My sister lives at Bellthorpe not far from Maleny.
My family was impressed when I asked if they had seen Cox's Fig Parrots.
There had recently been a local program started 'to be on the
look out for the Cox's Parrot(Double-eyed Fig-parrot , race coxeni)'. It
was not my superior knowledge but Pizzey & Knight's field guide in
which I had looked to see what birds I might find. I have seen some beautiful
birds in the area on the few occasions I have had to go birding while visiting
On the subject of Koels. I do go to Newcastle to
see them. My aged parents-in-law live at Nth Lambton. Koels are often in the
suburb. I have also seen and heard the Channeled Billed Cuckoo from the front
veranda. There are some good local bird spots. A wonderful respite for us