South-Western Australia's endemics tour 19 - 27 October 2023

Red-tailed Black Cockatoo - Keith Kennedy - Inala Nature Tours
Red-tailed Black Cockatoo - Keith Kennedy - Inala Nature Tours
Tour date: 
Thursday, 19 October 2023 to Friday, 27 October 2023
9 days
AU$5,300 per person sharing, based on a min of 6 participants. Single supplement: AU$745
A tour showcases some of the key birding areas of South-Western Australia, with a chance of seeing the South Western endemics and near-endemics. We will cover a diverse range of habitats and soak up the wonderful inland and coastal South Australia, full of fabulous birds, mammals, flora and of course outstanding landscape.

Western Australia is Australia’s largest state, covering almost 1 million square miles and comprising the western third of the continent (which is an area larger than Western Europe). More than 500 bird species have been recorded here, including 18 endemics and many other sub-species, near endemics, migratory and other highly sought-after species.

This tour concentrates on the south-western ‘corner’ of the state where most of the endemics can be located. The south-west of Western Australia is also one of the world's biodiversity ‘hotspots’, with some of the richest and most unique plant and animal life on earth. There are about 13,000 species of plants in Western Australia, many of which are yet to be formally named. Although primarily a birding tour, this trip will also provide opportunities to see some unique mammals and flora.

Start Location: 
Perth WA
Finish location: 
Perth WA

Inala’s South-western Australian Endemics Tour

Perth-Cheynes Beach-Dryandra  19 - 27 October 2023

Western Australia is Australia’s largest state, covering almost 1 million square miles and comprising the western third of the continent (which is an area larger than Western Europe). More than 500 bird species have been recorded here, including 18 endemics and many other sub-species, near endemics, migratory and other highly sought-after species. This tour concentrates on the south-western ‘corner’ of the state where most of the endemics can be located. The south-west of Western Australia is also one of the world's biodiversity ‘hotspots’, with some of the richest and most unique plant and animal life on earth. There are about 13,000 species of plants in Western Australia, many of which are yet to be formally named. Although primarily a birding tour, this trip will also provide opportunities to see some unique mammals and flora.

This itinerary has been designed to adjoin our Tasmanian Endemics Tours Sat 28 Oct to Mon 6 Nov 2023


Day 1. Thu 19 Oct 2023. Arrive Perth
Day 2. Fri 20 Oct 2023. Perth to Cheynes Beach
Day 3. Sat 21 Oct 2023. Cheynes Beach - Waychinicup Inlet
Day 4. Sun 22 Oct 2023. Cheynes Beach - Stirling Range - Albany
Day 5. Mon 23 Oct 2023. Cheynes Beach to Jerramungup
Day 6. Tue 24 Oct 2023. Jerramungup to Stirling Range National Park
Day 7. Wed 25 Oct 2023. Dryandra State Forest and nocturnal wildlife.
Day 8. Thu 26 Oct 2023. Narrogin to Darling Range and Perth
Day 9. Fri 27 Oct 2023. Depart Perth.


B- breakfast, L- lunch, D-dinner

Day 1. Arrive in Perth. 
Today has been set aside as an arrival day so you are free to arrive at any time that suits your travel plans. You are to make your own way to the hotel in the city and we will meet at the hotel at 7.00pm for a brief orientation and welcome dinner. Please note that no activities have been planned for today but if you plan to arrive early and would like advice on options for the day please do contact our office.
Accommodation: Perth (en suite rooms).Meals included: D

Day 2. Perth to Cheynes Beach.
This morning after an early breakfast we travel to the southern coastline of Western Australia. Today is a long travel day but we will stop en route to bird. We will visit the Darling Range in search of the first of the endemics with Western Wattlebird and Gilbert's Honeyeater. We continue to Williams and a stop at the Beaufort River to look for Pink-eared Duck, Elegant Parrot, Brown-headed Honeyeater, Rufous Songlark, White-winged Triller and a chance of Painted Buttonquail and Black-tailed Native-hen. We continue to Kojonup and then to Rocky Gully where we will look for Western Corella and Baudin's Black Cockatoo. We will travel to Mt Barker and then stop at Porongurup for more chances of Baudin's Black Cockatoo and Scarlet Robin. We hope to arrive at Cheynes Beach in time for a first look for Noisy Scrubbird.
Accommodation: Cheynes Beach (en suite rooms).Meals included: B, L, D.

