Southern Cassowary Casuarius casuarius - 1, rather young bird (c2 years old?) at Licuala State Park on 11 July
Australian Brush-turkey Alectura lathami - Common and widespread.
Orange-footed Scrubfowl Megapodius reinwardt - Singles or pairs seen regularly around denser parts of Cairns Botanical Gardens and Kingfisher Park.
Magpie Goose Anseranas semipalmata - About 100 at the roadside pool on way into McEwans Beach on 9 July 2000+ roosting at Broomfield Swamp on 13 Julyand common over remainder of Atherton Tablelands.
Wandering Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna arcuata - Common at the roadside pool on way into McEwans Beach on 9 July 1 at Lake Barrie on 13 Julyand a few birds around s Dam on 19 July
Black Swan Cygnus atratus - Common around large lowland lakes, with 100+ at Great Mitchell Lake on 14 Julybeing the maximum.
Radjah Shelduck Tadorna radjah - About 10 birds on the roadside pool on way into McEwans Beach on 9 July
Australian Wood Duck Chenonetta jubata - Fairly common through Queensland, often on small pools.
Cotton Pygmy-goose Nettapus coromandelianus - c50 at Pickford Road waterhole on 16 July
Green Pygmy-goose Nettapus pulchellus - c100 at Great Mitchell Lake on 14 July and 16 July
Pacific Black Duck Anas superciliosa - The commonest waterfowl in Queensland, found at most lakes and pools.
Australasian Shoveler Anas rhynchotis - 4 at Lake Samsonvale on 30 June and c30 at Sewage.
Grey Teal Anas gracilis - Found on most large areas of water.
Pink-eared Duck Malacorhynchus membranaceus - c30 at Helidon Sewage Farm on 19 July
Hardhead Aythya australis - Found on most large areas of water.
Australasian Grebe Tachybaptus novaehollandiae - Widespread, but in small numbers, with about 50 at Great Mitchell Lake being the most noticeable exception.
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus - 50 birds at Lake Barrie on 13 July was the peak count, but seen at most large areas of water.
Darter Anhinga melanogaster - Fairly common along wide lowland rivers and large areas of water.
Little Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax melanoleucos - The commonest cormorant, found at most wetland habitats.
Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax varius - Found mainly around costal areas and larger inland lakes.
Little Black Cormorant Phalacrocorax sulcirostris - Fairly common on inland lakes, rarer towards coastal areas.
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo - Fairly common in coastal and inland lakes around Brisbane, but numbers decreased north of Cooloola.
Australian Pelican Pelecanus conspicillatus - Common in most costal and wetland habitats.
White-faced Heron Egretta novaehollandiae - Common in most costal and wetland habitats.
Little Egret Egretta garzetta - Common in most costal and wetland habitats.
Eastern Reef Egret Egretta sacra - 1 dark phase bird briefly along Cairns Esplanade on 18 July
White-necked Heron Ardea pacifica - 1 at Great Mitchell Lake on 14 July and 16 July
Great Egret Ardea alba - Common in most costal and wetland habitats.
Intermediate Egret Ardea intermedia - Seen in small numbers around Great Mitchell Lake, Atherton Tablelands, Daintree river cruise on 17 July and Cairns Esplanade.
Cattle Egret Ardea ibis - Fairly common both inland and at costal locations around agricultural areas.
Striated Heron Butorides striatus - 1 at McEwans Beach on 9 July 1 Cairns Esplanade mudflats on 17 July
Nankeen Night Heron Nycticorax caledonicus - 1 on Daintree river cruise on 17 July
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus - 2 birds at Lake Samsonvale on 30 June 20 at the roadside pool on way into McEwans Beach on 9 July up to 6 at Great Mitchell Lake.
Australian White Ibis Threskiornis molucca - Very common in all urban and wetland areas.
Straw-necked Ibis Threskiornis spinicollis - Seen regularly across Queensland in a variety of lowland habitats.
