Iron Range & Surrounds

Getting There

GPS Coordinates 12°41.064′S, 143°18.114′E

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Wildlife

Land Birds 106 species
Black-throated Finch (Poephila cincta) 45 Lakefield National Park
Golden-shouldered Parrot (Psephotus chrysopterygius) 30 Feeding on ground on Artemis Station
Star Finch (Neochmia ruficauda) 30 Foraging on Nifold Plain
Eastern Barn Owl (Tyto delicatula) 10 Photographed on Nifold Plain
White-faced Robin (Tregellasia leucops) 7 Iron Range
Fawn-breasted Bowerbird (Chlamydera cerviniventris) 6 Male observed decorating his bower
Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus) 6 Male and female observed at nesting chamber
Palm Cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus) 6 Observed particularly dawn and dusk
Spotted Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna guttata) 4
Eastern Grass Owl (Tyto longimembris) 3 Photographed on Nifold Plain
Large-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus) 3
Fairy Gerygone (Gerygone palpebrosa) 2
Black-winged Monarch (Monarcha frater) 2 Iron Range
Red-cheeked Parrot (Geoffroyus geoffroyi) 2
Noisy Pitta (Pitta versicolor) 2 Looking for snails
Yellow-legged Flyrobin (Microeca griseoceps) 2
Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus) 1
Wompoo Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus magnificus) 1
Black Butcherbird (Cracticus quoyi) 1
Northern Scrub Robin (Drymodes superciliaris) 1
Dusky Myzomela (Myzomela obscura) 1
Pheasant Coucal (Centropus phasianinus) 1
Bar-shouldered Dove (Geopelia humeralis) 1
Grey Whistler (Pachycephala simplex) 1
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita) 1
White-throated Honeyeater (Melithreptus albogularis) 1
Large-billed Gerygone (Gerygone magnirostris) 1
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) 1
Shining Flycatcher (Myiagra alecto) 1
Spangled Drongo (Dicrurus bracteatus) 1
Common Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica) 1
Tawny-breasted Honeyeater (Xanthotis flaviventer) 1
Orange-footed Scrubfowl (Megapodius reinwardt) 1 Common
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) 1
Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis) 1
Grey Teal (Anas gracilis) 1
Red-capped Plover (Charadrius ruficapillus) 1
Slender-billed Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia amboinensis) 1
Tropical Scrubwren (Sericornis beccarii) 1
Leaden Flycatcher (Myiagra rubecula) 1
Pied Imperial Pigeon (Ducula bicolor) 1
Grey Goshawk (Accipiter novaehollandiae) 1
Little Shrikethrush (Colluricincla megarhyncha) 1
White-streaked Honeyeater (Trichodere cockerelli) 1
Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva) 1
Lesser Sand Plover (Charadrius mongolus) 1
Pacific Reef Heron (Egretta sacra) 1
Australian Brushturkey (Alectura lathami) 1 Cape York subsp. with lilac collar
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) 1
Green Oriole (Oriolus flavocinctus) 1
Brush Cuckoo (Cacomantis variolosus) 1
Metallic Starling (Aplonis metallica) 1
Collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris) 1
Greater Sand Plover (Charadrius leschenaultii) 1
White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae) 1
Grey-tailed Tattler (Tringa brevipes) 1
Australasian Figbird (Sphecotheres vieilloti) 1
Forest Kingfisher (Todiramphus macleayii) 1
Graceful Honeyeater (Meliphaga gracilis) 1
Rose-crowned Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus regina) 1
Green-backed Honeyeater (Glycichaera fallax) 1
Black Kite (Milvus migrans) 1
White-browed Robin (Poecilodryas superciliosa) 1
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) 1
Pied Heron (Egretta picata) 1
Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa) 1
Varied Triller (Lalage leucomela) 1
Olive-backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis) 1
Yellow-spotted Honeyeater (Meliphaga notata) 1
Black Bittern (Dupetor flavicollis) 1
Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher (Tanysiptera sylvia) 1
Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis moluccus) 1
Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris) 1
Lovely Fairywren (Malurus amabilis) 1
Yellow-billed Kingfisher (Syma torotoro) 1
Black-breasted Buzzard (Hamirostra melanosternon) 1 On nest near Lakefield
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) 1
Superb Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus superbus) 1
Red-browed Finch (Neochmia temporalis) 1
Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) 1
Beach Stone-curlew (Esacus magnirostris) 1 On Chilli Beach
Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus) 1
Trumpet Manucode (Phonygammus keraudrenii) 1
Mangrove Honeyeater (Lichenostomus fasciogularis) 1
Little Bronze Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx minutillus) 1
Wandering Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna arcuata) 1
Double-eyed Fig Parrot (Cyclopsitta diophthalma) 1
Red-necked Stint (Calidris ruficollis) 1
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) 1
Frill-necked Monarch (Arses lorealis) 1 2 family parties seen
Marbled Frogmouth (Podargus ocellatus) 1
White-bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) 1
Eastern Cattle Egret (Bubulcus coromandus) 1
Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles) 1
Spectacled Monarch (Symposiachrus trivirgatus) 1
White-bellied Cuckooshrike (Coracina papuensis) 1
Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus) 1
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) 1
Magnificent Riflebird (Ptiloris magnificus) 1
White-eared Monarch (Carterornis leucotis) 1
Mangrove Robin (Peneoenanthe pulverulenta) 1
Green Pygmy Goose (Nettapus pulchellus) 1
Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo (Cacomantis castaneiventris) 1
Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) 1
Yellow-breasted Boatbill (Machaerirhynchus flaviventer) 1
Helmeted Friarbird (Philemon buceroides) 1
Seabirds 10 species
Bridled Tern (Onychoprion anaethetus) 1
Silver Gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae) 1
Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica) 1
Lesser Frigatebird (Fregata ariel) 1
Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor) 1
Greater Crested Tern (Thalasseus bergii) 1
Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus) 1
Lesser Crested Tern (Thalasseus bengalensis) 1
Black-naped Tern (Sterna sumatrana) 1
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) 1