NORTH WEST QUEENSLAND BIRDING SAFARI

Black breasted Buzzard


Email Ken Cross on friarbird43@bigpond.com to reserve your place.

Bookings being taken for 2021.

This 21 day safari, designed by Ken and Steve, begins at the port city of Townsville in Tropical North Queensland at the southern end of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. We begin by birding the varied habitats of  coastal Townsville, before making our way [much] further west into the Australian outback. The Australian outback is an incredibly diverse landscape; ancient, remote and wild. This safari, through a variety of inland habitats, will allow us to build a great list of birds and other wildlife. Expect to see flocks of beautiful parrots, nomadic Honeyeaters, brilliant coloured Chats, gorgeous finches and a host of raptor species. We will visit small outback towns, staying in comfortable accommodation, with hearty meals and country hospitality. The dry of the outback will be replaced by an oasis; Lawn Hill Gorge National Park - home to the exquisite Purple crowned Fairy wren. Karumba perched on the southern edge of the Gulf of Carpentaria, with mangroves full of specialty species, features next before a coast to coast journey across the base of Cape York Peninsular. Our safari finishes with lowland rainforests in Mission Beach [of Cassowary fame] and upland rainforest where truly Wet Tropic endemic birds and mammals still thrive!  Our western travel will also allow us to travel back in time as we will visit the Dinosaur Museum in Winton in addition to Lark Quarry; site of a dinosaur stampede!  


  • Best birding sites in and around the greater Townsville ‘dry tropics’ area, including the Town Common and Mundingburra’s Bush Garden
  • Opportunities for spotlighting for nocturnal birds and animals such as Barking Owl and Large tailed Nightjar.
  • ‘True Outback’ birding in Mulga, Mallee, Spinifex and Riverine vegetation
  • The opportunity to see arid land specialty species such as Rusty Grasswren, Rufous crowned Emu-wren, Kalkadoon Grasswren and Spinifexbird  plus a great variety of outback bird species such as Pied Honeyeater, Painted Honeyeater, Hall’s Babbler, Splendid Wren, Emu – to name a few.
  • Viewing a range of animals such as Red Kangaroo, Purple-neck Rock Wallaby  & Crocodiles
  • Learning about ancient Australia through visiting Winton’s Age of Dinosaur Museum, Lark Quarry  and Hughendon [home of the Muttaburrasaurus] plus the Riversleigh displays in Mt Isa.
  • Visiting the famous Walkabout Creek Hotel from the Crocodile Dundee films plus the Combo Waterhole – reputedly the location Banjo Paterson visited and based his most famous song,’ Waltzing Matilda’
  • visiting the oasis of Lawn Hill Gorge National Park, home of the beautiful Purple crowned Fiary wren
  • Mangrove specialty species on the Gulf of Carpentaria near Karumba
  • Outback birding near Georgetown
  • Lowland rainforest with the chance to see Cassowary at Mission Beach
  • Opportunities to see many of the endemic birds of the Wet Tropics when we visit the rainforest area of Paluma.
  • Expected bird list of over 250 species.

Itinerary in Brief
Day 1 - arrive Townsville                                                 O/N Townsville D
Day 2 & 3 – Townsville Birding                                      O/N Townsville BLD
Day 4  - Townsville to Hughendon                                  O/N Hughendon BLD
Day 5 –  Hughendon  to Winton birding enroute          O/N Winton BLD
Day 6 –  Day trip to Opalton                                           O/N Winton BLD
Day 7 – Day trip to Lark Quarry                                    O/N Winton BLD
Day 8 – Winton to Cloncurry                                          O/N Cloncurry BLD
Day 9 –  Cloncurry to Mt Isa                                           O/N Mt Isa BLD
Day 10 & 11  - Mt Isa Birding                                         O/N Mt Isa BLD
Day 12 –  - Mt Isa to Lawn Hill Gorge NP                     O/N Adel’s Grove BLD
Day 13 – Lawn Hill Gorge NP                                         O/N Adel’s Grove BLD
Day 14  – Lawn Hill Gorge to Karumba                         O/N Karumba BLD
Day 15 –  Karumba birding                                             O/N Karumba BLD
Day 16 –  Karumba to Georgetown                                 O/N Georgetown  BLD
Day 17 –  Georgetown birding                                         O/N Georgetown  BLD
Day 18  - Georgetown to Mission Beach                         O/N Mission Beach BLD
Day 19  - Paluma Birding                                                 O/N Hidden Valley BLD
Day 20 – Tour ends midday in Townsville                                              B


Itinerary in Detail

Day 1 - arrive Townsville                                                   O/N Townsville D
Today we will meet at 6pm in our nominated Townsville Hotel.
After quick introductions we will board our vehicle for a quick introduction to the city of Townsville, before going for dinner and drinks at a Townsville institution – Pizza Napoli or ‘Franks’. Franks is an old school Italian restaurant famous for catering to visiting sports teams and locals alike.

