Wildlife Watching

Wild Black Swan FamilyThere are over 100 different species of wild animals living freely at Kingbilli.  It has taken us over 30 years to make the property the perfect habitat for these amazing critters… and we love each and every one of them!

How many do your kids think they can find?  They might have to rise early… or go out after dark… hunt for burrows or nesting sites… track footprints… or even identify scats to tick each species of the list!  You’ll find a copy of this list and easy-to-follow species guide-books and a torch in your cottage… but for some insider knowledge, seek out our resident behavioural biologist, Georgina, for some tips during your stay.

Here’s the list! Now ready… set… spot!


Agile Antechinus
Brush-tailed Phascogale
Common Brushtail Possum
Common Ringtail Possum
Eastern Pygmy Possum
Feathertail Glider
Long-Nosed Bandicoot
Sugar Glider



Native Placental Mammals

Eastern Freetail Bat
Lesser Long-Eared Bat
Little Forest Bat
Native Water Rat
Native Bush Rat


Brown Tree Frog
Eastern Common Froglet
Eastern Banjo Frog (aka Pobblebonk Frog)
Plains Froglet
Spotted Marsh Frog


Eastern Long-necked Turtle
Grass Skink
Southern Blue Tongue Lizard
Jacky Dragon
Swamp Skink

…and of course, the occasional…
Tiger Snake
Eastern Brown Snake
Red Bellied Black Snake
… but these are lovingly relocated into
the bush by Georgina, far away from our cottages
and other animals, so you are unlikely to see one.

Birds of Prey

Australian Kestrel
Brown Falcon
Little Falcon
Peregrine Falcon
Swamp Harrier
Wedge-Tailed Eagle
Australian Owlet Nightjar
Tawny Frogmouth
Barn Owl
Powerful Owl
Sooty Owl
Southern Boobook Owl


White-Winged Choughs
Pied Currawong
Australian Magpie
Australian Raven
Willie Wagtail


Brush Cuckoo
Fantailed Cuckoo
Horsfields Bronze Cuckoo
Pallid Cuckoo
Shining Bronze Cuckoo
Black-Faced Cuckoo Shrike
Little Cuckoo Shrike


Leaden Flycatcher
Restless Flycatcher
Satin Flycatcher
Jacky Winter
Grey Shrike Thrush
Ground (Bassian) Thrush

Forest & Woodland Birds

Satin Bower Bird
Grey Fantail
Rufous Fantail
Australian Ground Lark
Australian Magpie Lark
Rufous Songl Lark
Singing Bush Lark
Black-Faced Monarch
Olive Backed Oriole
Spotted Pardalote
Striated Pardalote
Eastern Yellow Robin
Flame Robin
Hooded Robin
Pink Robin
Red-Capped Robin
Scarlet Robin
Crested Shriketit
Varied Sitella
Brown Thornbill
Little Thornbill
Striated Thornbill
Yellow Thornbill
Yellow-Rumped Thornbill
Superb Fairy Wren
Scrub Wren
Brown Treecreeper
Red-browed Treecreeper
White-Throated Treecreeper
Golden Whistler
Olive Whistler
Rufous Whistler

Ground & Grass Dwellers

Pilot Bird
Peaceful Dove
Red-Browed Finch
Zebra Finch
Diamond Firetail
Little Grassbird
Brush Bronzewing Pigeon
Common Bronzewing Pigeon
Wonga Pigeon
Brown Quail
Stubble Quail
Clamorous Reed Warbler


Fairy Martin
Tree Martin
Welcome Swallow
Dusky Woodswallow
Masked Woodswallow


Gang Gang Cockatoo
Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo
Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo
Little Lorikeet
King Parrot
Crimson Rosella
Eastern Rosella


Eurasian Coot
Great Cormorant
Little Black Cormorant
Little Pied Cormorant
Pied Cormorant
Hardheaded Duck
Maned (Wood) Duck
Mountain Duck
Pacific Black Duck
Cattle Egret
Little Egret
Great Egret
Great Crested Grebe
Hoary-Headed Grebe
Little Grebe
Pacific Heron
White-Faced Heron
Sacred Ibis
Straw-Necked Ibis
Masked Lapwing (aka Spurwing Plover)
Dusky Moorhen
Australian Pelican
Buff-Banded Rail
Yellow-Billed Spoonbill
Black Swan