Where to find birds in WA

Subject: Where to find birds in WA
From: Frank O'Connor <>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 20:42:30 +0800

Look up the birding-aus archive for the article I sent last year on the key birds of the south west.  Also check my web site for areas such as Cue and Exmouth.  For the other species :

Southern Scrub-robin

Fitzgerald River bridge on Highway 1 about 35km east of Jerramungup.  Also along Quiss Road leading into the Fitzgerald River bridge.

Western Whipbird

See article above.  But Quiss Road is now a good area.  Stop at the fee paying station for the Fitzgerald River NP and listen for them calling.  I recently saw two and heard three others.

Nullarbor Quailthrush

See Thomas & Thomas book for Nullarbor Roadhouse in SA.

Rufous-crowned Emu-wren

Fairly common in Millstream NP in the Pilbara.  Probably fairly common in much of the Pilbara.

Thick-billed Grasswren

Very easy at Monkey Mia car park.

Striated Grasswren

Supposedly very near the Newman caravan park.  Used to be near Tom Price caravan park until the area was burnt.  Basically look for scree slopes with heavy spinifex cover.  This habitat can also have Rufous-crowned Emu-wren and Spinifexbird.


Wave Rock near Hyden.  Mulga country.  Pilbara.

Rufous Fieldwren

Common at Lake Austin south of Cue.  Common near Carnarvon wharf.  Common in samphire near New Beach south of Carnarvon.

Dusky Gerygone

New Beach south of Carnarvon and north.

Slender-billed Thornbill

New Beach south of Carnarvon.  Lake Annean south of Meekatharra.  Near Nullarbor Roadhouse in SA.

Slate-backed Thornbill


Western Bowerbird

Cue.  Very common near Exmouth.

Frank O'Connor     Birding WA
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