Catbirds, Victoria's Riflebirds, Tooth-billed Bowerbirds,
King Parrots, Wompoo Fruit Doves,
Grey-Headed Robins, Eastern
Whipbirds, Brush Turkeys, Orange-Footed
Scrubfowl and many other rainforest native bird species are common
sightings from your accommodation at Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodge
Cassowaries are frequent visitors to the Lake
Eacham National Park.
Each Unit is supplied with binoculars, bird encyclopaedias, maps, and
Keen birdwatchers can view many species from their Lodges and laugh at the antics of
the dozens of Brush Turkeys, who
squabble over the food John feeds them daily at 5 PM while giving an informative
commentary on resident rainforest birds. By placing bread and fruit on the front railing
during daylight hours you will attract Spotted Catbirds
and Lewin's Honeyeaters.
Adding meat brings in the
On most nights you can hear the calls of the Boobook Owl
and Lesser Sooty Owl. While on
nights you can enjoy the magnificent
atmosphere created by the mating calls of the normally shy Orange-Footed Scrubfowl.
For approximately 3 months of the year between September and January, Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodge
plays host to 7 mating male Tooth-billed
Bowerbirds who clear a 3 metre circular stage on the rainforest floor and
attempt by careful leaf arrangements and mimicry of all sounds of the rainforest to court
the females. Depending on his skill an individual male Tooth-billed Bowerbirds may
mate with all of the females or none of them but regardless of this he will still maintain
his stage for the whole of the season.
Crimson Rosellas and King Parrots add a flash of colour to
"The Chambers" rainforest clearing.
From your unit you can see Victoria's
Riflebirds feeding on insects under the bark on the sides of the rainforest
trees. In the spring you can hear the rasping mating calls of the riflebirds coming out of
the rainforest. If the rasping sound is continuous, walk towards it and look for the
mating riflebirds about 5 metres above the forest floor on a broken off tree or horizontal
branch. The riflebird is the closest thing we have in Australia to the birds of paradise
and their mating display is one of the most precious bird watching sightings of the
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