Cocoparra National Park

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Subject: Cocoparra National Park
From: "Tobias Hayashi" <>
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2006 11:39:16 +1000
    We (my father and I) have just come back from a three day trip to the area around Griffith. This is the second time we have been to Cocoparra NP, the previous visit was at the same time last year. Highlights were:
  • lots of Emu around the campsite-one was a father of 4 striped young
  • hundreds of woodswallows- mostly White-browed but also Masked and Dusky
  • nests of both a pair of Brown Goshawk and a Jacky Winter near the campsite
  • a couple of Black Honeyeaters
  • a pair of Peregrine Falcons with 3 brown eggs and a Yellow-footed Antechinus on the rocks at Falcon Falls
We visited Fivebough swamp twice during the outing: once around dusk and again in the morning. Highlights were
  • many hundreds of Glossy Ibis (and lesser numbers of Straw-necked and Australian White, as well as both species of spoonbill
  • thousands of Grey Teal
  • many sandpipers (we didn't have a telescope to identify them)
  • two crake species: Baillon's and Australian Spotted]
  • And a group of ~10 Black-tailed Native-hen
Cheers, Tobias 
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