Eagleby Wetlands, Eagleby, Queensland

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Eagleby Wetland Reserve, a re-claimed wetland around a water treatment plant on the Albert River, is located between the Logan and Albert Rivers on the Gold Coast. The Wetlands feature varied bird habitats such as melaleuca and brackish swamps, freshwater lakes, woodlands, cane fields and open grassland.

203 Australian native bird species have been recorded in the Reserve, including 17 of the 24 Australian Raptors, and almost half of the species found in Queensland. The Eagleby Wetland Reserve is a popular birding location for avi-tourists.

[top]Getting there

Between Brisbane and the Gold Coast off the Pacific Motorway at Eagleby

[top]When to go

Anytime - Summer migrants including Bee-eaters and shorebirds

Winter is good for Raptors.


  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
  • Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
  • Viewing Platform

[top]Key species

Over 200 species have been recorded.

At the stage one development near the sewerage treatment plant on Logan Street birds such as Australian Shoveler, Chestnut Teal, Magpie Geese, Pied Cormorant, Glossy lbis and White-necked Heron have been recorded, together with many other species. Brahminy Kite, Pale-headed Rosella, Striated Heron, Red-backed, Superb and Variegated Fairy-wrens, White-naped Honeyeater, Brown Honeyeater, White-throated Gerygone, Mangrove Gerygone, Striated Pardalote and Spangled Drongo.

On Eagleby Road, Black-necked Stork are seen here periodically, as well as various raptors, wrens. waders and grass frequenting blrds such as finches and Golden-headed Cisticola. Rainbow Bee-eater, Chestnut-breasted Mannikin, Double-barred Finch, Comb-crested Jacana, Mangrove Honeyeater, Mangrove Gerygone, Azure and Sacred Kingfisher, Pheasant Coucal, Tawny Grassbird and White-breasted Woodswallow are just a few of the species one can find here. The rare Painted Snipe and Pectoral Sandpiper have also been found on the lagoon here.




[top]Maps & GPS


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Superb Fairy-wren
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Variegated Fairy-wren
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Latham's Snipe
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Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
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Black-necked Stork
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