Toowong, Brisbane RFI

To: Steve Potter <>
Subject: Toowong, Brisbane RFI
From: Rob Geraghty <>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2008 19:13:03 -0700 (PDT)
--- On Wed, 10/22/08, Steve Potter <> wrote:
> I am staying in Toowong, Brisbane for a couple of days and
> the closest place that even looks half interesting for
> birding is the Mount Coot-Tha Gardens. [snip]
> I may have the opportunity to get to Oxley Common if I can
> get a car.. I believe that's not a bad place? Anywhere else
> interesting.

Hi Steve,

Since you're coming from South Austraila, if you can get a car I'd recommend 
driving up to Mt Glorious.  There's a couple of walking trails through the 
sub-tropical rainforest, and I've seen Satin and Regent Bowerbirds and Green 
Catbirds right at the picnic area.  From Toowong it would be less than an 
hour's drive one way I think, depending on which way you go.

The scenic route would be via Mount Nebo.  There's lookouts along the way, and 
picnic areas. Try googling "Brisbane Forest Park".  It's a nice drive although 
the roads are steep and windy in parts.  The short way to Mt Glorious is 
through Samford.

The Botanic Gardens at Mt Cootha are nice but I can't remember seeing anything 
there more exciting than Swamphens, Coots and ducks.

The other thing you might see at Mt Glorious in the late afternoon is 
Antechinus (used to be called marsupial mice) if you're interested in animals 
as well as birds.

It depends on how much free time you'll have also.



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