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Being a coastal township, the Hedland environment includes marine and estuarine ecosystems as well as semi-arid landscapes all of which nurture an array of native species.
Coastal environments of the town comprise diverse habitats of mudflats, mangroves, sandy islands, coastal dunes and beaches. Slightly inland, the landscape changes dramatically displaying dry, broad, sandy plains, supporting a range of drought-tolerant vegetation. Some of the diverse flora and fauna you might see while in Hedland include:
Turtles, sharks, whales, dolphins, fish, crocodiles, octopus, crabs, sponges and urchins.
Waterbirds, birds of prey and bushbirds all congregate in areas around the township, as well as sea eagles, osprey, Brahminy kites, oyster catchers, cormorants, gulls, pelicans, wrens, honey-eaters, rainbow bee-eaters, finches, willie wagtails, corellas, ravens and magpie larks.