Birdwatching – Wheatbelt Birds

The Wheatbelt Way is home to an amazing array of Western Australian Birds. The regions diverse vegetation is home to a rich abundance of bird species.

Australia has an incredible diversity of bird species, with 898 recorded, including vagrants or accidental visitors and introduced species. Of this total, Western Australia has 550 species, 17 of which are found only in Western Australia. The Avon River Basin which the Wheatbelt Way is a part of, has a remarkable 224 recorded species – over 25 percent of the national total.

In 2018, Wheatbelt NRM has produced a 228 page book covering extensive information and photographs of Wheatbelt birds. This a great resource to assist you in identifying Wheatbelt Birds and can be accessed online free of charge here.

There are plenty of places for the avid Birdwatcher to visit and observe our unique and wonderful bird life.

Col and Jan Heap are volunteers with Birdlife WA and have spent many visits out to places in the Wheatbelt Way to observe and record the bird life present. Collecting data about what birds are present and numbers of birds is important. Extensive land clearing of vegetation for agriculture, continued disturbance and the introduction feral pests such as the fox and cat have a direct impact on birds in the Wheatbelt Way. Weeds, climate change and inappropriate fire regimes threaten their habitat and food supplies. Fragmented nature of remnant native vegetation in the  region compounds these threats as it compromises remaining populations leaving them vulnerable to disease and predation due to the lack of suitable habitat. It is important to observe and record changes taking place in bird populations to ensure species are not declining further. Below are the Checklists and Sighting Summary’s of what birds Col and Jan have observed at sites in or near the Wheatbelt Way over their time coming out and completing Bird Surveys.

Checklists

Baladjie Rock Reserve Bird Checklist

Beacon Township incl Caravan Park Bird Checklist

Bencubbin Township incl Caravan Park Bird Checklist

Beringbooding Bird Checklist

Billiburning Bird Checklist

Cunderdin Caravan Park and Township Bird Checklist

Danberin Rock Reserve Bird Checklist

Dowerin Township Bird Checklist

Eaglestone Rock Reserve Bird Checklist

Elachbutting Bird Checklist

Koorda Native Flora Reserve Bird Checklist

Koorda Township and Shire Bird Checklist

Marshall Rock Reserve Bird Checklist

Merredin Township and Water Treatment Plant

Mollerin Rock Reserve Bird Checklist

Mukinbudin Township aincl Water Treatment Plant Bird Checklist

Mukinbudin Water Treatment Plant Bird Checklist

Newcarlbeon Rock Reserve Bird Checklist

Nungarin Township Bird Checklist

Sandford Rock Reserve Bird Checklist

Talgomine Rock Reserve Bird Checklist

Trayning Township Bird Checklist

Weira Nature Reserve Bird Checklist

Westonia Township Bird Checklist

Wyalkatchem Township and Water Treatment Plant Bird Checklist

 

Sighting Summary’s

Summary of Sightings for Baladjie Rock Reserve

Summary of Sightings for Beacon Township

Summary of Sightings for Bencubbin Township

Summary of Sightings for Beringbooding Rock Reserve

Summary of Sightings for Billiburning Rock Reserve

Summary of Sightings for Cunderdin C-Park & Township WA

Summary of Sightings for Danberrin Rock Reserve

Summary of Sightings for Dowerin Township

Summary of Sightings for Eaglestone Rock Reserve

Summary of Sightings for Koorda Native Flora Reserve

Summary of Sightings for Koorda Township

Summary of Sightings for Marshall Rock Reserve

Summary of Sightings for Merredin Township & WTP

Summary of Sightings for Mollerin Reserve

Summary of Sightings for Mukinbudin Township and WTP Numbers

Summary of Sightings for Mukinbudin Water Treatment Plant

Summary of Sightings for Newcarlbeon Reserve

Summary of Sightings for Nungarin Township

Summary of Sightings for Sandford Rock Reserve

Summary of Sightings for Talgomine Rock Reserve

Summary of Sightings for Trayning C-Park and or Township

Summary of Sightings for Weira Nature Reserve

Summary of Sightings for Westonia Township

Summary of Sightings for Wyalkatchem and or WTP

 

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