Royal Spoonbill Platalea regia - 1 at Lake Samsonvale on 30 June 10 Cairns Esplanade on 12 July 2 Cairns Esplanade on 18 July
Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus - 1 at Great Mitchell Lake on 14 July
Osprey Pandion haliaetus - 1 at Great Mitchell Lake on 16 July and 1 north of Cairns on 17 July
Black-shouldered Kite Elanus axillaris - Fairly common around lowland areas, more active at dawn and dusk.
Black Kite Milvus migrans - First seen at Mission Beach on 11 Julyand then common further north. 1 at Bill Jolly's house, Abberton on 19 July was the only bird in the south.
Whistling Kite Haliastur sphenurus - Fairly common in a range of lowland habitats.
Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus - Seen in small numbers at most coastal locations.
White-bellied Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster - 2 at Lake Samsonvale on 30 June 1 near Mackay on 9 July 1 near Daintree on 17 July
Spotted Harrier Circus assimilis - 1 at Lake Samsonvale on 30 June and up to 5 birds in the west Brisbane valleys on 19 July
Swamp Harrier Circus approximans - 1 at Lake Samsonvale on 30 June common along Atherton to Kairi road on 13 July
Brown Goshawk Accipiter fasciatus - 1 near Petrie on 30 June 1 at Great Mitchell Lake on 16 July
Grey Goshawk Accipiter novaehollandiae - Grey phase birds at Eungella National Park from Sky window (?) Lookout on 9 July Lacey's Creek on 11 July
Collared Sparrowhawk Accipiter cirrhocephalus - Seen at Pickford Road and Emerald Falls on 16 July Daintree on 17 July
Wedge-tailed Eagle Aquila audax - Juvenile along Duck Creek Road (Lukes Farm) 6 July 1 on the drive down from Lamington 7 July 1 along Tinaroo Creek Road on 13 July 2 near Helidon Sewage Farm on 19 July
Brown Falcon Falco berigora - 5 along Atherton to Kairi road on 13 July and singles seen at various sites through the trip.
Australian Hobby Falco longipennis - 1 near Atkinson's Dam and 1 near Helidon Sewage Farm on 19 July
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus - 1 gave close views in a wood close to Lake Kurwongbah, 1 near Yungaburra on 13 July
Nankeen Kestrel Falco cenchroides - common along Atherton to Kairi road on 13 July and most open country away from the coast.
Sarus Crane Grus antigone - Small parties of birds seen around Atherton, and then around 1000 birds at Broomfield Swamp roost on 13 July c30 on the way to Emerald Falls on 16 July
Brolga Grus rubicunda - 2 at Great Mitchell Lake on 16 July
Buff-banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis - 2 feeding on roadside c2km west of Cathedral Fig Tree on 13 July
Lewin's Rail Rallus pectoralis - 1 bird heard along track on Noosa Plain, off Cooloola Way on the night of 7 July (about 2a.m.). The distinctive 'cracking' sound that the bird makes was heard next to my car, but unfortunately, the fogged up windows made viewing impossible. Tracks were also found at dawn showing that it had walk right past my car.
(Bush-hen Amaurornis olivaceus - heard only, on Daintree River Cruise on 17 Jul)
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio - 20 at the roadside pool on way into McEwans Beach on 9 July was the most in one place, but fairly common in most wetland habitats, including urban parks around Brisbane.
Dusky Moorhen Gallinula tenebrosa - Commonly seen in small numbers at most small lowland waters.
Eurasian Coot Fulica atra - Common on wet lowland habitats.
Australian Bustard Ardeotis australis - 3 feeding in fields at the start of Tinaroo Creek Road were the only birds seen.
