Wildlife and Birdlife

Wooleen Kangaroo

Kangaroo on a dry Wooleen Lake at dusk

Here at Wooleen the wildlife is plentiful. The peace and serenity of the country attracts hundreds of species – most can be watched from a distance and some can be seen at very close range!

Watch the country come to life with lizards and bungarras sunbaking on the rocks.

See majestic kangaroos in their hundred. In motion, the most beautiful animals in the world. And emus – probably the funniest looking animals ever to run 60km/hr.

Never watched these animals on their own territory? It’s probably about time you did.

 

Birds Of Wooleen Station

Birds Of Wooleen Station

Hawks, eagles, exotic parrots and bower birds – the birdlife at Wooleen is remarkable. Because of the mulga’s height, the birds are low enough to see at close range.

There aren’t many sources of water on the property so at dawn and dusk they all flock to the windmills and waterholes. Thousands and thousands.

Birds Australia Western Australia Inc put together a list of the Birds of Wooleen Station [PDF]. Which you can download and bring along before you arrive.

List of Birds

Emu

WATERFOWL
Blue-billed Duck
Black Swan
Australian Shelduck
Australian Wood Duck
Pacific Black Duck
Australasian Shoveler
Grey Teal
Chestnut Teal
Pink-eared Duck
Hardhead

GREBES
Australasian Grebe
Hoary-headed Grebe

PELICANS, CORMORANTS, ALLIES
Darter
Little Black Cormorant
Australian Pelican

HERON, IBIS
White-faced Heron
White-necked Heron
Great Egret
Glossy Ibis
Australian White Ibis
Straw-necked Ibis
Yellow-billed Spoonbill

HAWKS, EAGLES, FALCONS
Black-breasted Buzzard
Whistling Kite
Spotted Harrier
Brown Goshawk
Wedge-tailed Eagle
Little Eagle
Brown Falcon
Australian Hobby
Peregrine Falcon
Nankeen Kestrel
Baillon’s Crake
Australian Spotted Crake
Buff-banded Rail
Black-tailed Native-hen
Eurasian Coot
Australian Bustard

WADERS
Common Greenshank
Wood Sandpiper
Grey-tailed Tattler
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Black-winged Stilt
Red-capped Plover
Inland Dotterel
Black-fronted Dotterel
Red-kneed Dotterel
Banded Lapwing

SKUAS, GULLS, TERNS
Gull-billed Tern
Whiskered Tern

PIGEONS, DOVES
Common Bronzewing
Crested Pigeon
Diamond Dove
Peaceful Dove

COCKATOOS, PARROTS
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Galah
Little Corella
Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo
Cockatiel
Regent Parrot
Australian Ringneck
Mulga Parrot
Budgerigar
Bourke’s Parrot
Elegant Parrot

CUCKOOS
Pallid Cuckoo
Black-eared Cuckoo
Horsefield’s Bronze-Cuckoo

OWLS, FROGMOUTH
Southern Boobook
Tawny Frogmouth
Australian Owlet-nightjar

KINGFISHERS, ALLIES
Red-backed Kingfisher
Sacred Kingfisher
Rainbow Bee-eater

TREECREEEPERS
White-browed Treecreeper

FAIRY WRENS
Splendid Fairy-wren
Variegated Fairy-wren
White-winged Fairy-wren

PARDALOTES, THORNBILLS, ALLIES
Striated Pardalote
Redthroat
Weebill
Western Gerygone
Chestnut-rumped Thornbill
Yellow-rumped Thornbill
Southern Whiteface

HONEYEATERS
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater
Yellow-throated Miner
Singing Honeyeater
White-plumed Honeyeater
Brown Honeyeater
White-fronted Honeyeater
Grey Honeyeater
Black Honeyeater
Pied Honeyeater
Crimson Chat
Orange Chat
White-fronted Chat

AUSTRALIAN ROBINS
Jacky Winter
Red-capped Robin
Hooded Robin

BABBLER, QUAILTHRUSH
Grey-crowned Babbler
White-browed Babbler
Chiming Wedgebill
Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush
Varied Sittella

WHISTLERS, FLYCATCHERS
Crested Bellbird
Rufous Whistler
Grey Shrike-thrush
Magpie-lark
Grey Fantail
Willie Wagtail

CUCKOO-SHRIKES, TRILLERS
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Ground Cuckoo-shrike
White-winged Triller
Little Woodswallow

WOODSWALLOWS
Masked Woodswallow
Black-faced Woodswallow

BUTCHERBIRDS, CURRAWONG
Grey Butcherbird
Pied Butcherbird
Australian Magpie

CROWS, RAVENS
Little Crow
Torresian Crow
Australian Raven
Western Bowerbird
Richard’s Pipit

FINCHES
Zebra Finch
Mistletoebird

SWALLOWS, MARTINS
Welcome Swallow
Tree Martin
Fairy Martin

OLD WORLD WARBLERS
Rufous Songlark
Brown Songlark