RFI: Gold Coast / Surfers

To: "Damien Farine" <>, "Birding Aus" <>
Subject: RFI: Gold Coast / Surfers
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 14:54:26 +1100
 wrote on Wednesday, 21 November 2007
10:40 AM:

> Hey All,
> I'll be in Surfers attending a conference Monday to Thursday
> next week.  I've trolled through the archive but there isn't
> much info on Gold Coast birding spots.  Would anyone be able
> to give some info on some locations worth visiting within
> half an hour max of Surfers?  I'd be interested in checking
> out some waders, and maybe catching up with a Jabiru and Plum-headed
> Finches.

I have some vague information that might be helpful, but a local might
have to fill in some details.  Some time within the last couple of
months a friend visited the Gold Coast and said he'd seen what sounded
like a Brush Turkey scratching around on a vacant block in the suburbs.
This is his description of the location:
"Magic mountain (near nobbies beach i think) under the orange units on
the hill. 5-750 meters to the beach along the walk from the shops."

I think Magic Mountain might be a fun park.  I think the suburb might
actual be Nobby Beach.  I think he means 500-750 metres, not 5-750.

Can anyone fill in the details, or suggest whether this might be a
location worth visiting too?

> PS: Perhaps replying to the list might be good, there's info
> in the archive on Lamington/Binna Burra, but not much on the coast
> itself.

Good idea!

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