Karumba Birds Life including migratory species – parrots, finches, honeyeater, herons, birds of prey, brolgas

Karumba Birds Life

The Gulf area is home to numerous and diverse species of birds including migratory species – parrots, finches, honeyeater, herons, birds of prey, brolgas and much much more. Karumba being located on the coastline with savannah grassland, meandering wetlands stretching up to 30km inland, savannah scrub and coastal mangrove environments is a virtual birdwatchers paradise.

The Gulf Savannah extends from the Great Dividing Range in the east, to the Northern Territory border in the west – covering around 186,000 sq kilometers. There are vast flat plains around the southern Gulf area stretching to the south. To the east and southwest of the region there are rising uplands. Savannah grasses, shrubs and trees along with a rich variety of wildlife provides a landscape which really is – amazing!

The southwest area of the Gulf region is heavily mineralized and is part of the north west mineral province. The Gulf’s land area can be compared to being approximately 80% the size of Victoria. There is an annual water run-off equivalent to almost 30% the national total – this is larger then the Murray Darling basin!

The Gulf Savannah features a tropical climate – wet season in the summer and dry season through the winter. The temperatures range from a daily average maximum of 33°c and minimum of 20°c, with an approximate rainfall of 900 mm per annum.

There are two bio-regions in the Gulf:

The Northern Gulf – Resource Management Group – NRM and

The Southern Gulf – Catchments – NRM

The role of these groups is to produce strategies for the management and protection of the bio-regions. Supporting this process at the catchment level, are catchment co-ordination and Landcare groups.

There are 20 wetlands in the Gulf region and the Gulf is drained by 28 drainage basins, with the majority of streams flowing north and northwest into the Gulf of Carpentaria. These river basins include the Mitchell, Flinders, Gilbert, Leichhardt, Nicholson, Norman and Staaten.

Following are various photos provided from Karumba locals – Rose & Jockey Bouwens.

  1. Rainbow Bee Eater Bird
  2. Black Faced Wood Swallow Bird
  3. Black Winged Stilt Bird
  4. Blue Winged Kookaburras Bird
  5. Blue Faced Honeyeater Bird
  6. Brahamy Kite Bird
  7. Jabiru and Whistling Kite Bird
  8. Glossy Ibis Bird
  9. Pheasant Coucal Bird
  10. Dollar Bird
  11. Magpie Geese Bird
  12. Great Bower Bird
  13. Pied Heron Bird
  14. Red Tailed Black Cockatoo Bird
  15. Silver Gull Bird
  16. Wedge Tailed Eagle Bird
  17. White Eyed Honeyeater Bird
  18. Willy Wag Tail Bird
  19. Zebra Finch Bird
  20. Pelican Bird
  21. Osprey Sea Eagle Bird


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Tags: Rainbow Bee Eater Bird, Black Faced Wood Swallow Bird, Black Winged Stilt Bird, Blue Winged Kookaburras Bird, Blue Faced Honeyeater Bird, Brahamy Kite Bird, Jabiru and Whistling Kite Bird, Glossy Ibis Bird, Pheasant Coucal Bird, Dollar Bird, Magpie Geese Bird, Great Bower Bird, Pied Heron Bird, Red Tailed Black Cockatoo Bird, Silver Gull Bird, Wedge Tailed Eagle Bird, White Eyed Honeyeater Bird, Willy Wag Tail Bird, Zebra Finch Bird, Pelican Bird, Osprey Sea Eagle Bird