Day 3. Cheynes Beach - Waychinicup Inlet.
This morning we will take a pre-breakfast walk to look for Noisy Scrub-bird and Western Bristlebird. After breakfast, we will spend the morning looking for Black-throated Whipbird (nigrogularis), White-breasted Robin, Red-winged Fairy-wren, Splendid Fairy-wren, Western Wattlebird, Western Spinebill, Red-eared Firetail, Southern Emu-wren, Brush Bronzewing, Brown Quail, Sooty Oystercatcher and Pacific Gull. Lunch at Cheynes Beach. After lunch, we will look for Rock Parrot along the beach and then visit the very scenic Waychinicup Inlet for more chances of Red-winged Fairy-wren, Red-eared Firetail, Southern Emu-wren, Gilbert's Honeyeater, Carnaby's Black Cockatoo, Baudin's Black Cockatoo, Swamp Harrier, White-bellied Sea-Eagle. There are also good chances during the day for Southern Brown Bandicoot and several reptiles and with luck Quokka and Bush Rat. After dinner, we will take a spotlighting trip in search of Spotted Nightjar and Tawny Frogmouth with chances of a few mammals, frogs or reptiles.
Accommodation: Cheynes Beach (en suite rooms).  Meals included: B, L, D.

Day 4. Cheynes Beach - Stirling Range - Albany. 
We will spend the early morning at Cheynes Beach if needed, and then travel to the Stirling Range where we will spend the morning looking for Emu, Hooded Plover, Carnaby's Black Cockatoo, Elegant Parrot, Regent Parrot, Purple-crowned Lorikeet, Western Yellow Robin, Scarlet Robin, Restless Flycatcher and chances of Crested Shrike-tit, Australian Owlet-nightjar, Little Eagle, Rufous Songlark, Southern Emu-wren, Western (Rufous) Fieldwren and Square-tailed Kite. This is also a great place to view wildflowers. After lunch, we will go to Albany for more chances of Red-winged Fairy-wren, White-breasted Robin, Western Rosella, Red-eared Firetail and chances of Buff-banded Rail, Fairy Tern, some shorebirds and if time permits some seabirds. If needed, we have the option of visiting Two People's Bay which is a good backup site for Western Bristlebird and Black-throated Whipbird (nigrogularis). Return to Cheynes Beach with another chance to spotlight for nocturnal birds and mammals after dinner.
Accommodation: Cheyne Beach (en suite rooms). Meals included: B, L, D.

Day 5. Cheynes Beach to Jerramungup. 
We have a final chance to search for Noisy Scrub-bird before travelling to Jerramungup and then east towards the Fitzgerald River NP to look for Western (Mallee) Whipbird (oberon), Shy Heathwren and Western (Rufous) Fieldwren. This is another excellent area for wildflowers. We will also look for Black-fronted Dotterel and Chestnut Teal. After lunch at Jerramungup we will visit the mallee to the south west where we will visit a Malleefowl mound (may not be active) and look for Purple-gaped Honeyeater, Tawny-crowned Honeyeater, Southern Scrub-robin, White-browed Babbler, Spotted (Yellow-rumped) Pardalote, Blue-breasted Fairy-wren with chances for Banded Lapwing, Crested Bellbird and Square-tailed Kite plus more chances for Shy Heathwren, Western (Mallee) Whipbird (oberon) and Painted Button-quail. There is also a high chance of seeing Western Brush Wallaby. We will stay in this area until late afternoon to search for Malleefowl along the roadside, before travelling back to Jerramungup for dinner.
Accommodation: Jerramungup (en suite rooms). Please note that only classic old-style basic (but clean) accommodation is available here, but this is the only chance for Malleefowl, so please bear with us! Meals included: B, L, D.

Day 6. Jerramungup to Narrogin. 
After an early breakfast, we may revisit parts of the Stirling Range before continuing to Gnowangerup, Katanning and Wagin. We will visit several of the lakes near Wagin where the main targets are Banded Stilt, Red-necked Avocet, Black-fronted Dotterel, Red-kneed Dotterel, Pallid Cuckoo, Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo, Chestnut-rumped Thornbill, Mistletoebird, Red-capped Robin, Mulga Parrot and Hooded Plover. We will arrive in Narrogin in the late afternoon, hopefully with enough time to visit Fox's Lair near our accommodation.
Accommodation: Narrogin (en suite rooms).Meals included: B, L, D.

