BIRD WATCHING - MISSION BEACH ONE OF BEST
Here's an independent traveler's opinion of a 24-day bird-watching tour they undertook. Click here
The tour included from the outskirts of Cairns to Daintree Village to the Julatten area to Atherton to Mission Beach
and back to Cairns which was a good birding circuit.
Of the 240 bird species they saw in Far North Queensland, 55 are endemic to Australia and 12 are endemic to only Queensland.
Of the 183 non-Australian Endemic bird species seen, they had only seen 12 species before in North/Central/South America;
i.e. there were 171 new species for them. Overall, 95% of the birds they saw in Far North Queensland were new for them.