Michelmaus Cay advice

Subject: Michelmaus Cay advice
From: Alan Gillanders <>
Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2021 09:59:14 +1000
Greetings Kirri,

The best chance of seeing the Red-footed Booby is to take the first boat run by Sea Star. It does not spend long at the island though and goes to another reef. The larger Ocean Spirit spends more time there and has greater flexibility to take a run around the island in a tender. Make sure you go when it is high tide in the middle of the day as otherwise they cannot get around the island because of the reef flat. If you can spot some other birders on the boat, approach them about asking the crew as a group for a lunch time run around the island. Also worth keeping an eye out on the buoys and markers as you go through Lugger Pass as you may see pelagic species there. This is soon after the closest pass to Green Island.



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Yungaburra 4884

Phone 07 4095 3784
Mobile 0408 953 786

On 19/06/2021 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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