Mareeba and its surrounds are a bird watchers paradise, with over 300 species of birds recorded in a 15km radius. Some of the species that live here are found nowhere else on earth and their size and colour, is as diverse as the landscapes you can find them in. From dry Eucalypt woodlands, to wetlands, grasslands, riverine areas and local parklands. Some of the most prominent and identifiable local birds around Mareeba are the Red-tailed Black Cockatoos. These beautiful birds are native to Australia and prefer the open woodlands and grasslands that abound here.
Other woodland birds you might see while visiting Mareeba include but are not limited to, Wedge-tailed Eagles, Rainbow Lorikeets, Blue-winged Kookaburra, Yellow Honeyeaters, Australian Magpie and Tawny Frogmouths. While some wetland birds you may see on your visit include Magpie Geese, a range of Egrets and Cormorants, Ibis, Jabiru and even Emus. Some sightings are seasonal, such as the Sarus Crane, but there’s plenty of bird life to be seen across the year in Mareeba. If you’d like to contribute to our library and catalogue of bird life sightings, please complete and submit the below form.
Please note we are currently collating your submissions through this form. When we have received sufficient information, images and map co-ordinates we will use this content to create an online map showing locations and birds seen.
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