bird watching

Bird Watching

bird watching

Trunketabella Gardens is bursting at the seams with bird-life. In fact, there has been approximately 127 different types of birds with recorded sightings on the property.

With a diverse mix of garden, bush, forest and wetlands there is an abundance of bird life to be spotted for the keen bird watcher.

A benefit of choosing the gardens to do your bird watching is that we are a by-appointment-only venue and we keep traffic flow to a minimum so that our guests can enjoy the full experience of getting back to nature without the overcrowding that can occur with of public gardens.

The gardens are a truly magical way to spend the day enjoying the ambience, having a picnic and enjoying the stillness that comes with bird watching.

Bird watching is by appointment only and a $15 per car fee applies.

Please either submit a booking request form OR contact Catherine on 0400 748 822 to arrange a time and payment

Booking Request Booking Request


N = recorded nesting; (Maybe) = maybe that species

Australasian little grebe Brush cuckoo European goldfinch (N)
Australian pelican Fantailed cuckoo Red browed firetail (N)
Darter Horsfields bronze cuckoo Crescent honeyeater
Pied cormorant Shining bronze cuckoo Olive backed oriole (N)
Black cormorant Channel billed cuckoo (N) Mistletoe bird
Little black cormorant Southern boobook owl Satin bowerbird (N)
Pacific heron Tawny frogmouth White winged chough
White faced heron Laughing kookaburra Australian magpie
White necked heron Sacred kingfisher (N) Dusky woodswallow (N)
Great egret Azure kingfisher (N) Australian mudlark (N)
Sacred ibis Dollar bird Grey butcherbird (N)
Straw necked ibis Suberb Lyrebird Pied currawong (N)
Royal spookbill Welcome swallow (N) Grey currawong
Black shouldered kite Black faced cuckoo shrike (N) Australian Raven
Whistling kite White winged triller (N) Lewins honey eater (N)
Brown goshawk Whites thrush (N) Yellow faced honeyeater (N)
Swamp harrier Blackbird (N) White naped honeyeater (N)
White bellied sea eagle Scarlet robin New Holland honey eater
Wedge tailed eagle Eastern yellow robin (N) Eastern spinebill (N)
Australian kestrel Jacky winter Scarlet honeyeater (N)
Peregrine falcon (N) Golden whistler (N) Spotted pardalote (N)
Black swan (N) Greyshrike thrush (N) Striated pardalote (N)
Maned duck Black faced monarch (N) Silver eye (N)
Grey teal Restless flycatcher (N) Lewins honey eater (N)
Chestnut teal Leaden flycatcher Yellow faced honeyeater (N)
Black duck (N) Rufous fantail (N) White naped honeyeater (N)
Wood duck (N) Grey fantail (N) Yellow tailed black cockatoo
Stubble quail (Maybe) Willie wagtail (N) Gang gang
Dusky moorhen (N) Eastern whip bird (N) Suphur crested cockatoo
Purple swamphen (N) Clarmourous reed warbler (N) Galah
Eurasian coote (N) Superb fairy wren (N) Little lorikeet (Maybee)
Red capped dotterel Variegated fairy wren (Maybe) King parrot
Pied oyster catcher White browed scrub wren (N) Crimson rosella
Masked lapwing (N) Brwon gerygone (N) Eastern rosella
Eastern curlew Brown thornbill (N) Pallid cuckoo
Silver gull Yellow rumped thorn bill (N) Yellow tailed black cockatoo
Brown cuckoo dove White throated tree creeper Gang gang
Wonga pigeon Red wattle birtd (N) Suphur crested cockatoo
Whiteheaded pigeon Little wattle bird (N) Galah
Common bronzewing Noise friar bird (N) Little lorikeet (Maybee)
Peaceful dove (N) Bell miner (N) King parrot
  • Address:
    4462 Princes Highway,
    Bodalla, NSW 2545
  • 0400 748 822
    Catharine McMahon
    Venue Hostess

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