Kakado National Park

Arnhem Hwy

Gouldian Finch seen in grassland bordering a monsoon forest precisely 55km from Darwin, just Before Humpty Doo access road and Pudakil Abo Cultural Tours. In the woodland here we also saw Masked, Long-tailed, Double-barred and Crimson Finch, Chestnut-breasted Mannikin, Northern Rosella, White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike, Varied Lorikeet, Black-tailed Treecreeper and Blue-winged Kookaburra.

Generally speaking, it is worth stopping in roadside areas that support monsoon forest with long grasses as finches favour these areas.

Whilst driving the Arnhem Hwy maintain a sharp lookout for raptors - we saw such as Brown Falcon, Spotted Harrier, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Black and Whistling Kite and Brown Goshawk - and there are records of Black-breasted Buzzard and the Red Goshawk

Bird Billabong

Kakado

Gungarre Walk near Aurora Kakadoo Resort - Orange-footed Scrubfowl, Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove, Blue-winged Kookaburra, Rainbow Pitta, Barking Owl, Torresian Imperial-Pigeon, Varied Lorikeet, Flycatchers, Cuckoos and Kingfishers.

Anggardabal Billabong - Green Pygmy-Goose, Magpie Goose, Whiskered Tern, Duck and Waders.

Culvet some 2 km West of Aurora - Pied Heron, Glossy Ibis, Zitting Cisticola, Barn Owl, Waders and Flycatchers

South Aligator River - Honeyeaters, Flycatchers, Barking Owl, Torresian Kingfisher, Zitting Cisticola, Northern Fantail, White-browed Crake, Little Bronze-Cuckoo, Silver-crowned Friarbird, Banded Lapwing and Cuckoos.

Mamukala Wetlands - Green Pygmy-Goose, Pied Heron, Honeyeaters, Flycatchers and Cuckoos.

Jabiru

Bardedjilidji

Key species - Helmeted Friarbird, Little Bronze-Cuckoo, Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove, Rainbow Pitta, Chestnut-quilled Rock-Pigeon, Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo, Sandstone Shrikethrush, Black-banded Fruit-Dove, Black-tailed Treecreeper, White-lined Honeyeater, Partridge Pigeon, Large-tailed Nightjar, Flycatchers, Honeyeaters and Brush Cuckoo

Cahills Crossing and Merl Campgrounds

Key species - Great-billed Heron, Varied Lorikeet, Little Woodswallow, Barking Owl, Marsh Sandpiper, Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo, Partridge Pigeon, Flycatchers, Honeyeaters and Brush Cuckoo

Ubirr

Key species - Chestnut-quilled Rock-Pigeon, Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo, Sandstone Shrikethrush, Black-banded Fruit-Dove, Black-tailed Treecreeper, White-lined Honeyeater, Partridge Pigeon, Large-tailed Nightjar and Brush Cuckoo

Nourlangie

Please follow the Park Map link for details

Yellow Waters

Home Billabong Walk, 1km Loop - probably the billabong the cruses go from. Check out grounds of Resort and waters edge.

Little and Azure Kingfisher are found at various places along the river, becoming more numerous where there is extensive riparian vegetation together with clear water for fishing. They typically they are found perched on exposed branches just above the water.

Mardugal Park Campground

Located 2km south of turnoff to Yellow Waters - supposed to be several walks.

The Gungardun Walk is a circular walk through woodlands starting near the entrance of the Mardugal Camping Area, best done in the early morning or late afternoon.

Djarradijan

Ducks, Geese, Waders, Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo, Black-tailed Treecreeper, Varied Lorikeet, Silver-crowned Friarbird, Honeyeaters, Flycatchers and Fantails

Anbangbang Billabong

Australian Pratincole, Barking Owl, Ducks, Geese, Waders, Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo, Black-tailed Treecreeper, Varied Lorikeet, Silver-crowned Friarbird, Honeyeaters, Flycatchers and Fantails

Mirrai

Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo, Black-tailed Treecreeper, Varied Lorikeet, Silver-crowned Friarbird, Honeyeaters, Flycatchers and Fantails.

Malabanjbanjdju

Bush Thick-knee, Ducks, Geese, Waders, Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo, Black-tailed Treecreeper, Varied Lorikeet, Silver-crowned Friarbird, Honeyeaters, Nightjar, Owls, Flycatchers, Cuckoos and Fantails

Burdulba

Diamond Dove, Black Bittern, Brush Cuckoo, Barking Owl, Cuckoos, Honeyeaters, Flycatchers and Fantails

Jabiru to Pine Creek

Red Goshawk - Set Trip Meter at Jabaru, at 140 km start looking. Check trees for nests.