Bird Watching

Sugarloaf Rock

Heaps of tracks around this area. Southern Emu Wren is found in this area. There is even a small breeding colony of Red Tailed Tropic birds during the Summer months with birds returning around Mid October Until March April. Baudins Black Cockatoo, Carnaby Cockatoos, pelagic sea birds, Red Eared Fire Tails and the new Holland Honey Eaters are prolific. ref The Complete Guide to Finding Birds of Australia

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

Magnificent tracks, cliffs and landscapes. Always good birds here around the Cafe. Rock Parrots in the grass in front of the Cafe, Red Eared Firetails, seabirds soaring around the Cape, Australian Nankeen Kestrels hawking Western Bearded Dragons on the cliff faces. Western Rosellas and Yellow Rumped Thornbills, Red Capped Robins, Brush Bronzewing and White Browed Scrub Wrens.

Prevally

There is a birder called Steve Castan who lives in Margs somewhere and he has captured some of the best images of the Southern Emu Wren that I have seen. Most of his pics have have come from the car park areas around Prevally. Red Winged Fairy Wrens and Splendid Fairy Wrens are the most popular/colourful birds in this area.

Annie Palmer always let me know when she comes across the Southern Emu Wren and sort of scouts and shares with me. She’s seen them around Sugar Loaf tracks.

The Holy Grail for birders would be The Southern Emu Wren and also, the Crested Shrike Tit, but basically you have all the waders, the raptors, the owls, the pelagics from time to time, especially after storms, the shore waders such as Red Capped Plovers, Red Neck Avocets..the whole region is prolific for bird life.

Birders moving through (as they do); The only other comparisons for diversity would be The Stirling Ranges (Stirling Range Retreat - amazing for birders), and the other mecca is Albany, Two Peoples Bay and Cheynes Beach, at the Caravan Park trails where there are some real endangered species such as the Western Whip Bird and the Noisy Scrub Bird in recovery..not to mention the work they do down there with the Western Ground Parrot. On the way around - Augusta (Wrens) - Walpole (Fernhook Falls (Wrens and Golden Whistlers), Circular Pool, Mount Franklyn (Rufous Tree Creepers) and Peaceful Bay (Waders, Wrens, Firetails)

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Location: 1267 Cape Naturaliste Road, Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, Western Australia

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