Tyto Wetlands Centre in Ingham Opened & good birding

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Subject: Tyto Wetlands Centre in Ingham Opened & good birding
From: "Alan Gillanders" <>
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2007 10:49:21 +1000
the Tyto Info Centre in Ingham is now open. the displays are almost finished. On entering the building one is confronted by a beautiful oversized copper version of a Grass Owl. The displays talk a lot about birders as well as the birds of the district. I encourage you all to drop in to find out the latest info and to update the volunteers on what you see so it can be passed on to others.

Birds Australia North Queensland Group had their AGM on the weekend and combined it with the opening function and a bit of bird watching. The lists below were compiled by Elna Kerswell of Townsville and I have added a couple.

Wandering Whistling Duck,
Green Pygmy goose
Australian Grebe Darter
Little Pied Cormorant
White-faced Heron
Great Egret
Intermediate Egret
Aust White Ibis
Straw-necked Ibis
Black-necked Stork
Black Kite
Grey Goshawk
Peaceful and Bar-shouldered Dove
Rainbow Lorikeet
Shining and Little Bronze Cuckoo
White-rumped swiftlet
Blue-winged Kookaburra
Forest Kingfisher
Rainbow Bee-eater
Red-backed Wren
Helmeted and Little Friarbird
Blue-faced, Yellow, Brown & Rufous-throated Honeyeater
Rufous Whistler
Little Shrike-thrush
Leaden Flycatcher
Grey Fantail,
Willie Wagtail
Spangled Drongo
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Olive-backed Oriole
Masked Woodswallow
Torresian Crow
Great Bowerbird
Crimson Finch
Yellow-bellied Sunbird
Welcome Swallow
Fairy & Tree Martin
Clamorous Reedwarbler (in a tree) henceforth to be known as the Reedless Warbler
Golden-headed cisticola

Elna's list to and fro, and the Orient paddocks, roadsides, lagoons,
bushtracks near mangroves:
Plumed and Wandering Whistling Ducks
Pacific Black Duck
White-faced and White-necked Heron
Great, Intermediate, Little, Cattle Egret
White and Straw-necked Ibis,
Black, Whistling, Brahminy Kite, Swamp Harrier, Brown Falcon, Kestrel
A White-bellied Sea-eagle back near Francis Creek on way home completed the Raptor sightings
Red-capped Dotterel
Black-fronted Dotterel
Purple Swamphen
Masked Lapwing
Australian Pratincole
Scaley-breasted Lorikeet
Peaceful, Bar-shouldered Dove
Laughing and Blue-winged Kookaburra, Sacred & Forest Kingfisher
Rainbow Bee eater
Red-backed Wren
Striated Pardalote
Yellow, White-throated, Brown, Dusky Honey-eater
Lemon-bellied Flycatcher
Rufous Whistler
Leaden Flycatcher
Grey Fantail
Willie Wagtail
Black-faced and White-bellied Cuckoo Shrike
Black-faced & White-breasted Woodswallow
Crimson, Red-browed, Nutmeg, Chestnut-breasted Finches
Mistletoe Bird
Tawny Grassbird
Welcome Swallow
Torrisian Crow,
Magpie Lark


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