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THE CAIRNS ESPLANADE – A WORLD FAMOUS BIRD WATCHING LOCATION

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ABC Far North wildlife correspondent Martin Cohen and I have travelled far and wide this year to observe the amazing birds and animals of far north Queensland. One of the best things about living in FNQ is that you don’t have to travel very far from home to see wildlife. In fact one of the best spots is right in the heart of the Cairns CBD – the Cairns Esplanade.

The Nard, as old time Cairns locals call it, is famous the world over as a great birdwatching spot. On any day you’ll meet bird-watchers from many nations here, equipped with some amazing cameras and scopes, marvelling at the birds that come in looking for food in the mud flat when the tide is just right. Pelicans, egrets, terns, all sorts.

LISTEN to Martin talk about what you might see here

Dr Martin Cohen is ABC Far North wildlife correspondent. Hear him on radio Wednesday afternoons at 445 or search for him on your podcast ap

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