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Birding Southeast Queensland:

Lamington National Park, O'Reilly's, Girraween, and More

Queensland is Australia’s most bird-rich state; it hosts over 600 species comprising 20 endemics, additional Australian endemics and species shared only with New Guinea to the north.

Expect a good variety of shorebirds and other water birds in wetlands and mangroves around Brisbane.

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Explore Upland Subtropical Rainforests from the famed O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat in World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park, looking for Albert’s Lyrebird and three species of bowerbird, among others, and experience the incredible dawn chorus here.


17 Days: 11,800 AUD, $7,890 USD or 6,200 GBP

Group Size: Price is based on a group size of 7 or 8 participants


Upcoming Dates: 

October 31 to November 9, 2024

May 22 to 31, 2025


Cross the Great Dividing Range and witness the stark change in vegetation and birdlife as we move into the dry Eucalyptus forest of inland Australia.

Opportunities of spotlighting, with the chance to see a wide selection of nocturnal birds and mammals.

Top Reasons to Book Tour


Mangrove Honeyeater, Mangrove Gerygone, Rufous Night-Heron, Leaden Flycatcher, Rufous Whistler, Torresian Kingfisher, Forest Kingfisher, Sacred Kingfisher, Azure Kingfisher, Laughing Kookaburra,  Tawny Grassbird, Brown Quail, Red-backed Fairywren, Variegated Fairywren, Superb Fairywren, Double-barred Finch, Chestnut-breasted Munia, Red-necked Avocet, Black-fronted Dotterel, Red-kneed Dotterel, Long-billed Corella, Blue-faced Honeyeater, Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Australian Brushturkey, Paradise Riflebird, Yellow-throated Scrubwren, Brown Thornbill, Weebill, Yellow-tufted Honeyeater, Black-chinned Honeyeater, White-eared Honeyeater, Musk Lorikeet, White-browed Babbler, Hooded Robin, Diamond Firetail, Rufous Songlark, Brown Songlark, Restless Flycatcher, Tree Martin, Mistletoebird, Jacky-winter, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Little Eagle, Brown Falcon, Red-rumped Parrots, Red-winged Parrots, Cockatiel, Galah, Superb Fairywren, Tawny Grassbird, Ground Cuckooshrike, Emu, White-winged Fairywren, Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater, Red-capped Robin, White-winged Chough, Apostlebird, Gray-crowned Babbler, Horsfield’s Bushlark, Zebra Finch, Plum-headed Finch, Greater Bluebonnet, Yellow-tufted Honeyeater, White-eared Honeyeater, Fuscous Honeyeater, Brown-headed Honeyeater, White-naped Honeyeater, Black-chinned Honeyeater, Yellow-faced Honeyeater.


Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Euro (common wallaroo), Red-necked Wallaby, Whip-tailed Wallaby, Red-necked Pademelon, Echidna, Black Flying Fox, Grey-headed Flying Fox, Common Ring-tailed Possum, Short-eared Brushtail Possum, Common Brush-tailed Possum, Sugar Glider, Koala and Platypus, Red-necked Pademelon (small, kangaroo-like, rain-forest animals), Red-legged Pademelon, Common Ringtail Possum, Short-eared Possum, and Common Brush-tail Possum, Northern Brown Bandicoot, and Long-nosed Bandicoot.

Other Highlights

Wetlands, mangroves, reservoirs, upland subtropical rainforest, dry rainforest, Eucalyptus forest, and heathlands.

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