It hasn't been such great weather for getting out to The Great Barrier Reef, but there has been some good birdwatching along the beach areas.
Regular sightings of Beach Stone-Curlew are happening along Wonga Beach, at Newell Beach and along Myall Beach.
Restricted in range to the coastal parts of Northern Australia, the Beach Stone-Curlew (or Beach Thick-knee) inhabits the beaches (usually one pair for each beach) and are normally quite shy and easily disturbed. Tidal mudflats and mangroves are other suitable habitats. They are often a difficult bird for visiting birdwatchers
With huge bills they feed on crabs and other marine invertebrates.
Other recent beach sighting include Collared Kingfisher, Sacred Kingfisher, Pied Oyster-Catcher and Grey-tailed Tattler, along with Osprey and White-bellied Sea-Eagle.