Western Australia FaunaBirds Insects Reptiles Spiders

Western Australia is a popular destination for bird watching. As the largest state in Australia, it has many different environments and habitats that attract and is home to many species of birds, both endemic and migratory.

This section is a work in progress, so check back as we add more birds…

Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris), Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris), Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
Pallid Cuckoo (Cacomantis pallidus), Swan WA © Jean and Fred Hort
Pallid Cuckoo (Cacomantis pallidus), Swan WA © Jean and Fred Hort
White-browed Scrub-wren (Sericornis frontalis), Pinnaroo Point WA © Jean and Fred Hort
White-browed Scrub-wren (Sericornis frontalis), Pinnaroo Point WA © Jean and Fred Hort
Grey Butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus), Buntine WA © Jean and Fred Hort
Grey Butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus), Buntine WA © Jean and Fred Hort
Sacred Kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus) © Gary Taylor
Sacred Kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus), Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
Australian Owlet-nightjar (Aegotheles cristatus), Stirling Range NP WA © Terry Dunham
Australian Owlet-nightjar (Aegotheles cristatus), Stirling Range NP WA © Terry Dunham
Male Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla), Garvey Park, Perth WA © Jean and Fred Hort
Male Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla), Garvey Park, Perth WA © Jean and Fred Hort

Check out our main Birds Index (for thumbnail views) of each group and species of birds. We thank the many authors / contributors who have allowed us to share their passion and photographs.


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Clade: Sauropsida
  • Clade: Avemetatarsalia
  • Clade: Ornithurae
  • Class: Aves

Footnote & References

  1. Photographs © Gary Taylor
  2. Photographs © Jean and Fred Hort
  3. Photographs © Terry Dunham

Western Australia FaunaBirds Insects Reptiles Spiders

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