Large ground dwelling bird that is becoming rare, especially south of Cairns.
A small wading plover found throughout much of Australia
A medium sized, black and white wader found in fresh and brackish wetlands and mangroves.
When you hear a scream at night, it is quite possibly just one of these interesting birds.
Greater Crested Terns can be seen in large colonies along the rocky coast and small islands between Cairns and Cape Tribulation
This small wader can often be spotted along the intertidal areas between Cairn and Cape Tribulation hunting for food.
Often maligned for their bold (and aggressively defensive) nesting habits, Lapwing Plovers are usually shy and harmless.
A commonly seen wading bird along the coast between Cairns and Cape Tribulation