birding around perth

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Subject: birding around perth
From: Elizabeth Compston <>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 10:31:21 +1000
We have just been to WA. I can recommend the following way to obtain information about birding in that state, including Perth

I went to Birds Australia WA. Then to Bird Guides WA. Many towns in WA are listed there as well as Perth. The information can easiluy be printed off.

One place near to Perth that I do advise visiting is Araluen, a botanic garden about an hour's drive south of Perth, in 'the hills'. I think down the Albany H'way and then a turnoff near Kelmscott. (we went there from Fremantle). We saw variegated wrens, white breasted and yellow robins (different from those in the eastern states, as are the western spinebills different from the eastern). On another occasion we saw the red headed parrot there.

Then there is the white winged blue wren, in the sand dunes just south of Scarborough. I can give more specific directions if required.

Rottnest is wonderful, with the huge nests of the osprey easily seen.

We went to Cottesloe beach, just as the sun was setting, over the sea, as it should. Hundreds, maybe even thousands, of the very unpopular rainbow lorikeets come in to roost there. The noise is deafening.

If you are wishing to get information about birds in towns in other states, I suggest that you just go to Birds Australia and then print in the state that you want


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