Over 300 species of birds can be found throughout Australia’s North West. Many colourful and spectacular species are easily seen including the Budgerigar, Red-winged Parrot, Rainbow Lorikeet and a host of finches with the chance of the rare Gouldian Finch. On the wetlands Black-necked Storks (Jjabiru) many ducks, herons and egrets swim, wade and feed. The charming Comb-crested Jacana (Jesus bird) and the elegant Brolga may also be encountered. Keen birdwatchers may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the elusive cuckoos or the stunning Purple-crowned Fairy-wren.
Birds range in size from the huge White-bellied Sea-Eagle, Osprey and Australian Bustards to smaller species such as the Double-barred Finch, Rock-Pigeons and Bowerbirds.
One of the most spectacular sights are the huge flocks of migratory shorebirds that throng the northern shores of Roebuck Bay. A sight to see for the keen ornithologist or the casual observer. For those who like to get muddy the mangroves of northern WA hold some very special birds.