Speckled Warblers around Brisbane

To: "Birding Services Brisbane" <>,
Subject: Speckled Warblers around Brisbane
From: "Colin R" <>
Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2008 08:19:02 +1000
I'd agree with Roy's observations. Rare to localised I would think. I
have seen birds - usually pairs - at Trotter Reserve in the Belmont area
and at the Quarry reserve on Wynnum rd. At both locations on more than
one occasion, but not every time I have been there! Seem to appear more
often in winter - whether they are more discreet in summer or I visit
less (which I do) or whether there is a certain altitudinal migration
I'm not sure, but they certainly aren't common and, given the current
habitat situation,unlikely to increase dramatically in the future.


On Wed, 5 Mar 2008 11:29:38 +1000, "Birding Services Brisbane"
<> said:
> John,
> I do consider Speckled Warblers quite rare around Brisbane and they are
> seldom recorded in the Brisbane City area.  I am out and about birding
> quite a bit and see them around Samford/Dayboro and in the Lockyer
> Valley.  They are also around Jimboomba and Beaudesert. They are quite
> common further west (west of Great Divide) in suitable woodland habitat. 
> They have struggled with the prolonged drought and were quite difficult
> to find for much of last year.  Birdata shows a few records reported
> around southern bayside suburbs and south western suburbs not far from
> Beaudesert Road generally.  They can be quite common locally in areas
> where suitable woodland habitat still exists.  Like quite a few species
> of woodland dependant birds, they suffer from urban development and land
> clearing generally.  Overgrazing does not help either.
> Cheers
> Roy
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