North Queensland

The North Queensland region boasts nearly 400 bird species. Townsville is at its centre and features the impressive Townsville Common Conservation Area, listed by eBird as Queensland’s #1 birding hotspot (by species count).

Top spots include:

Handy maps

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Anderson Park, Townsville

Pleasant park in Townsville with many ducks and a few other birds too

Palmetum Gardens, Townsville

Lovely palm-based botanic gardens in Townsville, with a little lagoon and some good birds and photography opportunities

Townsville Town Common Conservation Area

Queensland’s number 1 birding hotspot does not disappoint! A huge area to explore with magnificent birds of all types

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