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:
Australian Wood Duck
Pacific Black Duck
Little Black Cormorant
Nankeen Night Heron
Australian White Ibis
White-bellied Sea Eagle
Beach Stone Curlew
Glossy Black Cockatoo
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo
More birdwatching resources
- To book a birdwatching tour, contact Simon Clayton of Birdrangers.
- For recent report on birds seen at Wooli River Lodges see here and here.
- For more information, please visit Lloyd Nielsen's Birding Australia website.