Bird Life

Along the Denmark Coast in Denmark, WA

Kwoorabup; place of the black swan

The wildlife along the Denmark coast is as diverse as the countryside. One of the top six areas in the world for bio-diversity, this southern most coast is a wildlife wilderness. There are even several species of birds and animals which can be found no where else on earth.

The Black Swan of Western Australia makes it's home along the waterways surrounding the Wilson Inlet in Denmark, along with the Western Australian Pelican (soaring overhead), the Blue Wren is the symbol of Denmark and their bright blue feathers can be seen from most windows in the region.

Birdlife of all kinds

The birdlife along the Denmark Coast is as diverse as the countryside. There are several species of birds which can be found no where else on earth.

Around Ocean Beach at the sandbar at the entrance to Wilson Inlet, numerous seabirds and some waders roost.  You can also look for the Red-capped and Hooded Plover and Rock Parrot.

Binoculars are great for viewing shorebirds. 

Living close to the waterways of the coast, most residents note the daily and yearly patterns of the migrating birds as they come and go with the seasons.

Birdwatching around Denmark

Denmark provides a range of perfect bird habitats and around 160 species of birds have been recorded in the area. 

Great birdwatching areas are: Ocean Beach, Prawn Rock Channel, Wilson Inlet, Railway Walk Trails,  Mokare Walk, Mt Hallowell & Monkey Rock, Little River Walk Trail, Lights Beach, William Bay National Park, Harewood Forest, Hay River Bridge.

The Wilson Inlet

The Wilson Inlet suports much birdlife, in fact 240 species of land, water and marine birds can be seen throughout the year. The Purple Crowned Lorikeet, Port Lincon Ringneck, Western Rosella, New Holland Honeyeater, Tawny Frogmouth, Silvereye and Red Capped Parrot all live here. Find out more about the migratory and resident shorebirds of the Wilson Inlet.

The waterbird species that can be seen are the Australian Pelican, Little Black Cormorant and Little Pied Cormorant, Black Swan, Grey Teal, Australian Shoveller, Blue Billed Duck, Red-necked Avocet and Silver Gull.

Check out these short videos from Denmark WA:

Native Birds of WA

Carnaby's Black Cockatoo, Baudin's Black Cockatoo, Western Rosella, Red-capped Parrot, Red-winged Fairy-wren, Western Thornbill, Western Spinebill, Swan River, Honeyeater, White-breasted Robin and Red-eared Firetaill.

The Blue Wren is the symbol of the Denmark Shire and the bird's bright blue feathers can be seen from most windows in the region.

The Wilson Inlet is a haven for many species of waterbirds which migrate from as far as New Zealand to shelter in the waters surrounding Denmark, WA


Places to see birds in Denmark WA:

Wilson Inlet from Monkey Rock Western Australia The Wilson Inlet
Fed from the Denmark and Hay Rivers, less than 1km south of town. This majestic water is divided from the ocean by a sandbar much of the year. Waterbirds galore. Visit the Wilson Inlet.
Elephant Cove, William Bay National Park William Bay National Park
15km west of Denmark, the national park includes Greens Pool, Elephant Rocks, Tower Hill, Madfish Bay & more! Visit William Bay National Park.


Denmark WA Map Denmark Region Map
All the sights around Denmark including the Denmark Town, Wilson Inlet, William Bay National Park, The Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk and more... Visit Denmark Regional MAP
William Bay MAP Western Australia William Bay National Park MAP
There is a detailed, satellite map below, however Elephant Cove is on the William Bay National ParK MAP if you want to compare it with other locations.
Denmark WA Beaches Map: Visting Western Australia Denmark Beaches Map
From William Bay National Park in the West, Ocean Beach, Ligts Beach and Nullaki Peninsula. Visit the Denmark Beaches Map
Whale Watching, Albany, WA National Parks Map
A Map with the National Parks of the Coast listed. Change the view to see the region by satellite. Visit the National Parks Map
Accommodation Denmark Western Australia Accommodation
An inspiring selection of quality Denmark holiday accommodation type set in and around Denmark. Find your Accommodation in Denmark.
Shopping in Denmark Western Australia Shopping in Denmark
The small quaint town atmosphere coupled with the exquisite range of fabulous boutique stores will have you coming back just to shop. Go Shopping in Denmark.
Eating in Denmark Western Australia Eating in Denmark
Enjoy great value, delicious food in a variety of cafes, restaurants, bakeries, gelateries, wine bars and cellar doors in and around Denmark Town. Eat in Denmark.
Wine in Denmark Western Australia Denmark Wineries
Denmark has been a major producer of red and white cool climate wine for over thirty years. Perfect for the wine lovers out there! Visit the Denmark Wineries.
Denmark Western Australia on the South Coast of Western Australia is part of a national biosphere area and deserves our care and respect. Please try to be responsible for your environmental impact when visiting Denmark WA.

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