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Links to other Good Bird Sites...

These links only include sites we have personally looked at and are happy to recommend.
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Queensland Links

Traprock Birding

If you enjoy a thoroughly good read, along with a wide assortment of photos of birds and other wildlife, then follow the adventures of Mike Wood at Traprock Birding.

Birding Southern Queensland

Excellent site giving comprehensive coverage of Southern Queensland birding in particular, plus many interesting diversions to all sorts of other places. 
Also a great section on Qld frogs.

Cassowary House

Cassowary House is a small family run guest house which lies in the world heritage tropical rain forests of far north Queensland, within 30 minutes drive of Cairns. 
Cassowaries visit the garden almost daily, wandering in from the adjacent world heritage rainforest. 
The local endemic bird of paradise, Victoria's Riflebird, has display posts around the grounds and often comes to the feeding trays.

Chris Dahlberg's Daintree River Tours

A specialist two hour dawn boat cruise for birders, along the Daintree River and through the World Heritage Listed Daintree Tropical Rainforest. 
One of the best chances for a sighting of Australia's Little Kingfisher, with Black Bittern a regular in the summer months.

Fine Feather Tours

Fine Feather Tours
is based in Mossman, North Queensland, adjacent to the richest birding area in Australia. 
They offer full day, morning and Daintree River tours, with expert guiding by Del Richards. 
The last time I was out with Del, we found Little Kingfisher and Great-billed Heron in the same morning, as well as a host of other North Queensland specialities.

Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge

Offers self-contained units and bunkhouse accommodation in a rainforest setting close to Mt Lewis, which is famous for highland rainforest birds like Golden Bowerbirds and Blue-faced Finches. 
The park itself also offers lots of birds, including Red-necked Crake and in summer, Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfishers.

Red Mill House

Ensuite air-conditioned accommodation set in beautiful tropical gardens, home to many bird species including regular visits by the Little Kingfisher. 
Enjoy full, cookedbreakfasts with home made breads, jams and yoghurts. 
Daintree Village location very convenient to Daintree River wildlife tours including Chris Dahlberg's Specialised River Tours.


 Other Australian Links

Lloyd Nielsen promotes the birds of Australia to the birders of the world.

Birds Australia

Birds Australia (also known as the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union) is one of Australia's oldest conservation organisations. 
BA is dedicated to the understanding, conservation and enjoyment of Australia's wild, native birds and their habitats.
Main sections within the site include: Birding, Conservation, Research, Birding Shop, Atlas, Membership and Contacts

NT Bird Specialist, Mary River Park, NT

Offer guided birdwatching tours covering half day, full day or up to five days duration in the area of Mary River Park,
the area from Darwin to Kakadu. Accommodation is available in Mary River Park.
For extended tours transfers from Darwin may be arranged.

Atriplex Services

Environmental consultants with several birding links. Also growers of Australian native plants.

Overseas Links

Tuisong Homestay, New Zealand

In a convenient coastal location only 1 hour from Auckland Airport, and close to the ferry to Tiri Tiri Matangi Island, home to many of the rare New Zealand endemics.
Stuart and Alison Chambers
are experienced New Zealand birders who provide comfortable accommodation combined with expert local birding advice.

Stuart is also available for local guiding by arrangement, including to Miranda on the Firth of Thames Wetlands, Tiri Tiri Island and elsewhere.

(We have stayed with Stuart and Alison, and can recommend them wholeheartedly, both for the accommodation and the birding!)

North Kent Birding

North Kent Birding provides tailored birding breaks in the United Kingdom.
Anything from a few hours to a full scale tour. Specialises in short trips in London and the south-east of England.


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About Birds

Part of the vertically integrated About network of niche sites, About Birds is US based, but covers the world with sections such as Hotspots, Birding Clubs, Checklists, Field Guides & Taxonomy, Optics and more.

Please feel free to CONTACT US with any questions !
We are always pleased to answer any queries and to help 
you in any way we can to plan your trip to Queensland.

email us at:

Bill Jolly, Abberton, Helidon, Qld
(27 34' 21' S; 152 08' 21' E)