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North Queensland - Australia

Region   |   Bird-watching in North Queensland
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Bird-watching in North Queensland

Eclectus Parrots Our Queensland tours provide maximum opportunities to see the many birds of Cape York and North Queensland: from wading birds down on the Cairns foreshore, to palm cockatoos in the Iron Range National Park close to the 'teep' (tip), Australia's northernmost point, and Papuan frogmouths and little kingfishers deep in the Daintree Wet Tropics World heritage Area.
Eclectus Parrots (male and female)




 

 


 

 


Excerpts from our tour outline:
(Full itineraries can be obtained by contacting Kiwi Wildlife Tours)

Day Five (6 Sept)
Iron Range National Park
Eclectus parrots, magnificent riflebirds, palm cockatoos ('flying bolt-cutters'), double-eyed fig parrots, red-cheeked ('radical') parrots, red-bellied pitas, yellow-billed and paradise kingfishers are the target species while at Iron Range, during walks in the rain forest and through gallery forest close to the Claudie River. Our first morning will see us walk through to the 'Smuggler's Tree', deep in the rain forest to see nesting eclectus parrots and metallic starlings. Butterflies (some the size of small birds) will dazzle the eye. In the afternoon we will visit magnificent riflebird display sites for views of this beautiful bird displaying.

Golden-shouldered parrot on a termite mound Azure kingfisher
Golden-shouldered parrot on a termite mound Azure kingfisher

Region   |   Bird-watching in North Queensland
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