Wild Watch Australia

Western Gulf Savannah

Western Gulf Savannah: Georgetown, Normanton, Kurumba and Lawn Hill National Park.

The Gulf Savannah country, west of Cairns, is another exciting region for the keen bird watcher. Habitats include savannah, savannah woodland, extensive freshwater lagoons and billabongs, palm forests, sand-stone escarpments, mangroves, estuarine and the inter-tidal zone.

Black-throated Finch

Species include:  Masked, Long-tailed, Zebra, Star, Crimson and Gouldian Finches, Pictorella Mannikin, Purple-crowned and Variegated Fairy-wrens, Northern Rosella, Varied Lorikeet, Budgerigar, Cockatiel, Sandstone Shrike-thrush, Flock Bronzewing, Spinifex Pigeon, Diamond Dove, Red-backed Kingfisher, Spotted Nightjar, Ground Cuckoo-shrike, Buff-sided Robin, Grey-fronted, Grey-headed, Yellow-tinted, Red-headed, White-gaped Honeyeaters etc….

In addition, we have seen some interesting waterfowl on the lagoons, including Pink-eared and Shoveler Duck and the rare Freckled Duck.