RFI: Red-Backed Button Quail

To: "'Colin R'" <>,
Subject: RFI: Red-Backed Button Quail
From: "Whittaker, Mark" <>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 11:02:06 +1000
I too am heading to Brisbane on business tomorrow. Can anyone give me
directions to the manly high tide roost. And perhaps also the Wynnum

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From: Colin R  
Sent: Wednesday, 19 October 2005 10:26
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Subject: RFI: Red-Backed Button Quail

Hi Nathan
If you receive any info regarding some of the birds below - can you share
with me too please???

I've added some info - see below, where I can, but some of these birds are
really difficult and regardless of the maps in the bird books are not as
common as they may appear!!

If I can help with further info - try me, but I'll be out of contact for
most of next week - up at Inskip pt!

On Tue, 18 Oct 2005 11:38:01 +0000,  said:
> Hi,
> Ill be heading up to south east Queensland in about a month
> and i was hoping for some info on sites for Red-backed Button 
> Quail and Lewins rail. - these pop up here and there but I don't have any
'regular sites' for them so if you get any info that suggests otherwise - I
would appreciate it too!
I'm assuming by SE Qld you mean east of the range and south of Bundaberg??
> Any info on sites for the follwing birds would also be much
> appreciated.
> Reply direct to myself or the list.
> Black-breasted Button-Quail - easiest place = Inskip pt (on coast near 
> Gympie, 160kms north of Brisbane) right at the tip in the bush on the 
> left altho they inhabit the whole peninsula and are in other locations 
> in SEQ too.
> Mangrove Honeyeater - Several locations - best probably Wynnum 
> boardwalk at the north end of Wynnum, also possibly around the 
> visitor's centre at Fisherman's Island which is close to north Wynnum.
> Wandering Tattler - Caloundra headland, north of Brisbane (about an 
> hour's drive)also Hasting's Pt, about 1.5 hrs drive south of Brisbane 
> in northern NSW - report of 3 there a couple of weeks ago.
> Frigatebirds - need to be way up on the reef for these! or just plain 
> lucky if there is a storm around - sorry can't help you! I saw one off 
> Stradbroke Is in 1981.....
> Roseate Tern - occasioanl vistitor to Bribie Island only (?) around 
> Brisbane anyway. I, personally, haveen't seen any here or any recent 
> reports. Maybe up the reef too?
> Lesser Crested Tern - there have been a couple hanging around Manly 
> wader roost at the southern end of Moreton Bay for the last few months.
Had them there myself 2 weeks ago - best on late afternoon high tide (coming
in to sleep) or in windy conditions - otherwise I suspect they hang out in
the bay and I don't know how long they will hang around down here (SEQ) for.
> Goulds Bronze Cuckoo - need to be much further north I believe. 
> Haven't heard of this being seen in SEQ.
> Oriental Cuckoo (?) - they turn up, but no regular spots that I am 
> aware of. Lake Samsonvale and Tom Tarrant's 'turf' best possibility?
> Cotton Pygmy Goose - Lockyer valley - I hear they are almost resident 
> near Bill Jolly's place in Abberton. Come closer to the coast and are more
common in winter.
> Green Pygmy Goose (?) - very little chance in SEQ - closest has been 
> north of Noosa and generally speaking I wouldn't expect them south of 
> at least Bundaberg.
> Masked Owl - mmm, right!! If you hear anything for this one pls let ME 
> know, please!!
> Barking Owl - ditto - usually a bird found much further west, well 
> over the range.
> Red-chested Button Quail - pops up now and again, but don't bird with 
> me if you want to see this one!! Button-quails are my bogey birds!! No 
> regular spots that I am aware of - pls advise if anyone tells you 
> differently!

> Any Good wader sites - check out the Birds Qld site,
Bill Jolly's site
and Tom Tarrant's sites.
The Birds Qld site, in particular, has a gazette of good birding places and
an 'uncontrolled' listing for 'rare, unusual species' which may give you
some indications as to where and what.Sorry I haven't been much help, these
species are well sought after in most cases and not easy! Cheers Colin R
0412 522 962
> Thanks in advance
> Nathan Waugh
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  Colin Reid
So many birds, so little time...... 

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