Crimson Finch

February 2013

crimson finch

Within Thala’s stunning surrounds, it’s the native residents which often lend the resort its vibrant setting. One such resident, which you may occas… More…

Magpie Goose

January 2013

Magpie Goose

While sounding like some disturbing hybrid mutation that swoops residents while making loud honking noises, the magpie goose is a species in its own right… More…

Yellow Honeyeater

December 2012

Yellow Honeyeater Australia

With a name like Yellow Honeyeater, it’s no wonder this bird often chirps happily, as it conjures up such lovely imagery. It’s also a fortunate bir… More…

Brahminy Kite

December 2012

Brahminy Kite

While sounding like a sweet bird, the Brahminy Kite is not to be trifled with. With piercing dark eyes and a strongly aquiline yellow beak, the bird is primar… More…

Red-tailed Black Cockatoo

December 2012

Red Tailed Black Cockatoo

Look to the skies in the country’s north, particularly during dry periods, and you may see (or hear) a strange and beautiful bird. A dark creature with red… More…

The Rainbow Lorikeet

November 2012

Rainbow Lorikeet

A colourful addition to the treetops of Far North Queensland is the rainbow lorikeet. Possessing a stunning chromatic plumage in the form of a deep-blue he… More…

Crested Hawk

August 2012

Crested Hawks

With generous, piercing eyes and a unique hunting technique, the Crested Hawk, also known as the colloquial sounding Pacific Bazza, is a character all of i… More…

The Spangled Drongo

August 2012

Spangled Drongo

There’s not many names that suit the character of a creature as aptly as the Spangled Drongo, a sort of yobo of the avian world that’s earned its name thro… More…

Macleay’s Honeyeater

July 2012

Mccleays Honeyeater

Endemic to Far North Queensland, between Cooktown and the southern end of the Paluma Range, the Macleay’s Honeyeater is an inconspicuous species that f… More…

Yellow Bellied Sunbird

June 2012


Adorned with a metallic blue chest and throat, and a bright plumage true to its name, the Yellow-bellied Sunbird can be found fluttering about the forest su… More…

The Bush Stone Curlew

June 2012

Bush Stone Curlew Australia

In the open forests and woodlands of Australia, particularly in the north, there roams a long legged, ground dwelling bird called the Bush Stone Curlew. Oc… More…

Official opening of the new bird hide!

April 2010

Amongst peaceful doves and under the watchful eye of the resident nesting pair of Osprey, David Anderson and the team at Thala officially launched the newe… More…

Australian Birds at Thala

October 2009

Some new and fairly rare species of Australian birds are being seen at Thala probably due to the very dry period. A Noisy Pitta (Pitta versicolor) has been sp… More…

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