Day 2 & 3  – Townsville Birding                           O/N Townsville BLD
We will have two full day’s birding around the Townsville city visiting a variety of parks and gardens slowly beginning to build an impressive bird list!
We will most likely begin at nearby Town Common Environmental Park known locally as simply the Common. Deep-water lagoons, seasonal wetlands, coastal woodlands and sheltered beaches bordered by rocky headlands all feature in this park. Mangrove-lined tributaries of the Bohle River meander across the floodplains that fill each year during the wet summer months.
Some 280 bird species have been recorded in the area. Magpie geese, brolgas and many others gather here to feed and nest, particularly as the wetlands dry out and food sources become concentrated in the remaining lagoons. Even if the area is dry there will still be some bush birds to see in addition to our first view of Agile Wallabies and, in the wetland hide – Roth’s Tree Frogs.
Hopefully it will still be the morning by the time we arrive at the Mundingburra Bush Garden; a re-vegetated area adjacent to Ross River. There is a good variety of bird resident here. Expect to see a variety of honeyeaters – Brown, Brown-backed, Rufous-throated, Yellow, Dusky, White-throated and White-gaped. Olive backed Sunbirds, too, whip between trees pretending they are honeyeaters.  Bush-stone Curlews are common as are beautiful Mistletoebirds. Blue-winged Kookaburras should be common, too while, on the water, there could be Comb crested Jacanas and Pygmy Geese in addition to the ubiquitous Magpie Geese and Black Duck.
female Zebra Finch
The nearby Palmetum, a small botanical garden specialising in Palms, hosts a variety of species including some rare species over the years. Here we will continue to add to our list and perhaps be lucky enough to find some roosting Barking Owls.
A picnic lunch along the strand should provide both a cooling breeze and good views of Red-tailed Black Cockatoos.
The afternoon will see us visit both the campus area of JCU [James Cook University] and areas in and around South Townsville.
At JCU we should be able to find a Great Bowerbird and its bower. Also among the open woodland we may find Lemon Bellied Flyrobin [formerly Flycatcher].
In Townsville’s south we will look for a variety of wader species as well as check out the Mangroves and adjacent scrublands.
At dusk we will position ourselves for a little change over in the mangroves. A variety of wetland birds, White Ibis, Egrets, Spoonbills will begin flying in to roost. At the same time Black Flying Foxes – thousands of them will begin flying out to begin their nightly foraging. It is a great natural history spectacle!
Post bats we will have a quick stop for fish and chips along the waterfront before some spotlighting to try to see some nocturnal bird species such as Barking Owl, Tawny Frogmouth and Large tailed Nightjar.
On our second day we strike south of Townsville to enjoy a variety of habitats and their resident
Brolga
birds.
Our route takes us through Cromarty siding, through Reed Beds Road and has us exploring a variety of forests and wetlands. The wetlands are home to a great number and variety of waterfowl plus Brolgas and Black-necked Storks. Terns, waders and raptors above should also be enjoyed. Some specialty birds we will be hoping to see include Black-chinned Honeyeater, Australian Swiftlet, White-browed Robin, Black-faced Woodswallow, Crimson Finch and Zitting Cisticola.
Around the fishing town of Giru we will explore some of the beaches and mangroves there, taking care to avoid any resident crocodiles. Here we have an outside chance [but a chance nonetheless] of finding part of the outlying population of the Canary [Yellow] White-eye.
If time allows we may also visit the Mt Elliot section of Bowling Green National Park. Also known as Alligator Creek, this small area of riverine forest has a good mix of species including Yellow and White-gaped Honeyeaters and a resident population of White-browed Robin.
We will finish early this evening as we will have an early start tomorrow.

