South-west Endemics 7-day tour

The South-west Endemics tour aims to find all 13 endemic birds occurring in the south-west corner of Western Australia. These include the notorious "skulkers": Noisy Scrub-bird, Western Bristlebird and Western Whipbird.

In the karri forests we’ll look for Western Rosella, White-breasted Robin, Red-capped Parrot and Western Corella; while in the mallee we hope to find Malleefowl, Shy Heathwren, Southern Scrub-Robin and Purple-gaped Honeyeater. Longbilled (Baudin’s) and Short-billed (Carnaby’s) Black Cockatoo, Rufous Treecreeper, Western Yellow Robin, Swan River Honeyeater and Blue-breasted Fairy-wren await us on this trip. Coastal birding is not forgotten with seabirds and Rock Parrot, Red-eared Firetail and Western Fieldwren.

This 7 day (6 night) fully accommodated tour begins and ends in Perth, WA and takes us from wetlands near Perth, the nearby Darling Ranges and the famous Dryandra Woodlands through the beautiful Stirling Ranges until we eventually reach the sandy heathlands of the south coast. Further west we travel through extensive karri forests and visit the Cape Leeuwin area, before we return to Perth.

This is a great time of the year to explore the South-West. Expect to see around 150 species, including all 13 endemics, some great scenery and a comfortable trip mostly on sealed roads.

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  • Sunday 6 April 2014

  • Sunday 7 December 2014

  • Any other time as a private tour

  • Departs from Perth, Western Australia

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  • Featured birds:

    Expect over 100 species including highly sought-after birds such as:

  • Long-billed and Short-billed Black Cockatoo
  • Western Corella
  • Red-capped Parrot
  • Western Rosella
  • Western Spinebill
  • White-breasted Robin
  • Rufous Treecreeper
  • Blue-breasted and Red-winged Fairy-wren
  • Western Thornbill
  • Noisy Scrub-bird, Western Bristlebird
  • Western Whipbird
  • Red-eared Firetail
  • Western Wattlebird
  • and many more.

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    Cost for tour: AU$3290 per person, including:
    accommodation and all meals, transport, expert guiding, entry fees, taxes.

    Price based on double or twin-share occupancy. Single occupancy attracts a surcharge.

    Not included: drinks, personal expenses, tips, pre- and post-tour accommodation/meals.

    Earlybird discount of $90 applies for bookings received up to 6 months prior to departure. A 5% return-client discount applies for eligible clients.

    Min. 3, max. 8 participants. Leader: Peter Waanders.

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    Western Whipbird (c) G Jones. Noisy Scrub-bird (c) unknown. Western Rosella (c) Unknown. Baudin's Cockatoo (c) Unknown.
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