Day 7. Dryandra State Forest. Narrogin. 
We depart after an early breakfast for Dryandra State Forest. We probably will not return until about 22:30. The key targets today include Bush Stone-curlew, Painted Button-quail, Carnaby's Black Cockatoo, Elegant Parrot, Rufous Treecreeper, Blue-breasted Fairy-wren, Western Thornbill, Yellow-plumed Honeyeater, Brown-headed Honeyeater, Gilbert's Honeyeater, White-eared Honeyeater, White-browed Babbler, Varied Sittella, Jacky Winter, Scarlet Robin, Red-capped Robin, Hooded Robin, Western Yellow Robin, and Crested Shrike-tit. We will also search for Numbat throughout the day, with the best chance in the late afternoon. After an early dinner, we will take a walk in an extensive fenced enclosure within Dryandra State Forest where the Department of Parks & Wildlife’s amazing efforts at breeding a variety threatened species has been very successful. We may encounter Bilby, Boodie (Burrowing Bettong), Mala (Rufous Hare-wallaby), Marl (Western-barred Bandicoot) and Mernine (Banded Hare-wallaby). This hare-wallaby is the sole surviving species of sthenurine kangaroos in a safe fox-free environment.
Accommodation: Narrogin (en suite rooms). Meals included: B, L, D.

Day 8. Narrogin to Perth. 
We depart early this morning after breakfast. Activities for today depends on what we haven't seen. We have further options for Regent Parrot, Hooded Robin, Crested Shrike-tit, Red-eared Firetail, Baudin's Black Cockatoo, White-fronted Chat, Rufous Songlark, Brown Songlark, Gilbert's Honeyeater, Western Wattlebird and Fairy Tern. This afternoon will be spent around the Perth wetlands including Herdsman Lake for waterbirds such as Blue-billed Duck, Musk Duck, Pink-eared Duck, Australasian Shoveler, Freckled Duck, Great Crested Grebe, Hoary-headed Grebe, Nankeen Night-Heron, Yellow-billed Spoonbill, Buff-banded Rail, Australian Crake, Spotless Crake, Swamp Harrier and Australian Hobby. We then travel to our accommodation in Perth at about 18:00.
Accommodation: Perth (en suite rooms). Meals included: B, L, D.

Day 9. Depart Perth. 
This morning we will depart Perth airport where the tour will end. Participants continuing onto the Inala Tasmanian tour will fly Perth to Hobart today to join the rest of the group.
Accommodation: none Meals included: B.


Group size: minimum 6 and maximum 8 participants to one guide or 9 to 12 pax with 2 guides.
Tour Price: AU$5,300 per person twin share.
Single supplement: Single supplement AU$745.

These prices are based on the current rate of GST and may need to be adjusted if there are significant changes.

Price includes: Accommodation as per the itinerary, specialist guide and transport, meals, entrance fees and activities as mentioned in the itinerary.

Price does not include: International and domestic airfares, alcoholic beverages, snacks, internet, laundry or other items of a personal nature.

Please note: Meals and drinks: Breakfast generally consists of a continental style breakfast with cereal, fruit and yoghurt and tea/coffee.  Full cooked breakfast is not generally offered at most locations.  Lunch will generally consist of a packed lunch style meal eaten in the field, with sandwich/filled roll, fruit, and a drink.  Dinner usually consists of several options for main with the choice of either an appetiser or dessert. Drinks (soft and alcoholic) are generally not included but at lunches and breakfasts juice may be made available.

The itinerary: Whilst we aim to follow the itinerary as planned, please note that the itinerary provided should only be used as a guideline.  Depending on individual trip circumstances, weather, and local information, the exact itinerary may not be strictly adhered to.  The guides reserve the right to make changes to the itinerary as they see fit.

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Inala’s South-western Australian Endemics Tour
Perth – Cheyne Beach – Dryandra
20th - 28th October 2022

Trip report Frank O’Connor and Tonia Cochran, Inala Nature Tours 16 December 2022.

 Day 1. Thursday 20 October 2022. Arrive in Perth. The tour started with a welcome dinner in our Perth hotel. Three members of the group  had also travelled on the Coral Coast-Inland Wheatbelt section of the trip with Frank and Tonia, and we were joined by new group members this evening. We then headed back to our rooms at the Perth hotel in preparation for our travels tomorrow.

