Whether you’re a budding birder or devoted twitcher, the delights of birdwatching are hard to deny. It’s a great excuse to get away to places you’ve never been and explore some of the country’s great national parks. So, if you’re looking for some great birding spots, here are two of the greatest birdwatching getaways Queensland has to offer.
Crows Nest National Park
Crows Nest National Park is home to a large number of native and visiting birds. Located on the edge of the Great Dividing Range, the park is known for breathtaking eucalyptus forests, waterfalls and lookouts.
The forests are home to an array of birdlife including: pale-headed rosellas, golden whistlers, rose robins, eastern yellow robins, grey shrike-thrushes, blue-faced honeyeaters and noisy miners. The national park is also home to bandicoots, swamp wallabies, echidnas, lace monitors and vulnerable brush-tailed rock-wallabies. If you visit at dawn or dusk you can even spot platypus, possums and sugar gliders.
Ravensbourne National Park
Ravensbourne National Park is home to over 110 bird species. Among palm groves and towering trees, you can spot satin bowerbirds, fruit doves, red-backed fairy-wrens and six species of owls. As you walk, you can hear the calls of the elusive green catbird, noisy pitta, eastern whipbird and wompoo fruit-dove. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of the vulnerable black-breasted button-quail.
The piccabeen palms attract large groups of topknot pigeons and the picnic sites are frequented by curious robins and fantails. In winter you can see red-tailed black and glossy black-cockatoos feeding on seasonal casuarina seeds.
Accommodation for birdwatching getaways Queensland
Looking for luxury accommodation near Ravensbourne and Crows Nest National Park? Book a luxury house at Ravensbourne Escape. Nestled on the eastern escarpment of the Great Dividing Range, Ravensbourne Escape is just a short drive from both national parks.
Better yet, our retreat is visited by lots of beautiful birdlife that can be spotted during an early morning walk around the grounds. So, what are you waiting for? Break out the binoculars and book today!