Girraween National Park and surrounds

Subject: Girraween National Park and surrounds
From: Peter Kyne <>
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 22:46:01 +1000
Dear All,

Thanks to everyone who provided information concerning Girraween National Park and surrounds.

The weather was not kind to us this weekend just gone, somewhat limiting birding hours, but we did manage some target species. SCARLET ROBINS were in no short supply in the area, first sighted around Sugarlof, to the east of Girraween, but also good numbers around the information hut/ranger's station in the park itself. We had two sightings of SPOTTED QUAIL-THRUSH, the first along the road on the very eastern edge of the park and the second, some 20 metres along the Junction Track after the track's junction with the path to Granite Arch. Very satisfying views of a single CHESTNUT-RUMPED HEATHWREN were had at the very end of the Junction Track.

WHITE-EARED HONEYEATERS were seen around the main car-park, YELLOW-TUFTED HONEYEATERS along the Junction Track, and a LITTLE EAGLE just outside the park on the eastern side.

The trip was nicely wrapped up with a BLACK FALCON on the way back to Brisbane near Killarney.

Thanks again to those who gave tips and information.

Cheers, Pete Kyne and Plaxy Barratt.

Peter M. Kyne

PhD Candidate
Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology
University of Queensland
St Lucia 4072 QLD
Ph: (07) 3365 2720 or 3365 2944
Fax: (07) 3365 1299


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