Black-breasted Button-quail Turnix melanogaster - 4 at Innskip Point on 8 July
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica - 20 along Cairns Esplanade on 12 July and 18 July
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus - 2 along Cairns Esplanade on 12 July and c5 there on 18 July
Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis - 7 at Inskip Point on 7 July and c5 on Cairns Esplanade mudflats at lowtide on 17 July
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia - 2 along Cairns Esplanade on 18 July
Grey-tailed Tattler Heteroscelus brevipes - 1 on Cairns Esplanade mudflats on 17 July and 4 there on 18 July
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris - 50 along Cairns Esplanade on 12 July and c100 there on 18 July
Red Knot Calidris canutus - 5 along Cairns Esplanade on 12 July and 18 July
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis - c100 on Cairns Esplanade on 18 July
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea - 5 along Cairns Esplanade on 12 July and 18 July
Comb-crested Jacana Irediparra gallinacea - c15 on Great Mitchell Lake on 14 July and 16 July c10 at Pickford Road waterhole on 16 July
Bush Stone-curlew Burhinus grallarius - 2 birds heard on Noosa Plain, off Cooloola Way at night on 7 July 1 feeding under a street light in Gladstone on 11 July 2 in Cairns Botanical Gardens on 12 July spotlighted at Kingfisher park on 14 July and up to 4 birds always around the tennis courts on Cairns Esplanade.
Beach Stone-curlew Esacus neglectus - 1 at Inskip Point on 8 July
Pied Oystercatcher Haematopus longirostris - 13 on McEwans Beach on 9 July 2 along Cairns Esplanade on 12 July 8 Cairns Esplanade on 18 July
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus - Common on most lowland freshwater habitats.
Black-fronted Dotterel Elseyornis melanops - 2 at Lake Samsonvale on 30 June 1 at Great Mitchell Lake on 16 July 2 at Bill Jolly's house, Abberton on 19 July
Banded Lapwing Vanellus tricolor - a pair at Atkinson's Dam Turf Farms on 19 July
Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles - Common in all areas of agriculture and water.
Silver Gull Larus novaehollandiae - Common on all lowland lakes and coasts.
Gull-billed Tern Sterna nilotica - 8 along Cairns Esplanade on 12 July 6 on Cairns Esplanade on 18 July
Caspian Tern Sterna caspia - Seen in small numbers at most large wetlands and coastal areas.
Crested Tern Sterna bergii - 2 along Cairns Esplanade on 12 July and about 30 off there on 18 July
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus - 6 at Lake Samsonvale on 30 June 4 at Great Mitchell Lake on 14 July and smaller numbers seen at a variety of locations.
White-headed Pigeon Columba leucomela - 1 at Lacey's Creek and 1 along Licuala State Park, on 11 July
Spotted Turtle-Dove Streptopelia chinensis - Common in most urban and semi-urban areas.
Brown Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia amboinensis - 2 Lake Samsonvale 30 June 1 Lamington NP entrance sign 7 July 2 Lett's trail, Paluma, on 10 July 1 Cathedral Fig Tree on 13 July 1 Mt. Lewis on 15 July
Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica - 1 Licuala State Park and 1 Mission Beach on 11 July 3 at Kingfisher Park.
Common Bronzewing Phaps chalcoptera - 2 in the Dayboro Hills on 30 June
Crested Pigeon Ocyphaps lophotes - Common in most urban and semi-urban areas.
Squatter Pigeon Geophaps scripta - 2 along Tinaroo Creek Road on 13 July and 2 (possibly 4) along Pickford Road on 16 July
Peaceful Dove Geopelia striata - Fairly common in a variety of habitats, except for the higher rainforest areas.
Bar-shouldered Dove Geopelia humeralis - Seen at most lowland sites, usually in more enclosed or wooded areas.
Wonga Pigeon Leucosarcia melanoleuca - 1 male around O'Reily's Guest House, Lamington NP 5 July 1 along Duck Creek Road on 7 July
Wompoo Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus magnificus - 1 at Lamington NP entrance sign 7 July 1 on Daintree river cruise on 17 July , 1 on Daintree river cruise on 17 July
Superb Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus superbus - 1 in Cairns Botanical Gardens and 5 on Mt. Whitfield on 12 July
Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus regina - 1 at Innskip Point on 8 July
Topknot Pigeon Lopholaimus antarcticus - 10 over O'Reily's Guest House, Lamington NP and 12 along Duck Creek Road 6 July 10 Lake Barrie on 13 July
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus banksii - 28 (in 2 groups) seen flying south at dawn over Pickford Road on 14 July 7 along Pickford Road on 16 July c4 at Bill Jolly's house, Abberton on 19 July
Glossy Black-Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus lathami - 2 feeding quietly along Duck Creek Road, Lamington on 6 July
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus funereus - at least 4 km along Duck Creek Road, Lamington on 6 July
Galah Cacatua roseicapilla - A number of large flocks seen at lowland habitats at a variety of sites.
