About this park
This quiet spot on the Swan River is perfect for simply enjoying nature or bird watching, canoeing and kayaking. The mudflats, seagrass beds and intertidal vegetation of Alfred Cove provide many different habitats for a host of animals, and are rich foraging areas for numerous birds.
The most important of these, due to their international significance, are the migratory wading birds. They come from as far as Asia, Mongolia and Siberia and about 33 of these species are protected under international agreements.
Look for the tiny red-necked stints. Although they weigh only 30-40 grams, they regularly fly thousands of kilometres from their breeding areas in Arctic Siberia to the warm mudflats of the Swan Estuary Marine Park.
Plan when to visit. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
Canoeing and kayaking
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded in Alfred Cove Nature Reserve.
We recognise and acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of Swan Estuary Marine Park.