the posting about Toonpan – sounds a great spot!
We get up
that way sometimes, but I haven’t heard of Toonpan before.
if you’d like to tell us a bit more about it - habitat-wise, size etc (and where
it is, how to get there next time we’re up north) – all that sort of thing…
All the best
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Sent: Saturday, 19 May 2001 10:57
Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Toonpan ,
Thanks to Alex Appleman I have now been receiving mail for
about two months and although I have sent emails to some of you privately.
Think that it is about time that I contribute to the list. So here goes.
is one of Townsville's birders top spots, as a morning spent out there can
produce all sorts and a list of anywhere from 50 -? the highest for me has
been 80 species.
that each time you go out something different turns up.My last visit was on May
13th and as usual produced some exciting birds for around here.
as soon as we arrived the place was alive with Grey Fantails having just this
month arrived from southern regions. There were also about 12
Black-chinned Honeyeaters. Restless Flycatcher was the next bird to catch our
eye. With Yellow-billed Spoonbill and Australian Pratincole also moving in. A
new bird for the list was Lemon-bellied Flycatcher taking our complete list for
the area to 170 species.
are still some young Black Swans to be seen plus lots of Ducks - Wood,
Black, Wandering Whistling, & Hardhead. Heaps of Cotton Pygmy Geese
and Coots although the last two are a long way out.
morning effort we spotted 76 species.