Birds and Wildlife of Saint Helena Island, Queensland, 04/05/12

Today saw a Tour of Saint Helena Island an ex-convict prison that operated from 1867.  More photos of the Island's historical buildings and landscapes in my seperate post to come  (Click HERE to see my photos of the Island)  This post is just of the birds and wildlife that I saw on this short tour of the Island today.  J.G.

Bird & Wildlife List at St Helena Island 04/05/12 by J Gray.

Pied Oystercatcher
Pied Cormorant
Little Pied Cormorant
Crested Tern
Silver Gull
Great Egret
White Ibis
White-faced Heron
Brahminy Kite
Unknown Brown Bird of Prey (see Pic Below)
Masked Lapwing (Plover)
Welcome Swallow
Australian Magpie
Crested Pigeon
Black-faced Cuckoo Shrike
Willie Wagtail
Unknown Small Brown Bird in thick grasses
Toresian Crow

Orb-Weaver Spiders
Wanderer Butterfly

Pied Cormorant & Crested Terns at St Helena's Convict Ocean Pool

Beautiful Pied Oystercatchers at St Helena Island

Pied Oystercatchers

Sign at St Helena listing shorebirds and migration routes.

Crested Pigeon having a rest.

Wallaby resting in the doorway of the old convict blacksmiths building.

Unknown Brown Bird of Prey over St Helena

Wallabys resting in the grass

Spectacular Spider Web

Insect on St Helena (ID to come)

Unknown Orb-Weaver Spider at St Helena Island

White Ibis' on the mud flats at St Helena Island

Little Pied Cormorant

Schools of little metallic looking fish from the jetty at St Helena Island.


  1. Love the seabirds posing on those posts and the oystercatchers look smart too. I reckon the "unknown bird of prey" is a Brown Goshawk. Always an exciting find. The final pic is just beautiful.

  2. Thank you. There was bird life everywhere! I was wishing I had my gum-boots to head off across the mudflats to take photos of other seabirds on the waters edge. I loved the Pied Oystercatchers also, this is only the 3rd time that I have seen them! The last pic of the fish turned out better than I thought it might - they were really very sparkly! Thanks for the id on the bird of prey!


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