Cockatoos and Corella's enjoying a feed with their mates in the afternoon sun
Cockatoos and Corella’s enjoying a feed with their mates in the afternoon sun

Bird watchers paradise with over 62 species identified in the Park so far.  The Fraser Coast boasts over 280 species of birds, of these 24 are listed as vulnerable or endangered.

Some of our guests who are avid bird watchers have really encountered thrilling moments with 1 guest gushing about watching the Swamp Hens chasing away a big lizard from their nest adjacent to the 40 acre nature reserve on the property.

Another guest marvelled at seeing the brilliant blue of the Sacred Kingfisher above the natural billabong near Mango Lodge.

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Hervey_Bay_Birdwatchers_Birdcall
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Gallahs enjoying the bird feeder in the back yard
Gallahs enjoying the bird feeder in the back yard
Hervey Bay Bird Watchers observing Kite nest near Mango Lodge
Hervey Bay Bird Watchers observing Kite nest near Mango Lodge
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Grey-crowned Babbler
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Laughing Kookaburra
Rufous Whistler (male) Fraser Coast RV Park Riverheads Road Hervey Bay. QLD
Rufous Whistler (male)
White-throated Honeyeaters Fraser Coast RV Park Riverheads Road Hervey Bay. QLD
White-throated Honeyeaters
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Leaden Flycatcher (male)
Sacred Kingfisher has been spotted above the nature billabong near Mango Lodge
Sacred Kingfisher has been spotted above the nature billabong near Mango Lodge
Natural Billabong near Mango Lodge where the Sacred Kingfisher has been spotted
Natural Billabong near Mango Lodge where the Sacred Kingfisher has been spotted
Pale Headed Rosella on the back fence
Pale Headed Rosella on the back fence
Striped Honeyeater Fraser Coast RV Park Riverheads Road Hervey Bay. QLD
Striped Honeyeater – rare to Fraser Coast
Striated Pardalote Fraser Coast RV Park Riverheads Road Hervey Bay. QLD
Striated Pardalote
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Rufous Fantail
Purple Swamphen
Rufous Fantail Fraser Coast RV Park Riverheads Road Hervey Bay. QLD
Rufous Fantail

Thank you to Hervey Bay Bird Watchers for visiting the beautiful nature reserve and a special thank you to Belinda Rafton for these pictures.

Bird guide available
Up close & personal – can you see the Pied butcher bird?
Birds of the Fraser Coast Book – thank you to John Knight for our signed copy.  A beautiful 260 page book with all the species and photographs.  Great resource for identifying local birds.  Available at Fraser Coast Council and Mary Ryans (Books of the Bay) store.

Links to you tube clips of birds in the back yard 20th February 2019