Little Corella Cacatua sanguinea - 2 at Atkinson's Dam Turf Farms on 19 July
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita - Very common, in large numbers, in many habitats. Less common at coastal locations.
Cockatiel Nymphicus hollandicus - 2 groups totalling c15 birds at Lake Clarendon on 19 July
Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus - Very common in most areas except upland rainforest.
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus - Seen in small flocks around Brisbane, and particularly numerous along Pickford Rd on 14 July
Double-eyed Fig-Parrot Cyclopsitta diophthalma - 1 Cairns Botanical Gardens and 1 Mt. Whitfield (car park) on 12 July 1 Mt. Lewis on 15 July
Australian King-Parrot Alisterus scapularis - 20 around O'Reily's Guest House, Lamington NP 5 + 6 July 1 hand fed O'Reily's Guest House, Lamington NP 6 July
Crimson Rosella Platycercus elegans - Numerous in Lamington NP, especially around O'Reilly's Guest House where they were easily fed by hand. Small numbers on Mt. Lewis on 15 July
Pale-headed Rosella Platycercus adscitus - Small numbers along Pickford Rd on 14 Julyand 16 July
Ground Parrot Pezoporus wallicus - 3 seen and about 10 birds heard singing on Noosa Plain on 8 July
Fan-tailed Cuckoo Cacomantis flabelliformis - 1 at Lake Samsonvale on 30 June 1 at Lett's Trail, Paluma on 10 July
Shining Bronze-Cuckoo Chrysococcyx lucidus - 1 Cathedral Fig Tree on 13 July
Horsefield's Bronze-Cuckoo Chrysococcyx basalis - 1 watched singing in Cairns Botanical Gardens on 12 July
Channel-billed Cuckoo Scythrops novaehollandiae - c3 birds (quite out of season) on Daintree river cruise on 17 July
Pheasant Coucal Centropus phasianinus - 1 in the Dayboro Hills on 30 June 1 at the bottom of Mt. Spec on 10 July and 1 along Pickford Road on 16 July
Southern Boobook Ninox novaeseelandiae - 3 birds heard, with one being spotlighted south of Atherton on 13 July
Barn Owl Tyto alba - 1 at dawn along Dalrymple Road, Eungella on 9 July 3 at Kingfisher Park on 14 July
Tawny Frogmouth Podargus strigoides - A pair in the cemetery car park at Lake Samsonvale on 30 June and a pair roosting along Big Mitchell Creek on 14 July
Papuan Frogmouth Podargus papuensis - 1 on Daintree river cruise on 17 July
White-rumped Swiftlet Collocalia spodiopygius - c100 seen over Crystal Creek near Paluma, then very common further north.
Azure Kingfisher Alcedo azurea - 1 on Daintree river cruise on 17 July was the only bird.
Little Kingfisher Alcedo pusilla - 1 in Cairns Botanical Gardens on 12 July fishing from the bridge between the river and Freshwater Lake.
Laughing Kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae - Common on most lowland areas.
Blue-winged Kookaburra Dacelo leachii - 2 along Pickford Road and 1 on the Kennedy Highway on 14 July Like Laughing Kookaburra this bird perches on roadside telegraph lines. Look for the 'plain-headed' appearance of Blue-winged (due to the lack of dark ear-coverts) as you speed past perched Kookaburras.
Forest Kingfisher Todiramphus macleayii - 2 at Cairns Botanical Gardens on 12 July 1 Cathedral Fig Tree on 13 July 4 on Daintree river cruise on 17 July
Sacred Kingfisher Todiramphus sanctus - 2 at Inskip Point on 8 July 2 at Big Mitchell Creek on 14 July
Rainbow Bee-eater Merops ornatus - Seen in small numbers in most habitats from coastal areas to upland rainforest.
