Calling all bird watchers – Alfred Cove has more than 140 different species of birds that visit from all over the world.
Alfred Cove is a quiet spot on the Swan River, perfect for fishing, kayaking and canoeing. The mudflats, seagrass beds and intertidal vegetation of Alfred Cove provide many different habitats for various animals and are affluent foraging areas for numerous birds.
The most important of these, due to their international significance, are the migratory wading birds. They come from as far as Asia, Mongolia and Siberia and about 33 of these species are protected under international agreements.
Look for the tiny red-necked stints. Although they weigh 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.