Bird watching

Ornithology, unsurprisingly, is big at Bamurru, and getting bigger. The floodplains support dense populations of waterbirds, egrets, whistling ducks (yes, they really do whistle, and don’t quack), crakes, jabiru, brolgas raptors and more.

Traveller Magazine

The Mary River catchment is home to some 236 species of bird, many of which are found at Bamurru Plains.

The significance of this particular property comes in the variety of habitat: black soil floodplains, paperbark swamps, savannah woodland, river mangroves and coastal beaches support an extraordinary diversity of birdlife.

Even in the dry season the floodplains on the property still retain large areas of water where the birdlife congregate in extraordinary numbers rarely seen elsewhere in Australia.