Athena Georgiou kindly supplied us with some sensational photographs of a Wandering Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna arcuate australis) sighted at Herdsman Lake.

This is an unusual sighting for Perth as they are usually found in large flocks in the North of Australia, partic...

Late in 2018, the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) slashed a Bulrush (Typha orientalis) area which historically was a paddock but had deeply overgrown with weeds. The spot is located on the southern side of Herdsman Lake, near Moondine Dr...

February 22, 2019

Become a Friend of the WA Gould League to access special Friends' benefits, free entry to the Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre and discounts on our events and programmes.  Friends receive a limited edition 80th Anniversary badge featuring WA's Honey Possum, as well as a N...

February 19, 2019

On Tuesday 30th January Brendan Kinsella noticed some movement in the trees near the Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre and upon investigation he spotted a recently fledged Pallid Cuckoo juvenile in close proximity to a Willie Wagtail Rhipidura leucophrys nest.

You will noti...

December 17, 2018

The WA Gould League urgently need funding to support our important community and environmental education programs. We are celebrating our 80th anniversary in 2019 and we need support while we find long term sponsorship to ensure our survival following withdrawal of gov...

December 11, 2018

Herdsman visitors Angela Streitel and Sean Nolan captured fantastic photos of a juvenille Brown Goshawk Accipiter fasciatus (which means banded captor), spotted on the Olive Seymour Boardwalk.

These are commonly seen around the wooded parts of Herdsman Lake. At the mome...

December 11, 2018

This is an example of a child seeing a problem and not just saying ‘somebody should do something’ and leaving it at that, but a boy who recognised that he was a ‘somebody’ and that his actions would speak louder than words, so he did something.

Jamie Spiro from Floreat...

November 23, 2018

The WA Classical Guitar Society has joined the chorus of supporters calling on the State Government to reinstate funding to allow the Western Australian Gould League’s Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre to continue its environmental science education programs.  The Society’...

October 17, 2018

The spectacular Rainbow bee-eaters are back! This morning I spotted 2 Rainbow Bee-Eaters (Merops ornatus) on the western side of Herdsman Lake. They have been off up north (a bit like our Grey Nomads) enjoying the warmth, whilst we shiver through winter. In winter ther...

October 15, 2018

Spotted on the Olive Seymour Boardwalk were these lovely Australian White Ibis Threskiornis moluccus. For a while Australia confused them up with a similar bird of the Middle East and Africa, the Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus, calling them by the wrong name.


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