To: "Niclas Jonzen" <>
Subject: Brisbane-Rocky
From: knightl <>
Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2003 18:59:58 +1000
Heya Niclas,

What are you planning to do in your year around Brisbane?  If you end
up with a couple of weeks to go traveling, you'll probably head up the coast to Cairns and then back through central Qld.

Presuming you have weekends free, you should be able to visit spots in a 200 km radius every weekend, which means you can also [shock horror] head south into NSW, where I hear they have a few birds as well.

Basically, on your weekends, you can be poking around the scenic rim,
the various dams, the wader roosts on the mainland and the moreton bay islands and so on up to about Inskip Pt.

If you indeed have a year, you could go on one of Jill Denning's tern
counting expeditions on the Caloundra sandbanks, and have lunch with
Trevor Ford at Scoopy's before checking out the waders on Bribie Island and Toorbul, or going on one of Paul Walbridge's pelagic trips.

However, I digress. The birding round Bne ranges from surburban parks like the Sherwood Arboretum which has all sorts of goodies turning up, to a range of wader roosts along the coast and inland dams, rainforest mountains, and schlerophyll forests.

Look at the birding aus archives, and you will see lots of posts about southeast Qld.

Drop us a line when you are in town and let us know what sorts of trips you want to go on.

Regards, Laurie.

On Sunday, January 19, 2003, at 01:25  PM, Niclas Jonzen wrote:

Hi everybody,

I?m a Swedish ecologist and birder visiting Brisbane for a year. I wonder if anyone could recommend a few good birding spots between Brisbane and Rockhampton. I will drive mainly along the coast but it would also be interesting to go inland and see some woodland birds. However, I do not have a 4 wheel drive vehicle. The goal is basically to see a good variety of species, but I also really would like to see some specific species, e.g., budgerigar. How far west do you have to go to find them?

Many thanks in advance,
Niclas Jonzén

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