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Birds

Sightings and images of birds at Daintree Valley Haven - over 140 species

Arthur or Martha

Meet Arthur, or possibly Martha, one of a pair of permanent residents here at Daintree Valley Haven.  Although the current birds are just the latest generation of our Orange-footed Scrub-fowl - all named A or M!  Late afternoon is when they hang around outside our... read more...


More "dam" visitors!

As the rainy season approaches our wetlands-dam is now pretty low and home to lots of water-birds looking for lunch in the shallows.  Here are two Magpie Geese and top left you can just see a White-faced Heron. read more...


The first "Buffy"

This is an old photo - this morning it was lovely to hear the first call of a Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher. They're arriving a little later than normal as they usually migrate from New Guinea around October, for their breeding season. This one had flown into a... read more...


Dusky Honeyeater

This is the time of year when the stunning Flame-of-the-Forest vine in front of our house puts on a spectacular, although all-too-brief, display - to the delight of all our various Honeyeaters.  This afternoon this little Dusky Honeyeater gave me the beady eye!   read more...


A stunned Honeyeater!

I was about to walk into one of the bungalows and at first thought there was a big leaf on the doormat - just in time I saw it was a little Honeyeater which must have flown into the door. They are quite difficult to identify as the Lewin's, Yellow-spotted and... read more...


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