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Ryalls Rd Miles Queensland 4415 Australia. Ph/Fax: 07 4665 8293

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Bird Watching

Laughing_kookaburra_from_the_Western_Darling_Downs"At daylight came a hideous chorus of fiendish laughter, as if the infernal regions had been broken loose- this was the song of another feathered innocent , the laughing jackass- not half a bad sort of fellow when you come to know him, for he kills snakes, and is an infallible sign of the vicinity of fresh water…" C. H. Eden, 1872

Our friend pictured here, commonly known as the Laughing Kookaburra, is just one of the huge variety of birds to be found at Columboola Country. Our property is ideal for birdwatchers, with no arduous climbing or trekking required in order to view a large variety of avian species. 

Detailed below is a comprehensive list of the birds to be found at Columboola Country. Compiled several years ago by members of Birds Australia, it is a useful reference tool for keen birdwatchers to use when visiting us. Please feel free to save and print out this page for use during your stay.


Map to Columboola Country host farm, Miles, Western Darling Downs, Queensland, AUstralia

Robins: Redcapped Robin, Eastern Yellow Robin

Thornbills: Inland Thornbill (Genus of Brown Thornbill)

Pardalotes: Red Browed Pardalotes, Striated Pardalotes, Very possible - Spotted Pardalote

Finches: Double Barred Finch, Zebra Finch

Little Grass Bird


Jacky Winter

Rufous Whistlers


Grey Fantail

Willy Wagtail

Restless Fly Catcher (Scizzor Grinder)

Grey Shrike Thrush

Crested Pigeon

Diamond Dove


Grey Crowned Babbler

Butcher Birds - Grey Butcher Bird, Pied Butcher Bird

Australian Magpie - Black Backed

Pied Currawong

Crow - Torresian Crow, Little Crow, Little Raven, Probable Australian Raven

Noisy Friar Bird

Noisy Miner

Black Faced Cuckoo Shrike

Laughing Kookaburra

Honeyeaters - Brown Honeyeater, Spiny Cheeked Honeyeater, Yellow Faced Honeyeater (over the creek).  Also over the creek- a second darker one, a bit like Yellow F. Honeyeater, possibly Lewin's Honeyeater

Parrots - Pale Headed Rosella, Red Winged Parrots, Rainbow Lorrikeets.

A large Darter (possibly a juvenile) came during creek flooding 1st week May, 1996.

12 Apostle Birds

White Winged Choughs


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