River boardwalk


After crossing the bridge, turn right following the path through the rainforest, which so far attracts few birds.

Listen for Striated Pardalote and check the branches for a family of Tawny Frogmouth that have bred here.

In late winter and spring, all three local lorikeet species – Rainbow, Scaly-breasted and Little – may be here in large numbers feeding on flowering eucalypts or Blue Quandong trees along the riverbank.

Take your time along the river boardwalk. While the Brisbane River itself has few birds, use your binoculars to scan the river looking for Terns, Martins and the occasional bird of prey, such as Brahminy or Whistling Kite.

Sacred Kingfisher, Striated Heron, Grey Shrike-thrush and Mangrove Gerygone frequent the estuarine mangroves.

Across the river are large eucalypt trees that should be scanned to search for Dollarbird or Pied Currawongs. Australian Brush Turkeys move along the vegetated river banks.

Look out for

  • Striated Pardalote

  • Tawny Frogmouth
  • Rainbow, Scaly-breasted and Little Lorikeets
  • Caspian, Crested and Gull-billed Terns

  • Martins
  • Brahminy Kite
  • Whistling Kite
  • Sacred Kingfisher
  • Striated Heron
  • Grey Shrike-thrush
  • Mangrove Gerygone
  • Dollarbird
  • Pied Currawongs
  • Australian Brush Turkeys





Rainbow Lorikeet


Tawny Frogmouth


Australian Brush Turkey


Scaly-breasted Lorikeet