Discover rare birds that can only be found in the Southwest and explore their extraordinary natural habitats with WA’s only local specialist birding guides.

Birdwatching tours by arrangement, focusing mainly on the South West endemics. Whether you prefer a remote camping trip by four-wheel drive to find a single species or a fully accommodated fly-in fly-out tour to see the sights, you’ll be shown the wonder of the Western Australian wilderness according to your tastes.

Our Guides
Our team of guides is made up of expert birders and wildlife enthusiasts excited to show you the beauty of the Australian Southwest region.

Having lived, worked, played and learned extensively across Western Australia throughout their lives our friendly guides know the best local spots, how to find the region’s natural hidden treasures and where the most elusive birds hide out.

We are here to help you see and photograph rare and sought-after birds that can’t be found anywhere else in the world!

We run tours throughout the Southwest of Western Australia and have experience running guided trips throughout the state. All tours are strengthened by our connection with local people.

About Louis
Zoologist Louis Masarei
Pelicans sitting in Western Australia
Birding Southwest is run by zoologist and lover of the outdoors, Louis Masarei. Louis has been guiding specialist birding tours across the country since 2020.

As a zoologist Louis specialises in terrestrial vertebrate fauna, with a focus on birdlife. Louis has extensive experience across Australia and has observed over 460 species of birds in Western Australia alone, a testament to his knowledge and field expertise in his home state.

Birding Southwest was handed over to Louis by its originator Peter Taylor in 2023 – a true gentleman of Australian birding