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At the Daintree Ecolodge, we’re spoiled to be surrounded by beautiful wildlife every day – especially birds. The Daintree Rainforest is internationally recognised as one of Australia’s premier birdwatching locations, with over 430 bird species recorded in the Daintree – more than half the bird species for the entire continent!


We’ve partnered with Ted’s Cameras to bring you everything you need to know about birdwatching in the Daintree Rainforest.

Bird Watching In The Daintree

A major attraction for birdwatchers far and wide, the Daintree Rainforest hosts thousands of local and overseas bird enthusiasts every year. Many come in search of the elusive Southern Cassowary or the majestic Great Billed Heron.


The Daintree National Park is made up of 1,200 square kilometres of lush, tropical rainforest, and it would be impossible to cover it all in a single day. As keen birdwatchers know, some bird species are shy, so you need to visit a site more than once to see if they’ll come out of hiding!


At the Daintree Ecolodge, we provide the perfect base for birdwatching adventures, with many special activities on offer for our bird loving guests. Join us on a guided rainforest walk, take a sunset birdwatching cruise down the majestic Daintree River, or let our chefs pack you a gourmet picnic hamper and embark on a birdwatching expedition.

Daintree Ecolodge Birdwatching Activities

Guided Rainforest Walk

Your knowledgeable guide will assist you in spotting species that may be missed by the untrained eye. This activity is sure to cross a few special birds native to Far North Queensland off your checklist – keep your eye out for the Macleay’s Honeyeater, Pied Monarch and Victoria’s Riflebird.

Take a sunset cruise down the beautiful Daintree River guided by birdwatching expert, Sauce. Having worked on the Daintree River for many years, Sauce knows everything there is to know about the native birds and is sure to share a few tips on capturing the perfect shot along the journey. A Daintree River Cruise is the perfect opportunity to spot some exotic birdlife.

Birdwatching Picnic

For those who like to birdwatch at your own pace – pack your binoculars, birdwatching field guide and chef-prepared gourmet picnic hamper and spend the day exploring the Daintree Rainforest. There is something peaceful about relaxing underneath the shade of the rainforest canopy whilst listening to the birds chirp above.

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The Daintree Ecolodge is the perfect spot for your next birdwatching adventure. Relax in your luxury ‘bayan’ (treehouse) after a busy day of exotic bird spotting, unwind in the Daintree Wellness Spa, or enjoy a seasonally-driven dinner at the Julaymba Restaurant.


If you would like to know more about birdwatching in the Daintree, enquire now and a member of our team will be in touch.

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