Noisy Pitta Pitta versicolor - Only 1 bird seen; at the bus turnaround at Mclewins Lookout, Paluma.
Albert's Lyrebird Menura alberti - 3 seen plus c5 heard along Border and Pension Trail, Lamington on 5 July 1 heard Duck Creek Road on 6 July 3 along Duck Creek Road on 7 July
White-throated Treecreeper Cormobates leucophaeus - Common along Duck Creek Road on 6 July 1 at Cathedral Fig Tree on 13 July 2 on Mt. Lewis on 15 July
Red-browed Treecreeper Climacteris erythrops - 2+ birds 4km along Duck Creek Road on 6 July
Superb Fairy-wren Malurus cyaneus - a male singing at Luke's Ranch along Duck Creek Road on 7 July
Variegated Fairy-wren Malurus lamberti - Fairly common in lowland scrub, especially in southern Queensland.
Lovely Fairy-wren Malurus amabilis - A pair along Stewart Creek Road, Daintree on 17 July
Red-backed Fairy-wren Malurus melanocephalus - The commonest Fairy-Wren, regularly seen in roadside bushes at lower elevations throughout the trip.
Spotted Pardalote Pardalotus punctatus - A small group at Petrie on 28 June Single bird with Striated flock along Duck Creek Road, Lamington 6 July
Striated Pardalote Pardalotus striatus - Particularly numerous along: Duck Creek Road, Lamington 6 July and Pickford Road (nests in low banks next to waterhole).
Fernwren Oreoscopus gutturalis - 1 on the Rainforest walk behind Ivy Cottage, Paluma on 10 July and 3 birds on Mt. Lewis on 15 July
Yellow-throated Scrubwren Sericornis citreogularis - Common in rainforest at Lamington, Paluma, and Mt. Lewis.
White-browed Scrubwren Sericornis frontalis - Common in most scrub areas within woodlands, from urban areas to rainforests.
Atherton Scrubwren Sericornis keri - Seen on Mt. Lewis on 15 July where it was quite common.
Large-billed Scrubwren Sericornis magnirostris - A very common bird in most rainforest areas.
Speckled Warbler Chthonicola sagittata - 1 singing at Bill Jolly's house, Abberton on 19 July
Weebill Smicrornis brevirostris - 1 seen and several heard around Atkinson's Dam on 19 July
Brown Gerygone Gerygone mouki - Small numbers at Cathedral Fig Tree on 13 July
Mangrove Gerygone Gerygone levigaster - 3 along the river in Cairns Botanical Gardens on 12 July
Large-billed Gerygone Gerygone magnirostris - 3 on Daintree river cruise on 17 July
Fairy Gerygone Gerygone palpebrosa - 2 on Mt. Whitfield on 12 July
White-throated Gerygone Gerygone olivacea - 2 near Dayboro on 30 June and 2 near Atkinson's Dam Turf Farms on 19 July
Mountain Thornbill Acanthiza katherina - 4 along Lett's trail, Paluma, on 10 July a few birds at The Crater on 13 July
Brown Thornbill Acanthiza pusilla - Small numbers at Lamington, Eungella, and Paluma.
Buff-rumped Thornbill Acanthiza reguloides - 5 birds, 4.5 km along Duck Creek Road on 6 July.
Yellow-rumped Thornbill Acanthiza chrysorrhoa - c6 birds along Black Flagstone Creek, Helidon on 19 July
Striped Honeyeater Plectorhyncha lanceolata - 4 near Atkinson's Dam on 19 July
Little (Brush) Wattlebird Anthochaera chrysoptera - Common at Innskip Point on 8 July
Helmeted Friarbird Philemon buceroides - Fairly common around Daintree on 17 July and in the Cairns area.
Noisy Friarbird Philemon corniculatus - Common in the Dayboro Hills and Pickford Road.
Little Friarbird Philemon citreogularis - Common in the Dayboro Hills, Inskip Point, and Pickford Road.
Blue-faced Honeyeater Entomyzon cyanotis - 2 at Canungra village near Lamington, with small numbers seen around lowland wooded areas. Especially common at Kingfisher Park bird feeders.
