The Far South region presents interesting geographical-botanical country, with an extensive coastline to the east and predominantly National Park-World Heritage Area to the west. Roads, small towns and settlements are mostly confined to the coastal hinterland in between.
We are fortunate here to find just about every Tasmanian plant community type, represented on a transect line from Southport Lagoon Conservation Area to Mt La Perouse. This is unusual in such a short distance and provides a wide range of habitats for many species of bird. This rich diversity of birds is a natural highlight of the region, with most habitat types being reasonably accessible, whether by car eg. Hartz Mountains – rainforest/alpine, on foot, eg. South Cape Bay – eucalypt forest/coastal or by train eg. Southport Lagoon – sedgeland/heathland.
From the rich blue of the Superb Fairy Wren to the silent glide of the White-bellied Sea-Eagle, from the raucous cry of the Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo to the night call of the Tawny Frogmouth… there are many birds in this Far South region to be enjoyed by the quiet observer.