Saturday, October 3, 2015

Birding on the Alice River, Cape York

09th September - 21st September 2015

Alice River, Cape York, North Queensland

A small collection of photos from my trip to the Alice River, Cape York this September.  Further photos to come.


Bird List:
  1. Magpie Goose (Anseranas semipalmata)  
  2. Plumed Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna eytoni)  
  3. Radjah Shelduck (Tadorna radjah)  
  4. Australian Brushturkey (Alectura lathami)  
  5. Australasian Grebe (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae)  
  6. Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus)  
  7. Pied Cormorant (Phalacrocorax varius)  
  8. Little Pied Cormorant (Phalacrocorax melanoleucos)  
  9. Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus)  
  10. White-necked Heron (Ardea pacifica)  
  11. White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae)  
  12. Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)  
  13. Striated Heron (Butorides striata)  
  14. Nankeen Night-Heron (Nycticorax caledonicus)  
  15. Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis moluccus)  
  16. Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)  
  17. Black Kite (Milvus migrans)  
  18. Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)  
  19. White-bellied Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster)  
  20. Sarus Crane (Grus antigone)  
  21. Brolga (Grus rubicunda)  
  22. Black-fronted Dotterel (Elseyornis melanops)  
  23. Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes)  
  24. Squatter Pigeon (Geophaps scripta)  
  25. Diamond Dove (Geopelia cuneata)  
  26. Peaceful Dove (Geopelia placida)  
  27. Barking Owl (Ninox connivens)  
  28. Papuan Frogmouth (Podargus papuensis)  
  29. Blue-winged Kookaburra (Dacelo leachii)  
  30. Forest Kingfisher (Todiramphus macleayii)  
  31. Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus)  
  32. Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii)  
  33. Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla)  
  34. Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita)  
  35. Red-winged Parrot (Aprosmictus erythropterus)  
  36. Pale-headed Rosella (Platycercus adscitus)  
  37. Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus)  
  38. Great Bowerbird (Chlamydera nuchalis)  
  39. Red-backed Fairy-wren (Malurus melanocephalus)  
  40. Yellow Honeyeater (Stomiopera flava)  
  41. Rufous-banded Honeyeater (Conopophila albogularis)  
  42. White-throated Honeyeater (Melithreptus albogularis)  
  43. Little Friarbird (Philemon citreogularis)  
  44. Weebill (Smicrornis brevirostris)  
  45. Black-faced Woodswallow (Artamus cinereus)  
  46. Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen)  
  47. Black-faced Cuckooshrike (Coracina novaehollandiae)  
  48. White-bellied Cuckooshrike (Coracina papuensis)  
  49. Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris)  
  50. Olive-backed Oriole (Oriolus sagittatus)  
  51. Spangled Drongo (Dicrurus bracteatus)  
  52. Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys)  
  53. Magpie-lark (Grallina cyanoleuca)  
  54. Leaden Flycatcher (Myiagra rubecula)  
  55. Torresian Crow (Corvus orru)  
  56. Apostlebird (Struthidea cinerea)  
  57. Mistletoebird (Dicaeum hirundinaceum)  
  58. Zebra Finch (Australian) (Taeniopygia guttata castanotis)  
  59. Double-barred Finch (Taeniopygia bichenovii)  
  60. Black-throated Finch (Poephila cincta) 

Black-throated Finch

Blue-winged Kookaburra

Common Green Tree Frog

Croc on the sandbank

Green Tree Ants

Papuan Frogmouth

Rainbow Bee-eater

Red-tailed Black Cockatoo

Red-tailed Black Cockatoo's

Sarus Crane's

Two Striped Dragon

White-bellied Cuckoo Shrike

White-necked heron

Yellow Honeyeater

Linking with Wild Bird Wednesday :)


  1. Some awesome pictures and special birds and animals. Cape York is truly a special place.

    1. Thanks Russell, it certainly is a truly special place. It's always exciting going to new places and seeing different wildlife species.

  2. Lovely walk,
    Enjoy your sunday !


  3. Wonderful, beautiful birds and the frog is so cute!

  4. how wonderful to see. I visited the area in September last year. I have lots of great memories :)

  5. Amazing bird list! And amazing photos! Enjoyed this post.

  6. Looks like a great birding area and I loved the Frog image when it popped up


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