Bird Watching

Birdwatching at Hamelin Pool & Shark Bay

Hamelin Pool Caravan Park is perfect for bird watching, among the few species you might encounter here are the rare Western Grassren, Chiming Wedgebill, Redthroat, Chestnut Quailthrush, Banded Lapwing, Hooded Robin, Chestnutrumped Thornbill, Southern Whiteface, Paragon Falcon, Robins, Wedge Tail Eagles,  Ring Neck Parrots, Pink and Grey Cockatoos, Black & White Tail Cockatoos babblers and honeyeaters and lots more.

Photos of the rare Western Grassren taken in Hamelin Pool Caravan Park

Some of the other bird species you might spot in Hamelin Pool Caravan Park:

Banded Lapwing

Chestnut Quailthrush

Chiming Wedgebill

Wedge Tailed Eagle

Southern Whiteface

Chestnutrumped Thornbill

Hooded Robin


Bird List

List of birds you can find around Shark Bay / Hamelin Pool Area

Emus & Cassowaries
Emu U

Ducks, Geese & Swans
Plumed Whistling Duck R Hamelin Pool Caravan Park
Pink-eared Duck R Hamelin Pool Caravan Park
Black Swan R
Australian Shelduck U
Hardhead R
Australasian Shoveler R
Pacific Black Duck R
Grey Teal R
Musk Duck R
Australian Wood Duck R

Malleefowl R T
Stubble Quail R
Brown Quail R

Australasian Grebe R
Hoary-headed Grebe R
Great Crested Grebe R

Pigeons & Doves
Rock Dove * R
Laughing Dove * U
Common Bronzewing U
Crested Pigeon M
Diamond Dove R
Peaceful Dove R

Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo U
Black-eared Cuckoo R
Pallid Cuckoo R

Australian Bustard R

Tawny Frogmouth R

Eared Nightjars
Spotted Nightjar R

Owlet –nightjars
Australian Owlet-nightjar R

Swifts & Swiftlets
Fork-tailed swift R IA

Crakes, Rails & Swamphens
Buff-banded Rail R Hamelin Caravan Park
Australian Spotted Crake R Hamelin Caravan Park
Spotless Crake R
Black-tailed Native-hen R
Eurasian Coot R

Sarus Crane R
Brolga R

Bush Stone-curlew R

Australian Pied Oystercatcher M
Sooty Oystercatcher R

Stilts & Avocets
Banded Stilt R
Red-necked Avocet R
Pied Stilt R

Plovers, Dotterel and Lapwings
Grey Plover U IA Mi Su
Red-capped Plover M
Lesser Sand Plover R T IA Mi Su
Greater Sand Plover U T IA Mi Su
Black-fronted Dotterel R
Banded Lapwing R
Red-kneed Dotterel R
Inland Dotterel Hamelin Pool Caravan Park R

Snipe, Sandpipers, Godwits, Curlew, Stints & Phalaropes
Whimbrel R IA
Bar-tailed Godwit U T IA
Black-tailed Godwit R O IA
Ruddy Turnstone U IA
Great Knot R T IA Mi Su
Red Knot R T IA Mi Su
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper R IA Mi Su
Curlew Sandpiper R T IA Mi Su
Red-necked Stint R IA
Sanderling R IA Mi Su
Pintail Snipe Hamelin Pool Caravan Park R IA Mi Su
Common Sandpiper U IA
Grey-tailed Tattler U O IA
Common Greenshank U IA Mi Su
Wood Sandpiper R IA Mi Su
Marsh Sandpiper R IA

Little Button-quail R

Oriental Pratincole R IA

Gulls, Terns & Noddies
Silver Gull C
Pacific Gull M
Sooty Tern R
Bridled Tern R IA
Little Tern R IA
Fairy Tern U T VU
Australian Gull-billed Tern R
Caspian Tern M IA
Whiskered Tern R
Roseate Tern R IA
Common Tern R IA
Lesser Crested Tern U IA
Crested Tern M
Southern Storm-Petrels
Wilson’s Storm-Petrel R IA

Shy Albatross R T Dirk Hartog Is
Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross R T IA
Petrels & Shearwaters
Southern Giant-Petrel R IA
Wedge-tailed Shearwater R IA Dirk Hartog Is
Flesh-footed Shearwater R T IA Dirk Hartog Is
Hutton’s Shearwater R T Dirk Hartog Is

