Did you know that the Townsville region is home to about 400 of Australia’s 800+ species of birds? With that many species to be found, our region is a bird watchers’ mecca. Some birds are quite rare and endangered, like the Black-throated Finch, Cotton PygmyGoose, Australian Bustard, Bush Stone-curlew, Beach Stone-curlew and Masked Owl, however many are quite easily found providing you know where to look.
Bowling Green Bay National Park and Alligator Creek offer incredible nature walks and opportunities to spot different bird species. Just five kilometres south of Alligator Creek are the Cape Cleveland Road lagoons and tidal flats (adjacent to the Bruce Highway junction), where pelicans, ducks and swan enjoy good depth, the herons, storks, egrets and waders content with the shallow waters.