Noisy Miner Manorina melanocephala - Common in most Eucalyptus woods.
Macleay's Honeyeater Xanthotis macleayana - Common in Paluma on 10 July and then seen regularly around rainforests further north.
Lewin's Honeyeater Meliphaga lewinii - One of the most common and widespread Honeyeaters found in most habitats throughout.
Yellow-spotted Honeyeater Meliphaga notata - First seen at Mission Beach area where it was a common (but elusive) bird, often singing from highest trees in rainforest.
Graceful Honeyeater Meliphaga gracilis - Seen regularly in Kingfisher Park
Bridled Honeyeater Lichenostomus frenatus - 5 in Paluma village on 10 July 20 in Atherton on 13 July and 1 at Kingfisher Park on 15 July
Yellow-faced Honeyeater Lichenostomus chrysops - Common along Duck Creek Road on 6 July with smaller numbers at Petrie and Lake Samsonvale on 30 June
Varied Honeyeater Lichenostomus versicolor - 1 or 2 pairs on Cairns Esplanade on 18 July
Mangrove Honeyeater Lichenostomus fasciogularis - 2 in Mangroves at McEwans Beach on 9 July
Yellow Honeyeater Lichenostomus flavus - 2 Cairns Botanical Gardens on 12 July 2 along Big Mitchell Creek on 14 July 1 Cairns Botanical Gardens and 2 Cairns Esplanade on 18 July
Fuscous Honeyeater Lichenostomus fuscus - A few at Petrie and Lake Samsonvale on 30 June 2 at Helidon cowsheds.
Black-chinned Honeyeater Melithreptus gularis - 4 in wood by Lake Kurwongbah, Petrie on 30 June
White-throated Honeyeater Melithreptus albogularis - A few birds around Lake Samsonvale on 30 June 2 birds at McEwans beach on 9 July a small party along Big Mitchell Creek on 14 July
White-naped Honeyeater Melithreptus lunatus - 4+ birds at Lake Samsonvale 30 June 6 along Duck Creek Road, Lamington 6 July
Brown Honeyeater Lichmera indistincta - Common in urban and lowland areas.
White-cheeked Honeyeater Phylidonyris nigra - First seen at Cooloola, where common, and then regularly seen in open areas further north, but a pair on Mt. Lewis (at the 11.8km mark), were the only birds in the Cairns/Atherton area.
Eastern Spinebill Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris - Fairly common around O'Reilly's guest house and Paluma. 1 on Mt. Lewis on 15 July
Dusky Honeyeater Myzomela obscura - Fairly common around lowland swamps and rivers.
Scarlet Honeyeater Myzomela sanguinolenta - A pair at Lake Samsonvale on 30 June 1 at Paluma on 10 July 1 Tinaroo Creek Road on 13 July
Jacky Winter Microeca fascinans - 2 at Atkinson's Dam and 1 at Helidon Cowsheds on 19 July
Lemon-bellied Flycatcher Microeca flavigaster - 1 singing along Big Mitchell Creek on 14 July
Pale-yellow Robin Tregellasia capito - First seen at Paluma on 10 July then regular in open rainforest areas further north.
Eastern Yellow Robin Eopsaltria australis - Common in wooded areas in southern Queensland.
Mangrove Robin Eopsaltria pulverulenta - 2 in mangroves at the north end of Cairns Esplanade on 17 July
White-browed Robin Poecilodryas superciliosa - 2 along Big Mitchell Creek on 14 July 2 (1 adult + 1 juv.) at Emerald Falls on 16 July
Grey-headed Robin Heteromyias albispecularis - First seen at Paluma on 10 July then regular in open rainforest areas further north.
Logrunner Orthonyx temminckii - Seen in small numbers at Lamington NP.
Chowchilla Orthonyx spaldingii - 2 pairs on Lett's trail, Paluma, on 10 July 1 pair watched singing at Cathedral Fig Tree on 13 July fairly common on Mt. Lewis on 15 July
Grey-crowned Babbler Pomatostomus temporalis - 5 along Pickford Road on 16 July
Eastern Whipbird Psophodes olivaceus - Seen and heard in most woodland habitats.
