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Bed, Breakfast and Birds
at Abberton

Set in mature gardens and natural bushland on 11 riverside acres in the heart of Queensland's bird-rich Lockyer Valley, Abberton offers exceptional birding, and expert guiding, coupled with quality accommodation just 5 minutes away.

212 of our 217 recorded species have been observed from the house verandahs (mostly during long and leisurely birding over coffee or tea).Abberton's remarkable bird list stems from its situation at a unique crossroads formed by the conjunction of the Great Dividing Range, running north/south, with the bird highway of Lockyer Creek, which runs from west to east.

Accordingly, at different times of the year we are visited by birds from the north, south, east and west in addition to the substantial number of local residents both here at Abberton, and in a range of nearby bird habitats, ranging from rain forest to wetland.

 



Rainbow Bee-eaters from the verandah

 



Roosting Tawny Frogmouths

More than 400 bird species have been recorded within a day's birding of Abberton, including some of Australia's scarcest birds.

At Abberton itself, our 217 recorded species include 20 different birds of prey and 11 species of cuckoo, as well as Glossy Black, Yellow-tailed Black and Red-tailed Black-Cockatoos and occasional rarities such as Australian Painted Snipe, Lewin's Rail and Black Honeyeater. More than 40 species have nested here, including Rainbow Bee-eater, Sacred Kingfisher, Azure Kingfisher, Pacific Baza, Buff-banded Rail and Speckled Warbler.


And there are other special birds which have been identified nearby, but which haven't got onto the Abberton list yet - such as Red-backed Kingfisher, Red Goshawk, Black-necked Stork, or Red-necked Avocet.

For a full annotated Abberton Species List
or an annotated Lockyer Valley list click here


Brown Goshawk on the verandah


Rose Robin

Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo in the garden

Eastern Whipbird


Bill and Eileen

 Bill & Eileen Jolly at home at Abberton,
 

and, more recently, birding on the Kinabatangan River in Borneo.

 



Please feel free to CONTACT US with any questions !
We are always pleased to answer any queries and to help 
you in any way we can to plan your trip to Queensland.


email us at:   jollyabberton@bigpond.com

Abberton Birding,  PO Box 53,  Helidon,  Queensland  4344, Australia

Tel: 07 4697 6111     International:  +61  7  4697 6111