Our short extension to the south-west corner of western Australia puts is into another ecological hotspot, hosting a superbly high diversity of endemic plant, animal and bird species. The extension is designed primarily to give us an improved chance of finding some of Australia’s trickier families and species, including the recently rediscovered Noisy Scrubbird, while other range-restricted gems include Western Whipbird, Western Bristlebird, Long-billed Black Cockatoo, Red-capped Parrot, Western Rosella, Western Spinebill, Red-winged Fairywren and Red-eared Firetail.
Endemic Families: Atrichornithidae (Scrubbirds)
Noisy Scrubbird, Western Whipbird, Malleefowl (rare), Striated Pardalote, Magpie-lark, Western Corella, Western Wattlebird, Red-winged Fairywren, Inland Thornbill, Mistletoebird, Short-billed Black Cockatoo, Elegant Parrot
Southern Right Whale, Western Quoll, Western Barred Bandicoot, Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat, Common Brushtail Possum, Western Grey Kangaroo, Western Brush Wallaby, Quenda, Brown Bandicoot
various Eucalpyt woodlands, coastal scrub, wetlands
warm to hot and cooler at night
What our clients say about tours to Australia
Erik Forsyth is a wonderful guy, so enjoyable to travel with. He is knowledgeable, down to earth and quite humorous! We did New Zealand with Erik a few years ago and would definitely go with him on other Rockjumper Trips in the future. Also, we would recommend Erik to others considering him as their leader.
Erik Forsyth went above and beyond to give personal attention to each participant. How does he do it? Lack of sleep and a packed itinerary would challenge the best guide, but he seems to always be positive and light-hearted. Cracking dry jokes and comments – loved it!
We enjoyed travelling with Steve Davidson. He is very knowledgeable and more than willing to assist anyone with getting on birds, and he takes time to explain where the bird is.
Erik Forsyth did a great job, and both his remarkable knowledge and his unflagging good humor were indispensable; I look forward to traveling with him again in the future.
Steve Davidson was great! Kept the tour together and made sure everyone was engaged, enjoyed themselves, and saw everything. Very personable and genuinely cared about everyone’s happiness. Plus, he was great finding the birds.