Australian Pelican U

Herons, Egrets & Bitterns
Nankeen Night-Heron R
Striated Heron R
Cattle Egret R IA
White-necked Heron R
Great Egret R IA
White-faced Heron R
Little Egret R
Eastern Reef Egret R

Ibis & Spoonbills
Australian White Ibis ` R
Straw-necked Ibis R
Yellow-billed Spoonbill R
Glossy Ibis R IA

Lesser Frigatebird R IA

Gannets & Boobies
Australasian Gannet R

Cormorants & Shags
Little Pied Cormorant U
Great Cormorant R
Little Black Cormorant R
Pied Cormorant M

Australasian Darter R

Osprey U IA

Eagles, Kites & Goshawk
Black-shouldered Kite R
Black-breasted Buzzard R
Wedge-tailed Eagle U
Little Eagle R
Swamp Harrier R
Spotted Harrier R
Brown Goshawk U
Collared Sparrowhawk R
White-bellied Sea-Eagle U
Whistling Kite R
Black Kite R

Masked Owls
Barn Owl R

Hawk –Owls
Southern Boobook R

Rainbow Bee-eater R IA

Sacred Kingfisher R
Red-backed Kingfisher R

Nankeen Kestrel M
Australian Hobby R
Brown Falcon R
Peregrine Falcon R OSP

Cockatoos & Corellas
Cockatiel R
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo R
Galah U
Little Corella R

Parrots, Lorikeets & Rosellas
Mulga Parrot R
Australian Ringneck R
Bourke’s Parrot R
Elegant Parrot R Hamelin Pool Caravan Park
Rock Parrot R
Budgerigar R

Fairy-wrens, Emu-wrens & Grasswrens
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren R
Variegated Fairy-wren M
Splendid Fairy-wren R
White-winged Fairy-wren M
Southern Emu-wren R T Dirk Hartog Is
Western Grasswren M O

Honeyeaters & Chats
Black Honeyeater R
Brown Honeyeater R
Pied Honeyeater U
Crimson Chat R
Orange Chat R

White-fronted Chat U
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater U
Red Wattlebird R
Singing Honeyeater C
Grey-fronted Honeyeater R
White-plumed Honeyeater R
White-fronted Honeyeater U
Yellow-throated Miner R

Striated Pardalote R

Thornbills & Gerygones
Dusky Gerygone R
Western Gerygone R
Weebill R
Redthroat U
Rufous Fieldwren U
White-browed Scrubwren M
Southern Whiteface R
Yellow-rumped Thornbill R
Inland Thornbill U
Chestnut-rumped Thornbill R

Australian Babblers
Grey-crowned Babbler R
White-browed Babbler M

Cuckoo-shrikes & Trillers
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike R
White-winged Triller R

Chestnut Quail-thrush R
Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush M

Whistlers, Shrike-thrushes & Allies
Rufous Whistler R
Grey Shrike-thrush R

Australo-Papuan Bellbirds
Crested Bellbird M

Whipbirds and Wedgebills
Chiming Wedgebill M

Woodswallows, Currawongs, Butcherbirds, Magpie
Australian Magpie U
Pied Butcherbird R
Grey Butcherbird U
Masked Woodswallow U
Black-faced Woodswallow R
White-breasted Woodswallow U

Willie Wagtail C
Mangrove Grey Fantail R
Grey Fantail R
Crows & Ravens
Torresian Crow R
Little Crow C
Australian Raven R
Monarch & Flycatchers
Magpie-lark R

Australian Robins
Red-capped Robin R
Jacky Winter R Hamelin Pool Caravan Park
Southern Scrub-robin U
Western Yellow Robin R
Hooded Robin R

Mistletoebird R

Weaver Finches
Zebra Finch U

Pipits & Wagtails
Australasian Pipit U

Horsfield’s Bushlark R

Brown Songlark R
Rufous Songlark R
Little Grassbird R

Australian Reed-Warbler R

Swallows & Martins
White-backed swallow U
Fairy Martin R
Tree Martin M
Welcome Swallow C

Yellow White-eye R
Silvereye U

Bird Legend

Abundance Status Season
C common

M mod. common

U uncommon

R rare

* Introduced

Mi migratory

N nomadic

T threatened

EN Endangered

VU Vulnerable

Su Summer

Au Autumn

Wi Winter

Sp Spring

IA Protected by



O Of conservation


OSP Other specially