Also nestled in the Davenport Ranges, and part of a greater network of waterholes, Whistle Duck is a serene spot for bird watching.
Some birds in this area include the sacred kingfisher, Black-chinned Honeyeater, straw-necked ibis and whistling kite.
Lagoons and tablelands
The only reserve in Australia established for the conservation of Mitchell Grassland communities, Connells Lagoon Conservation Reserve is situated in the heart of the Barkly Tablelands.
The Lagoon, originally established for the protection of the Mitchell Grassland communities. A location to visit with one of our bird specialists, Connells Lagoon can provide some extraordinary species, however regular species include the Flock Bronzewing, Pictorella Mannikin, Red-chested Button-quail, and the Letter-winged Kite.
Head to the popular camping spot at Renner Springs, which also attracts birds through a natural spring, known as Mud Springs, and Lake Woods is a major breeding habitat for many inland birds, including pelicans, cormorants, darters, straw neck and Glossy ibis.
- Crimson Chat
- Spinifex bird
- Variegate Fairy Wren
- Hardhead duck
- Grey Teal duck
- Little Eagle
- Red-tailed Black Cockatoo
- Black-chinned Honeyeater
- Straw-neck Ibis
- Whistling Kite
These are just a few, for a more comprehensive list of birds in the Northern Territory please download the Bird Checklist (PDF).