Trip report:Brisbane,Lamington

Subject: Trip report:Brisbane,Lamington
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 1998 10:51:35 +1000
Hi everyone,
thanks to all who replied to my request for information on Brisbane mangrove 
areas and Lamington NP a couple of weeks 
ago.  I spent a couple of days working where I was lucky enough to meet some 
other Birding-aus subscribers and also see 
the resisent Queensland Uni Bush Stonecurlews.  On the Saturday I had about 
three hours to kill waiting for my family to 
arrive at the airport and spent it at the mangrove boardwalk at Wynnum and was 
very impressed by the spot.  The morning 
was clear and warm and the birds were very vocal.  The Collared Kingfishers 
were very evident with the first one being 
seen out on the mudflats with the Godwits and Curlews.  In the Mangroves both 
White-throated and Mangrove Gerygone were 
conspicuous by there calls and got good views of both.  Also of interest here 
was Scarlet Honeyeater, Mistletoebird and 
a single Shining Bronze-Cuckoo (do some regularly overwinter here?).  I then 
moved on to Lota and saw a single Mangrove 
Honeyeater and again a number of Mangrove Gerygone.  Also here I was lucky 
enough to have a Collared Kingfisher and a 
Sacred Kinfisher almost on the same branch where I could get a very good 
comparison of the two.
On the Monday we drove up to Lamington where we stayed for two nights.  
Lamington was a little quiet but got great views 
of Logrunner which were very common aroung the Lodge.  The Regent and Satin 
Bowerbirds are also very common and very 
obliging especially if you have some sultanas early in the morning.  We also 
saw a single Albert's Lyrebird but heard 
many more calling through the rainforest.  Not many pigeons around at this time 
of year but we did see Wonga Pigeon, 
Brown Cuckoo-dove and Topknot Pigeon.  Fairly complete lists for each area 

Best Wishes
John Boyce

Brisbane area list
Australian Wood Duck
Pacific Black Duck      
Australian Pelican
Cattle Egret
Striated Heron
Australian White Ibis
Straw-necked Ibis
Brahminy Kite
Dusky Moorhen
Eurasian Coot   
Bar-tailed Godwit
Eastern Curlew
Bush Stone-curlew
Pied Oystercatcher      
Masked Lapwing
Silver Gull     
Caspian Tern    
Rock Dove       
Spotted Turtle-Dove     
Crested Pigeon
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Rainbow Lorikeet
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
Little Lorikeet
Pale-headed Rosella
Shining Bronze-Cuckoo
Laughing Kookaburra
Sacred Kingfisher
Collared Kingfisher
White-throated Treecreeper
Mangrove Gerygone
White-throated Gerygone
Blue-faced Honeyeater
Noisy Miner
Mangrove Honeyeater
Brown Honeyeater
Scarlet Honeyeater
Grey Shrike-thrush
Grey Fantail
Willie Wagtail
Black-faced Cuckoo-Shrike
Grey Butcherbird
Pied Butcherbird
Australian Magpie
Torresian Crow
House Sparrow
Welcome Swallow
Fairy Martin
Golden-headed Cisticola
Common Starling
Common Myna

Lamington List
Australian Brush-turkey
Wedge-tailed Eagle
Brown Cuckoo-Dove
Wonga Pigeon
Topknot Pigeon
Australian King-Parrot
Crimson Rosella
Laughing Kookaburra
Albert's Lyrebird
White-throated Treecreeper
Superb Fairy-wren
Spotted Pardalote
Yellow-throated Scrubwren
White-browed Scrubwren
Brown Thornbill
Lewin's Honeyeater
Yellow-faced Honeyeater
Eastern Spinebill
Eastern Yellow Robin
Eastern Whipbird
Varied Sittella
Grey Shrike-thrush
Grey Fantail
Grey Butcherbird
Pied Butcherbird
Australian Magpie
Pied Currawong
Torresian Crow
Green Catbird
Regent Bowerbird
Satin Bowerbird
Welcome Swallow
Bassian Thrush

Best Wishes
John Boyce

Department of Microbiology
Monash University
Clayton, 3168
Vic. Australia
phone: work:  9905 4838
       home:  9376 6641

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