The East Asian-Australasian Flyway
Western Australia is lucky enough to be part of the East Asian – Australasian Flyway, one of nine major migratory bird flyways in the world.
In about September each year, hundreds of thousands of migratory birds begin to arrive in WA’s north and south west. These might include species like plovers, sandpipers, stints, curlews and snipes.
These birds make round trip migrations of up to 26,000km per year between their summer breeding grounds in the northern hemisphere and their feeding areas in the south.
Nearby Thomson's Lake is an official site under the Flyway Site Network, and other sites in the area are an important part of the flyway. Visit the Flyway's website to find out more about the types of species you could spot: eaaflyway.net/the-flyway/