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BIRDWATCHING & WILDLIFE

Bustard Downs Organic Farm provides the ideal stay for bird lovers. The wildlife and bird variety is abundant, 160+ bird species seen on and around Bustard Downs

Easy to drive to birding hot spots : Mount Carbine, Mount Molloy,  Julatten, Abattoir Swamp,  Mount Lewis National Park and Lake Mitchell provide the ideal stay for bird lovers.

We invite and welcome bird enthusiasts photographers, to a birdwatching stay at Bustard Downs Guesthouse Accommodation.

Forest Kingfisher
Forest Kingfisher

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Red-backed Kingfisher
Red-backed Kingfisher

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Bustard Downs Lux King Double
Bustard Downs Lux King Double

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Forest Kingfisher
Forest Kingfisher

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BIRDWATCHERS
 


Whether you’re traveling alone or with company, one of our rooms will suit your needs.

 

All rooms are equipped with the necessary amenities for a comfortable nights sleep on quality crisp clean linen.

 

A small luxury stop from life on the road can take you from weary to dreamy, feeling restful and ready for pre dawn birding. Check out our rooms.

BIRD LOVERS LOOK FOR

Key Species: The Australian Bustard are prolific here,  Black-breasted Buzzard, Northern Fantail, White-browed Robin, Black-throated Finch, Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Red-winged Parrot, Pale-headed Rosella, Blue-winged Kookaburra, Little Kingfisher

Look for and observe : Australian Bustard courting and displaying, Restless Flycatcher, Peaceful, Diamond and Emerald Dove, Tawny Frogmouth, Barred Cockoo-shrike, Scarlet, Yellow, Dusky, Brown, Brown-backed, Macleay’s, Bridled,Blue-faced and White-cheeked Honeyeaters, Bush Stone-curlew, Great Bowerbird, Olive-backed Sunbird, Spangled Drongo, Pheasant Coucal,  Red-backed fairy-wren. Azure Kingfisher, Laughing Kookaburra

An impressive list of birds of prey include Black Buzzard, Pacific Baza, Whistling, Black, Square-tailed, Letter-wing, and Black-shouldered  Kites, Nankeen Kestrel, Brown and Grey Goshawk, Spotted Harrier, Wedge-tailed Eagle and Little Eagle.  Migrants include Channel-billed Cuckoo and Eastern Koel.

Best time to see Bustards displaying from late August, Sept. Oct. Nov. and December until wet season rains come. Otherwise a reliable place to see Bustards all year round.