The following are some of the views and birds etc. we saw during out stay.
2 x views taken at the Centenary Lakes at Cairns.
Views taken on the Atherton Tablelands.
Hastie Swamp, Atherton Tablelands.
Lake Eacham on the Atherton Tablelands.
Arriving for our stay at Kingfisher Park.
John & Doreen outside their chalet at Kingfisher Park.
The Platypus stream at Kingfisher Park.
Road around Kingfisher Park.
Michaelmas Cay out on the Great Barrier Reef.
Doreen birding on Michaelmas Cay.
The drive out to Maryfarms.
Views looking north along the North Queensland coast.
The Daintree Billabong.
Forest creek in the Daintree area.
Views of our Daintree River Boat trip.
Southern Cassowary forests at Mission Beach.
Stop off near Townsville
Lady Elliott's Island from the air.
Lamington National Park.
Mt. Glorious, near Brisbane.
Girraween National Park.
Yellow Throated Scrub-wren on the Atherton Tablelands.
Yellow Tufted Honeyeater
Yellow Honeyeater near Cairns.
Yellow-billed, & Royal Spoonbills with Littel Egret
Yellow-billed Spoonbill at the Crocodile Farm, Cairns.
Woonga Pigeon at O'Reilly's
Wompoo Fruit Dove near Kingfisher Park
Willie Wagtails at the Centenary Lakes, Cairns.
White Throated Honeyeater
White Winged Chough near Bowen
White Throated Treecreeper
White Throated Gerygone
White Plumed Honeyeater
Australian White Ibis at Centenary Lakes
White Faced Heron
Breeding colony of White Capped Noddies on Lady Elliott's Island.
White Capped Noody on Michaelmas Cay.
White Capped Noddies on Lady Elliott's Island.
White Browed Woodwallows near Sundown National Park.
male top, & female lower
White Browed Scrub-wren
White Browed Robins
White Browed Crake
White Bellied Cuckoo-shrike
Tree Frog at Kingfisher Park
Torresian Imperial Pigeon at Cairns
Top Knot Pigeons at Mt. Lewis
Sulphur Crested Cockatoos
Straw Necked Ibis near Cairns
Squatter Pigeons at Maryfarms
Spotless Crake at Sherwood Park, Brisbane
Spotted Catbird at Kingfisher Park
Spectacled Monarch at Kingfisher Park
Southern Cassowary at Mission Beach
Party of Sharp Tailed Sandpipers along the Cairns Esplanade
Sharp Tailed Sandpipers
Scaly Breasted Lorikeet
Satin Bowerbird's bower at O'Reilly's
Sarus Cranes on the Atherton Tablelands
Immature Rufous Night Heron at the Daintree Billabong
Adult Rufous Night Heron
Royal Spoonbills with Australian Pelican along the Cairns Esplanade
Roseate Terns on Lady Elliott's Island
Ros Crowned Fruit-dove near Kingfisher Park
Australian Richards Pipit
Doreen with a male Regents Bowerbird at O'Reilly's
Male Regent Bowerbirds at O'Reilly's
Pair of Regent Bowerbirds at O'Reilly's
Red Tailed Tropicbirds on Lady Elliott's Island
Red-winged Parrot near Maryfarms
Red Necked Stints
Red Kneeded Dotterels at the Daintree Billabong
Red Browed Firetail at Kingfisher Park
Red-winged Fairy-wren on the Atherton Tablelands
Duck-billed Platypus at Kingfisher Park
Rainbow Bee-eaters at Mission Beach
Radjah Shelducks on Centenary Lakes
(scarce in Northern Queensland)
Huge Numbers (approx. 3,000) Plumed Whistling-ducks on Tinaburra Lake
Plumed Whistling-ducks on Tinaburra Lake
Pink Eared Duck with Grey Teal on the Daintree Billabong
Pied Heron on the Daintree Billabong
(scarce in Queensland)
Peaceful Dove at Kingfisher Park
Papuan Frogmouth at Cairns
Pale Yellow Robin at Kingfisher Park
Pacific Golden Plover
Pacific Baza at Cairns
Owlet Nightjar (highlight of our night drive at Kingfisher Park)
Orange-footed Scrubfowl at Kingfisher Park
Noisy Pitta just north of Kingfisher Park
New Holland Honeyeaters
Marsh Sandpiper at the Daintree Billabong
Party of Maned Ducks
Magpie Geese on the Daintree Billabong
Macleay's Honeyeater at Paluma tea house
Little Tern north of Cairns.
(hit the car, but was released unharmed)
Little Pied Cormorant
Little Curlew at the turf farm at Edmonton
Little Bronze Cuckoo in the mangroves, north of Cairns
Lewin's Honeyeater at Kingfisher Park
Lesser Sooty Owl behind the chalets at Kingfisher Park
Latham Snipe at Alexander Park, Bundeberg
Koala Bear on Mt. Glorious, Brisbane
Intermediate Egret at the Daintree Billabong
Immature Hooded Robin
Hardhead on lake Eacham
Gull-billed Tern & Silver Gull on the Cairns Esplanade
Grey-tailed Tattlers on the beach north of Cairns
Grey Headed Robin coming to its nest on the Atherton Tablelands
Pair of Green Pygmy Geese
Green & Cotton Pygmy Geese
Lesser (majority) & Greater Sand-plovers
Great Knot along the Cairns Esplanade
Great Bowerbird bower
Great Bowerbird attending to its bower
Golden Headed Cisticola
Golden Bowerbird's bower on Mt. Lewis
male Golden Bowerbird on Mt. Lewis
Galahs at Maryfarms
Fungi at O'Reilly's
Emerald Ground-dove at Kingfisher Park
Eastern Yellow Robin
Adult Eastern Whipbird sunning itself
Immature Eastern Whipbird
Eastern Spinebill at O'Reilly's
Double Barred Finch
Darter at Lake Tinaroo
Crimson Rosella at O'Reilly's
Colony of Crested Terns on Michaelmas Cay
Crested Tern with Common Noddy
Crested Tern on Michaelmas Cay
Cotton Pygmy Goose
Common Noddy on Michaelmas Cay
Common Bronzewing near O'Reilly's
Clamorous Reed Warbler
Chestnut Rumped Hylacola at Girraween Nat. Park
Cattle Egret in full breeding plumage
Caspian Terns etc along the Cairns Esplanade
Spotted Thick-knees at Cairns
Buff Breasted Paradise Kingfishers at Kingfisher Park
Buff Banded Rails on Lady Elliott's Island
Brush Bronzewing at Tin Can Bay
(scarce in Queensland)
Brown Tree Creeper
Female Brown Songlark
Brown Cuckoo-dove up Mt. Lewis
Brolgas at Townsville
Bowers Shrike-thrush at Kingfisher Park
Blue Winged Kookaburra near the Abboitor Swamp
Blue Faced Honeyeater at Kingfisher Park
Black-tailed Native-hen at Bowen
Black Necked Stork at the Crocodile Farm, Edmonton
Black Necked Stilts & Australian Grebes at the Crocodile Farm, Edmonton.
Black Naped Terns with Crested Terns near Bowen
Black Fronted Plovers at the Daintree Billabong
Black Faced Wood-swallow
Bar Shouldered & Peaceful Doves at Kingfisher Park
Baillions Crakes at Sherwood Park, Brisbane
Australian Pelican along the Cairns Esplanade
Australian Pratincole at the Daintree Billabong
King Parrots at O'Reilly's
Doreen feeding the King Parrots at O'Reilly's
Australian Fernwren on the Atherton Tablelands
Australian Bustards at Maryfarms
Australian Brush Turkeys
Australian Avocets at Bowen