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, 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 Daintree 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.
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.