Charnigup Farm near Albany in Western Australia is home to many varieties of native birds. Your Bed and Breakfast hosts, Charmaine and Nigel Hickman are members of Birds Australia. Frequent bird visitors to the farm and garden include Red and White Tailed Black Cockatoos, Splendid, Fairy and Red-winged Fairy Wrens, Firetailed Finches, Golden Whistlers, Scarlet, White and Yellow Robins. Elegant Parrots and Western Rosellas also make their home here.
We are very fortunate to be centrally positioned to access the nature reserves and national parks of Two Peoples’ Bay – home of the Noisy Scrub Bird and Gilbert’s Potoroo (25 kms), Waychinnicup, (55 kms), Porongurups (16 kms) and Stirling Ranges (50 kms). The coastline around here is also home to many waders and other seabirds, and we can direct visitors to the best points for observing this type of bird.
The elusive ground parrot and rock parrot have been sighted in these areas! We can possibly arrange for you to meet birding ‘pros’ of our acquaintance. We have a bird list for the property as well as for the Albany region, copies are available to guests.
Thanks to Charlie Davies for the use of his beautiful photographs!
On booking feel free to contact us for species lists and recording sheets of birds sighted on Charnigup Farm and in the Albany area.