Day 2. Friday 21 October 2022. Perth to Cheynes Beach. This morning after an early breakfast, we boarded our bus and headed south for our long day of travel to the southern coastline of Western Australia. We quickly started nabbing our first WA endemics (Red-capped Parrot, Western Spinebill, Western Wattlebird, Gilbert’s Honeyeater and Red-winged Fairywren) with good views of the near-endemic Western Whistler on our first couple of stops in and near Bungendore State Forest, south-east of Perth.  

The wildflowers were also fantastic, and highlights included the Cowslip Orchid (Caladenia flava), Purple Enamel Orchid (Elythranthera brunonus), Red Ink Sundew (Drosera erythrorhiza), Parrot Bush (Banksia sessilis) and our first views of Blue Lechenaultia (L. bilobus). After a snack stop while we watched Purple-crowned Lorikeets, we continued south to Beaufort River  where we added Red-capped Robin, Western Gerygone, Inland Thornbill, Rainbow Bee-eater, Varied Sittella, Brown-headed Honeyeater, White-winged Triller, Dusky Woodswallow, Sacred Kingfisher, brief views of Yellow-plumed Honeyeater. Kerry also saw the first Rufous Treecreeper of the trip. After lunch we picked up another couple of endemics, Western Corella (subspecies pastinator) and a flock of around 200 Baudin’s Black Cockatoo during a couple of roadside stops. Throughout the day we also saw a few raptors (Wedge-tailed Eagle, Australian Hobby, Brown Goshawk and Whistling Kite). Our destination was Cheyne Beach where we checked in before gathering for one of the huge dinners the owner Joanne had prepared for us. Some of the group heard Australian Boobook calling after dinner and Kerry came across a Flesh-footed Shearwater outside reception which appeared to have lost its way. The only mammal of the day was Western Grey Kangaroo which was seen at Cheyne Beach.

 Day 3. Saturday 22 October 2022. Cheynes Beach area. Today we spent in the Cheyne Beach area, starting with an early walk to see a quick glimpse of a Noisy Scrubbird as it scurried across the road (boy, could we hear it sing though!) The beautiful Rose Banjine (Pimelea rosea) was in flower along the roadside. After breakfast, we spent time walking around our accommodation property where we did well for birds including more endemics (White-breasted Robin, brief views of Red-eared Firetail, Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo, Red-capped Parrot and Western Wattlebird and heard Black-throated Whipbird) as well as Common Bronzewing, Silvereye, Osprey, Southern Emu-wren (briefly), Brown Quail, New Holland Honeyeater, White-cheeked Honeyeater, Fan-tailed Cuckoo, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Little Eagle, and Swamp Harrier.

We also had a good view of a South-western Rock Skink (Liopholis pulchra) basking in the early morning sun outside its burrow and a Western Carpet Python also coiled up in the sun on the side of the track. We saw and photographed a King’s Skink (Egernia kingii). But the hugest excitement of the morning was undoubtably caused by watching a pair of  ***HONEY POSSUMS*** foraging amongst the flowers in a Hood-leaved Hakea (Hakea cucullata) which were spotted by eagle-eyed Ruth. The female’s pouch was huge, and Jenny’s photos later captured at least two little backsides of her young poking out of her distended pouch. We were treated to views of them foraging in the flowers for around 30 minutes where we were able to get some great shots, even with our mobile phones with minimal disturbance.

 The sheer abundance of wildflowers was awesome, with the striking Scarlet Banksia (Banksia coccinea),  unusual Southern Cross (Xanthosia rotundifolia) and Common Dampiera (Dampiera linearis) in full flower. We then visited a nearby beach where we saw Greater Crested Tern and distant views of Australasian Gannet and Southern Right Whale. Other birds seen today included Brush Bronzewing, another Little Eagle (this time a dark morph bird), Spotted Harrier, White-cheeked Honeyeater, Sooty Oystercatcher, Grey Fantail and Splendid Fairywren. We also had better views of Western Bristlebird, Brown Quail and Red-eared Firetail later in the day. Other plant highlights today included a flowering Leopard Sun orchid (Thelymitra benthameana), the unusual Synaphea (a member of the family Proteaceae), Bull Banksia (Banksia grandis), Prostrate Banksia (Banksia gardneri) and the showy Swamp Daisy (Actinodium cunninghamii).
We then ventured out in the vehicle at dusk where we saw a few Spotted Nightjar in flight and Southern Brown Bandicoot, before returning to another huge meal and our comfortable accommodation at Cheyne Beach.