Day 4  –  Townsville to Toonpan Lagoon to Hughendon   O/N Hughendon BLD
Today we truly start the adventure and begin the long road west. Before we get too far down the the road we will enjoy some birding at Toonpan Lagoon, behind Ross River Dam. Here is a great mix of wetland species and species typical of the Dry Tropics and places further west.
We will hope for key dryland species such as Black throated Finch and Squatter Doves plus Australian Bustards. Raptors are common here too and we will search the Whistling Kites for any Little Eagles about.
Soon we will head further west, keeping our eyes open for other raptors and the possibility of other species.
We will stop for the night at the Town of Hughendon and, if time allows, we will have a quick visit to the local Dinosaur display of a skeleton of a Muttaburrasaurus – a dinosaur excavated not far from Hughenden at a place called, you guessed it, Muttaburra.
Squatter Pigeon

Day 5 –  Hughendon  to Winton birding enroute               O/N Winton BLD
I think that the outback proper starts when we leave Hughenden for the town of Winton. The sunlit plains extended are the key and we travel across some 200 kilometres of them. This country changes dramatically dependent on the seasons and the past rain and, at times, it is rich in wildlife.
We will happily take the morning to get to Winton and we will stop where the mood strikes us!
On approaching Winton we plan to have a tour at the relatively new Dinosaur Museum.
After lunch we will try a little birding around the outskirts of the town of Winton and we will visit the town’s sewerage pond in the hope to see some waterfowl.

Day 6  - Day trip to Lark Quarry                                            O/N Winton BLD
Today we drive down the Jundah Road and we will stop for raptors, flowering plants for nomadic honeyeaters and raptors. Our major destination is Lark Quarry – a fascinating historical site again tied in with the dinosaur theme of this area of Australia.
Lark Quarry is the site of an amazing dramatic moment in time millions of years old miraculously preserved.  It is known to be the world’s only definitive record of a dinosaur stampede. We will join a 45 minute tour that includes an animated recreations of the dinosaur stampede - as it may have happened 95 million years ago plus a movie presentation in the Trackways Theatre. We will also learn about the history of Winton's trackway discoveries and conservation as well as see the tracks themselves!
Emu
Lark Quarry Conservation Park is situated in Jump Up country – a landscape of mesas, gullies and steep escarpments.
This dry and dramatic landscape has been created by water. Scientists call this landscape “dissected residuals", because the sediments laid down by ancient lakes and seas have been carved over the millennia by runoff from countless summer storms.
The soils are easily eroded from around and underneath areas of 'cap rock'. This weathered and hardened rock, resistent to erosion, give the mesas their distinctive flat tops.
The dominant vegetation is spinifex grass, with lancewood and Normanton box. Many small herbs flourish after summer rains.
From the lookout on the mesa behind the Trackways building, you can see Mitchell grass plains rolling away to the west and Coolibah trees growing along the watercourses. These are natural grass plains - they have not been cleared.
Some species that we could hope to find in the Lark Quarry area include Common Bronzewing, Spinifex Pigeon, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Red-backed Kingfisher, Grey Falcon, Budgerigar, Rusty Grasswren [formerly Striated], Rufous-crowned Emuwren, Purple-backed Fairywren [formerly Variegated], Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater, Singing Honeyeater, Grey-headed Honeyeater, Chestnut-rumped Thornbill, Crested Bellbird, Hooded Robin, Spinifexbird and Zebra Finch.
Budgerigar

Day 7 –  Day trip to Opalton                                                    O/N Winton BLD
WE should get a very early birding start today as we drive south through Bladensberg National Park to the area of Opalton.  
Bladensburg National Park conserves 84,900ha of Mitchell Grass Downs and Channel Country, including unique birdlife, plants and animals. Impressive flat-topped plateaus and residual sandstone ranges provide a scenic backdrop to vast grassland plains and river flats, river red gums and rocky scarp. The Koa People consider Bladensburg to be part of their traditional country, and the park is also important to the Maiawali and Karuwali People. Skull Hole is believed to be the site of a massacre of Aboriginal people in the late 1800s.
Bladensburg National Park is wonderful to explore in search of birds, such as the Rufous crowned Emu-wren and Spinifexbird.  Other notable birds include Spinifex Pigeon, Spotted Nightjar; Spotted Bowerbird, Hooded Robin, Red capped Robin and Splendid Fairy Wren.
Our main destination is Opalton where a variety of birds have been recorded including  Grey Falcon, Australian ‘Cloncurry’ Ringneck, Hall’s Babbler; Redthroat; Rusty Grasswren, Splendid Fairy Wren, Rufous crowned Fairy wren, Red browed Pardalote and many others.
Grey Falcon


