Tin Can Bay

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Subject: Tin Can Bay
From: "Lee & Margi" <>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 05:29:03 +1000
Hi all

The Maryborough Birdwatchers Club had a great day at Tin Can Bay (QLD) on


The weather was fine and sunny, plus we had a nice cool breeze coming off
the water so we didn't get too hot from all our walking.

We started the day at the picnic grounds and proceeded to walk all along the
foreshore to our lunch spot about 4kms away.  The walk was very easy,
enjoyable and wound its way through sections of beach, mangroves and native
trees.  We had fantastic views of Rainbow Bee-eaters (I've never seen so
many in one place, they were everywhere!), Mangrove Honeyeaters, White
Cheeked Honeyeaters, and Brahminy & Whistling Kites.  


After lunch we went to the wild flower walk on the other side of Tin Can Bay
and got great views of Variegated Fairy-Wrens and Collared Kingfishers.


Didn't get any new birds for my list (no sign of the Red-Winged Parrots
which the Tin Can Bay brochure said were common for the area - oh well, next
time perhaps).  


All up the group had another wonderful time exploring somewhere different.


Our list for the day:

Straw-Necked Ibis

Torresian Crow

Wood Duck


Masked Lapwing

Blue-Faced Honeyeater

Spotted Turtledove


Pied Butcherbird


Pied Cormorant

Crested Pigeon

Rainbow Bee-eater

Mangrove Honeyeater

White Ibis

Silver Gull

Welcome Swallow

Little Egret

Brown Honeyeater

Pied Oystercatcher

Gull-Billed Tern

Whistling Kite

Brahminy Kite


Grey Shrike Thrush

Sulpher-Crested Cockatoo

House Sparrow

Magpie Lark (plus sighted one nesting pair) 

Rainbow Lorikeet 

Noisy Friarbird 

White Throated Honeyeater 


White Cheeked Honeyeater 


Forest Kingfisher 

Eastern Curlew 

Rufus Whistler 


Leaden Flycatcher (plus a couple of pairs on nests) 

Terek Sandpiper 

Black-Faced Cuckoo-Shrike 

Tree Martin 

Striated Heron 

Willy Wagtail 

Peaceful Dove 

Little Wattlebird 

Bar Shouldered Dove 

Striated Pardalote 

Great Egret 

Variegated Fairy-Wren 

Collared Kingfisher 

White-Breasted Woodswallow 

Feral Pigeon 

Scaly Breasted Lorikeet 


Brown Thornbill 

White Bellied Sea-Eagle 

Little Pied Cormorant 

Little Shrike Thrush


Happy Birding



Hervey Bay - QLD 



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