Birds

over 95 species observed

Couria Creek is a paradise for bird watchers. The plethora of bird life that the property sustains is truly amazing – with over 95 species observed. From delicate Silvereyes and Wrens, colourful Rainbow Lorikeets and King Parrots, through to magnificent White-bellied Sea Eagles there is something for all bird watchers to enjoy.

For the avid bird observer, Autumn, Winter and Spring are the best seasons to visit Couria Creek, with a high proportion of the birds listed frequenting the property.In the warmer months some species seek the cool of Gulaga/Mt Dromedary, but nevertheless bird life is still plentiful during this time. Visitors can also enjoy nearby Wallaga, Corunna and Nangudga Lakes – and other local rivers and estuaries – where wetland and coastal bird species abound.

Birds of forest, farm & bushlands

Cattle Egret
White-headed Pigeon
Brown Cuckoo-Dove
Common Bronzewing
Brush Bronzewing
Crested Pigeon
Wonga Pigeon
Gang-gang Cockatoo
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo
Galah
Little Corella
Rainbow Lorikeet
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
Musk Lorikeet
Australian King Parrot
Crimson Rosella
Eastern Rosella (image)
Masked Lapwing (Plover)
Owl species
Tawny Frogmouth
Azure Kingfisher
Laughing Kookaburra
Singing Bushlark
Welcome Swallow
Richard’s Pipit
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike

Rose Robin
Scarlet Robin
Eastern Yellow Robin
Jacky Winter
Golden Whistler
Rufous Whistler
Grey Shrike-thrush
Restless Flycatcher
Rufous Fantail
Grey Shrike-thrush
Restless Flycatcher
Rufous Fantail
Grey Fantail
Willie Wagtail
Blackbird
Eastern Whipbird
Superb Fairy-wren
Varied Sittella
Red Wattlebird
Little Wattlebird
Noisy Friarbird
Bell Miner White-eared Honeyeater
Yellow-faced Honeyeater
New Holland Honeyeater
Eastern Spinebill
Lewin’s Honeyeater
Scarlet Honeyeater
Mistletoebird

Striated Pardalote
Spotted Pardalote
Silvereye
Satin Bowerbird
Australian Magpie-lark
Grey Butcherbird
Australian Magpie
Pied Currawong
White-winged Chough
Little Raven
Australian Raven
Red-browed Finch White-browed Scrubwren
Olive-backed Oriole
Brown Quail
White-throated Tree Creeper
Superb Lyrebird
Channel-billed Cuckoo
Common Koel
Brown Thornbill
Striated Thornbill
Yellow-rumped Thornbill
Weebill
Australian Owlet-nightjar
Dollarbird
Tree Martin
Topknot Pigeon (Nat. Park)
Spotted Turtle-Dove

Raptors

Whistling Kite
Peregrine Falcon
Brown Goshawk
Grey (White) Goshawk

White-bellied Sea Eagle
Wedge-tailed Eagle
Little Eagle

Swamp (Marsh) Harrier
Brown Falcon
Australian (Nankeen) Kestrel

Nearby birds of the wetland, coast & estuaries

Short-tailed Shearwater
Australian Pelican
Australasian Gannet
Little Black Cormorant
Pied Cormorant
Eastern Reef Egret
Royal Spoonbill
Black Swan

Chestnut Teal
Purple Swamphen
Eurasian Coot
Pied Oystercatcher
Sooty Oystercatcher
Grey Plover
Bar-tailed Godwit

Eastern Curlew
Ruddy Turnstone
Silver Gull
Crested Tern
Fairy Tern
Little Penguin
(Montague Island)