Gold Coast Birds

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Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 11:28:31 +1000
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Subject: Gold Coast Birds
Date: Monday, April 21, 2003 6:59 PM
Field trips by the Gold Coast Bird Observers Group - March/April
March 13th - A short day trip to Hastings Point and Pottsville NNSW (Rain stopped play). Members present 12.  Number of species seen 64 including Grey-tailed Tattler,  Bar-tailed Godwit and Golden Plover.
March 20th - Day trip to Toorbul,  Buckleys Hole-Bribie Island and Nundah.  Number of members present - 19.  Number of species seen - 102. Of interest a pair of Brolga at Toorbul, Lesser and Greater Sand Plovers in partial breeding plumage which aided identification, a flagged Caspian Tern and the highlight of the day the Laughing Gull -on Bribie Island (Previously reported on Birding-Aus)
Mar 27 - Day Trip to Beechmont. Members present 11. Number of species seen 75 including Superb Fruit-dove,  Rose-crowned Fruit-dove, Wompoo Fruit-dove and White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike.
April 1 - 4  Four day trip to the New England Tablelands - Ebor as base camp.  Members present 9. Number of species seen 138 including Forest Raven, Flame Robin, Superb Lyrebird, Scarlet Robin, Red-browed Treecreeper, Bell Miner, Chough and Brolga.
April 3 - Day trip to Numinbah Valley, Natural Arch and Chillingham NNSW. Members present 10. Number of species seen 52 including Golden Whistler, Rufous Fantail, Paradise Riflebird, Green Catbird and Logrunner.
April 10 - Day trip to Beaudesert area. Members present 14. Number of species seen 77 including Plum-headed Finch and Plumed Whistling Duck.
April 17 - Day trip to Tallebudgera valley. Members present 13. Number of species 69 including Peregrine Falcon.
April 19 - Day trip to Upper Beechmont/Canungra. Members present 5. No of species 65 including Crested Shrike-tit, Paradise Riflebird, Green Catbird and Wompoo Fruit-dove
 March 29  Double-banded Plover - Tweed Heads.
 April 9      White-winged Black Tern in breeding plumage. Kingscliff NNSW
 April 11    Late Channel-billed Cuckoo at Beaudesert
 April 17    Not quite birding! A member videoed a Carpet Python 'devouring' a Fruit Bat - Gold Coast
 April        Three species of Monarchs present on the Gold Coast this month - Black-faced, Spectacled and White-eared - the latter is not common on the Coast
Gold Coast Bird Observers Group (B.O.C.A. Affiliate)
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