Birds

The gardens at Kewarra are carefully maintained with lush tropical plants which attract a wide range of birdlife to the property Our natural lagoon hosts many local waterbirds and we pride ourselves on the habitat we have created.

This is a list of birds which have been sighted within our grounds and along the beachfront. We have compiled this list over the last 20 years with the help of sightings by our Resort guests. Some birds are common, some seasonal migrants and others are rare, one off visitors.

Copies of the book, “Birds of Australia”, by Simpson & Day are available from Reception.

  • Orange Footed Scrubfowl
  • Australian Brush Turkey
  • Wedge Tailed Shearwater Australian Pelican
  • Lesser Frigatebird Darter
  • Great Cormorant
  • Little Black Cormorant
  • Magpie Goose
  • Plumed Whistling Duck
  • Pacific Black Duck
  • Cotton Pygmy-Goose
  • Buff Banded Rail
  • Red Necked Crake
  • White Browed Crake
  • Bush Hen
  • Purple Swamphen
  • White Faced Heron
  • Great Egret
  • Little Egret
  • Intermediate Egret
  • Eastern Reef Egret
  • Striated Heron
  • Nankeen (Rufous) Night Heron
  • Black Bittern
  • Australian White Ibis (Sacred Ibis)
  • Straw Necked Ibis
  • Royal Spoonbill
  • Black Necked Stork
  • Australian Bustard
  • Eastern Curlew
  • Whimbrel
  • Wood Sandpiper
  • Grey Tailed Tattler
  • Common Sandpiper
  • Common Greenshank
  • Terek Sandpiper
  • Latham's (Japanese) Snipe
  • Bar Tailed Godwit
  • Sharp Tailed Sandpiper
  • Bush Stone Curlew
  • Beach Stone Curlew
  • Pied Oyster Catcher
  • Sooty Oyster Catcher
  • Masked Lapwing
  • Silver Gull
  • Caspian Tern
  • Gull Billed Tern
  • Little Tern
  • Crested Tern
  • Lesser Crested Tern
  • Pacific Baza
  • Letter Winged Kite
  • Osprey
  • Square Tailed Kite
  • Black Breasted Buzzard
  • Black Kite
  • Whistling Kite
  • Brahminy Kite
  • Grey (White) Goshawk
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Australian Hobby
  • Nankeen (Australian) Kestrel
  • Superb Fruit Dove
  • Rose Crowned Fruit Dove
  • Wompoo Fruit Dove
  • Pied (Torresian)
  • Topknot Pigeon
  • Spotted Turtle Dove
  • Brown Cuckoo Dove
  • Peaceful Dove
  • Bar Shouldered Dove
  • Emerald Dove
  • Common Bronzewing
  • Red Tailed Black Cockatoo
  • Galah
  • Little Corella
  • Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
  • Rainbow Lorikeet
  • Scaly Breasted Lorikeet
  • Double Eyed Fig Parrot
  • Brush Cuckoo
  • Fan Tailed Cuckoo
  • Little Bronze Cuckoo
  • Goulds Bronze Cuckoo
  • Common Koel
  • Channel Billed Cuckoo
  • Pheasant Coucal
  • Rufous Owl
  • Barking Owl
  • Barn Owl
  • Papuan Frogmouth
  • White Throated Nightjar
  • Large Tailed Nightjar
  • White Rumped Swiflet
  • White Throated Needletail
  • Fork Tailed Swift
  • Azure Kingfisher
  • Little Kingfisher
  • Laughing Kookaburra
  • Blue Winged Kookaburra
  • Forest Kingfisher
  • Sacred Kingfisher
  • Collared Kingfisher
  • Rainbow Bee-Eater
  • Dollarbird
  • Noisy Pitta
  • Lovely Fairy-Wren
  • Red Backed Fairy-Wren
  • Fairy Gerygone
  • Large-Billed Gerygone
  • Helmeted Friarbird
  • Silver Crowned Friarbird
  • Noisy Friarbird
  • Little Friarbird
  • Macleay's Honeyeater
  • Yellow Spotted Honeyeater
  • White Throated Honeyeater
  • Brown Honeyeater
  • Brown Backed Honeyeater
  • Dusky Honeyeater
  • Scarlet Honeyeater
  • Little Shrike Thrush
  • Golden Whistler
  • Mangrove Golden Whistler
  • Grey Whistler
  • Rufous Whistler
  • Northern Fantail
  • Grey Fantail
  • Rufous Fantail
  • Willie Wagtail
  • Leaden Flycatcher
  • Satin Flycatcher
  • Shining Flycatcher
  • Black Faced Monarch
  • Spectacled Monarch
  • White Eared Monarch
  • Magpie-Lark
  • Spangled Drongo
  • Yellow Oriole
  • Olive Backed Oriole
  • Figbird
  • Black Faced Cuckoo-Shrike
  • Barred Cuckoo Shrike
  • White Bellied Cuckoo-Shrike
  • Cicadabird
  • Varied Triller
  • White Breasted Woodswallow
  • Black Butcherbird
  • Pied Currawong
  • Torresian Crow
  • Welcome Swallow
  • Tree Martin
  • Fairy Martin
  • Golden Headed Cisticola
  • Tawny Grassbird
  • House Sparrow
  • Double Barred Finch
  • Crimson Finch
  • Red Browed Finch (Firetail)
  • Nutmeg Mannikin
  • Chestnut Breasted Mannikin
  • Yellow bellied Sunbird
  • Mistletoebird
  • Silvereye (Grey Backed)
  • Metallic (Shining) Starling
  • Common Myna
  • Graceful Honeyeater
  • Varied Honeyeater
  • Yellow Honeyeater
  • White Bellied Sea Eagle
  • Wedge Tailed Eagle
  • Brown Goshawk
  • Collared Sparrowhawk

177 Species

For further information please feel free to contact Reception


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