SIPO at Woody Point, update4, for 14/4/01

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Subject: SIPO at Woody Point, update4, for 14/4/01
From: "Robert Inglis" <>
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 07:04:05 -0700
Hello All,

On 14/4/01 the South Island Pied Oystercatcher was located at the boat-ramp in
Pelican Park, Clontarf and a new site a short distance from that spot.
This new spot is about half a kilometer SW of the boat-ramp and on a rock groyne
at the southern end of Clontarf Beach.
Street directory reference: UBD Refidex Map 91, D19.
This rock groyne is at the start of the rock wall and is adjacent to the traffic
lights at the Redcliffe end of the Houghton Highway Bridge.
An obvious marker is the advertising sign: :Subway, Subway, Subway'.
This sign will be across the road and behind you as you view the groyne.
This is probably an alternative high tide roost for when things get a bit hectic
at the boat-ramp.
Take care with the traffic at this location as the road system is a little
complex and the traffic can be constant and some people like to travel quickly
along here.

Crockatt Park at Woody Point was very busy with human activity as it may be for
the next couple of days at least.

My suggestion would be to try the Pelican Park boat-ramp or the groyne described
If no sighting is made at either of these locations it may be worthwhile
strolling along the path that goes under the road bridge and leads to the old
Check the rocky foershore in this area.
Best time would be a couple of hours before and after high tide.

15th April: 2:30 pm
16th April: 4:00 pm
17th April: 5:30 pm

The boat-ramp in Pelican Park is shown on Map 91 at F18 in the Brisbane UBD
For those people coming from Brisbane over the Houghton Highway, take the
Esplanade that follows the water-front; turn right at the first entrance to
Pelican Park (opposite the Shell service station on the corner of Thomas
Please be careful if you are tempted to walk out on this rock wall as the
boulders can be slippery at times.

To get to Crockatt Park, Woody Point, from Pelican Park, continue along the
Esplanade and take the right hand turn before the 'main' road sweeps to the
Continue carefully into the 'business' area (where the round-about and
centre-parking bays are).
Immediately to your right is Crockatt Park.
The area to the east of the jetty is also a good place to check out before and
after high tide.
This area can be busy at weekends.

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