At North Farm, we are blessed to live in a beautiful wildlife corridor, complete with an incredible array of bird life.

In 2016, an experienced birdwatcher came to stay with us on Retreat and documented his species sightings over 3 days. As a real treat for us, he compiled a list of 56 species of beautiful birds that visit our patch of paradise.

Jen still has that precious handwritten text today…

Spend a few minutes with us immersed in morning birdsong

as you browse our list of feathered friends…



During this video, you’ll hear:


Eastern Whipbird

Rainbow Lorikeet (loudest as always)

Lewin’s Honeyeater

Willy Wagtai


Wonga Pigeon

Australian Magpie

King Parrot

Pied Butcherbird


Noisy Friarbird (we suspect)

Little Wattlebird

Torresian Crow

…and a rare species of…goat!

North Farm Bird Species

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Brown Pigeon

Crested Pigeon

Wonga Pigeon

Wompoo Pigeon

Bar-shouldered Dove

Emerald Dove

Spotted Turtle Dove

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

King Parrot


Rainbow Lorikeet

Laughing Kookaburra

Mistletoe Bird

Sacred Kingfisher

Channel-billed Cuckoo

Fantailed Cuckoo

Brush Cuckoo


White-throated Treecreeper

Superb Fairy Wren

Striated Pardalote

White-browed Scrubwren

Brown Thornbill

Brown Gerygone

Little Wattlebird

Blue-faced Honeyeater

Lewin’s Honeyeater

Yellow-faced Honeyeater

Scarlet Honeyeater

Eastern Spinebill

Eastern Whipbird

Eastern Yellow Robin

Grey Strike-thrush

Golden Whistler

Grey Fantail

Rufus Fantail

Willy Wagtail

Black-faced monarch

Spectacled Monarch

Spangled Drongo


Olive Backed Oriole


Green Catbird

Regent Bowerbird

Satin Bowerbird

Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike


Pied Butcherbird

Varied Triller

Australian Magpie

Torresian Crow

Welcome Swallow

Red-browed Firetail



We are also blessed to live within ‘cooee’ of the Dorrigo National Park, where they have a wonderful – and wheelchair accessible – ‘Walk with the Birds’ Boardwalk where you and your tribe can discover some of the 130 bird species that have been recorded in Dorrigo. Accessibility is described as ‘easy’, so allow yourself at least 30 minutes to meander in this paradise.

There is a branch of BirdLife Australia in the Northern Rivers, so check out their website for even more information about the rich diversity of beautiful birds in our region. The Bellingen, DorrigoCoffs Harbour and Sawtell regions have plenty of bird-watching opportunities. Click on each individual link for more information, and check out the videos below:


Coffs Coast Woodland Birds Video from Coffs Coast on Vimeo.

Come and stay at North Farm. For the sheer beauty and connection with all that nature has to offer…XX
We have wheelchair accessible accommodation and facilities, as well as a list of accessibility resources in our region, to tempt you with even more reasons to visit our beautiful retreat.

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