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Bird Watching in Wooli

Surrounded by pristine National Park and the cleanest river in NSW, Wooli has an astounding number and range of birds. In fact one third of all Australian birds are found in the Clarence Valley on the NSW North Coast, where Wooli is located.

With the river just a few steps away and the vast wilderness of Yuraygir National Park just across the road and on the opposite side of the river, Wooli River Lodges is an ideal base for birdwatchers. Around 190 species of birds have been recorded at Yuraygir NP, 30 of which are listed as endangered.

For groups and individuals

Bird watching groups are most welcome to stay at our quiet Wooli riverside accommodation. Please call to discuss options.

Even if you’re not an avid bird watcher, it’s a good idea to bring binoculars when visiting Wooli, as you’re bound to hear or see interesting birds you’d want to have a closer look at – even right from the veranda of your lodge.

One birdwatcher made this list of birds he saw in a 2-day period in January 2009. He only ventured from Wooli River Lodges to the National Park, a short walk across the road.

Birds seen near Wooli River Lodges over 2 days in summer:

Brown Quail
Chestnut Teal
Australian Wood Duck
Pacific Black Duck
Australian Pelican
Great Cormorant
Little Black Cormorant
White-faced Heron
Cattle Egret
Great Egret
Little Egret
Intermediate Egret
Nankeen Night Heron
Australian White Ibis
Black-shouldered Kite
Whistling Kite
White-bellied Sea Eagle
Buff-banded Rail
Black-tailed Godwit
Whimbrel
Eastern Curlew
Sandpiper
Beach Stone Curlew
Masked Lapwing
Pied Oystercatcher
Silver Gull
Crested Tern
Peaceful Dove
Spotted Turtle-Dove
Crested Pigeon
Bar-shouldered Dove
Common Bronzewing
Glossy Black Cockatoo
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo
Galah
Rainbow Lorikeet

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
Australian King Parrot
Eastern Rosella
Common Koel
Pheasant Coucal
Tawny Frogmouth
Laughing Kookaburra
Rainbow Bee-eater
Brown Treecreeper
Red-backed Fairy-wren
Superb Fairy-wren
Southern Emu-wren
Little Wattlebird
Noisy Friarbird
Little Friarbird
Blue-faced Honeyeater
Noisy Miner
Tawny-crowned Honeyeater
White-cheeked Honeyeater
Eastern Whipbird (H)
Magpie-lark
Satin Flycatcher
Willie Wagtail
Grey Fantail
Black-faced Cuckoo shrike
Olive-backed Oriole
Figbird
White-breasted Woodswallow
Pied Butcherbird
Australian Magpie
Torresian Crow
Welcome Swallow
Golden headed Cisticola
House Sparrow
Red-browed Finc


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Wooli River Lodges is a birdwatchers' paradise

We welcome individual birdwatchers and bird watching groups to enjoy a stay at the peacefully situated Wooli River Lodges. Please contact us for more information or make a booking.