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Half Day Excursions in Perth

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Published October 31st 2019
Go on some half day tours - mostly free
Days out in the bush or parks can be such interesting events and can teach you lots of new ideas and more about animals. This list gives you a small idea of some of these events which you can book into to. Most of them are free.

1. BIBRA LAKE -HALF DAY EXCURSION
WHEN: - 10th November 2019
WHERE: - Bibra Lake
TIME: - 7.30 am to 11.00 am
COST: - Free
MORE INFORMATION: - Check here


This is a function that will be brought about by BirdlifeWA, who you can email at wa@birdlife.org.au. It is for members and guests only and the leader is Alan Watson.

The meeting time is at 7:30 am in the first car park at the southern end of the lake off Progress Drive. This car park is between Hope Road and Gwilliam Drive.

Bibra Lake itself is a bit of the Beeliar Wetlands area and there are many bush birds and waterbirds which can be seen here. There are over than 130 bird species which have been recorded in this reserve. You will need to bring some suitable shoes, hats, water and similar.




2. EATON FORESHORE - BUNBURY
WHEN: - 16 November 2019
WHERE: - Eaton Foreshore Walk, Pratt Road, Bunbury
TIME: - 8.00 am to 11.00 am
COST: - Free
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The leaders for this excursion is Alfred and Hidi Lauor who can be phoned at (08) 9383 7749

For this meet, you will check together at 8.00 am at the Eaton Foreshore Playground Carpark at Pratt Road, off Old Coast Road. From there, we will walk along the Eaton Foreshore and Clifton Community Reserve for about 3-4km.

At this stage, you will mostly see a mixture of bush (yellow-rumped thornbill, shining bronze cuckoo) and water birds (egret, yellow-billed spoonbill, common sandpiper). As well as these, you should see some raptors (osprey and wedge-tailed eagle) which are often in the area.

You will need to bring some morning tea and a chair for a bird call at the end of the walk.



3. KAARAKIN TOUR DAY WEEKEND
WHEN: - 16th and 17th November 2019
WHERE: - Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre, 322 Mills Road East, Martin
TIME: - From 8.00 am
COST: - $8 to $45
MORE INFORMATION: - Click here


Popular demand has increased the need to have this function on again! You can come to this function and see the conservation and rehabilitation work that is done with Western Australia's native black cockatoos. They are fascinating birds and interesting to watch their habits.

You can book your tickets at this website.



4. THOMSON'S LAKE - HALF DAY EXCURSION
WHEN: - 16th November 2019
WHERE: - Thomsons Lake
TIME: - 7.30 am to 11.00 am
COST: - Free
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This will be hosted by BirdLife WA and the leader will be Robyn Pickering and is for members and guests only. You will meet at 7:30 am in the car park on Russell Road. At the Kwinana Freeway, turn west into Russell Road, continue about 3 km to the car park on the right. If you get to Pearse Road you have gone too far.

At Thomsons Lake, there is a good variety of bush birds, waterbirds and perhaps even a few waders. There are generally over 120 bird species which have been recorded here.

You will need to bring your telescope if you have one, some rubber boots or old sneakers as the ground around there will be muddy.



5. WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK - HALF DAY EXCURSION
WHEN: - 30th November 2019
WHERE: - Walyunga National Park, Walyunga Rd, Walyunga National Park
TIME: - 8.30 am to 11.30 am
COST: - Free
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Walyunga Park is hosted by Clive Nealon. The meeting place is at 8:30 am in the car park at the end of Walyunga Road (off Great Northern Highway, Upper Swan, near Bungara Pool). A National Parks pass will admit you into this park. Otherwise, entry is $13 per vehicle or $7 per vehicle concession.

The national park is along the Darling Scarp. The Avon River bounds form one part of the planned walk, and this includes many areas of Wandoo. In this area, there should be a lot of sorts of birds that we would see. This walk finishes at about lunchtime, so it would be a good idea to bring lunch along.



6. BRUNCH WITH THE BIRDS
WHEN: - 30th November 2019
WHERE: - Chidley Point
TIME: - 7.30 am to 10.30 am
COST: - Free
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At this function, you will look for birds and learn all about their species types at this area. The event is from BirdLife Australia.

You will meet at Chidley Point Reserve at 7.30 am before starting on a guided walk followed where you will also have some brunch at the Town's Administration Centre in Memorial Park.

Please RSVP by email to environment@mosmanpark.wa.gov.au by close of business on 22nd November to secure your spot as there are only limited spaces. All ages welcome!



7. POINT PERON - HALF DAY EXCURSION
WHEN: - 5th December 2019
WHERE: - Point Peron, Point Peron Road, Rockingham
TIME: - 7.30 am to 10.30 am
COST: - Free
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This event will be hosted by BirdLife WA with Pauline Woolley as the leader. You will meet at 7:30 am in the car park at Point Peron (i.e. the nearest to the Point). From Safety Bay Road turn into Point Peron Road until you reach a T-junction and then you need to turn left. Take this road until it ends at the furthest car park.

Here we will look for a few seabirds offshore so bring a telescope if you have one. If it is quiet, we may go on to nearby Lake Richmond where we may see some birds.



8. CARINE OPEN SPACE - HALF DAY EXCURSION
WHEN: - 7th December 2019
WHERE: - Carine Open Space, Beach Rd, Carine
TIME: - 7.30 am to 10.30 am
COST: - Free
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This function will be hosted by the leader Clive Nealon. You will meet at 7:30 am in the car park off Beach Road, Carine. Carine Open Space is a part of the Northern Swan Coastal Plain KBA.

There are over 90 species birds here at this lake and this includes the three Ibis, buff-banded rail, several species of duck, and various raptors.

A telescope is a must if you have one.

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Why? For looking at birds and the like
When: From 10th November to 7th December
Where: Around WA
Cost: Mostly free
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