Brisbane and Lamington birding

To: "Frank Rheindt" <>
Subject: Brisbane and Lamington birding
From: L&L Knight <>
Date: Sun, 17 Dec 2006 20:11:31 +1000
G'day Frank,

I don't know if there are any publicly accessible records of recent
Coxen's sightings.

I think you would be more likely to walk out to Mt Merino via Binna
Burra rather than Green Mountains {previously known as OReilly's}. The place people used to go looking for scrubbirds was halfway along the
Pensioner Track, about 6 km out from Green Mts.

Inskip Pt is definitely the place for BBBQ, and I believe that the B
Aus archives will include sightings of grass owls in that neck of the

I've seen Painted BQ along the track around the Enoggera Reservoir
[access via Walkabout Ck] - near the bend at the far end of the
waterbody, about half way to the loop section.

Regards, Laurie.

On Sunday, December 17, 2006, at 07:15  PM, Frank Rheindt wrote:

Dear all,

I have been trying to assemble a bit of up-to-date info for a
potential long-weekend birding trip to Brisbane/Lamington/Cooloola
over Xmas. I have searched through the archives, but didn?t find
answers to all my questions. Therefore I would be very grateful if a kind soul could share recent information on stake-outs in this area. Particularly, I am interested in the following questions:

1.)     Are the following Thomas & Thomas sites (or Nigel Wheatley sites)
still relevant for their target species? If not, is there any
alternative recent detailed stake-out information on these species?
-       Mt Merino Loop (O?Reilly?s) for Scrubbird
-       Slaughter Falls (Mount Coot-tha) for White-throated Nightjar
-       Lake Samsonvale for Red-backed Buttonquail
-       Bellbird Grove for Painted Buttonquail
-       Duck Creek Road (O?Reilly?s) for Black-breasted Buttonquail
-       Girraween NP for Plum-headed Finch

2.)     Where can Grass Owls be reliably found? I seem to remember hearing
about local Brisbane people that can show them to visitors? Is that true?

3.) After all this talk about the undescribed fig-parrot, where have all the latest sightings of good old Coxen?s Fig-Parrot been? Any spot
worth trying? (I realize that this is a long shot?)

4.)     Any reliable stake-out for Red Goshawk, Lewin?s Rail and Painted

I would greatly appreciate any input on these questions or any general tips (preferably off-list). Thank you very much in advance.

Happy birding

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