See also our page on the birds of Crater Lakes Rainforest Cottages for our list of the birds I have seen here, with links to pictures, information and my observations.

If you are early risers, enjoy the morning chorus or bird song. Listen for the whip-crack call of the Eastern Whip Bird or the eerie cry of the Spotted Catbird or the morning melody of the Chowchillas. During the night you can listen for the unusual “bomb falling whistle” call of the Lesser Sooty Owl or the call of the Boobook Owl.

Even if you are not dedicated bird watchers, you will be impressed by the Victoria’s Riflebird (bird of paradise), which can be seen displaying for his mate at the cottages, or charmed by the personalities of the family of Kookaburras that fly in for a visit.

Some of the endemic birds to our area that can be seen at the cottages are the Macleays Honeyeaters, Grey-headed Robin, Tooth-billed bowerbird, Bridled Honeyeater, Bowers Shrike-thrush, Pied Monarch.

Other beautiful birds seen at the cottages are the Wompoo Fruit Dove, Australian King Parrot, Double-eyed Fig Parrot, Pale-yellow Robin, Yellow-breasted Boatbill, Grey Fantail, Brown Gerygone, Rainbow Lorikeet, Emerald Dove, Peaceful Dove, plus many, many more.