The Wet Tropics 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, Black Bittern, Mangrove Robin,
Lovely Fairy-wren, Double-eyed Fig Parrot, Red-necked Crake and of course, the Southern Cassowary which may be seen on the northern
side of the 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 itinerary's for both the serious birder and
those with an interest in wildlife generally. Daintree is an excellent base for those who wish to photograph wildlife and nature.
The Daintree Birdwatching Bulletin Board is complied by Andrew and Trish Forsyth, keen birdwatchers and owner/operators of Award WinningRed 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.