The temperate south-west of Western Australia has one of the world's richest floras, within extensive heathlands that attract diverse birdlife during Australia's most spectacular wildflower season, which this trip is timed to encounter. The ground orchid season will have begun and we will be looking to see the Queen of Sheba plus many others.
Carnabys Cockatoo by Chris Charles
Tall eucalypt forests and woodlands support WA's highest diversity of marsupials; boodies, woylies and quenda among the best. And of course the birdlife is splendid: we are likely to encounter Red-capped Parrots, Red-eared Firetails, Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo, Western Spinebill, maybe the Western Whipbird and Western Bristlebird. A fabulous trip to Australia's southernmost corner, at the perfect time of year.
Australian Ringneck (Twenty Eight) by Chris Charles
Day 2 Wednesday 21 September Perth to Narrogin
Numbat by Robin Murray
7.00am for a walk over to Kings Park where the Twenty Eights(Australian Ringneck) should be in force. After an 8.00am breakfast downstairs in the motel we will start our touring at 9.00am through parrot country at Wungong Dam. Western Rosellas should abound on the way to even finer birdwatching and mammal viewing at Dryandra Woodland National Park. An evening spotlighting may bring a Tamar Wallaby and if we are really lucky a Red-tailed Phascogale.
Queen of Sheba by Robin Murray
Day 3 Thursday 22 September Narrogin to Stirling Range
Our ealy morning walk is over to Foxes Lair Reserve looking for Western Gerygone and Purple-crowned Lorikeets. We will have the same routine as yesterday and this will remain in place for the rest of the trip. After breakfast we be making our way down to Stirling Ranges to catch the orchids in the sunlight, stopping for a wildflower walk at Cranbrook and then a tour with an orchid expert. Night at Stirling Ranges Retreat in the midst of birding heaven - Carnaby's Black-Cockatoos, Red-capped Parrots and White-fronted Honeyeater to name a few. It will be too easy to nightspot here, on the way back from Dinner!
Night Stirling Ranges
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