Are you a Birder? Whether you’re fascinated by these feathered friends or not – you’ll absolutely delight in the variety of birds here, as Queensland bird watching is brilliant in the Gulf Savannah and Cobbold Gorge during our dry season when we’re open (April to October). Why? The rains have stopped, and the water has receded to the permanent water holes, rivers and springs – all of which we have at Cobbold Gorge and Village. In fact, more than 100 bird species have been recorded here, including a variety of birds of prey, Herons, Ibis, Honeyeaters, Cormorants, Flycatchers, Cockatoos, Pigeons, Finches, Ducks, Parrots and many more.

And the best time of day for bird watching? Early morning and late afternoon – when the birds of the savannah congregate around our water holes and swimming pool. If you’re staying in our ensuite accommodation, you’ll see and hear them gathering in the shady trees that surround you. For those in the camping and caravanning areas, a variety of birds flitter in and out of the trees above. Perfect!

Wake to the morning chorus and spot Herons, Ibis, Finches, Cormorants, Parrots, Honeyeaters and native birds as well as other wildlife species which call the Gulf Savannah home. There are also several marked bushwalking tracks of varying lengths from Cobbold Village, and these provide great opportunities for birdwatchers and amateur photographers to get close to a plethora of North Queensland wildlife and birds, particularly around our large dam. Check out a detailed list of some of the birds recorded at Cobbold Gorge and Village, as well as those seen around the Etheridge Shire, below.

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