BIRD WATCHING

With so many remote and diverse landscapes, it is no wonder that Lorella has so many varieties of wild birds.

From the unexplored and wild gulf coastline, hundreds of kilometres of fresh water creeks estuaries and rivers, thick scrub, open savannah, swamps, billabongs and lagoons through to the more rocky mountainous country with remote escarpment and hidden springs abundant with life where possibly no white man has ever set foot.

In the past 15 years since we have opened Lorella to the public, 160 different species of birds have been spotted and recorded – during our 2014 season alone, 10 new species were found and added to our list! However, I am still waiting with fingers crossed for someone to find me a Carpentaria Grass Wren 🙂

So take your chance at finding new species or just enjoy the diversity of those we have with the help of our mud maps and directions supplied by our staff as well as our very comprehensive Lorella Springs Bird Watching List below.

Notes:

  • The order used follows the Birdlife Australia Rarities Committee 2013 list.
  • Some of the names used in the BARC 2013 list have not been used here as they are not yet widely accepted!
  • Emu
  • Magpie Goose
  • Wandering Whistling-Duck
  • Radjah Shelduck
  • Green Pygmy-Goose
  • Pacific Black Duck
  • Grey Teal
  • Hardhead
  • Australasian Grebe
  • Black-necked Stork (Jabiru)
  • Australian White Ibis
  • Straw-necked Ibis
  • Glossy Ibis
  • Royal Spoonbill
  • Yellow-billed Spoonbill
  • Black Bittern
  • Nankeen Night-Heron
  • Striated Heron
  • Cattle Egret
  • White-necked Heron
  • Great-billed Heron
  • Great Egret
  • Intermediate Egret
  • White-faced Heron
  • Little Egret
  • Australian Pelican
  • Little Pied Cormorant
  • Great Cormorant
  • Little Black Cormorant
  • Pied Cormorant
  • Australasian Darter
  • Eastern Osprey
  • Pacific Baza
  • Black-breasted Buzzard
  • Black Kite
  • Whistling Kite
  • Brahminy Kite
  • White-bellied Sea-Eagle
  • Grey Goshawk
  • Brown Goshawk
  • Collared Sparrowhawk
  • Wedge-tailed Eagle
  • Little Eagle
  • Nankeen Kestrel
  • Brown Falcon
  • Black Falcon
  • Australian Bustard
  • Purple Swamphen
  • Ruff
  • Silver Gull
  • Gull-billed Tern
  • Caspian Tern
  • Common Bronzewing
  • Crested Pigeon
  • Spinifex Pigeon
  • Diamond Dove
  • Peaceful Dove
  • Bar-shouldered Dove
  • Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo
  • Galah
  • Little Corella
  • Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
  • Cockatiel
  • Red-collared Lorikeet
  • Varied Lorikeet
  • Northern Rosella
  • Budgerigar
  • Red-winged Parrot
  • Pheasant Coucal
  • Channel-billed Cuckoo
  • Pallid Cuckoo
  • Brush Cuckoo
  • Barking Owl
  • Southern Boobook
  • Tawny Frogmouth
  • Australian Owlet-nightjar
  • Oriental Dollarbird
  • Blue-winged Kookaburra
  • Forest Kingfisher
  • Sacred Kingfisher
  • Red-backed Kingfisher
  • Varied Triller
  • Varied Sittella
  • Rufous Whistler
  • White-breasted Whistler
  • Grey Shrike-thrush
  • Sandstone Shrike-thrush
  • Olive-backed Oriole
  • Willie Wagtail
  • Northern Fantail
  • Mangrove Grey Fantail
  • Magpie-lark
  • Leaden Flycatcher
  • Broad-billed Flycatcher
  • Shining Flycatcher
  • Paperbark Flycatcher
  • Torresian Crow
  • Buff-sided Robin
  • Lemon-bellied Flycatcher
  • Jacky Winter
  • Fairy Martin
  • Tree Martin
  • Golden-headed Cisticola
  • Mistletoebird
  • Crimson Finch
  • Masked Finch
  • Long-tailed Finch
  • Double-barred Finch
  • Gouldian Finch
  • Black-tailed Nativehen
  • Eurasian Coot
  • Brolga
  • Bush Stone-curlew
  • Beach Stone-curlew
  • Pied Oystercatcher
  • Black-winged Stilt
  • Masked Lapwing
  • Red-capped Plover
  • Lesser Sand Plover
  • Black-fronted Dotterel
  • Comb-crested Jacana
  • Whimbrel
  • Eastern Curlew
  • Common Greenshank
  • Grey-tailed Tattler
  • Common Sandpiper
  • Red-necked Stint
  • Ruff
  • Silver Gull
  • Gull-billed Tern
  • Caspian Tern
  • Common Bronzewing
  • Crested Pigeon
  • Spinifex Pigeon
  • Diamond Dove
  • Peaceful Dove
  • Bar-shouldered Dove
  • Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo
  • Galah
  • Little Corella
  • Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
  • Cockatiel
  • Red-collared Lorikeet
  • Varied Lorikeet
  • Northern Rosella
  • Budgerigar
  • Red-winged Parrot
  • Pheasant Coucal
  • Channel-billed Cuckoo
  • Pallid Cuckoo
  • Brush Cuckoo
  • Barking Owl
  • Southern Boobook
  • Tawny Frogmouth
  • Australian Owlet-nightjar
  • Oriental Dollarbird
  • Blue-winged Kookaburra
  • Forest Kingfisher
  • Sacred Kingfisher
  • Red-backed Kingfisher
  • Azure Kingfisher
  • Rainbow Bee-eater
  • Great Bowerbird
  • Black-tailed Treecreeper
  • Variegated Fairywren
  • Red-backed Fairywren
  • White-gaped Honeyeater
  • Singing Honeyeater
  • Blue-faced Honeyeater
  • White-throated Honeyeater
  • Banded Honeyeater
  • Little Friarbird
  • Silver-crowned Friarbird
  • Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater
  • Brown Honeyeater
  • Painted Honeyeater
  • Bar-breasted Honeyeater
  • Rufous-throated Honeyeater
  • Yellow Chat
  • Striated Pardalote
  • Weebill
  • Mangrove Gerygone
  • White-throated Gerygone
  • Grey-crowned Babbler
  • Pied Butcherbird
  • Australian Magpie
  • White-breasted Woodswallow
  • White-browed Woodswallow
  • Black-faced Woodswallow
  • Little Woodswallow
  • Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
  • White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike
  • White-winged Triller

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