Day 8 –  Winton to Cloncurry                                                  O/N Cloncurry BLD
Today we leave Winton for a long days drive to the north west, aiming for the town of Cloncurry. We will make a variety of stops for birding and to see a couple of iconic spots.
Combo Waterhole Conservation Park is just south of Kynuna and here we will follow the self-guided walking track to Combo Waterhole on foot, discovering the story of Waltzing Matilda. Combo Waterhole Conservation Park gets its name from the most famous of the many waterholes found within this 49ha park. Did the jolly swagman camp by Combo Waterhole? We will probably never know, but the waterholes of this 49ha park offer a refuge for wildlife in dry times, just as they provided shady picnic spots in 1895 for stagecoach passengers and the residents of neighbouring Dagworth Station.
We will also have a brief stop at McKinkley, site of the Walkabout Creek Hotel. Walkabout Creek Hotel is now famous for being recognised as the pub in the Paul Hogan movie “Crocodile Dundee”. The pub, together with other buildings in the town were featured in this iconic Australian film.
Diamond Dove
The 
We will overnight at the town of Cloncurry, a place most famous as the birthplace for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Day 9  – Cloncurry to Mt Isa                              O/N Mt Isa BLD
It is a relatively short drive from Cloncurry west to the town of Mt Isa however it will take us half the day after birding stops.
Our first stops will include Fountain Springs and Corella Dam. Fountain Springs is a permanent spring-fed waterhole at the base of a steep quartzitic ridge near the abandoned mining settlement of Ballara. Near this spring we will search for honeyeaters; Singing, Spiny cheeked, Grey headed, Grey fronted, as well as Black backed Treecreeper. Long tailed Finch is a possibility also. 
The Corella Dam was built to service the now-abandoned uranium mine of Mary Kathleen and provides habitat for a wide range of bird species especially waterfowl. 
Once we get into Mt Isa we plan to spend some time at the Riversleigh Fossil Centre. On display are fossils extracted from the nearby Riversleigh Fossil Fields. These finds have been depicted as dioramas and exhibited in an authentic setting to illustrate the unique discoveries in one of the world's richest fossil fields. Unlike many other fossil deposits, the Riversleigh fossils are not just a snapshot in time, but a window on the development of early mammal megafauna over the past 30 million years.

Day 10 & 11 – Mt Isa Birding                              O/N Mt Isa BLD
We have two full days birding around the greater Mt Isa region. We will target, in particular, two species of grasswren – the Kalkadoon [named after the indigenous people of the Mt Isa area] and the Carpentarian.
We will also search for a charismatic mammal – the Purple necked Rock Wallaby. Sporting a subtle pigment on their neck, the Petrogale purpureicollis,  blends in with the lilac to grey stone escarpments of northwest Queensland.
Spinifex Pigeon
Mt Isa has a great range of other bird species as well of course and through the two days we hope to encounter such as Long tailed, Zebra and Painted Finches, Pictorella Mannikins, Spinifexbird, Hooded and Red capped Robins, Jacky Winter, Paperback Flycatcher, Little and Black faced Woodswallows, Weebill, Silver crowned Friarbird, Spotted Bowerbird, Purple backed Fairywren, Varied and Red collared Lorikeets and Spinifex Pigeons.

Day 12 – Mt Isa to Lawn Hill Gorge Boodjamulla NP       O/N Adel’s Grove BLD
A driving day to Adel’s Grove – our gateway to Lawn Hill Gorge National  Park.

