Just a brief report of a short trip to SE Queensland last week. A big
thank you to all who replied to an earlier request for info on birding
sites for the region. A total of 112 species were sighted over about 5 days
of birding in various localities, mainly in rainforest habitats. Of these,
32 species, listed below, were new to my Australian list.
Sat 9/11/96 Tamborine Mountains (about 80 km south), visiting Joalah, Palm
Grove and the Knoll National Parks and back to Brisbane.
Australian Brush Turkey
Pale Yellow Robin
Cicadabird (1 male)
Little Shrike-Thrush (1 rufous form)
Sun 10/11/96 Brisbane Forest Park (about 50 km NW of Brisbane) visiting
Maiala National Park.
Eastern Yellow Robin
>From Maiala NP to Redcliffe, a coastal suburb north of Brisbane, via the
Samford Road to meet up with Julian Bieliwizc. A very good area for waders.
Wed to Fri (13/11/96 to 15/11/96) Camping at Green Mountains, Lamington
Nat. Park (about 120 km south of Brisbane). This is the world-famous site
for Oreilly's where birders flock to see all sorts of forest species in
beautiful rainforest. During the day I had to fight off Australian King
Parrots, Crimson Rosellas, Lewin's Honeyeaters and bowerbirds while at
night it was the possums! But I thoroughly enjoyed myself!
Topknot Pigeon (an impressive sight of a fly-past of 15)
Paradise Riflebird (2 females seen on two occasions)
Rose-crowned Fruit Dove (male)
White-throated Needletail (many over 2 days hunting over Oreilly's)
Albert's Lyrebird (3 encounters, on one occasion a male seen displaying to
at least 2 others)
Rose Robin (male)
Brown Cuckoo Dove
Kim-Chye Lim (Mr)
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East Vic Park WA 6101
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