Bird Observers

Noosa Parks Association Bird Observers Group invites you to enjoy Interpretive Birding at Wallace Park, Noosaville, and bi-monthly field trips to destinations on the Sunshine Coast, Cooloola Coast, and the surrounding hinterland.

The Bird Observers Program 2024 (PDF) details all meetings and field trips. An Interpretive Birding walk takes place every second and fourth Friday of the month before the Friday Environment Forum.  Participants meet in the Environment Centre car park at Wallace Park, Eumundi Road, Noosaville beside the Library at 8:30am.

Noosa Parks Ass. Threatened Species Group.  

A threatened species is any species that is at risk of extinction.  

A Threatened Species Group has been formed within the Noosa Parks Bird  Observer’s group to create awareness, and learn how to protect the many and  varied fauna species that share our Sunshine Coast environment.  

If you would like to join, or know more about this group, please contact  Valda McLean at

New bird observers of all ages are encouraged to join the Noosa Parks Association Bird Observers Group and are always welcome.

Interpretive Birding

Interpretive Birding gives an insight into the everyday life of birds in a particular area. The group walk around Wallace Park occurs to observe, and try to interpret, the activities of the birds. The pace is slow, allowing time to learn and take photographs.

The Noosa Bird Trail

The Noosa Bird Trail brochure provides details of a trail established to provide visitors and locals with a way of finding elusive patches of forest, so they can enjoy the delights that winged creatures provide.

The Noosa Bird Trail was developed with a Queensland Government grant, and launched in December 2004. Since that time, changes to some sites have made them unsuitable for bird observing, and several new sites have been discovered. Noosa Shire Council, in conjunction with Noosa Parks Association Bird Observers, have upgraded the brochure to reflect the changes. Bird Observers can now access 32 of the sites at any time. Number 33 is Cooroy Waste Water Treatment Plant, at Mary River Road, Cooroy. Local bird observers, groups and visitors are all welcome to visit these artificial wetland ponds, Monday to Friday by appointment only. See the brochure for details.

Click here to download a copy of the Noosa Bird Trail

The Birds of Double Island Point

The Birds of Double Island Point brochure lists birds to be found at Double Island Point.

The Birds of Noosa Shire

Russ Lamb has kindly created a species list for Noosa Shire. The list uses the species sequence and nomenclature of Birdlife Australia’s Working List of Australian Birds v2.1

Species are included on the basis of recorded sightings since 1990 in the datasets of either Birdlife Australia’s BirdData, Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s eBird, or the Queensland Wader Studies Group. The list is current as of October 2017

  • *denotes sightings of 5 or less
  • # denotes unverified sightings


Click here to download the list

Observers can download individual bird lists from eBird