Birding 'round Brisbane

Subject: Birding 'round Brisbane
From: "Colin R" <>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 07:40:42 +1000
Hi Christian
Your list of wishes certainly provides some challeneges - especially
around SE Qld!!
Please see below for some 'assistance'.......

(I have referred you to a couple of other sites that may help, if you
are unable to locate info let me know and I'll describe in more detail)

Brisbane, Qld

On Tue, 17 Jul 2007 15:23:42 EDT,  said:
> Hello Downunder,
> I will visit Brisbane soon and  would like to do  some birdwatching on
> 22/23
> July. The following species are of particular  interest and I appreciate
> any
> information of locations with good chances of  seeing one or the other in
> and
> around Brisbane:
> red goshawk - almost impossible here, Cairns and places north is the only 
> semi-reliable location
> red-chested button-quail - very difficult, no reliable locations
> black-breasted button-quail - difficult around Brisbane, easy at Inskip Pt, 
> near Rainbow Beach, 200 Kms north.
> Lewin's rail - no reliable locations, difficult in SEQ, I believe easier in 
> south NSW, Vic.?
> powerful owl - well known site in suburban Brisbane - Slaughter Falls, Mt 
> Cootha - can provide more accurate details.
> grass owl - site fairly reliable near Brisbane airport, try Birds Qld web 
> site for specific details
> sooty owl - site at Mt Glorious, 40 kms NE Brisbane CBD. Ref archives of 
> Birds Aus for a recent report.
> regent honeyeater - almost impossible, extremly rare in SEQ, vague 
> possibility west of Warwick, but not in 2 days.
> yellow chat - nope, sorry!
> star finch - ditto - need to be north of Mackay
> letter-winged kite - Good luck!! 800 - 1000 kms west MAYBE, but again, not in 
> a 2 day visit!!
> I am looking forward to your suggestions and detailed site descriptions
> are 
> most welcome!
> Thank you very much,
> Christian
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