 Day 4. Sunday 23 October 2022. Cheyne Beach and Stirling Range. This morning we attempted our first try at Porongurup NP (Tree in the Rock) where is started raining heavily on our arrival.  We saw brief views of Western Whistler, Frank saw a Gilbert’s Honeyeater and we heard Baudin’s Black Cockatoo from the cover of the picnic shelter before giving up.  We did see Pink-eared Duck, Australasian Shoveler, Hardhead (lovely weather for ducks!) and Australian Pipit in and around a nearby waterhole and we then headed northward towards Camel Lake Nature Reserve where we saw Emu and Tawny-crowned Honeyeater.

 The flowers were amazing here, particularly in an area that had previously been burnt, where highlights included miniature relatives of Kangaroo Paw called ‘Cats Paws’ (Anigozanthus humilis) and ‘Cottonheads’ (Conostylis serrulata), Red Lechenaultia (L. formosus),

Heath Lechenaultia (L. tubiflora),  Featherflower (Verticordia endlicheraina), Smoke Bush (Conospermum distichum) and Chittick (Lambertia inermis). The diminutive  Zebra Orchid (Caladenia cairnsiana) was also a popular find.

We then headed into Stirling Range National Park where we saw Grey Currawong, Regent Parrot, great views of Crested (Western) Shrike-tit, Rufous Songlark, Yellow-plumed Honeyeater, Purple-crowned Lorikeet, brief views of Elegant Parrot and an Australian Owlet-nightjar dozing at the entrance of its tree hollow. Scented Sun Orchid (Thelymitra macrophylla), Fringed Mantis Orchid (Caladenia falcata) and Common Dragon Orchid (Caladenia barbarossa) were also flowering here. On the way back to Porongurup NP, we chanced upon a flock of around 40 male Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo feeding in a paddock. We also saw Red-winged Fairywren before heading into the national park where it had finally stopped raining enough for us to see Spotted Scrubwren and Baudin’s Black Cockatoo and hear a very vocal Spotted Pardalote subspecies punctatus) plus visit the tree in the rock, an old Karri (Eucalyptus diversifolia) for which this section of the park is named. We then returned to Cheyne Beach where we had more success with better views of Western Bristlebird.

 Day 5. Monday 24 October 2022. Cheynes Beach to Jerramungup. Today we headed out in the rain to nearby beaches where we picked up Pied Oystercatcher, Chestnut Teal, Far Eastern Curlew, Sooty Oystercatcher, Australasian Gannet and Yellow-throated Miner and found some Dwarf Violet Snails (Janthina exigua) and cuttlefish ‘bones’ washed up on the beach.

We had very welcome hot drinks at a local caravan park, before heading to a local café for a delicious lunch. We then visited a local reserve where we found some interesting plants including Bushy Yate (Eucalyptus lehmannii) before heading back to the main highway, admiring the bright yellow blooms of the Bell-fruited Mallee (Eucalyptus preissiana) en route. We managed some good birds including Southern Scrub Robin, Black-throated Whipbird (subsp. oberon), Purple-gaped Honeyeater and Shy Heathwren before punching back onto the sealed road to Jerramungup and a huge pub meal.

Day 6. Tuesday 25 October 2022. Jerramungup to Narrogin. This morning we headed south into the Mallee where we saw Western Fieldwren and Tawny-crowned Honeyeater and plant highlights including Red Lantern Banksia (B. caleyi), Prickly Dryandra (Banksia falcata), and Red Toothbrushes (Grevillea cagiana). We then visited a nearby river (Chestnut Teal, Pied Stilt and Yellow-throated Miner) before heading back to Jerramungup for the yellow-rumped form of Spotted Pardalote (subspecies xanthopyge). We then headed west, picking up Black-shouldered Kite, Pied Butcherbird, Grey Butcherbird and Striated Pardalote (subspecies substriatus) before stopping at Katanning for lunch. En route to Wagin we also stopped for Mistletoebird (with accompanying Mistletoe (Amyema preissii) in fruit, Red-capped Robin, Western Gerygone, Black Swan and Singing Honeyeater before heading for Narrogin which was our scheduled stop for the night. After an early dinner, we travelled out to Dryandra NP where we viewed Southern Brown Bandicoot (Quenda), Brush-tailed Bettong (Woylie), Burrowing Bettong (Boodie) and Rufous Hare Wallaby (Mala) in an extensive fenced (for their protection from cats and foxes) enclosure. Common Brushtail Possums were also seen here but they make their way in and out at will. On the way out of the park we saw two wild Woylies-a great sign that they are also surviving outside the enclosure.

