Bird Watching

The Gulf Savannah draws bird watchers from around the world to see endemic species, migrants and mass gatherings across a wide range of habitats. However you don’t have to be an expert – bird watching is simply a very enjoyable way to learn more about the changing environments you are passing through and take a closer look at some of the stunning wildlife on show in areas such as the Gulf Savannah.

Early morning and late afternoon are the best times for a bird walk, and places with water and more dense vegetation are generally good places to explore.

Getting Started

You’ll need a pair of binoculars and a bird field guide such as:

These books provide lots of general tips and make it easy to identify species.

Hot Spots for Bird Watching

Call into the local Visitor Information Centres for advice on the best seasonal spots and recent sightings.

Bird Watching

Bird Watching

Gulf Savannah bird watching

Gulf Savannah bird watching

Lemon Bellied Fly Catcher

Lemon Bellied Fly Catcher

Red Tailed Black Cockatoo

Red Tailed Black Cockatoo



Free Visitor Guide

Download the Gulf Savannah Visitor Guide, published by Savannah Way Limited.

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Visit the Gulf Savannah Visitor Information Centres where you will be greeted by friendly staff and volunteers offering expert local advice and free information, as well as tour and accommodation bookings and special offers.

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