Tours & Info
Important information for guests
- WET TROPICS BIRD CHECKLIST
- Although Far North Queensland is a tropical region it is important to bring clothing for cold and/or wet days/nights.
- Be sun smart: wear a hat and put on sunscreen to avoid getting sunburned.
- Bring mosquito spray - preferably a product that does not harm our beautiful environment.
- Always make sure you bring and drink enough water when on tour.
- Wear solid, closed shoes when out on tour - preferably hiking shoes or (an old pair of) runners
- It is important to have travel insurance or any other insurance that covers you for incidents or situations Eyes on Wildlife is not responsible for.
- Car seats/booster seats for children available (no extra cost)
- Any unethical behaviour or actions that can be disturbing to the wildlife we encounter can result in the cancellation of the remainder of the tour for the persons involved.
The Wet Tropics of Queensland
The Wet Tropics of Queensland is a world heritage listed (image used with permission of Wet Tropics Management Authority)area with an astounding variety of wildlife. It covers an area of 894,420 hectares and has Cairns sitting almost in the middle of it. It consists of different kinds of rainforest, open forests and woodland, freshwater swamps, shores and mangroves.
It has more than 300 bird species of which the following are endemic to this area:
Golden Bowerbird, Tooth-billed Bowerbird, Victoria’s Riflebird, Chowchilla, Grey-headed Robin, Bower’s Shrike-thrush, Pied Monarch, Macleay’s Honeyeater, Bridled Honeyeater, Fernwren, Mountain Thornbill, Atherton Scrubwren and Lesser Sooty Owl.
Ten endemic sub-species are also restricted to the Wet Tropics. Among which: Little Red Boobook (Southern Bookook - race lurida), Eastern Spinebill (race cairnsensis) and Macleay’s Fig Parrot (Double-eyed Fig-parrot – race macleayana).
The Wet Tropics houses 117 mammal species of which 14 are endemic to the area; 161 reptile species of which 30 species are endemic. The diversity of amphibians includes 60 species of which 27 are endemic species. More than 700 of the 2,800 plant species found in the Wet Tropics are also endemic to the area and quite a few of these species are primitive. (www.wettropics.com.au)
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