You can try Buffalo Creek - don’t know how safe it is now, or whether you’d be
competed with crowds of fishers.
For myself I prefer Elizabeth River at low tide (morning and afternoon if
possible), and Stuart Park mangroves. I've several other sites but they’re
probably the easiest. Don’t get stuck in the mud at Stuart Park as our present
Administrator did at midnight a few years ago!
On 16 Jul 2014, at 6:03 am, KEN TUCKER <> wrote:
> Dear Birding Aussers
> I've been following Birding Aus since before my first visit to Australia in
> 1999 and you're always so helpful. I hope somebody might be able to point me
> in the right direction.
> A few requests for recent information for my trip in July-August - I know you
> get a lot of these, so thank you for reading. I'm doing the standard
> Darwin-Kakadu-Victoria River route, then spending some time near Cairns
> before driving to the Brisbane area with 3 days in Lamington and a wedding at
> Uki (N NSW). I have the 2nd Ed. Thomas & Thomas and the excellent new Dolby &
> Clarke for guidance but would welcome any up to date info on a few particular
> species. If anyone can supply any information, I'd be most grateful. The
> species are:
> Darwin area:
> Chestnut Rail - Buffalo Creek and Middle Arm still the best sites near Darwin?
> Brisbane area:
> Powerful Owl - Slaughter Falls still the best near Brisbane? Possible at
> Marbled Frogmouth - a good site near Brisbane or should I find them at
> Asiatic Dowitcher - at Toorbul, is that the main roosting site commonly known
> as Pelican Point mentioned in Dolby and Clarke?
> Lewin's Rail - difficult, I know
> Darwin, Cairns or Brisbane:
> Aus Painted Snipe - hahaha yes, I know they're tricky but I have to ask
> Any advice, gratefully received and if I can ever return the favour, do get
> in touch. Thank you for reading this far.
> Ken Tucker
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