Mareeba Wetlands Entrance Gate

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GPS Coordinates 16°54.984′S, 145°22.278′E

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Wildlife

Land Birds 67 species
Red-tailed Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii) 150
Straw-necked Ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis) 50
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin (Lonchura castaneothorax) 35
Pale-headed Rosella (Platycercus adscitus) 30
Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa) 30
Double-barred Finch (Taeniopygia bichenovii) 30
Grey-crowned Babbler (Pomatostomus temporalis) 25
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet (Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus) 20
Comb-crested Jacana (Irediparra gallinacea) 20
Noisy Friarbird (Philemon corniculatus) 20
Green Pygmy Goose (Nettapus pulchellus) 20
Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) 15
Nankeen Night Heron (Nycticorax caledonicus) 12
Black-throated Finch (Poephila cincta) 12
Golden-headed Cisticola (Cisticola exilis) 10
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 10
Forest Kingfisher (Todiramphus macleayii) 8
Intermediate Egret (Egretta intermedia) 8
Apostlebird (Struthidea cinerea) 8
Red-backed Fairywren (Malurus melanocephalus) 8
Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) 7
Brown Treecreeper (Climacteris picumnus) 6 race melanota (which looks very unlike Brown and is almost entirely arboreal)
White-throated Honeyeater (Melithreptus albogularis) 6
Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) 6
Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus striatus) 6
Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles) 6
Scarlet Myzomela (Myzomela sanguinolenta) 6
Pied Butcherbird (Cracticus nigrogularis) 6
Australasian Grebe (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae) 6
White-bellied Cuckooshrike (Coracina papuensis) 6
Blue-winged Kookaburra (Dacelo leachii) 5
Squatter Pigeon (Geophaps scripta) 5
Pheasant Coucal (Centropus phasianinus) 4
Nankeen Kestrel (Falco cenchroides) 4
Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) 3
White-throated Gerygone (Gerygone olivacea) 2
Great Bowerbird (Chlamydera nuchalis) 2
Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus) 2
Red-winged Parrot (Aprosmictus erythropterus) 2
Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus) 2
Spangled Drongo (Dicrurus bracteatus) 2
White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae) 2
Eastern Osprey (Pandion cristatus) 2
Lemon-bellied Flyrobin (Microeca flavigaster) 1
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita) 1
Bush Stone-curlew (Burhinus grallarius) 1
Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen) 1
Australian Hobby (Falco longipennis) 1
White-throated Nightjar (Eurostopodus mystacalis) 1
Yellow Honeyeater (Lichenostomus flavus) 1
Black Kite (Milvus migrans) 1
Torresian Crow (Corvus orru) 1
White-bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) 1
Fairy Gerygone (Gerygone palpebrosa) 1
Australian Owlet-nightjar (Aegotheles cristatus) 1
Blue-faced Honeyeater (Entomyzon cyanotis) 1
Southern Boobook (Ninox boobook) 1
Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus) 1
Brown Honeyeater (Lichmera indistincta) 1
Bar-shouldered Dove (Geopelia humeralis) 1
Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus) 1
Olive-backed Oriole (Oriolus sagittatus) 1
White-browed Crake (Porzana cinerea) 1
Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena) 1
Little Corella (Cacatua sanguinea) 1
Zebra Dove (Geopelia striata) 1
Magpie-lark (Grallina cyanoleuca) 1
Seabirds 2 species
Little Pied Cormorant (Microcarbo melanoleucos) 15
Australasian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae) 6