Day 7. Wednesday 26 October 2022. Dryandra State Forest. Narrogin. We returned to Dryandra NP early this morning where we spent all day exploring the various roads and stopping at regular intervals to walk. On our first walk we saw a decent sized Gwardar (Northern Brown Snake) and some lovely plants including Common Bee Orchid (Diurus decrementata), Pink Enamel Orchid (Caladenia emarginata), Common Dragon Orchid (Caladenia barbarossa), swathes of everlasting daisies including the Pink Everlasting (Rhodanthe manglesii), several different species of Trigger plants (Stylidium spp), and the small Kangaroo Paw relative Conostylis setigera. We also did well with mammals today with another wild Woylie, Tammar Wallaby, Western Brush Wallaby, Short-beaked Echidna and a beautifully-marked ***NUMBAT  *** which was voted the best thing on the trip.

We also saw two new endemic bird species here (Western Rosella, Western Yellow Robin) in addition to Western Spinebill, Western Whistler, Spotted Scrubwren, Rufous Treecreeper, Rainbow Bee-eater, Restless Flycatcher, Jacky Winter, Weebill, Western Gerygone, Scarlet Robin, Weebill, Western Gerygone, Elegant Parrot, Regent Parrot, Dusky Woodswallow, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Yellow-plumed Honeyeater and good views of Painted Buttonquail. At Dryandra Woodlands Village we had great views of a Tawny Frogmouth with a chick, and we then visited the Kwongan Heath area of the park where we saw the unusual Fox or Round-fruited Banksia (Banksia sphaerocarpa), Christmas Morrison (Verticordia nitens), Smoke Bush (Conospermum distichum), Pouched Dampiera (Dampiera sacculata) and more Blue Lechenaultia (L. biloba).

Day 8. Thursday 27 October 2022. Narrogin to Perth. Early this morning we walked in a reserve near the hotel Foxes Lair picking up Red-capped Parrot and White-cheeked Honeyeater and admiring more plants including Tall Triggerplant (Stylidium elongatum), Conebush (Petrophile striata), and the pink bell-shaped flowers of Tetratheca setigera). We then worked our way back to Perth, stopping at several locations en route where we finally managed to see the last remaining endemic which had eluded us until the 11th hour -Western Thornbill. Hoorah and thanks to Frank’s perseverance! Other species seen today included Black-fronted Dotterel, Pallid Cuckoo, Horsfield’s Bronze Cuckoo, White-eared Honeyeater, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Baudin’s Black Cockatoo, Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Western Wattlebird, Gilbert’s Honeyeater, Western Whistler, Western Spinebill and White-necked Heron. We also found some amazing carnivorous plants in a wet area on the Albany Highway including the Giant sundew (Drosera gigantea), Pimpernel Sundew (D. glanduligera) and Pink Petticoats (Utricularia multifida). Fuchsia Grevillea (Grevillea bipinnatifida)and Drumsticks (Isopogon formosus) were also flowering here. Waterbirds seen in a cove near Perth included Pied Oystercatcher, Caspian Tern, White-faced Heron, Fairy Tern, Grey Plover, Little Pied Cormorant, Little Black Cormorant, and Pied Cormorant and at our last stop at Herdsman Lake we added Tawny Frogmouth, Swamp Harrier, Australasian Shoveler, Dusky Moorhen, Australasian Swamphen, Australasian Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Great Cormorant and Musk Duck. We then headed back to our hotel in Perth where we enjoyed our final dinner together before heading our separate ways.

 During this trip we saw 149 bird species, 13 mammal species, 7 reptile species and experienced one of the best wildflower seasons in the area for many years. You were a fun group to travel with and many thanks for the laughs, the sharp eyes and the varied interests that allowed us to cover such a broad range of flora and fauna during this trip. It was a real pleasure to travel with you! Cheers, Frank and Tonia. 

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