Goodbye to Rainbirds and Stormbirds: Cuckoos Fly North for Winter

Bronwen Scott
4 min readApr 9, 2021

A change in season means different sounds in the garden

Although the Coral Sea cyclone season ends officially on 30 April, I am going to make the call right now. Goodbye, swirly things. Hello, dry season.

I live in the Wet Tropics region of Far North Queensland where ‘dry’ means ‘not as soggy as it is for the rest of the year’…

Bronwen Scott

Zoologist, writer, artist, museum fan, enjoying life in the tropical rainforest of Far North Queensland. She/her. Website: