Toowoomba Waterbird Habitat

29th December 2015


The Toowoomba Bicentennial Waterbird Habitat is located in Rangeville, Toowoomba.  It is a wonderful location to see some of the more common waterbirds of our region, and sometimes a few un-commons as well.  It has been many years since I have walked through the habitat, which was once a place I visited on a weekly basis with my young son, when we lived close-by.  At the time of this visit, it was a little windy and late in the morning to see many other bird species in the trees, We did see 20 birds though and also some domestic ducks.  The short-necked turtles were beautiful to watch, and there were butterflies and dragonflies aplenty.

More to come on this story in 2016.

1Wandering Whistling-Duck - Dendrocygna arcuata
2 Australian Wood Duck - Chenonetta jubata
3 Pacific Black Duck - Anas superciliosa
4 Hardhead - Aythya australis
5 Little Pied Cormorant - Phalacrocorax melanoleucos
6 Australasian Darter - Anhinga novaehollandiae
7 Australian Pelican - Pelecanus conspicillatus
8 Australian White Ibis - Threskiornis moluccus
9 Australasian Swamphen - Porphyrio melanotus
10 Dusky Moorhen - Gallinula tenebrosa Too
11 Eurasian Coot - Fulica atra
12 Masked Lapwing - Vanellus miles
13 Spotted Dove - Streptopelia chinensis
14 Crested Pigeon - Ocyphaps lophotes
15 Galah - Eolophus roseicapilla
16 Pale-headed Rosella - Platycercus adscitus T
17 Noisy Miner - Manorina melanocephala
18 Grey Butcherbird - Cracticus torquatus
19 Pied Currawong - Strepera graculina
20 Common Myna - Acridotheres tristis

Toowoomba Bicentennial Waterbird Habitat
Australian Pelican at Toowoomba Waterbird Habitat, 29th Dec 2015

Pedestrian Bridge at Toowoomba Waterbird Habitat, 29th Dec 3015

Pedestrian Bridge at Toowoomba Waterbird Habitat, 29th Dec 3015

Hardhead at Toowoomba Waterbird Habitat 29th Dec 2016

Wandering Percher Dragonfly at Toowoomba Waterbird Habitat

Australian Wood Duck at Toowoomba Waterbird Habitat

White Ibis, Plumed Whistling Ducks & Purple Swamphen at Toowoomba Waterbird Habitat

Purple Swamphen, now known as Australasian Swamp Hen at Toowoomba Waterbird Habitat

Short-necked Turtle at Toowoomba Waterbird Habitat
Pacific Black Duck at Toowoomba Waterbird Habitat

Masked Lapwing at Toowoomba Waterbird Habitat

A newly installed nesting box that has clearly had plenty of use at Toowoomba Waterbird Habitat

Showing the size of the huge gum tree the nesting box is installed on

White Ibis with fluffy baby in nest at Toowoomba Waterbird Habitrat

Signage at Toowoomba Waterbird Habitat