Spotted Quail-thrush Cinclosoma punctatum - 1 male 4km along Duck Creek Road on 6 June
Varied Sittella Daphoenositta chrysoptera - 2 at Petrie on 28 June 3 Duck Creek Road on 6 June
Golden Whistler Pachycephala pectoralis - Fairly common in upland rainforest.
Rufous Whistler Pachycephala rufiventris - Fairly common in lowland eucalyptus forests.
Grey Whistler Pachycephala simplex - 1 of the race peninsulae on Mt. Lewins on 15 July
Little Shrike-thrush Colluricincla megarhyncha - Small numbers seen at Mt. Whitfield on 12 July The Crater on 13 July Kingfisher Park on 15 July
Bower's Shrike-thrush Colluricincla boweri - 3 along Lett's trail, Paluma, on 10 July 1 at The Crater on 13 July 2 on Mt. Lewis on 15 July
Grey Shrike-thrush Colluricincla harmonica - seen in small numbers at a variety of woodland habitats.
Yellow-breasted Boatbill Machaerirhynchus flaviventer - 2 on Lett's trail, Paluma, on 10 July on 10 July 1 at Lacey's Creek on 11 July 5 on Mt. Lewis on 15 July
Spectacled Monarch Monarcha trivirgatus - First seen at Eungella National Park, then fairly common in rainforest to the north.
White-eared Monarch Monarcha leucotis - 1 on Mt. Lewis on 15 July
Pied Monarch Arses kaupi - 1 in the orchard at Kingfisher Park on 14 Julyand 1 on Mt. Lewis on 15 July
Leaden Flycatcher Myiagra rubecula - A male 3km south of Innskip Point on 8 July a male at Mission Beach World Heritage Centre on 11 July
Shining Flycatcher Myiagra alecto - About 8 birds in total on Daintree river cruise on 17 July
Magpie-lark Grallina cyanoleuca - Common in all lowland habitats.
Rufous Fantail Rhipidura rufifrons - Common at Licuala State Park on 11 July
Grey Fantail Rhipidura fuliginosa - Common in most woodland areas, with birds of the race keasti around Kingfisher Park.
Willie Wagtail Rhipidura leucophrys - Seen singularly or in pairs at most lowland habitats, often around water.
Spangled Drongo Dicrurus bracteatus - Fairly common in urban areas and woodland habitats.
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike Coracina novaehollandiae - Fairly common at low altitude along Queensland coast, plus 1 from Johnson's Lookout, Lamington NP, 6 July
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike Coracina papuensis - 2 at Mission Beach on 11 July then seen regularly in open areas thereafter.
Cicadabird Coracina tenuirostris - A male on Mt. Whitfield blue trail on 12 July
Varied Triller Lalage leucomela - A pair 3km south of Inskip Point on 8 July a female on Mt. Whitfield on 12 July
Yellow Oriole Oriolus flavocinctus - A pair in Cairns Botanical Gardens on 12 July
Olive-backed Oriole Oriolus sagittatus - 2 at Bill Jolly's house, Abberton on 19 July
Figbird Sphecotheres viridis - Common in most areas with fruiting trees, even in central Brisbane. The race flaviventris occurred from Mission Beach northward.
White-breasted Woodswallow Artamus leucorynchus - 100's seen along roadside between Mission Beach and Cairns on 11 July and seen in smaller numbers throughout.
Little Woodswallow Artamus minor - 2 opposite the Peters house on Pickford Road on 16 July
Black Butcherbird Cracticus quoyi - Common in Cairns Botanical Garden and Kingfisher Park
Grey Butcherbird Cracticus torquatus - A pair at Lamington NP on 4 July a pair near Atkinson's Dam Turf Farms on 19 July
Pied Butcherbird Cracticus nigrogularis - Fairly common in most open agricultural areas.
Australian Magpie Gymnorhina tibicen - Fairly common in most habitats from urban areas to upland eucalyptus forest.
Pied Currawong Strepera graculina - Fairly common in upland rainforest and eucalyptus forest.
