Far North Queensland is truly a birders paradise with many species not found anywhere else in Australia. An incredible seven of the top ten eBird locations in Australia (by species count, for all time) are located in this region.
Top spots include:
Handy bird-spots.com maps
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Many birds to be found along an extensive foreshore – with not a forest in sight
Superb site for birding with a huge species count just north of Cairns
Patchy birding in a host of adjacent habitats in the north of Cairns
Nature watching in comfort with excellent birds to be found
Short track around the headland with some FNQ birds to be found
A terrific base for birders to explore the area and a superlative birding site in its own right
Very good spot for rainforest birding around a crater lake
Amazing seabirds up close on an isolated island in the Great Barrier Reef
Pristine rainforest wilderness with amazing bird species including Atherton’s Scrubwren and Blue-Faced Parrotfinch