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Alfred Cove

Alfred Cove has a number of vantage points for viewing more than 140 species of flying visitors and residents.

Details

  • Attraction Fee:No fees apply
  • Sites:Wildlife Spots
  • Feature:Boat Ramp,Dogs Allowed - No,2WD Access - Yes
  • Activity:Canoeing / Kayaking,Swimming,Snorkelling,Diving,Fishing

Description

The mudflats, seagrass beds and intertidal vegetation of Alfred Cove provide many different habitats for a host of animals, and are rich foraging areas for numerous birds.

Flying in from afar
The most important of these, due to their international significance, are the migratory wading birds. They come from as far afield as Asia, Mongolia and Siberia. About 33 of these species are protected under international agreements.

Minute migrants
Most notable of the wading birds are the tiny red-necked stints. Although only 30-40 grams, they regularly fly thousands of kilometres from their breeding areas in Arctic Siberia to the warm mudflats of the Swan Estuary Marine Park.

Coastal strip around Attadale foreshore. Wetland areas adjacent to shire reserve.

This information was provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions: dpaw.wa.gov.au

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