Subject: Rockhampton - QLD

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Subject: Subject: Rockhampton - QLD
From: Steve Kerr <>
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2018 10:33:48 +0000
Hi James,

Things are pretty parched here at the moment so well short of the best birding 
it can be.  Rocky is probably best known for its freshwater wetlands and the 
water levels are all down a bit which usually means good birding where there is 
water  ... but despite that, bird numbers are down a little on what they were 
only a couple of months ago.  

Murray Lagoon at the Rockhampton botanic gardens is always worth looking at and 
over the past, all sorts of things have turned up.  Things were pretty quiet 
though when I was last there a couple of weeks back.

Limestone Creek Conservation Park on the Yeppoon road near the Bruce Highway is 
a nice little window into what the bush around Rockhampton probably looked like 
before the city.  Park at the National Parks office (at the south east corner) 
and wander around the mowed paths through the eucalypt woodlands.  Again, 
pretty dry at the moment but there are some flowering gums around and the 
Scarlet Honeyeaters are in the area.

A bit out of town, Lake Mary Swamp (just south of intersection of Lake Mary 
Road and Serpentine Road - google maps show them) is another very reliable and 
interesting wetland.  Quite  a few km of gravel roads to get there though ... 
but fine in a conventional car.

On the Capricorn coast, the best spots are probably Kinka Wetlands - has been 
amazing this winter although a little quieter on my last visit as the water 

Bluff Point section of the Capricorn Coast Nat Park is probably one of the 
better spots for seeing the more coastal bush birds.  Very dry at the moment 
but one of the more likely spots for Sunbirds (you won't get them in 
Rockhampton ... too inland).

Hope that helps,
Steve Kerr.

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Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2018 18:39:35 +1000
From: James Mustafa <>
Subject: Rockhampton - QLD
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Hi all,

Going to be in Rockhampton for a few days work this coming weekend/early next 
week. Wondering if anyone has some recommended sites for good birding in the 
area? Have no particular targets, just would be nice to hang out with the QLD 
birds we don't get to appreciate as much whilst in Melbourne.

Any good spotlighting areas would be particularly appreciated!

Best wishes,

*James Mustafa*

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