Top spots to find wildlife in Logan
Australian wildlife is some of the most unique in the world – and we can find plenty of it right here on our doorstep in Logan. We’ve consulted with the experts and compiled some top spots for those who want to unleash their inner David Attenborough – or simply enjoy a winter walk through the gorgeous natural landscape in our city. Check out our list below and tell us: Have we missed any? What have you spotted? Let us know!
Berrinba and Eagleby Wetlands are not only beautiful, but they are also a rich source of wildlife. Locals regularly report seeing raptors soaring in the sky, reptiles in and around the water, and over half of Queensland’s bird life have been found at these two locations. Hot tip: head down at dusk for a great chance of seeing wallabies eating in open grass areas or possums, and even the occasional glider, in the trees. You might also catch sight of pelicans during the autumn months from March onwards. Eagleby Wetlands map Berrinba Wetlands map
Spring Mountain Reserve
At this hidden gem in Greenbank, you’ll see some beautiful bird life and butterflies, as well as Eastern grey kangaroos at dusk and dawn enjoying the grassy areas. Google map link
Alexander Clark Park, Loganholme
This popular park is renowned for koala sightings – keep your eye out for the numerous individuals that call the area home. There’s also a colourful bird population here. Hot tip: August to February is koala breeding season, so keep an eye out all over Logan for these marsupials moving around. Google map link
Daisy Hill Conservation Park
Swamp and Red-necked wallabies, Eastern water dragons, Glossy black-cockatoos and some gorgeous bird life could be your picnic companions at this popular spot. Google map link
Cornubia Forest Park
This forest is rich in wildlife, with regular sightings of wallabies, possums, reptiles and birds, as well as the occasional Short-beaked echidna and koala. Google map link
Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek
Birds and insects are common here in spring during wildflower season. The rocky outcrops are the perfect place to spot reptiles and wallabies. Gliders, echidnas, koalas and owls have also been seen. Google map link
Springwood Conservation Park
This is a great spot to see Short-beaked echidnas, lizards, wallabies, possums and gliders. Nocturnal and diurnal bird life can also be found. Google map link
Alberta Park, Wolffdene
Boronia Bushland Reserve
Eastern grey kangaroos are regularly spotted, and frogs can be seen during the wetter months near the creek. Gliders, possums and flying foxes can be found at dusk and during the evening. Birds are also common. Google map link
If you head to one of the natural areas above and see some wildlife, tag us! Use #loganwildlife on social media and let us know what you’ve seen.
You can also submit your pictures to iNaturalist. By including the location of your sighting, you’ll be adding to a biodiversity database that helps inform government decisions that impact wildlife. You don’t need to know what species you are looking at either – the site has experts who will do that for you!
For more resources, head here: Environment – Logan City Council