Kimberley Coastal Camp Birding Sites

Key Species : Orange-footed Scrubfowl (good chance), Great-billed Heron, Black Bittern (chance), Grey Goshawk, Bush-hen (long shot), Chestnut Rail, Chestnut-backed Button-quail (chance), Beach Stone-curlew, Little Tern (breeding), Emerald Dove, White-quilled Rock-Pigeon, Pied Imperial-Pigeon, Northern Rosella (chance), Little Bronze-Cuckoo (good chance), Rufous Owl, Barking Owl, Azure Kingfisher (chance), Collared Kingfisher, Rainbow Pitta, Black Grasswren (chance), Mangrove Gerygone, Large-billed Gerygone, Green-backed Gerygone, Silver-crowned Friarbird, Blue-faced Honeyeater, White-lined Honeyeater, Bar-breasted Honeyeater, Red-headed Honeyeater, Lemon-bellied (Kimberley) Flycatcher, Mangrove Robin, White-browed Robin, Mangrove Golden Whistler, Little Shrike-thrush, Sandstone Shrike-thrush, Broad-billed Flycatcher, Shining Flycatcher, Rufous Fantail (good chance), Mangrove Grey Fantail, Northern Fantail, Varied Triller, Yellow Oriole. Mammals : Northern Quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus), Ningbing Pseudantechinus (Pseudantechinus ningbing), Sugar Glider (Petaurus breviceps) (chance), Agile Wallaby (Macropus agilis), Common Wallaroo (Macropus robustus), Short-eared Rock-Wallaby (Petrogale brachyotis), Common Rock-rat (Zyzomys argurus). Reptiles : dragon sp. (Diporiphora superba), Merten's Water Monitor (Varanus mertensi), Greater Black Whipsnake (Demansia papuensis), King Brown Snake (Pseudechis australis).

The Kimberley Coastal Camp is situated on the eastern side of Port Warrender on the north Kimberley coast. Port Warrender is east of the Mitchell Plateau and at the base of the Admiralty Gulf.  The camp is near Myres Island opposite Walsh Point.  Walsh Point is the end of the road to the Mitchell Plateau.

The camp is owned and operated by Rob & Liz Terry.  It is open during the dry season from May to October.  The number of guests is limited to eight.  Access to the camp is by sea plane or boat.  They can pick you up from Walsh Point by arrangement.  The most common access is by seaplane from Kununurra, but you can fly from Derby or Broome.  You can also fly by helicopter from the Mitchell Plateau.

I visited the camp as part of their first bird week led by George Swann.  The birding is excellent.

 

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Kimberley Coastal Camp Bird List (Microsoft Word 95) (24KB)

Copyright Frank O'Connor 1997-2002 Visits Last Modified 31st January 2002