Monday, June 23, 2014


In this post I have featured some of the bird life we encountered during our four day stay at Narawntapu. 

Narawntapu from Archers Knob

Dodging the wombats around the campground were these Native-hens, one of the largest members of the family Rallidae, and also flightless. We saw these quirky birds throughout Tasmania, wherever there was any freshwater wetlands.

Tasmanian Native-hen

On Bakers Beach we came across a small party of Hooded Plovers. Tasmania is probably the best place to see these stunning little shore-birds, where they are still relatively common compared to their mainland counterparts.

Hooded Plover

Silver Gull

On the freshwater lake at Springlawn there were a few distant ducks, but closer to shore a lone grebe popped up for a photo opportunity in between dives.

Hoary-headed Grebe

In the scrub between lake and beach a few bush birds were present, trying their best to be the worst possible photographic subjects. In this they succeeded!

Tasmanian Thornbill

Golden Whistler - female 

On the job!

This great little National Park is a fantastic introduction to Tasmania and its wildlife and a must see for any nature lovers planning a trip to Tassie. Highly recommended!

Bakers Beach

Cheers & Happy Birding


  1. Looks like you had a great trip. Enjoy both your posts. Good work, John.

  2. Thanks for your kind comments Wai Mun. We spent ten weeks in Tasmania and it still wasn't enough.