Birding Trail

Indulge in some rare bird spotting on the Western Downs.

Keen to spot a rare feathered friend? Take yourself on the Western Downsโ€™ birding trail – pick up a copy of the Birds of Western Downs guide at a Visitor Information Centre. Start your trail in Lake Broadwater, Dalby (the only natural lake on the Darling Downs, home to more than 230 bird species), Bunya Mountains, Chinchilla Weir, Archers Crossing South, Charley’s Creek, Caliguel Lagoon in Condamine, Gill Weir in Miles, Chinaman’s Lagoon in Miles, Tara Lagoon, Myall Park Botanic Garden Glenmorgan and Brigalow Creek in Meandarra, Waterloo Park in Wandoan and culminating with Jandowaeโ€™s Dam.

Birdwatching in the Western Downs

Birding trail details

  • Lake Broadwater, Dalby 
  • Bunya Mountains
  • Chinchilla Weir
  • Archers Crossing South
  • Charley’s Creek
  • Caliguel Lagoon – Condamine
  • Gill Weir, Miles
  • Chinaman’s Lagoon, Miles
  • Tara Lagoon
  • Myall Park Botanic Garden Glenmorgan and Brigalow Creek, Meandarra 
  • Waterloo Park, Wandoan
  • Jandowae Dam

Tour information/where to book

Self-drive (visit the Visitor Information Centre for more info or download the Western Downs app).

Download the Birds of the Western Downs booklet for more information.

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