Places to see birds in Queensland

General guidance

Birds can be seen almost anywhere in Queensland – cities and towns, rainforest, farmland, the arid interior, and coastlines.  Many areas offer superb opportunities for bird-watchers.  Birds Queensland has produced several publications which assist in finding birds by identifying specific areas which have an abundance of birds, across a range of habitats.

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Oxley Creek Common, © I & J Brown

Our brochure, “Bird Places of Brisbane (PDF, 1.67 MB), produced in conjunction with the Brisbane City Council, is available from Birds Queensland, or can be downloaded here.

It gives details of 48 places in Brisbane, including addresses, UBD references, lists of the facilities available, ratings as birdwatching places, details of track conditions and accessibility, and notes on which birds could be seen.

Birds Queensland also maintains a list of good bird-watching places in Queensland. It is in two parts, one covering south-east Queensland south to the border, west to Inglewood, and north to Landsborough. UBD references are provided to assist in the location of the sites, where possible.

The second part covers other sites in Queensland. Some of the sites have clickable links which may provide more detail. Please email Birds Queensland if you have additional information on any of the listed sites, or have other interesting sites you would like to see added.

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Lots of likely places to find birds, all in one concise place! © I. & J. Brown

Specific bird trails

In addition, a number of local authorities and other organizations have developed Bird Trails for their areas, listing routes which provide good bird-watching opportunities.  These include:

Birds Australia - North Queensland lists a series of bird-watching sites in North Queensland, and provides brochures on the birds of each site.

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