Michelmaus Cay advice

To: Kirri Hardy <>, <>
Subject: Michelmaus Cay advice
From: steven girot via Birding-Aus <>
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2021 22:37:56 +0000 (UTC)
I did the standard tourist cruise five years ago with my wife and one year old. It was full of snorkellers and not set up for birding. That said - I saw a few lifers up close. Lesser created terns, brown boobies amongst others. 

It is a spectacular spot. Someone more knowledgeable may have a better birding option but if you can’t find one then definitely give it a go.  Probably the easiest way to see sea birds near cairns. Ebird has a lot of lists to show what’s been there recently. 

Make sure you pay attention as you approach and leave the cay. I saw a bridled tern on the way back in

Steven Girot

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On Saturday, June 19, 2021, 8:56 pm, Kirri Hardy via Birding-Aus <> wrote:

Hi there...
Hoping to go to Michelmaus Cay off Cairns in the next week or two if possible...
- Just wondering is it worth it?
- Are there any good seabirds on the sand spit? Is it the right time of year?
- What’s the best way to get there/cheapest tour option as we don’t have our own boat??

Thanks in advance
Kirri 😊

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