Birding at Mount Isa

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Subject: Birding at Mount Isa
From: "Bob Forsyth" <>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 21:40:38 +1000
g'day all,
Birding is generally quiet but the many visitors are happy with their sightings.
Painted Finches are being recorded at Lake Corella, Fountain Springs, Warrigal Waterhole etc
Marsh, Sharp-tailed and Wood Sandpipers showed up 2 weeks ago.But only a couple of each.
Lake Moondarra is only 1/5 full but still hosts a variety of the more common water birds 
On the western grass flats a few Red-capped Plover are still present and lots of Australasian Pratincoles .
Clem Walton Park waterhole is full of water and has a range of waterfowl.
At the Sewage Ponds
- Hoary-head Grebes outnumber the Australasian Grebes
- Red-kneed Dotterels are in similiar numbers to the Black-fronted D
- Red-necked Avocets has reached 21.. the most I have recorded.
- Black-tailed Native-hens has dropped down to a dozen
- Pink-eared Ducks are still the most numerous species
At the Golf Links
- Cockatiels, Galahs, S-c Cockatoos, Red-winged Parrots are present +
- Cloncurry Parrots (Aust Ringneck) are everywhere
- Varied Lorikeets are hyperactive in the Bloodwood Trees
- A Pheasant Coucals is present on the perimeter
The level of the waterhole adjacent the Moondarra Caravan Park (5km north of the city) is down but still has a few waterfowl and Little Egrets.
Bob Forsyth, Mount Isa, NW Qld.
ps For some birding spots in this area see Gazetteer section of
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