Paradise Riflebird Ptiloris paradiseus - 1 female at Evans Lookout, Lamington NP on 5 July Pair 300 metres along Border Trail, Lamington NP on 6 July 2 females at Lamington NP entry sign 7 July
Victoria's Riflebird Ptiloris victoriae - Around 10 females and 3 males at Paluma on 10 July 1 at Lacey's Creek on 11 July 4 (1 male) at Cathedral Fig Tree on 13 July a male on Mt. Lewis on 15 July
Torresian Crow Corvus orru - Common in most lowland habitats.
Apostlebird Struthidea cinerea - 20 at Great Mitchell Lake on 14 July 30 along Pickford Road on 16 July
Spotted Catbird Ailuroedus melanotis - First seen at Paluma on 10 July and then seen in small numbers in rainforest to the north.
Green Catbird Ailuroedus crassirostris - Fairly common in rainforest at Lamington NP.
Tooth-billed Bowerbird Scenopoeetes dentirostris - 1 on Lett's trail, Paluma, on 10 July and 1 on Mt. Lewis on 15 July
Regent Bowerbird Sericulus chrysocephalus - 10 at O'Reily's Guest House, Lamington NP (most hand fed) 6 July
Satin Bowerbird Ptilonorhynchus violaceus - 40 at O'Reily's Guest House, Lamington NP (c10 hand fed) 6 July c10 in Lamington NP campsite on 7 July
Great Bowerbird Chlamydera nuchalis - 2 birds by the school in Mount Molloy on 15 July
Richard's (Australian) Pipit Anthus novaeseelandiae - 4 on Noosa Plain, off Cooloola Way 7 + 8 July and common along Atherton to Kairi road on 13 July
House Sparrow Passer domesticus - Common in urban areas.
Double-barred Finch Taeniopygia bichenovii - Fairly common on the Atherton Tablelands.
Red-browed Finch Neochmia temporalis - Small flocks seen at a variety of areas, usually along the edges of rainforest.
Nutmeg Mannikin Lonchura punctulata - 30 in Cairns Botanical Gardens on 12 July and 20 on Cairns Esplanade on 18 July
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin Lonchura castaneothorax - c100 in roadside fields along Cathedral Fig Tree access road.
Yellow-bellied Sunbird Nectarinia jugularis - First seen at McEwans beach, then fairly common further north.
Mistletoebird Dicaeum hirundinaceum - Seen in small numbers throughout, usually in open deciduous areas.
Welcome Swallow Hirundo neoxena - Common in all habitats.
Tree Martin Hirundo nigricans - Fairly common in north Queensland with a few birds in the south.
Fairy Martin Hirundo ariel - Fairly common in Southern Queensland, including Brisbane.
Clamorous Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus stentoreus - 1 at Sherwood Arboretum on 19 July
Tawny Grassbird Megalurus timoriensis - 3 along Lake Samsonvale 28 June 1 on Noosa Plain 8 July 1 at Cathedral Fig Tree on 13 July
Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis - A few birds along the access road to Cathedral Fig Tree on 13 July
Golden-headed Cisticola Cisticola exilis - 2 at Lake Samsonvale on 30 June
Silvereye Zosterops lateralis - Seen in small flocks of up to 30 birds at a variety of locations.
Bassian Thrush Zoothera lunulata - 1 of the race cuneata at Lett's trail, Paluma, on 10 July. About 15 of these or Russet-tailed Thrush were seen at Lamington (sorry, reading Simson and Day was of no help in identifying these species)
Russet-tailed Thrush Zoothera heinei - About 15 of these or Bassian Thrush were seen at Lamington (sorry, reading Simson and Day was of no help in identifying these species).
Metallic Starling Aplonis metallica - Small groups of up to 30 birds seen at Cairns Botanical Gardens on 12 July and Daintree on 17 July
Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris - Fairly common in open areas in southern Queensland.
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis - Common in urban and agricultural areas.
Acknowledgements: Many thanks to Tom Tarrant and Paul Walbridge for sparing the time to show me some great birds, and to everyone on Birding-AUS who answered my request for advise.
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