White-Throated Nightjar/ Eungella HE sites, Queensland

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Subject: White-Throated Nightjar/ Eungella HE sites, Queensland
From: robert burgoyne <>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 09:29:37 +1100
As part of the successful BuffBBQ search around Mt Molloy I birded my way up 
and back from the Sunny Coast.  Dipped out on Yellow Chat around Gladstone even 
with Henry Nix's "best site" knowledge (the area is very dry) and Little 
Bittern at Tyto Wetlands but:
Located a White-throated Nightjar at Brooyar State Forest, near Gympie 01/12 
(entry via Wide Bay Road, 12km north).  The area is about 1km back from the 
camping area up the hill and near a cross road (initially located about 100m to 
the north west of the cross road in an open area, but flew to a more wooded 
area the north east after flushing.  26 08 45 / 152 32 39 (WGS 84) being the 
cooridinates of first sighting.
A bit belated but of interest was a Eungella HE on Schumanns Road on 23/11 (not 
a road oft mentioned in reports from the area, but info from the local Caravan 
Park owner).  This site is about 2km from the town on Dalrymple, up a hilly 
dirt road to the left (signposted) and past Dairy Farms until you come to a 
rainforest area (about 1.5km along).  In 20 minutes and in the first 200m of 
the forest I had the HE, a Regent Bowerbird  and a Black-faced Monarch together 
with 10 other species.  Pays to listen to a local as 4 hours and 40km of travel 
down Dalrymple and Snake Road in the mud, rain and fog produced a few probable 
calls but very little else the previous day! 
Happy birding - Rob Burgoyne                                      

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