BA-NQG Redden Island Field Trip

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Subject: BA-NQG Redden Island Field Trip
From: "Keith and Lindsay Fisher" <>
Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2000 21:00:06 +1000
The Birds-Australia North Queensland Group had a very successful 3 hr. trip
to Redden Island (which is at Machins Beach, north of Cairns Airport, North
Queensland). The Island is accessed by a road bridge over Redden Creek.
Highlights of the morning were White-eared Monarch (new species for this
area), whilst looking at a Little Kingfisher perched in Redden Creek a
Great-billed Heron flew behind it before a pair of Sacred Kingfishers and
then a Collared Kingfisher flew in and perch nearby giving everyone present
great views. A memorable five minutes. The full mornings list is below.

Australian Pelican
White-faced Heron
Eastern Reef Egret
Great-billed Heron
Great Egret
Striated Heron
Australian White Ibis
Black-necked Stork
Brahminy Kite
Bar-tailed Godwit
Pied Oystercatcher
Masked Lapwing
Silver Gull
Crested Tern
Little Tern
Peaceful Dove
Bar-shouldered Dove
Little Kingfisher
Laughing Kookaburra
Forest Kingfisher
Sacred Kingfisher
Collared Kingfisher
Rainbow Bee-eater
Lovely Fairy-wren
Striated Pardalote
Large-billed Gerygone
Fairy Gerygone
Helmeted Friarbird
Yellow-spotted Honeyeater
Graceful Honeyeater
White-throated Honeyeater
Brown Honeyeater
Brown-backed Honeyeater
Grey Whistler
Spectacled Monarch
White-eared Monarch
Leaden Flycatcher
Shining Flycatcher
Rufous Fantail
Grey Fantail
Willie Wagtail
Spangled Drongo
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike
Varied Triller
Yellow Oriole
White-breasted Woodswallow
Black Butcherbird
Nutmeg Mannikin
Yellow-bellied Sunbird
Welcome Swallow
Common Myna
58 species

Keith & Lindsay Fisher
PO Box 2209,   Cairns QLD 4870


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