Day 13 –  Lawn Hill Gorge NP                                           O/N Adel’s Grove BLD
We have a full day to explore Lawn Hill Gorge and to search for the creatures that live here.
The park has similar habitats to those of the Northern Territory’s Top End and forms the extreme eastern limit of the range of animals such as the Rock Ringtail Possum, purple-crowned Fairy-wren and Sandstone Shrike-thrush.
Birdwatching is always rewarding at Boodjamulla. The rare and beautiful purple-crowned fairy-wren can often be seen among the pandanus lining the gorge, along with the buff-sided robin with its distinctive high-pitched call. Waterbirds abound including the secretive black bittern. Varied lorikeets and red-winged parrots are a stunning sight as they streak overhead. The gorge is one of the few places in Australia where channel-billed cuckoos are found all year round—attracted by the warm winters and bountiful fig supply. In the camping area, listen for the distinctive barking owls calling to one another through the night air.
Red winged Parrot
Olive pythons and ring-tailed dragons are commonly seen along with the ‘arm waving’ Gilbert’s dragon, also aptly known as the ta ta lizard. Common wallaroos (euros) and purple-necked rock wallabies live amongst the escarpments and hills while agile wallabies frequent the river flats.
Lawn Hill Creek provides excellent viewing of freshwater fish and turtles. More than 20 types of fish occur in the creek. Freshwater crocodiles also occur in the park and are often seen in Lawn Hill Creek. Two turtles, the northern snapping turtle and Worrell’s short-necked turtle, can be seen amongst the vegetation lining the creek. The gulf snapping turtle, was first described in 1994 from a fossil discovered at Riversleigh. For several years it was thought to be extinct, until a living turtle—matching the fossil—was caught in Lawn Hill Creek. This turtle is Australia’s first living fossil and largest freshwater turtle.
Aboriginal occupation at Lawn Hill dates back at least 17,000 years and may extend beyond 30,000 years. The Aboriginal Traditional Owners, the Waanyi people, know this country as Boodjamulla or the Rainbow Serpent country. According to the Waanyi people, Boodjamulla—the Rainbow Serpent—formed the Lawn Hill Gorge area and created the permanent spring water. To the Waanyi people, Lawn Hill Gorge is a sacred place used only for ceremonial and celebratory purposes. They believe that if you tamper with the water, pollute it or take it for granted, the Rainbow Serpent will leave and take all the water with him.

Day 14 –  Lawn Hill Gorge to Karumba                                O/N Karumba BLD
Long drive to Karumba on the Gulf of Carpentaria via the town of Normanton. Expect to see a pleasing range of raptors plus both species of crane.
Australian Bustard

Day 15 –  Karumba birding                                            O/N Karumba BLD
In Karumba we will target another new suite of species; Broad billed Flycatcher, Yellow White-eye, White breasted Whistler, Red headed Honeyeater, Mangrove Fantail and Great billed Heron. We will enjoy a boat ride to get closer to these mangrove specialties.
Day 16 –  Karumba to Georgetown                                   O/N Georgetown  BLD
Day 16 sees us begin to heading east to the town of Georgetown for a two night stay.

Day 17 –  Georgetown birding                                            O/N Georgetown  BLD
Georgetown has a reasonable claim to some outback birding credentials and we will consolidate a few species in and around this town. Specifically, we will spend the morning by the Cumberland Dam where there has been a fantastic diversity of species recorded including Squatter Pigeons, Diamond Doves, Red tailed Black Cockatoos, Great Bowerbird, Yellow, Yellow tinted, Rufous throated and Banded Honeyeaters, Varied Sitella, Masked and Black throated Finches.

Day 18 – Georgetown to Mission Beach                           O/N Mission Beach BLD
We have a long day’s drive today but by now we will be used to it…..Our destination is Mission Beach by the waters of the Pacific. Now this will provide us with a bit of a contrast to the scenery of the last three weeks. The birding will be a contrast too as we will spend a couple of hours birding in lowland rainforest and, if we are lucky, the we may come face to face with a species that has become connected with Mission Beach; the Cassowary.
Macleay's Honeyeater

Day 19 – Paluma Birding                                                       O/N Hidden Valley BLD
We will spend a couple of hours birding in the Mission Beach area this morning however before long though we will have to depart as we head towards some montane rainforest on Mt Spec, near the village of Paluma. Here we will find at least some of the Wet Tropic endemics such as Golden Bowerbird, Tooth billed Bowerbird, Spotted Catbird, Bower’s Shrike thrush, Fern Wren, Mountain thornbill, Bridled Honeyeater – to name a few.
Enroute to Paluma we will have a stop at the Tyto Wetlands near Ingham where we will try to tick off White browed Robin and Black bellied Crimson Finch.
Bower's Shrike thrush


Day 20 –  Paluma to Townsville        BLD
We have much of today birding in and around Hidden Valley and Paluma attempting to track down any species still missing from our lists. About mid afternoon we will reluctantly leave and head down the hill to Townsville for our final dinner, our final bird call and our final night together!
Tour ends in the morning of 30 August at our hotel in Townsville unless you are joining the extension [see below].

