Comments on Itinerary in SEQ

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Subject: Comments on Itinerary in SEQ
From: Peter Ewin <>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 17:28:30 +1000
Next month I will be heading up to Brisbane for my sisters wedding and I have 
promised my Dad for his 70th birthday that I would take him on a trip for a few 
days to try and pick up a few species he is missing off his list. Of course 
they are all the usual suspects around SEQ that are usually quite hard to see. 
I also have a few sites in northern NSW (where he lives) to try and pick up a 
few of the species as well.
The list of species is:
Black-breasted Button-quail
Red-backed Button-quail (this is one I am after as well)
Cotton Pygmy-goose

Brown-headed Honeyeater (though I am hoping to track this one down near Mildura 
in the next few days)
Mangrove Honeyeater
Little Bronze-cuckoo
Tawny Grassbird
Eastern Grass Owl
Masked Owl
Sooty Owl
Fairy Gerygone
Shining Flycatcher
Black Bittern
Green Pygmy-goose
Lemon-bellied Flycatcher
Obviously some of these are harder than others (and a few are nigh on 
impossible in SEQ). Hopefully he will head up north soon and pick up a few of 
the ones we miss.
I have gone through the archives and have roughly planned an itinerary as 
follows, though I am unsure whether we will have my Outback or his motor home:
Day 1 Murwillumbah to the Lockyer Valley (Gatton) maybe as far as Kingaroy
Day 2 Travel to Inksip Point/Rainbow Beach/Great Sandy NP
Day 3 Same araea and maybe to somewhere just north of Brisbane (or possibly the 
Day 4 Travel back to Murwillumbah via Brisbane and a few sites (Samsonvale, 
Wynnum, etc.)
I also may have another chance in Brisbane later in the week when we are back 
up there for the wedding.
Any recent info on any of these species and potential sites would be greatly 
appreciated (also on the feasability of this trip).

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