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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

Welcome bird enthusiasts, photographers, to a birdwatching stay at Bustard Downs Guesthouse Accommodation in Mount Carbine

Photo : Ofer Levy


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

Photo : Ofer Levy


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.  

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