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.
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.
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