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Cape Range National Park, Australia (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Cape Range National Park, Australia

Map of Cape Range National Park, Australia

Exmouth Dingoes Yardie Creek Eclipse Spot Watching the Eclipse at Yardie Creek Solar Eclipse, April 20, 2023
Brown Quail (Synoicus  ypsilophorus) Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps  lophotes) Laughing Dove (Spilopelia senegalensis) Silver Gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae) Mistletoebird (Dicaeum hirundinaceum) Black-flanked Rock Wallaby (Petrogale lateralis)
Black Flying Fox (Pteropus alecto) Australian Humpback Dolphin (Sousa sahulensis) Little Corella (Cacatua sanguinea) Greater Sand-Plover (Charadrius leschenaultii) Caper White (Belenois java) Purple-backed Fairywren (Malurus assimilis)
Banded Lapwing (Vanellus tricolor) Processionary Moth (Thaumetopoeinae sp) White-winged Fairywren (Malurus leucopterus) Bridled Tern (Onychoprion anaethetus) Siberian Sand Plover (Charadrius mongolus)



Western Australia

4/18/2023: We finally arrived in the Exmouth peninsula later in the day. The campsite had quite a few RVs, but was not very interesting. We checked in, and then walked around on the nearby beach. At sunset, we drove over to a nearby marshy area where a salty had been seen earlier.

4/19/2023: Our first full day in the Exmouth area was a trip to go swimming with Whale Sharks. We woke up very early to check out the sewage treatment plant in Exmouth where we were lightly accused of illegally camping next to the plant (since we were there at 6 AM).

Then, we were picked up for our boat trip.
There was this guy, let's call him Mr. Dipshitopolis, who kept swimming in front of my face wildly kicking bubbles everywhere. Everyone else was cool, though.

4/20/2023: On the morning of the eclipse, we were on the road before sunset hoping to find a parking spot at Yardie Creek. Turns out, we barely made it into the park as everyone had the same idea. For the eclipse, we walked up to the top of the gorge. There was no drama as the sky was 100% clear the whole time.

4/21/2023: One last visit to the Exmouth Sewage Treatment Plant before heading back to the south.

Previous Visit (Cheela Plains: 4/18/2023)
Next Visit (New Beach: 4/21/2023)

Species Recorded (66)

Birds ( 61 )

Honeyeaters ( Meliphagidae )
Singing Honeyeater - Gavicalis virescens
Brown Honeyeater - Lichmera indistincta
Yellow-throated Miner - Manorina flavigula
White-plumed Honeyeater - Ptilotula penicillata

Whistlers ( Pachycephalidae )
Black-tailed Whistler - Pachycephala melanura

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Australasian Grebe - Tachybaptus novaehollandiae

Shearwaters and Petrels ( Procellariidae )
Wedge-tailed Shearwater - Ardenna pacifica

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites ( Accipitridae )
Swamp Harrier - Circus approximans

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Pacific Reef-Heron - Egretta sacra

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Gray Teal - Anas gracilis
Pacific Black Duck - Anas superciliosa

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Brahminy Kite - Haliastur indus
Black Kite - Milvus migrans
Osprey - Pandion haliaetus

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Nankeen Kestrel - Falco cenchroides

Grouse, Turkeys, and Allies ( Phasianidae )
Brown Quail - Synoicus ypsilophorus

Bustards ( Otididae )
Australian Bustard - Ardeotis australis

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Siberian Sand-Plover - Anarhynchus mongolus
Greater Sand-Plover - Charadrius leschenaultii
Red-capped Plover - Charadrius ruficapillus
Black-fronted Dotterel - Elseyornis melanops
Masked Lapwing - Vanellus miles
Banded Lapwing - Vanellus tricolor

Oystercatchers ( Haematopodidae )
Pied Oystercatcher - Haematopus longirostris

Stilts and Avocets ( Recurvirostridae )
Pied Stilt - Himantopus leucocephalus

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Common Sandpiper - Actitis hypoleucos
Sanderling - Calidris alba
Bar-tailed Godwit - Limosa lapponica
Far Eastern Curlew - Numenius madagascariensis
Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus
Gray-tailed Tattler - Tringa brevipes

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
White-winged Tern - Chlidonias leucopterus
Silver Gull - Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae
Caspian Tern - Hydroprogne caspia
Bridled Tern - Onychoprion anaethetus
Lesser Crested Tern - Thalasseus bengalensis
Great Crested Tern - Thalasseus bergii

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Peaceful Dove - Geopelia placida
Crested Pigeon - Ocyphaps lophotes
Laughing Dove - Spilopelia senegalensis

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Little Corella - Cacatua sanguinea
Galah - Eolophus roseicapilla
Budgerigar - Melopsittacus undulatus

Sunbirds ( Nectariniidae )
Mistletoebird - Dicaeum hirundinaceum

Cuckoo-shrike ( Campephagidae )
Black-faced Cuckooshrike - Coracina novaehollandiae

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Welcome Swallow - Hirundo neoxena
Tree Martin - Petrochelidon nigricans

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Torresian Crow - Corvus orru
Pied Butcherbird - Cracticus nigrogularis
Gray Butcherbird - Cracticus torquatus
Magpie-lark - Grallina cyanoleuca

Fantails ( Rhipiduridae )
Willie-wagtail - Rhipidura leucophrys

( Eurostopodidae )
Spotted Eared-Nightjar - Eurostopodus argus

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Rufous Songlark - Cincloramphus mathewsi

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
Australian Pipit - Anthus australis

( Ptilonorhynchidae )
Western Bowerbird - Chlamydera guttata

( Maluridae )
Purple-backed Fairywren - Malurus assimilis
White-winged Fairywren - Malurus leucopterus

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Star Finch - Bathilda ruficauda
Zebra Finch - Taeniopygia guttata




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