Birdwatching

A variety of local and migratory waders, sea birds, and bush birds can be heard, seen and studied at Osprey House.

The bird hide, accessible via the boardwalk, allows close, sheltered and quiet observation of many birds, especially with a rising tide.

Binoculars are available for use at Osprey House from our Volunteers. Osprey House binoculars and telescopes were funded by the Queensland Government's Gambling Community Benefit Fund and supplied by Sirius Optics.

All Australian migratory wading birds are protected by international agreements: the China Australia Migratory Birds Agreement (CAMBA), Japan Australia Migratory Birds Agreement (JAMBA) and the Convention on Wetlands, signed in Ramsar, Iran. All migratory wading birds species breed in overseas countries, usually in the Northern Hemisphere, during our winter.

Lookout

An excellent place to watch shorebirds and others at low tide.

Interpretative signs help identify regularly seen shorebirds and residential birds.

Lookout

Birdhide

Bird Hide

Birdwatchers may view shorebirds and others from within the bird hide.

Illustrations and maps within the hide help with the identification of the shorebird species.

Ampitheatre

Groups of up to 25 people can gather here for informal talks and presentations.

Interpretative signs help with the identification of raptors which can often been seen from this peaceful vantage point.

Amphitheatre