Fwd: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Best spots

Subject: Fwd: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Best spots
From: "david taylor" <>
Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2002 22:32:56 +0000

A serious contender for the most prolific birding spot in Sth East Queensland -

Inskip Point ( gateway to Fraser Island ). I wasnt on the trip but a recent Birds Queensland camp recorded 94 species in a one square kilometre area including Black Breasted Button Quails!


David Taylor

>From: Frank O'Connor <>
>Subject: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Best spots
>Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 22:00:30 +0800
>At 18:46 31/03/2002 +1000, Ralph Reid wrote:
>>Would birding-aus readers care to nominate their candidate
>>locations for the
>>most 'prolific' birding spots in each State; that is, the
>>location/s where
>>the greatest number of species are located within the smallest
>Do you mean standing in one spot? Or within say 30 minutes walking
>one spot? Or a 5km radius? Or say a boat on Lake Argyle (about 20
>or so bigger than Sydney Harbour)?
>The best places that I can think of easily in WA are :
>Parry Lagoons near Wyndham (north east Kimberley) 2 hours
>Broome Sewage Ponds (west Kimberley) 1 hour
>Crab Creek Mangroves (Broome) 1 to 2 hours
>Lake Eda (Broome) 1 to 2 hours
>Herdsman Lake (Perth) 1 hour
>Alfred Cove (Perth) 1 hour
>Eric Singleton Nature Reserve (Bayswater, Perth) 0.5 to 1 hour
>Lake McLarty (Pinjarra) 1 to 2 hours
>Derby Sewage Ponds would have been included but most of the water is
>being diverted to the gold course. You could get 60 to 80 species
>in 2
>hours there before, but now it might only be 40 or 50.
>I don't have number of species close at hand but it would range from
>50+ at
>Bayswater / Alfred Cove / Herdsman Lake to 80 to 100 at Parry
>Lagoons. At
>the right time of year of course when the migrants are present.
>Frank O'Connor Birding WA
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