The growing Osprey family at Thala

By | August 7th, 2013|Blog|

With the house firmly established after undergoing recent renovations and decorations, the young family continues to grow. It is thought by some that extensions may be necessary to cater for this growing brood, but one thing is clear, the family love their home  - and the neighbourhood. The

Crimson Finch

By | February 15th, 2013|Blog|

Within Thala’s stunning surrounds, it’s the native residents which often lend the resort its vibrant setting. One such resident, which you may occasionally spot around the grounds, is the crimson finch, a flustered looking bird with a bright red face that often enjoys to snack on a hearty

Magpie Goose

By | January 3rd, 2013|Blog|

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. In fact, it comes from a very old family, with one relative, Vegavis iaai, known to subsist approximately 67 million years ago. However,

Official opening of the new bird hide!

By | April 29th, 2010|Blog|

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 newest addition to the host of natural wonders that can be experienced at Thala Beach Lodge. The Bird Hide is nestled within native

Papuan Frogmouth

By | December 15th, 2009|Blog|

It’s a pitch black night here at Thala. A strange repetitive sound ‘zoop zoop zoop zoop’ softly resonates through the rainforest. It is hard to tell which direction it is coming from: But it seems to be generally high up in the canopy. The sea breeze has died

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