Perth.

 

Blue-billed Duck
Blue-billed Ducks are usually seen on deeper wetlands.
Musk Duck
Musk Ducks are a very common duck.

 

Australian Shelduck
Australian Shelduck is a very common bird in Perth.
Australasian Shoveller
Australasian Shoveller is a common duck seen in Perth.
Pink-eared Duck
Pink-eared Ducks are found on larger and deeper wetlands.
White-necked Heron
White-necked Heron are uncommon and usually seen in spring and summer.
White-faced Heron
White-faced Heron are a common wetland bird.
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Eastern Great Egret is a common bird in Perth.
Nankeen Night Heron
Nankeen Night Heron are usually well hidden in trees but are a common species.
Australian White Ibis
Australian White Ibis are very common in the Perth area.
Straw-necked Ibis
Straw-necked Ibis are common birds on wetlands and farms.
Glossy Ibis
Glossy Ibis are uncommon in Perth but are regularly seen.
Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Yellow-billed spoonbill are a common species in Perth.

 

 

 

Black-shouldered Kite is a common raptor found in the outer suburbs.
Black-shouldered Kite is a common raptor found in the outer suburbs.
Whistling Kite is a common bird in Perth.
The Whistling Kite is a common bird in the Perth area.
Eastern Osprey is seen along the coast and river.
Eastern Osprey is often seen along the coast and river.
Swamp Harrier
Swamp Harriers are often seen at lakes in Perth.
Wedge-tailed Eagle
Wedge-tailed Eagles are sometimes seen in the Perth Hills and at other sites.
Nankeen Kestrel
Nankeen Kestrel is mainly found in the outer suburbs and rural areas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple Swamphen
Purple Swamphen’s are found at wetlands.
Australian Spotted Crake
Australian Spotted Crake are uncommon and usually only seen in Summer.
Spotless Crake
Spotless Crakes are uncommon birds and usually only seen in Summer.

 

 

 

Long-toed Stint
Long-toed Stints are very uncommon and usually found on lakes early in Summer.
Red-necked Stints are one of the more common migratory waders and is seen from October to March.
Red-necked Stints are a common migratory waders and is seen from October to March.
Australian Pied Oystercatcher
Australian Pied Oystercatchers are a resident wader.
White-headed Stilt
White-headed Stilt is a common species especially in late Spring to early Autumn.
Red-capped Plover
Red-capped Plovers are a resident shorebird.
Ruddy Turnstone
Ruddy Turnstones are migratory and visit Perth from October to March.
Whiskered Tern
Whiskered Terns are sometimes seen in summer at lakes and estuaries.
Caspian Tern
Caspian Terns are the largest terns seen in Perth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fairy Tern
Fairy Terns are a vulnerable species and are uncommon in Perth.
Crested Tern
Crested Terns are a very often seen on the coast and river.
Bridled Terns
Bridled Terns are found on islands near Perth like Rottnest and Penguin Island.
Silver Gull
The Silver Gull is very common in Perth.