Baldwin Swamp Environmental Park


The “Jewel in the Crown”  of Bundaberg. Baldwin Swamp can be found right in the heart of Bundaberg within walking distance of the CBD. There are walkways and pathways through wetlands, rainforest, vine forest, grasslands and eucalyptus forest. There are several entrances but the 2 easiest are off Steindl St opposite Steptoe St, and George St.

Expect to see waterbirds in and around the ponds, doves and quails feeding on the ground, finches and fairy-wrens flitting back and forth across the paths, Dollarbirds and Rainbow Bee-eaters hawking overhead and nesting bazas and goshawks.

It’s not hard to find 40-50 species in an hour’s stroll as there has been over 150 species recorded here.

The following is a list of birds recorded since the 2013 floods.

  1. Brown Quail
  2. Black Swan
  3. Australian Wood Duck
  4. Magpie Goose
  5. Cotton Pygmy-Goose
  6. Hardhead
  7. Pacific Black Duck
  8. Australasian Grebe
  9. Spotted Dove*
  10. Rock Dove*
  11. Peaceful Dove
  12. Crested Pigeon
  13. Tawny Frogmouth
  14. Australasian Darter
  15. Little Black Cormorant
  16. Little Pied Cormorant
  17. Australian Pelican
  18. White-faced Heron
  19. Little Egret
  20. Eastern Great Egret
  21. Intermediate Egret
  22. Nankeen Night Heron
  23. Striated Heron
  24. Australian White Ibis
  25. Royal Spoonbill
  26. Pacific Baza
  27. Whistling Kite
  28. Brown Goshawk
  29. Brahminy Kite
  30. Eastern Osprey
  31. White-bellied Sea-Eagle
  32. Nankeen Kestrel
  33. Buff-banded Rail
  34. Dusky Moorhen
  35. Purple Swamphen
  36. Black-fronted Dotterel
  37. Masked Lapwing
  38. Silver Gull
  39. Galah
  40. Long-billed Corella
  41. Little Corella
  42. Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
  43. Rainbow Lorikeet
  44. Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
  45. Eastern Koel
  46. Pheasant Coucal
  47. Southern Boobook
  48. Azure Kingfisher
  49. Laughing Kookaburra
  50. Sacred Kingfisher
  51. Rainbow Bee-eater
  52. Dollarbird
  53. Red-backed Fairy-Wren
  54. White-browed Scrubwren
  55. Mangrove Gerygone
  56. Lewin’s Honeyeater
  57. Brown Honeyeater
  58. Blue-faced Honeyeater
  59. Little Friarbird
  60. Noisy Miner
  61. Black-faced Cuckoo-Shrike
  62. Varied Triller
  63. Rufous Whistler
  64. Grey Shrike-Thrush
  65. Little Shrike-Thrush
  66. Olive-backed Oriole
  67. Australasian Figbird
  68. White-breasted Woodswallow
  69. Grey Butcherbird
  70. Pied Butcherbird
  71. Australian Magpie
  72. Torresian Crow
  73. Willie Wagtail
  74. Leaden Flycatcher
  75. Magpie-Lark
  76. Spangled Drongo
  77. Silvereye
  78. Welcome Swallow
  79. Fairy Martin
  80. Mistletoebird
  81. Double-barred Finch