Green Mountains - Lamington National Park

The Green Mountains Section of Lamington is home to O'reillys Guest House as well as an amazing National Parks campground. The birding in this area is amongst the best in the world.

Getting There

Easily accessible by car. No public transport but tour buses travel there regularly.

GPS Coordinates 28°13.818′S, 153°8.124′E


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Butterflies 3 species
Macleay's Swallowtail (Graphium macleayanus) 1
Large Citrus Butterfly, Orchard Butterfly, Orchard Swallowtail (Papilio aegeus) 1
Blue Triangle (Graphium sarpedon) 1
Mammals 2 species
Red-necked Pademelon (Thylogale thetis) 7
Whiptail Wallaby (Macropus parryi) 5 1 also dead on roadside
Land Birds 44 species
Yellow-throated Scrubwren (Sericornis citreogularis) 44
White-browed Scrubwren (Sericornis frontalis) 23
Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans) 23
Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis) 17
Satin Bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus) 15 about 50% males; Male attending an active bower in the picnic ground.
Regent Bowerbird (Sericulus chrysocephalus) 13 including 6 breeding plumage males
Australian Logrunner (Orthonyx temminckii) 10 all male-female pairs
Eastern Whipbird (Psophodes olivaceus) 10
Australian Brushturkey (Alectura lathami) 10
Brown Gerygone (Gerygone mouki) 8
Lewin's Honeyeater (Meliphaga lewinii) 8
Pied Currawong (Strepera graculina) 8
Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena) 5
Grey Shrikethrush (Colluricincla harmonica) 4
Rose Robin (Petroica rosea) 4
Australian King Parrot (Alisterus scapularis) 4
Large-billed Scrubwren (Sericornis magnirostra) 3
Eastern Spinebill (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris) 3 Observed, among others, a pair bark-foraging like sitella.
Marbled Frogmouth (Podargus ocellatus) 3
Wonga Pigeon (Leucosarcia melanoleuca) 3
Torresian Crow (Corvus orru) 3
Superb Fairywren (Malurus cyaneus) 2
Grey Fantail (Rhipidura albiscapa) 2
Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys) 2
Paradise Riflebird (Ptiloris paradiseus) 2 heard only
Green Catbird (Ailuroedus crassirostris) 2
Australian Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis) 2
Topknot Pigeon (Lopholaimus antarcticus) 2
Albert's Lyrebird (Menura alberti) 1
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita) 1
Shining Bronze Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx lucidus) 1
Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis) 1
Rufous Fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons) 1
Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) 1
Brown Thornbill (Acanthiza pusilla) 1
Varied Triller (Lalage leucomela) 1 heard
Russet-tailed Thrush (Zoothera heinei) 1
Slender-billed Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia amboinensis) 1
Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis) 1
Brown Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia phasianella) 1
White-throated Treecreeper (Cormobates leucophaea) 1
Red-browed Finch (Neochmia temporalis) 1
Bassian Thrush (Zoothera lunulata) 1
Noisy Pitta (Pitta versicolor) 1
Damselflies 1 species
Whitewater Rockmaster (Diphlebia lestoides) 1
Terrestrial Reptiles 4 species
Eastern Water-skink (Eulamprus quoyii) 2
Carpet & Diamond Pythons (Morelia spilota) 2
Lace Monitor (Varanus varius) 1
Land Mullet (Bellatorias major) 1