Western Australia

There are over 500 bird species in Western Australia; the state is larger than Western Europe and spans from the tropical north to the southern oceans. Many of the state’s 18 endemic species live in the South-West corner while at Broome and the Kimberley, waders, summer migrants, finches, parrots, honeyeaters and water birds abound.

Perth

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.

Albany

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.

Site Visits: Blog

Accounts of visits to Herdsman Lake in Perth and to Lake Seppings in Albany.

Western Rosella, at Albany WA.

Western Rosella, at Albany WA.

Close up of Common Bronzewing’s wing, Albany WA.

Close up of Common Bronzewing’s wing, Albany WA.

Great Crested Grebe and juveniles, at Herdsman Lake, Perth WA.

Great Crested Grebe and juveniles, at Herdsman Lake, Perth WA.

Western Silvereye feeding young, Lake Seppings, Albany WA.

Western Silvereye feeding young, Lake Seppings, Albany WA.

Western Golden Whistler, Albany WA.

Western Golden Whistler, Albany WA.