Despite clearing of original bush and forests for agriculture, this region is recognised as one of the world’s terrestrial bio-diversity hot spots. Some 350 plus bird species have been identified and many of the state’s 18 endemic species and distinct races of Australia’s bird live in the south-west corner of Western Australia.
Perth is the gateway to Western Australia and a good place to see many of the state’s bird species. There are several excellent bird-watching locations within the city and nearby.
Many of Western Australia’s endemic bird species and distinct races are found at Albany. There are good bird-watching sites in Albany and pelagic trips to the continental shelf.