Birding in the Lamington National Park

Duck Creek Rd Qld leads through Lamington National Park and hosts an abundant variety of Bird life. Very popular for Bird Watchers, the Jingeri Farm alone hosts up to 84 species as at the last survey completed by Birdlife Australia Birds Aust Survey Finnegan_June 2014 . Among the species there are a few favourites:

  • Galah

  • Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

  • Glossy Black-Cockatoo

  • Black Breasted Button Quail

  • Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo

    Glossy Black Cockatoo at Jingeri

  • Rainbow Lorikeet

  • Scaly-breasted Lorikeet

  • Little Lorikeet

  • Crimson Rosella

  • Pale-headed Rosella

  • Australian King Parrot

  • Fan-tailed Cuckoo


One of the key birds you will most likely spot near Jingeri is the Willy Wagtail, the origin of the name “Jingeri” which means Greetings. The Yugumbeh (Yugumbeh Full dictionary and wordlists) word for the willy wagtail is ‘jingreejingree’ according to the Yugumbeh Museum Beenleigh.  Most bird species can be best viewed near water sources such as the dams and creeks and nestled in the gullies.  Some of the other species you may come across include:

  • Grey Fantail

  • White-eared Monarch

  • lack-faced Monarch

  • Satin Flycatcher

  • Restless Flycatcher

  • Torresian Crow

  • Rose Robin


Whether you are a first time bird watcher, enthusiast or passionate about birding, you are sure to find a spectacular array of bird life while birding in Lamington National Park, so be sure to bring your camera! More information and access to the Lamington National Park can be found at O’Reilleys Guest House located just after the end of Duck Creek Rd.

The Jingeri Management Group work with Birdlife Australia to keep track of the variety and density of birds on Jingeri Farm. You can see the latest completed survey for Jingeri Farm here. If you would like to learn more about Birdlife Australia and their mission, check out the information and link to their website below…

BirdLife Australia

“It was a pleasure to work with Liz Gould and Colin Hastie at SEQC throughout the year as we surveyed properties receiving support to improve habitat for threatened species. Mark & Tracy Finnegan at Jingeri on Duck Creek acknowledged the value of this support as they develop their property to be a brilliant example of environmental stewardship and holistic land management. We continue to survey quarterly at Jingeri.” 

– Sheena Gillman. Chair of Conservation (2014)

There are many ways for keen bird lovers to get involved just like Jingeri. You can join the community of dedicated volunteers that help monitor and collect important data on Australia’s birds, they always need more citizen scientists. The Bird Life Australia education programs share knowledge and experience in a friendly hands-on environment with staff and volunteers that know and love Australia’s birds and their habitats.

For more information please visit:

  • Shining Bronze-Cuckoo

  • Australian Koel

  • Pheasant Coucal

  • Tawny Frogmouth

  • Laughing Kookaburra

  • Sacred Kingfisher

  • Satin Bowerbird

  • White-throated Treecreeper

  • Red-backed Fairy-Wren

  • Superb Fairy-Wren

  • Variegated Fairy-Wren

  • Eastern Yellow Robin

  • Welcome Swallow

  • Tawny Grassbird

  • Silvereye

  • Mistletoebird

  • Red-browed Finch

Glossy Black Cockatoo at Jingeri

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