Steve Potter <>
Toowong, Brisbane RFI
Rob Geraghty <>
Tue, 21 Oct 2008 19:13:03 -0700 (PDT)
--- On Wed, 10/22/08, Steve Potter <> wrote:
> I am staying in Toowong, Brisbane for a couple of days and
> the closest place that even looks half interesting for
> birding is the Mount Coot-Tha Gardens. [snip]
> I may have the opportunity to get to Oxley Common if I can
> get a car.. I believe that's not a bad place? Anywhere else
Since you're coming from South Austraila, if you can get a car I'd recommend
driving up to Mt Glorious. There's a couple of walking trails through the
sub-tropical rainforest, and I've seen Satin and Regent Bowerbirds and Green
Catbirds right at the picnic area. From Toowong it would be less than an
hour's drive one way I think, depending on which way you go.
The scenic route would be via Mount Nebo. There's lookouts along the way, and
picnic areas. Try googling "Brisbane Forest Park". It's a nice drive although
the roads are steep and windy in parts. The short way to Mt Glorious is
The Botanic Gardens at Mt Cootha are nice but I can't remember seeing anything
there more exciting than Swamphens, Coots and ducks.
The other thing you might see at Mt Glorious in the late afternoon is
Antechinus (used to be called marsupial mice) if you're interested in animals
as well as birds.
It depends on how much free time you'll have also.
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