Four hundred and fifty of Australia’s 828 known species of bird can be found in the wet tropics and 12 of them — including the southern cassowary, golden-shouldered parrot and Victoria’s riflebird — are endemics found nowhere else in the world. We’ve selected five birdwatching spots within easy reach of Cairns.
A double-eyed fig parrot takes a second look at the photographer.
This 17-23 October is National Bird Week, and Aussies are invited to head into their own backyards to record their local birdlife in the name of citizen science.
Female fairy-wrens sing as often as males, and it’s not just for sex, a new study has revealed
By the mid-20th century it seemed inevitable the kakapo would be added to the long list of extinct New Zealand birds, but this peculiar parrot wasn’t quite ready for its swan song.
ANZANG Photographer of the Year finalist, Angela Robertson-Buchanan is showcasing her exhibition ‘Feathered Heads,’ as part of National Bird Week at X88 Gallery in Chippendale, open from 17-25 October, 2014. Feathered Heads features close-up portraits of a range of different native Australian birds and 20 per cent of sales raised will be donated back to Birdlife Australia to help with conservation efforts.
An abundance of native birdlife in tropical north Queensland calls to sharp-eyed twitchers far and wide.
Encounter the plants and animals of the Galapagos Islands, including giant tortoises and myriad birdlife.
Tracking the Australian pelican from the coast to the country’s centre.
This charismatic New Zealand parrot came close to extinction, and the fight to save it is far from over.