Herdsman Lake, Perth WA

To: <>
Subject: Herdsman Lake, Perth WA
From: "Dr Richard Nowotny" <>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 18:26:16 +1100

For any interested Perth birders, or anyone heading for Perth over the holiday period, Herdsman Lake in the Perth metropolitan area is presently in excellent condition, having had good winter rains.  Many areas normally dry are under water (including the paperbark swamp serviced by the boardwalk near the Gould League Centre) and bird-life is abundant.

In two morning bicycle rides (with many stops) around the circumferential path I recorded a total of 60 species, including the following more interesting sightings:  White-necked Heron, Rufous Night-heron, Glossy Ibis, Little Egret, Great Egret, Yellow-billed Spoonbill, Buff-banded Rail (multiple sightings, including one of a pair with 4 chicks), Rainbow Bee-eater, Red-capped Plover, Wood Sandpiper, Fan-tailed Cuckoo, & Little Grassbird.



Port Melbourne, Victoria

M: 0438 224456


<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>
  • Herdsman Lake, Perth WA, Dr Richard Nowotny <=

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU