Birdwatching in the Daintree
The Far North Queensland's Wet Tropics Region has 13 of Australia's endemic species and of these the Lesser Sooty Owl, Macleay's Honeyeater,
Bridled Honeyeater, Pied Monarch, and Victoria's Riflebird can be seen in and around Daintree. Also of enormous interest to birdwatchers
are the Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher, Great-billed Heron, Little Kingfisher and several other species of Kingfisher, Papuan Frogmouth,
Black Bittern, Mangrove Robin, Lovely Fairy-wren, Double-eyed Fig Parrot, Red-necked Crake and of course, the Southern Cassowary which
is often seen on the northern side of the Daintree River.
Several specialist early morning Daintree River birdwatching tours and land
based birding tours are available to keep the keen birder busy during their visit to Daintree, and we encourage all birdwatchers to
take the time to participate in as many of these local birding activities as possible. The Red Mill House site's Activities page lists
some recommended itinerarys for both the serious birder and the casual birder alike and for those with an interest in wildlife generally.
Daintree is an excellent base for those who wish to photograph wildlife and nature. The Birding Queensland Resources page has
listed some of the excellent guides that are available to lead the visiting birder and nature photographer through the region.
TheDaintree Birdwatching Bulletin Board is complied by Andrew and Trish Forsyth, keen birdwatchers and owner/operators of the multi award
winning Red Mill House in Daintree. Red Mill House is world renown and has been the birdwatching accommodation of choice in the Daintree
since the early 1990s.
The Red Mill House site also has detailed information on Daintree Birds with descriptions and photos of
many species, and a Daintree Checklist which is able to downloaded and printed. Local birdwatching spots are also detailed. If there
is any further information required regarding birdwatching in the Cairns Region of Far North Queensland region please do not hesitate
to contact Andrew and Trish.
Visitors to the region are encouraged to book direct with accommodation houses and guides,
avoiding third party booking sites.