Byron Bay Bird Watching


Planula Retreat is a Bird Watcher’s Paradise

Serious birders will find Planula a fantastic base, as not only will you find a huge list of bird species on our over 50 acres of bushland, we are also able to provide you with access to West Byron Wetlands.

The award winning Byron Bay Integrated Water Management Reserve is a contemporary example of environmental resource management in action. The reserve also incorporates an interpretive centre that can be booked for use during educational field trips.

The list of bird species that can be sighted at Planula and West Byron Wetlands can be found below, or download our handy pdf document ‘Birds of Byron Bay – West Byron Wetlands’


Whether you just ‘like’ birds or you are a serious bird watcher or even a ‘twitcher’ on a mission to tick off some of the rare species than can be found around Planula and West Byron Wetlands, you have found the right place to stay. Peaceful accommodation at what we call the ‘last oasis’ in Byron Bay.

We have a special key tag and the official permit for entering the Byron Bay Integrated Water Management Reserve. Access is possible Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from dawn to dusk (6.30 am – 6.30pm AEST & 6.00am to 8.00pm AEDST).

Please also check out the wonderful bird photographs taken at West Byron Wetlands by Deborah Pearse.


Photos on this page from wikipedia.

The below video was filmed at West Byron Wetlands by Larry Larstead. Music by another popular Byron Bay local, Andy Holm.

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