The South West corner of Western Australia is a birding and ecological hotspot, hosting a superbly high diversity of endemic plant, animal and bird species. This short extension to our Eastern Australia birding tour concentrates on south-western Australia’s endemic bird species and other wildlife and commences in the state’s capital of Perth, situated on the Swan River. During this Australia birding tour, we explore a range of habitats from the eucalypt forests of the Darling Ranges to the extensive woodlands of Dryandra, the Stirling Ranges, semi-arid mallee woodlands and the rugged windswept heathlands of the south coast. We expect to encounter all twelve endemic bird species plus several near-endemics and we can anticipate a trip total of between 120-150 species. We also hope to see several fabulous mammals such as Short-beaked Echidna, Western Grey Kangaroo and Southern Right Whale.
Please note that a Rockjumper leader may not accompany this tour unless a minimum of 9 participants are signed up. In the case of insufficient sign-ups, a professional and very experienced local guide will lead the tour instead.
Emu, Pink-eared, Musk & Blue-billed Duck, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Painted Buttonquail, Hooded Plover, Banded Lapwing, Pacific Gull, Red-tailed, Short-billed & Long-billed Black Cockatoo, Western Corella, Western Rosella, Elegant, Red-capped & Rock Parrot, Western Ringneck, Noisy Scrubbird, Rufous Treecreeper, Red-winged, Splendid & Blue-breasted Fairywren, Southern Emu-wren, Western Fieldwren, Western Wattlebird, Western Bristlebird, White-cheeked & Swan River (split from White-naped) Honeyeater, Western Spinebill, Scarlet, Red-capped, Western Yellow & White-breasted Robin, Western Whipbird, Crested Shrike-Tit, Red-eared Firetail, Western Thornbill
Southern Right Whale, chances for New Zealand Fur Seal & Australian Sea Lion, Numbat (small chance), Short-beaked Echidna, Southern Brown Bandicoot, Common Brushtail Possum, Western Brush & Tammar Wallaby, Quokka, Western Grey Kangaroo
various Eucalpyt woodlands, coastal scrub, wetlands
warm to hot and cooler at night