Jahnke's Lagoon - Lockyer Valley

Jahnke's Lagoon is a great site for migratory shorebirds in the summer. While mostly it has Sharp-tailed Sandpipers, every now and then something really rare turns up. It is also good for other waterbirds.

Getting There

The road here is very narrow, and so are the road verges, so try to park as far off the road as you can manage without putting your car into a ditch. The lagoon itself is private property so please observe the birds from the roadside. A telescope will be very useful to view waders at this site.

GPS Coordinates 27°32.25′S, 152°19.512′E


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Butterflies 1 species
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) 1
Land Birds 27 species
Golden-headed Cisticola (Cisticola exilis) 2
Maned Duck (Chenonetta jubata) 2
Magpie-lark (Grallina cyanoleuca) 2
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 2
Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis) 2
Australasian Grebe (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae) 2
White-breasted Woodswallow (Artamus leucorynchus) 1
Black-faced Cuckooshrike (Coracina novaehollandiae) 1
Tawny Grassbird (Megalurus timoriensis) 1
Intermediate Egret (Egretta intermedia) 1
Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 1
Wandering Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna arcuata) 1
Plumed Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna eytoni) 1
Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia) 1
Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus) 1
Eastern Cattle Egret (Bubulcus coromandus) 1
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) 1
Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys) 1
Rock Dove (Columba livia) 1
Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) 1
Pale-headed Rosella (Platycercus adscitus) 1
Little Corella (Cacatua sanguinea) 1
Grey Teal (Anas gracilis) 1
Comb-crested Jacana (Irediparra gallinacea) 1
Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles) 1
Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) 1
Plum-headed Finch (Neochmia modesta) 1
Seabirds 4 species
Australasian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae) 2
Little Black Cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris) 2
Australian Pied Cormorant (Phalacrocorax varius) 1
Little Pied Cormorant (Microcarbo melanoleucos) 1
Amphibians 2 species
Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog (Litoria fallax) 2
Eastern Banjo Frog (Limnodynastes dumerilii) 1