Nestled between the Swan River and Indian Ocean, Fremantle provides a number of excellent birdwatching opportunities in some of the most picturesque locations of the metropolitan area. In the coastline areas coastal species such as Crested Tern can easily be encountered, whilst North Mole offers one of the best locations in the metropolitan area to look for pelagic sea bird species such as shearwaters.
The adjoining coastal heath contains species such as White-browed Scrubwren and White-cheeked Honeyeaterand remnant areas of woodland provide habitat for typical bush bird species of the Swan Coastal Plain. A number of birdwatching locations also have excellent recreational facilities, providing options for a family day out.
Sir Frederick Samson Park: Red Wattlebird, Australian Ringneck and Australian Magpie, Weebill, Striated Pardalote and Spotted Pardalote
Booyeembara Park: White-cheeked honeyeaters, Brown and Singing Honeyeaters and Silvereye.
Clontarf Hill: Willie Wagtail, Singing Honeyeater and Silvereye
South Beach: Crested Tern, Caspian Tern, White-browed, Scrub-wren, White-cheeked Honeyeater, Osprey
Bathers Beach: Singing Honeyeater, Silvereye, Variegated Fairy-wren, Crested Tern, Silver Gull, Tree Martins, Welcome Swallows, Nankeen Night-Heron
North Mole: Pied Cormorant, Crested and Fairy Tern, Arctic Jaeger, Silver Gulls, Wilson's Storm Petrel, Australasian Gannet, Flesh-footed Shearwater, Brown Skua and Giant Petrels
Sandtrax, Port & Leighton Beach: Crested Tern, Silver Gull, Pied Oystercatcher, Red-capped Plover, Red-necked Stint, Sanderling, White-browed Scrubwren, Singing Honeyeater, Nankeen Kestrel, Fairy Tern
Cantonment Hill: Silvereye, singing Honeyeater, White-browed Scrub-wren
North Fremantle Reserves: Australiasian Darter, Pied, Little Pied, Little Black and Great Cormorants, Crested, Caspian and Fairy Terns, Pied Oystercatcher, Red-capped Plover, Red necked Stint, Common Sandpiper.
Download the full Birdwatching around Fremantle guide in the attachment section of this listing or pick up a printed copy at Fremantle City Library or Fremantle Visitor Centre.
*Information from the Birdwatching around Fremantle guide-produced by Birdlife WA and City of Fremantle, funded by the WA State Natural Resource Management Program though the Parks and Landscape’s bird-friendly gardens workshop project-a South West Group NRM initiative.