Wildlife at Middle Lagoon
In or out of the water, you're certain to see a geat deal of fascinating life on your journey through the Dampier Peninsula. In the trees, you'll see and hear the crowd-loving Major Mitchell cockatoos, the noisy corellas and the flocks of black cockatoos winging their way here and there. In the evening, look out for flights of flying foxes and other bats making their way to feeding places, and listen for the haunting cries of owls.
In the estuaries and tidal flats, brolgas elegantly pick their way through the mud, pelicans swim idly by in stately progression and cherabin, or freshwater crayfish, jet about in the shallows. In the inland, look carefully and keep still and you may see a rock wallaby, kangaroo, dingo or possum. If you get off the beaten track, keep a sharp eye out for the incredibly shy frilled neck lizard and echidna.
We've already mentioned the turtles, dugongs and whales you may see in our ocean waters, but there is plenty of other sea life too, including dolphins, big, slow moving potato cod, elegant longtoms, queenfish, the occasional barramundi and many hundreds of other colourful (and edible) fish varieties.
It's a privilege and an adventure to see such an isolated, naturally gifted part of the world, and when you do you'll see wildlife as it has been since long before white people came to these shores. Enjoy it!