Bird -watching

Bird-watching

The first comprehensive list of the birds of Comboyne plateau was prepared by Dr. Edwin Chisholm, the resident doctor on Comboyne between 1923 and 1935. A keen naturalist, he recorded 119 species while living on the plateau. Some 150 species have been seen in recent years, although several of these are vagrants.


The Comboyne mecca for bird-watchers today is, of course, Boorganna Nature Reserve. One of the few significant stands of the rainforest which once clothed much of the plateau, the reserve supports such species as the Grey Goshawk, Wompoo Fruit-dove, Topknot Pigeon, Superb Lyrebird, Noisy Pitta, Rose Robin, Logrunner, Black-faced Monarch, Figbird.


While most of the plateau is private land, the roads pass through countryside which is not only very scenic but also supports rich birdlife; particularly recommended
are Koppin Yarratt and Bulli Roads.