Birdwatching in Tropical Queensland

Welcome to the most comprehensive website for birdwatching in Queensland, Tropical Australia.


This website will help you plan an unforgettable bird watching holiday in Tropical Australia. Simply choose a region from Daintree, Cairns Coast and Highlands to the Cape York in the north. Inside each page you will find descriptions on bird sites, recommended places to stay and local birding tour guides.

Rainforests, mountains, dry country, swamps, lakes, parks, mudflats, mangroves, beaches and reef... It is no wonder that so many birds call Tropical North Queensland home with such a variety of habitats to choose from. In fact this area has the largest avifauna of any region in Australia. The Cairns region alone is home to over 450 species of birds and 12 of these are local endemics.

Whatever time of year you decide to visit there will always be plenty of birds to see. October – April is the time when the migrant species arrive from Papua New Guinea including the beautiful Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher, Channel-billed Cuckoo and Eastern Koel. Many birds such as Noisy Pitta are also breeding at this time of year and are easier to observe as they search for food. During our cooler, drier, winter months of May-Sept, the Victoria’s Riflebirds are displaying and winter breeders such as White-eared Monarch can be easier to see.

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