I've just spent 3 days at Lamington National Park in south-east
Queensland staying at the Binna Burra Lodge. Despite drought
conditions and it being very cold even for sunny Qld the birding was
excellent. Although most time was spent hanging out with the family I
did manage to get a few good birding trips into the surrounding
I had good views of Rufous Scrub-bird along the Coomera Tk. Perhaps
surprisingly it was seen in a grassy area, not an area dominated by
Nothafagus moorei. It also responded well to pishing. Other birds
recorded included Albert's Lyrebird, Noisy Pitta, Regent Bowerbird,
Green Catbird, Pale-yellow Robin and Logrunner. Unfortunately most of
east-coast migrants were absent (or silent), such as the pigeons,
cuckoos and monarchs. Mammals included Red-throated and Red-legged
Pademelon and a Long-nosed Bandicoot. (See full list below.)
For the record Binna Burra's an excellent place to stay: large open
fires, views east and west, nice wines and easy access to the
rainforest. (The RSB was seen only and hour or so out of Binna Burra
for example.) The main benefit (for me) of staying at Binna Burra was
the well organised kid's activities (particularly good for my nine
year son) which freed up some time for birding. (Although not so good
for my one and a half year old son.) Activities included flying fox
rides, spotlighting, abseiling, rock climbing, and games such as bush
A big thanks to Barry Davies for excellent birding tips. I hope you
managed to catch up with Star Finch at Karumba!
Also I've just heard that the Binna Burra section of Lamington
National Park has been closed today due to bush fires. Anyone know
Lamington NP Bird List, July 2007 (Winter)
Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles)
White Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopica)
Dusky Moorhen (Gallinula tenebrosa)
Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa)
Australian Wood Duck (Chenonetta jubata)
Australian Brush-turkey (Alectura lathami) Common; one hung around our
Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris) Binna Burra Rd.
Nankeen Ketrel (Falco cenchroides) Binna Burra Rd.
Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax) Binna Burra Rd.
Brown Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia phasianella) Single bird seen in
rainforest on Coomera Circuit.
Wonga Pigeon (Leucosarcia melanoleuca) Single bird seen near
O'Rielly's in grassy area.
Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes) Few birds seen on roadside in area.
Topknot Pigeon (Lopholaimus antarcticus) Several birds seen in
rainforest Binna Burra.
Galah (Cacatua roseicapilla)
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita)
Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus)
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet (Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus) Common in
Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans)
Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis) One heard on Coomera
Southern Boobook (Ninox boobook) Heard at night Binna Burra.
Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) Common.
Sacred Kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus) O'Rielly's Winery.
Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) O'Rielly's Winery.
Noisy Pitta (Pitta versicolor) Heard on Coomera Circuit.
Albert's Lyrebird (Menura alberti) Python Rock Track, Coomera Circuit
and Border Track
Rufous Scrub-bird (Atrichornis rufescens) Coomera Circuit.
White-throated Treecreeper (Cormobates leucophaeus) Common.
Variegated Fairy-wren (Malurus lamberti) Forest edge Binna Burra
Superb Fairywren (Malurus cyaneus)
Red-backed Fairy-wren (Malurus melanocephalus)
Spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus) common
Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus striatus)
Yellow-throated Scrubwren (Sericornis citreogularis) Common on
White-browed Scrubwren (Sericornis frontalis) Common rainforest around
Large-billed Scrubwren (Sericornis magnirostris) Common rainforest
around Binna Burra.
Brown Thornbill (Acanthiza pusilla)
Striated Thornbill (Acanthiza lineata)
Little Friarbird (Philemon citreogularis) Area around Binna Burra.
Blue-faced Honeyeater (Entomyzon cyanotis)
Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala) Common Binna Burra, etc.
Lewin's Honeyeater (Meliphaga lewinii) Most common honeyeater.
Brown Honeyeater (Lichmera indistincta) Lower down hill.
Yellow-faced Honeyeater (Lichenostomus Chrysops)
Eastern Spinebill (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris) Common.
Rose Robin (Petroica rosea). One seen balcony at Binna Burra.
Pale-yellow Robin (Tregellasia capito) Relatively common in the
rainforest Binna Burra.
Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis)
Logrunner (Orthonyx temminckii) Fairly common rainforest. Listen for
the tell-tale rustling of leaves.
Grey Shrike-thrush (Colluricincla harmonica)
Little Shrike-thrush (Colluricincla megarhyncha) One on creek
Grey Fantail (Rhipidura fuliginosa) Common.
Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys)
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina novaehollandiae)
Green Catbird (Ailuroedus crassirostris) Rainforest on Bellbird Track,
Coomera Track, Border Track, the beginning of the Python Track.
Interestingly no cat-like calls were heard, only the robin like 'tick
Satin Bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus). Common O'Rielly's.
Regent Bowerbird (Sericulus chrysocephalus) O'Reilly's, start of the
Phython Rock walk; at Binna Burra roadside vegetation next to the
Red-browed Finch (Neochmia temporalis)
Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena)
Tree Martin (Hirundo nigricans)
Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis)
Brown Gerygone (Gerygone mouki) Rainforest walks around Binna Burra.
Bassian Thrush (Zoothera lunulate) Rainforest walks around Binna Burra.
Eastern Whipbird (Psophodes olivaceus)
Mistletoebird (Dicaeum hirundinaceum)
Pied Butcherbird (Cracticus nigrogularis)
Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen)
Pied Currawong (Strepera graculina)
Red-legged Pademelon (Thylogale stigmatica) Common grassy areas Binna
Burra and rainforest tracks.
Red-Necked Pademelon (Thylogale thetis) Grassy areas Binna Burra.
Long-nosed Bandicoot ((Perameles nasuta) One seen at night near the
carpark at Binna Burra.
Black flying-fox (Pteropus alecto) Small colony along river near
Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) Farmland in lower areas.
Red-necked Wallaby (Macropus parryi) Dead in the back of a Park
Rangers ute, Cunungra.
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