Lamington NP Trip Report (Longish)

To: "'Tobias Hayashi'" <>, "'Birding Aus'" <>
Subject: Lamington NP Trip Report (Longish)
From: "Steve" <>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 15:48:55 +1000

Tobias. That's an extraordinary number of Wandering Tattlers. Were they all
hanging around together? Are your pics on the web at all?
Steve Murray

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Tobias Hayashi
Sent: Wednesday, 14 January 2009 11:46 AM
To: Birding Aus
Subject: Lamington NP Trip Report (Longish)

Hi all,
Here is a summary of the recent trip Dad and I did up to Lamington NP (from
Canberra), from the 1st day of 2009 until last Monday (12th). 

First---are Forest Ravens known to occur in Myall Lakes NP? Details below. 

Setting out from Canberra on the New Year, we stopped at Newcastle (Nobby's
Breakwater) where we found several Common Terns and Wedge-tailed Shearwaters
out to sea. 
Stockton Sandspit at the wrong time (low tide) still had a couple of
Bar-tailed Godwits, a Caspian Tern and two Little Terns. 
We camped overnight at Myall Lakes NP (Korsmann's Landing) where an early
morning birdwalk the following morning found me Shining Bronze-Cuckoo,
White-bellied Cuckoo-Shrikes, Koels, Black-faced Monarchs and a Leaden
We drove north for most of the rest of the day, finding little until we
arrived in Grafton, where we soon found Nutmeg Mannikin (first lifer)
amongst others. We camped at a caravan park in Illuka overnight, getting
Red-necked Stint (2nd lifer, bird no. 350 in Aus), Lesser Sand Plover and
probably 5-6+ Greater Sand Plover (3rd lifer). I say probably because at the
time I wasnt entirely aware of their id, but photos have since confirmed it.

Early in the morning I managed to find and get nice shots of at least two
White-eared Monarchs ( 4th lifer, probably the bird of the trip) in the
nearby coastal rainforest. Also Varied Triller and regent Bowerbird. 
After that we drove north, dropping by Hastings Point, where there were
around 12 Wandering Tattlers (5th lifer, nice photos) before arriving at
Lamington on the 3rd. 


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