Other Birding Locations Near King William’s Town

Although the Cape Parrots were by far the main attraction, there are some other birds to keep an eye out for in and around King William’s Town.


High up on a hill just in front of the hospital are a few trees with hundreds of birds – herons, egrets, ibises all crowding together in a few select trees.  The sight and sounds of these birds has to be seen to be believed!

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Undaunted by the larger birds, it’s business as usual for these little Cape Weavers.IMG_2989 IMG_2992 IMG_2984


I’m not sure if this pond has a name but it does attract a lot of different waterbirds such as various ducks and geese.  I forgot to take notes so hopefully someone can help me identify them.  Sadly there is a lot of rubbish dumped around the pond by locals which made me a bit uncomfortable being around there.  What kind of people would want to spoil what would otherwise be a nice, peaceful area?IMG_3029 IMG_3031 IMG_3033 IMG_3035 IMG_3037 IMG_3039 IMG_3040 IMG_3045

Easy Birding At Yanchep National Park

In my last post, I talked about Yanchep as a destination.  The nice thing about Yanchep is you can be as active or as lazy as you want and you will STILL see lots of birds!  I’m in the lazy camp.  I did do one hike around the small lake opposite Yanchep Inn but mostly I just kicked back at a picnic table or my room’s porch.  Eremaea has a good bird list to give you an idea what to expect.  Here’s some of the birds I saw.

Lots of Waterbirds

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Cheeky Galahs

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Black SwansIMG_6459

Australian Ringnecks

IMG_6445a IMG_6609Laughing Kookaburras (they will try to steal your food!)

IMG_6540 IMG_6542 IMG_6446Purple Swamphens

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Scarlet Robins


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Brown Honeyeater

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Splendid Fairy-wrens (vivid males and duller females)

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Australian Wood Ducks (I think)


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Australian Wood Ducks (I think)


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Australian Wood DuckIMG_6527

Red Wattlebird

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Welcome SwallowsIMG_6610