Soldiers Point along with Pelican Point are two headlands that attract a good variety of shorebirds. Soldiers Point is easily accessible from the car park just north of the Soldiers Beach Surf Club. Pelican Point is the headland about 800 metres to the south. Access to Soldiers point can be affected by high tides. Also it is more likely that birds will be disturbed here due to close proximity to the car park.

These headlands can be good spots for sea bird watching when the weather/winds are favourable.

Birds seen:

Double-banded Plover, Red-capped Plover, Red-necked Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, Pacific Golden Plover, Grey-tailed Tattler, Wandering Tattler, Ruddy Turnstone, Pied Oystercatcher, Sooty Oystercatcher, Great Cormorant, Little Pied Cormorant, Australian Raven, Crested Tern, Little tern.

Reliable in season for; Ruddy Turnstone, Double-banded Plover, Red-capped Plover, Red-necked Stint.

 

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Photography

Can be good in the morning or afternoon, though with the light direction the afternoon gives the best opportunities. The rock surface is very rough, so wear old clothes if you plan on getting low. Crawling is just about impossible without knee pads.