Birding on Oxley Creek Common - Brisbane - lists and map

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Subject: Birding on Oxley Creek Common - Brisbane - lists and map
From: "Karen Possingham" <>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 17:15:42 +1000
For those in, or visiting, Brisbane, a relatively new birdwatching spot
(access for a bit over 3 years) has emerged - Oxley Creek Common.
About 9km SSW of the CBD in middle of suburbs.

In the three years since it has been open for public access
we have found 161 species

A full list and "How to bird guide" with maps can be downloaded

It is weed infested old department of primary industry fields with three swamps
next to a semi-tidal creek that has very poor water quality.
Superficially very unappealing, but things like Plum-headed
Finch, Latham's Snipe and Glossy Ibis are invariably present.  Most mornings a
White-bellied Sea-Eagle flys over carrying a flying fox that it has picked off 
the huge
colony that roosts on Indooroopilly Island.


Hugh Possingham  or

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