With its reputation for excellent bird watching, Tin Can Bay's foreshore hosts the 4Km "Foreshore Bird Walk" that includes signs indicating the species you are likely to see at particular points along the way. A checklist is also available online here for anyone who would like to tick off the species they see.
Tin Can Bay Foreshore Bird Walk's species list and map provided by Birding Cooloola
Running from Norman Point to the end of Toolara Rd, the Foreshore Bird Walk runs between lawns and beneath shade trees just above the intertidal zone, making it a pleasure for keen and casual bird watchers, as well as for families out for a leisurely stroll or bike ride.
The Foreshore Bird Walk is flat, paved, and a pleasure to explore
There are public toilet facilities at each end, and Norman Point has a superb park with a playground, picnic, and BBQ facilities. There are also numerous picnic shelters with water fountains installed along the way.
Excellent facilities are installed along the entire walk, as well as at either end
At high tide, the water comes right up close to the lawn running along the pathway, while at low tide the extensive mudflats become home to many feeding waders and sea birds. This area is a Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance site that is a crucial feeding site for many Arctic breeding waders before they begin their return flight home.
The mudflats, so important to many migratory birds, are exposed at low tide
The Tin Can Bay Foreshore Walk, with its stunning wildlife and excellent facilities, is well-signposted and free. Visitors are asked to please keep their dogs on the leash to protect the resident birds and wildlife.
Look out for the excellent interpretive signs installed along the way