Birding holiday

To: Charla Strelan <>
Subject: Birding holiday
From: L&L Knight <>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 18:40:58 +1000
I may have missed it Charla, but when are you having your family holiday? Some spots are better for birds/family holidays at different times of the year.

Regards, Laurie.

On 10/06/2008, at 5:03 PM, peter crow wrote:


that's what this list is for- to help one another.

The list is almost endless. try Cairns. Along the waterfront, around the botanic gardens, followed by a morning trip on the Mangrove Man bird boat trip on the Mossman river. With more time go to the Atherton Tableland and visit the tourist spots and national parks.

Try South East Queensland. There are so many places between the Gold coast and it hinterland, Brisbane and the Lockyer Valley and the Sunshine Coast and the mountains just inland that if you don't see well over 100 new birds things are not good.

At Bribie island, just north of Brisbane we often get than many species by lunch time. 200 bird species during a couple of weeks holiday is a reasonable expectation.

No doubt others who are more familiar with other areas will be able to encourage you to visit their favourite place and no doubt many are wonderfu places to bird also.


On 10/06/2008, at 3:16 PM, Charla Strelan wrote:

Hi folks -
Sorry if this is not appropriate (I'm only new to birding and to this forum), but I have finally won the rights to pick a spot for our family holiday and would love to spend it adding a few ticks to my bird list. We live in Alice Springs and I work bush, so have seen many Central Australian birds, but that's about it. Can anyone recommend a good spot elsewhere in Australia, preferably with some kid-friendly water or bush and not too much focus on swamps and sewage ponds (or I'll never get to pick again!). Thanks in advance for your help. I'm enjoying my daily digest too - thanks!


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