Birdlife WA to lead guided walk around Lake Claremont

The lives of Lake Claremont's birds will come alive during a walk with BirdLifeWA education officer Rod Smith and member Kerry Cowie. next Thursday.
The lives of Lake Claremont's birds will come alive during a walk with BirdLifeWA education officer Rod Smith and member Kerry Cowie. next Thursday.

A BIRDLIFE WA-guided walk will give the public insight into re-establishing wetland and the feathered population at Lake Claremont this Thursday.

“The thing that’s good for bird watchers at Lake Claremont is we get the often-shy spotless and spotted crakes, and the buff-billed rail, among the birds hanging around between the mud and the reeds,” Birdlife WA member Kerry Cowie said.

The walk is one of about 50 the Floreat-based bird appreciation group conducts at locations around Perth each year and it is open to those with all levels of interest in the wildlife.

Birdlife WA education officer Rod Smith, said Lake Claremont was an important site because of the work conducted by the public, the Friends of Lake Claremont and Claremont Council to restore its environment.

Last month, the council decided to remove some pest trees and plant more overhanging natives on the lake’s edge to provide shade, which could reduce toxic botulism blooms that can follow heavy rain and heat in summers.

Participants will meet at the Lake Claremont Golf Club carpark, Davies Road, for the gold coin donation walk at 8am on October 25.