I?m visiting from the UK to attend a conference in Brisbane this week, and
then I?m taking 2 weeks off to do a birding through Queensland, including
Lamington NP, the Central Queensland Coast, Cairns, and the Atherton
Tablelands, among others. I depart this Thursday, so I was hoping that some
people who know a bit about Queensland might take a quick look at my
I?ve posted it on my website at :
It spans 3 small pages
Not really knowing too much about the status of various birds in Australia,
the things that I?m most concerned about is this.
1. Am I missing out any essential sites (remembering that I?ll might have to
miss out another site if I change my itinerary)?
2. I?m concerned that I might end up spending too much time looking for a
species (especially earlier on in my trip), which might turn out to be easy
to get later on in the trip (and visa-versa, not spending time looking for
something fairly common at the beginning of my trip that is much scarcer
later on). To this effect I?ve put the birds in bold that are the target
species for the sight given, and the birds in italics that I should make a
special effort to see if given the chance. Birds in regular font are birds
that I?ve seen mentioned in various trip reports, but don?t think are too
unusual. I?d invite comment to the status of any bird (rare or not)
mentioned at any site.
3. Am I missing any new info on birds and does anyone have any info on good
stakeouts for various birds that I might not have? I?m taking a spotlight,
so will be looking for nocturnal birds too.
4. Finally ? tapes. Are the frowned upon? If not, are they essential, or
just helpful? (I?d prefer not to use them if possible).
Many thanks for your time, and look forward to hearing from some of you
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