There are over 400 species of birds in the dry tropics region, making it one of the best bird watching areas in the country.
A mix of migrant and resident birds make themselves at home in the many habitat types of the dry tropics.
Along our coastlines, more than 50 species of coastal birds such as cormorants, seagulls, egrets and the Australian pied oystercatcher nest and feed. The endangered little tern lays its eggs on beaches where humans, animals and beach driving are putting them at risk.
Our food-rich wetlands support black and white magpie geese, Australian white ibis, Caspian terns, red-capped plovers and pacific black ducks.
Soaring above our treelines, ospreys, kites and eagles search for small animals to prey on.
In the bush, woodland birds such as kookaburras, doves, finches, honeyeaters, parrots, and cockatoos are common. The nocturnal tawny frogmouth and southern boobook are well camouflaged in their forest and creekside homes.
Rare birds such as the vulnerable black-throated finch and endangered Gouldian finch can be found in patches of preserved woodland.
Bird List A-L
Bird List M-T