Bird Watching

One thing that will strike you when visiting the property is the birdsong that changes with every passing hour. We provide bird identification books for those interested, so bring your binoculars for a spot of birdwatching. With Wallingat and Myall Lakes National Parks nearby, as well as Smiths Lake, you’ll have abundant birdwatching opportunities on this holiday. For guests coming to the Myall Lakes area for bird watching, we’ve put together a lists of birds identified on the property, and a list of birds previously identified in the local area.

January 2020 – February 2023
(By Genus)


Acanthizidae
White Browed Scrub Wren
Brown Gerygone
White-throated Gerygone
Brown Thornbill
Yellow Thornbill
Striated Thornbill

Accipitridae
Brown Gosshawk
White-bellied Sea Eagle
Wedge-tailed Eagle
Swamp Harrier
Whistling Kite

Alcedinidae
Laughing Kookaburra
Sacred Kingfisher

Anatidae
Pacific Black Duck
Australian Wood Duck

Ardeidae
White-necked Heron
White-faced Heron
Eastern Great Egret
White Ibis
Strawnecked Ibis

Artamidae
Grey Butcherbird
Pied Butcherbird
Australian Magpie

Cacatuidae
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo
Galah
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Campephagidae
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike

Caprimulgidae
White-throated Nightjar

Centropodidae
Pheasant Coucal

Charadriidae
Masked Lapwing

Climacteridae
White-throated Tree Creeper

Columbidae
Bar Shouldered Dove
Brown Cuckoo-Dove
Wonga Pigeon

Coraciidae
Dollarbird

Corvidae
Australian Raven
Forest Raven

Cuculidae
Eastern Koel (Common Koel)
Channel-billed Cuckoo
Fan-tailed Cuckoo

Estrildidae
Red-browed Finch

Hirundinidae
Fairy Martin

Maluridae
Superb Fairy-wren
Variegated Fairy -wren
Southern Emu-wren

Meliphagidae
Red Wattlebird
Little Wattlebird
Noisy Friarbird
Blue-faced Honeyeater
Noisy Miner
Lewin’s Honeyeater
Yellow-faced Honeyeater
Yellow-tufted Honeyeater
White-plumed Honeyeater
White-cheeked Honeyeater
Eastern Spinebill
Scarlet Honeyeater

Monarchidae
Black-faced Monarch
Leaden Flycatcher

Nectariniidae
Mistletoebird

Neosittidae
Varied Sittella

Oriolidae
Olive-backed Oriole

Pachycephalidae
Crested Shrike-tit
Golden Whistler
Rufous Whistler
Grey Shrike-thrush

Pelecanidae
Australian Pelican

Petroicidae
Eastern Yellow Robin

Podargidae
Tawny Frogmouth

Psittacidae
Little Corella
Rainbow Lorikeet
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
Australian King Parrot
Eastern Rosella

Psophodidae
Eastern Whipbird

Ptilonorhynchidae
Satin Bowerbird

Rallidae
Purple Swamphen

Rhipiduridae
Rufous Fantail
Grey Fantail
Willie Wagtail

Sturnidae
Common Myna

Strigidae
Powerful Owl
Southern Boobook

Timaliidae
Silvereye

Turnicidae
Painted Button Quail

Within 10km of property
(By Genus)


Acanthizidae
Buff-rumped Thornbill
Large-billed Scrubwren
Speckled Warbler
Yellow-throated Scrubwren

Accipitridae
Black-shouldered Kite
Collared Sparrowhawk
Eastern Osprey
Grey Goshawk
Square-tailed Kite

Aegothelidae
Australian Owlet-nightjar

Alcedinidae
Azure Kingfisher

Anatidae
Black Swan
Grey Teal
Hardhead

Anhingidae
Australasian Darter

Ardeidae
Black Bittern
Nankeen Night Heron

Artamidae
Dusky Woodswallow
White-breasted Woodswallow

Burhinidae
Bush Stone-curlew

Cacatuidae
Glossy Black-Cockatoo

Campephagidae
Cicadabird
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike

Ciconiidae
Black-necked Stork

Cisticolidae
Golden-headed Cisticola

Climacteridae
Red-browed Treecreeper

Columbidae
Crested Pigeon
Emerald Dove
Spotted Turtle-Dove
Topknot Pigeon
White-headed Pigeon

Corcoracidae
White-winged Chough

Corvidae
Torresian Crow

Cuculidae
Brush Cuckoo
Pallid Cuckoo
Shining Bronze-Cuckoo

Falconidae
Brown Falcon
Peregrine Falcon

Hirundinidae
Welcome Swallow

Laridae
Silver Gull
Tern

Megapodiidae
Australian Brush-turkey

Meliphagidae
Brown-headed Honeyeater
New Holland Honeyeater
Regent Honeyeater
White-naped Honeyeater

Menuridae
Superb Lyrebird

Meropidae
Rainbow Bee-eater

Monarchidae
Magpie-lark
Spectacled Monarch

Orthonychidae
Logrunner

Pachycephalidae
Eastern Shrike-tit
Grey Shrike-thrush

Pardalotidae
Spotted Pardalote
Striated Pardalote

Petroicidae
Hooded Robin (south-eastern)
Jacky Winter
Rose Robin

Phalacrocoracidae
Great Cormorant
Little Black Cormorant
Little Pied Cormorant Pied Cormorant

Phasianidae
Brown Quail
Stubble Quail

Psittacidae
Crimson Rosella
Little Lorikeet
Musk Lorikeet
Red-rumped Parrot
Turquoise Parrot

Psophodidae
Spotted Quail-thrush

Tytonidae
Eastern Barn Owl
Masked Owl
Sooty Owl

Source: Bionet

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