Western Australia

Visit the Wetlands Centre Cockburn to collect a species ID sheet and walk the trail with your ClimateWatch app in hand.


Canning River Regional Park is nestled in suburban Perth. The trails here will take you over sedge meadows, through mature woodlands, over creeks and amongst the crowns of a paperbark forest.

Gumblossom Reserve has about 5 ha of native vegetation typical to the area prior to the development of the Quinns Rocks townsite in the 1960s. The vast array of plant species exists due to the varied soils associated with two intersecting dunes systems. The reserve has two main plant communities: Banksia woodland and mixed shrubland and heathland.

The Herdsman Lake trail takes about 30 minutes to explore between the two bird hides, and is at the northern end of Herdsman Lake near Jon Sanders Drive in Osborne Park.

Kings Park is home to the Western Australian Botanic Garden, which displays over 3,000 species of the State’s unique flora. Two thirds of the 400 ha park is protected as bushland and provides a haven for native flora and fauna.

The Spectacles Wetlands has one of the largest stands of Paper-bark woodland in the metropolitan Perth area (approximately 33 km south of Perth CBD) and 87 species of water birds, birds of prey and woodland birds. There are a number of land animals including: bandicoots, snakes, occasional wallabies, possums, and bats. 

Lake Monger is a large urban wetland on the Swan Coastal Plain in suburban Perth. It is habitat for an abundance of local flora and fauna making it a popular location to observe a wide selection of WA's beautiful birdlife.

Lake Seppings is a natural ecosystem within the city that provides a refuge for local native plants, animals and birds.The aboriginal name for Lake Seppings is Tjuirtgellong, the place of the long neck turtle.

It is a flat walk through small groves of shady trees alongside the wetland with views across the lake to Mt Adelaide. A haven for water birds with a bird hide for enthusiasts. Over 100 species of birds have been recorded here.

The Maitland Park trail was originally developed for the Geraldton Science Awareness Festival in 2011. This trail is in the centre of Geraldton near Nagle College and takes about 30 minutes to explore.

Visit Scouts WA's Manjedal Activities Centre and walk the trail with your community group, friends and family with your ClimateWatch app in hand to record what you see.

Beautiful bushland at Marlee Reserve, Mandurah is abundant with birds and other ClimateWatch indicator species. Enjoy the walk and take climate action while you're at it with our free mobile app.

With native bushland right on campus, Murdoch University is an ideal location for recording ClimateWatch indicator species such as the endangered Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo, WA Christmas Tree and Cowslip Orchid.

Murdoch Environmental Restoration Group (MERG) and Earthwatch are excited to deliver this new ClimateWatch trail to Murdoch's Perth campus, a location that features important remnant Banksia Woodland habitat that were once prolific across the Swan Coastal Plain.

Pannawonica is an iron-ore mining town located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, near the Robe River.

Paraburdoo is a mining town which is located at the south western end of the Hamersley Range National Park in the Pilbara region.

The team at Piney Lakes would like to encourage everybody to make continuous observations so that plenty of data can be collected in order for scientists to make accurate assumptions about the effects of climate change, as it applies to Australian flora and fauna.

 Tom Price is located in the Pilbara region near the Karijini National Park.

On the banks of the Swan River, just minutes from Perth, sits the main campus of the University of Western Australia. An ideal environment to test your ClimateWatch skills and take climate action with our free app.

Waylen Bay/Heathcote Reserve are ideal beach and bushland environments for observing and recording environmental changes. The walk starts at Waylen Bay Scout Hall, The Strand Applecross. The trail also has Geocaching Activities and details can be located at www.waylenbayscouts.org.au. They can be used by themselves or in conjunction with the Species Identification list for extra fun.

Wickham is a modern Pilbara mining town serving the port at Cape Lambert.

Yanchep National Park is 42 km north of Perth. Its bushland and wetland are home to western gray kangaroos and diverse birdlife. Trails include a raised boardwalk among trees inhabited by koalas.