Bird Watching in Central Australia
Whether it’s the melodious whistling calls of the whistling kite or the dashing colours of budgerigar, Central Australia is prominent with birdlife.
Owing to its diverse climate and superb woodlands and terrains, it’s no surprise that Central Australia is home to over 180 unique species of birds that reside in the habitat.
You can spot many species of birds around the woodlands and the desert scrub along the Larapinta Trail in Alice Springs. Some of the common birds of Central Australia include the branded lapwing, black-faced woodswallow, kestrel and the Australian Pratincole. You’ll also see attractive birds such as the crested pigeon.
The scrubland provides a fantastic birdwatching experience to sight smaller species such as the zebra finch. Nevertheless, you can also view high-soaring birds such as the Australian pratincole and kestrel when you gaze at the blue skies. Although Central Australia is characterized by an arid landscape, there are some species of water birds as well.
Below are some of the bird species to expect along the Larapinta trail in the Northern Territory.