RFI: Queensland Birding and Photography...???

To: Chris Fagyal <>
Subject: RFI: Queensland Birding and Photography...???
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 08:52:48 +1100

I spent 3 days at Chambers & am going back for a week next year.  I had Spotted
Catbirds & Victoria's Riflebirds coming to the veranda after bread, as well as
Eastern Whipbirds.  The Riflebirds display in Nov, which is why I am going back.

A pic I had enlarged of a male Riflebird, was described by David Attenborough (I
gave it to him at a recent book signing) as "splendid"!

Chambers is also good for mammals.

Hasties Swamp looked good but we had no time to stay - you need a good lense
or scope.

Kingfisher is meant to be excellent - 3 days pplanned there.  I also recommend
Red Mill House in the Daintree Village & Chris Dahlberg's boat tour - I've done 
twice now.  If you are on Ozbirdpics, I will start scanning in soon & posting a 
of my humble efforts.


> Chris Fagyal <> wrote:
> Hello all from the states.
> I am seeking first hand information that goes beyond the extensive
> information available on the internet (Which I have seen a lot of).
> If
> you were to spend 1 1/2 to 2 weeks in Queensland birding and
> photographing birds, where would you go?  What lodges are best in
> terms
> of diversity of species as well as what lodges have the best
> feeder/verandah areas which attract birds that can be easily
> photographed (preferably on surrounding trees/flowers/plants and not
> on
> feeders as I don't take "feeder photographs").
> The time frame I am considering is October 2004 or November 2004.
> Some places I have been considering include Abberton in the Lockyer
> valley, Chambers Rainforest Lodge and surrounding areas (Pelican
> Point,
> Lake Eacham, Hasties Swamp etc), Kingfisher Lodge etc...
> Would I be better served staying in far north Queensland around
> Cairns?
>  Would I be better served going to southern Queensland in the Lockyer
> valley for a week and then spending a week around Cairns?
> Anyone interested in seeing some of the photographs I have taken is
> welcome to visit my website at
> Thanks for any information you can provide,
> Chris Fagyal
> Senior Software Engineer
> United Defense, L.P.
> Fridley, MN
> (763) 572-5320
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