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These are the most recent sightings sent to us by members and the public. If you would like to log a sighting of any flora or fauna in the Toodyay area, please click the link provided. You must enter your name for for us to verify your sighting, and contact details at the end of your notes, as we may need to get more details from you.
The following information would be useful, if at all possible.
1) time of day?
2) weather conditions?
3) landscape eg: road verge, scrubland, breakaway country, high or low in a tree, etc, ?
4) what the creature was doing at the time of the sighting?
5) approximate size?
6) gender (if possible)?
7) colouration?
8) photographed?
9) any other interesting observation/s at the time of sighting?
10) for plants, the surrounding growth, number of plants and their general condition, is it a wetland?

Please try and limit the number of characters you enter to 100. A photograph will be a great advantage in identification of those hard to categorise animals or plants

Log a sighting

# Date Location Species Notes
2261 04-01-1991 Glen Avon, Toodyay-Northam Road Dotterel, Red-kneed Seven on dams at Glen Avon. By Jim Masters
2262 17-12-1990 Seabrook, via Northam Owl, Southern Boobook Resident pair at 'Mortlock View' farm. By Lindsay Milhinch
2263 12-12-1990 Julimar Springs Owl, Southern Boobook Howard Road. Bird sighted on aviary. By Jeanette & Denley Jones
2264 24-11-1990 Majestic Heights Locust, Australian Plague Locusts arrived in Majestic Heights after having devastated other areas in the Wheatbelt, including Toodyay township
2265 19-11-1990 Toodyay West Road Kangaroo, Western Grey On road verge, opposite Cobradah Nursery; very uncommon in this area. By Elain Hall
2266 15-11-1990 Toodyay townsite Ibis, Straw-necked Two birds in paddock at edge of townsite, feeding in receding waters. Max Howard
2267 08-10-1990 West Toodyay Bee-eater, Rainbow First sighting for year. Max Howard. Always arrives Dowerin area between 9 and 11 October, this year arrived 15th; Robert Boase. Seabrook area - usually arrives 10th October each year; not sighted this year; Lindsay Milhinch
2268 08-10-1990 West Toodyay Kingfisher, Sacred First sighting, Avon Hill, West Toodyay. By Max Howard
2269 08-10-1990 Seabrook, via Northam Various birds Nine species nesting around homestead. Includes Magpie, Australian; Frogmouth, Tawny; Wagtail, Willie; Magpie-lark; Pigeon, Crested; Babbler, White-browed; Parrot, Port Lincoln; Wattlebird, Red; Turtle-dove, Senegal. By Lindsay Milhinch
2270 06-10-1990 Dowerin area Owlet-nightjar, Australian Bird was roosting in hot water system at homestead. When lit up bird disappeared. By Robert Boase
2271 04-10-1990 York townsite Fairy-wren, Splendid First sighting in townsite for 20-25 years. Ex old resident. By Chris Miles
2272 16-08-1990 Toodyay Parrot, Port Lincoln Excessive number in district causing damage to general environment. Reported to Wayne Clarke by Wally Chitty
2273 16-08-1990 Toodyay Fox, Red and Feral cats Excessive numbers in the district. Hector Wood. He will write to APB.
2274 15-08-1990 West Coondle Reserve Flycatcher, Restless One bird sighted in wandoo. Listed as scarce in Avon Valley book, and Jim Masters' and Lindsay Milhinch's paper in 'Emu'. First sighting in this reserve since commencement of records from 10/04/1990. By Max Howard
2275 15-08-1990 Woodendale Farm, Toodyay Duck, Mountain Only two chicks left from original clutch of six. By Ray Paynter
2276 15-08-1990 Avon River, Toodyay townsite Spoonbill,Yellow-billed six birds sighted. By Doreen Morrow
2277 09-08-1990 Avon River, Toodyay townsite Teal, Grey Of original clutch of five there is only one left following the Avon Descent. By Doreen Morrow
2278 06-08-1990 Toodyay Event Avon Descent Boat Race. Mountain ducks and water birds in general. Much comment on this year's race re disturbance to waterfowl. Clutches of eight and ten chicks disappeared altogether after race. Another clutch of eight chicks was reduced to two. By Jim Masters
2279 31-07-1990 Toodyay Jacksonia decumbins Recorded by Ray Paynter
2280 31-07-1990 Toodyay Davesia microphylla Recorded by Ray Paynter

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