Birds Australia’s publicly funded reserve preserves 51 300 hectares of the largest block of intact mallee left in Australia. It is home to nationally endangered birds such as black-eared miners, red-lored whistlers, regent and scarletchested parrots, as well as stunning other species such as orange chats. There are bird hides, bushwalks and a visitor centre. As it is a bit of a hike to get here (one and a half hours along a good dirt road north of Waikerie), you will probably want to stay a night or two, but you will need to be completely self-sufficient, bringing all your own water, camping gear, food and gas cooker. Jolly Goodfellows Birding runs guided tours.
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