Email Ken Cross to join this safari at friarbird43@bigpond.com  

Birds possible include  [selected bird species]


Southern Cassowary
Emu
Magpie Goose
Black Swan
Radjah Shelduck
Green Pygmy-Goose
Cotton Pygmy-Goose
Common Bronzewing
Flock Bronzewing
Spinifex Pigeon
Squatter Pigeon
Diamond Dove
Australian Bustard
Tawny Frogmouth
Spotted Nightjar
Australian Owlet-nightjar
Australian Swiftlet
Black-tailed Nativehen
Sarus Crane
Brolga
Bush Thick-knee
Beach Thick-knee
Red-necked Avocet
Letter-winged Kite
Black-breasted Kite
Little Eagle
Wedge-tailed Eagle
Sooty Owl (Lesser)
Australian Masked-Owl
Australasian Grass-Owl
Barn Owl
Rufous Owl
Barking Owl
Southern Boobook
Blue-winged Kookaburra
Red-backed Kingfisher
Sacred Kingfisher
Gray Falcon
Black Falcon
Peregrine Falcon
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Cockatiel
Australian King-Parrot
Red-winged Parrot
Australian [Cloncurry] Ringneck
Crimson Rosella
Double-eyed Fig-Parrot
Little Lorikeet
Varied Lorikeet
Red-collared Lorikeet
Noisy Pitta
Spotted Catbird
Tooth-billed Bowerbird
Golden Bowerbird
Satin Bowerbird
Spotted Bowerbird
Great Bowerbird
White-throated Treecreeper (Little)
Brown Treecreeper
Black-tailed Treecreeper
Rusty Grasswren [FMRLY Striated]
Carpentarian Grasswren
Kalkadoon Grasswren
Rufous-crowned Emuwren
Purple-crowned Fairywren
Purple-backed Fairywren
Lovely Fairywren
Splendid Fairywren
White-winged Fairywren
Red-backed Fairywren
Eastern Spinebill
Pied Honeyeater
Yellow-spotted Honeyeater
Lewin's Honeyeater
Graceful Honeyeater
Yellow Honeyeater
White-gaped Honeyeater
White-fronted Honeyeater
Yellow-faced Honeyeater
Noisy Miner
Yellow-throated Miner
Bridled Honeyeater
Eungella Honeyeater
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater
Mangrove Honeyeater
Singing Honeyeater
White-plumed Honeyeater
Gray-headed Honeyeater
Gray-fronted Honeyeater
Brown-backed Honeyeater
Bar-breasted Honeyeater
Rufous-throated Honeyeater
Crimson Chat
Orange Chat
Black Honeyeater
Red-headed Myzomela
Brown Honeyeater
Black-chinned Honeyeater
Macleay's Honeyeater
Striped Honeyeater
Painted Honeyeater
Helmeted Friarbird (Hornbill)
Noisy Friarbird
Spotted Pardalote
Red-browed Pardalote
Fernwren
Redthroat
Buff-rumped Thornbill
Mountain Thornbill
Inland Thornbill
Yellow-rumped Thornbill
Chestnut-rumped Thornbill
Slaty-backed Thornbill
Weebill
Fairy Gerygone
White-throated Gerygone
Large-billed Gerygone
Brown Gerygone
Western Gerygone
Mangrove Gerygone
Gray-crowned Babbler
Hall's Babbler
Chowchilla
Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush
Ground Cuckooshrike
Barred Cuckooshrike
White-bellied Cuckooshrike
Varied Sittella
Chirruping Wedgebill
Crested Bellbird
Crested Shrike-tit
Sandstone Shrikethrush
Bower's Shrikethrush
Gray Whistler
White-breasted Whistler
Green Oriole
Yellow-breasted Boatbill
White-breasted Woodswallow
Masked Woodswallow
White-browed Woodswallow
Black-faced Woodswallow
Little Woodswallow
Northern Fantail
Rufous Fantail
Arafura Fantail
Gray Fantail
Mangrove Fantail
Victoria's Riflebird
White-eared Monarch
Black-faced Monarch
Spectacled Monarch
Pied Monarch
Leaden Flycatcher
Broad-billed Flycatcher
Restless Flycatcher
Paperbark Flycatcher
Lemon-bellied Flycatcher
Red-capped Robin
Hooded Robin
Mangrove Robin
White-browed Robin
Buff-sided Robin
Gray-headed Robin
Northern Scrub-Robin
Australasian Bushlark
Zitting Cisticola
Spinifexbird
Little Grassbird
Brown Songlark
Olive-backed Sunbird
Red-browed Firetail
Crimson Finch
Zebra Finch
Double-barred Finch
Masked Finch
Long-tailed Finch
Black-throated Finch
Pictorella Munia

*All pictures are by Paul Fraser or Cecile Espigole

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