An extraordinarily diverse range of birds that can be seen at Eumarella Shores due to its unique biodiversity and location, from estuary to sclerophyll forest to rainforest to wallum wildflower wetlands.
Lake Weyba plays a key ecological role within Southeast Queensland and this has been recognised by many organisations, including the Commonwealth Government who have listed the lake as a Wetland Of National Importance. The Noosa Parks Association included the lake in a RAMSAR submission, acknowledging the lakes international importance for migratory birds. Lake Weyba is also an integral section of the Noosa Biosphere, Queensland’s first UNESCO Biosphere.
Bird watchers frequent the area as the diverse range of habitat attracts numerous threatened species of waterbirds and migratory species, including the Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) which is the subject of the Japanese Australian Migratory Bird Agreement (JAMBA). Jabirus (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus) are regularly sited hunting along the rocky shores of the lake predominately along the northern shores. Numerous species of raptors utilise ancient eucalypts along the shore for roosting sites, along with cockatoos including the Glossy Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus lathami).