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News from our Birdos including Bird Walk reports. For local Tamborine Mountain Nature Walks go here.

2022 03 12 TMNHA Bird Walk Report - Landcare Centre

2022 03 13 Rainbow LorikeetsWe had excellent weather for our first bird walk of the year and 14 people turned up at the Landcare Centre on Hartley Road to participate in our new project – recording birds seen and heard on or around the various Tamborine Mountain Landcare sites.

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2021 10 13 TMNHA BIRDWALK REPORT Clagiraba and Beechmont

2021 10 13 Scarlet HoneyeaterOur October Bird Walk was attended by 8 members and one visitor. The main walk for the day was to the Lower Beechmont Conservation Area at Clagiraba followed by morning tea/lunch near the Hinze Dam. Some of us continued on to Beechmont to bird along South West Road. We had a final stop at Sharp Park, Canungra. The intermittent drizzling rain didn’t matter, as the cheerful mood and excitement of the group made for a wonderful day out.






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2020 BIRDWALK REPORT Moreton Bay Wader Walk - 11th March 2020

Bar-tailed GodwitsNine members attended our wader day out led by Pat, our wader expert. Report photos Gail. It was an early start, meeting at the VIC at 6am and then travelling to the Port of Brisbane. On arrival we saw a few birds including the lovely Double-barred Finch, but no waders so we moved on to the Wynnum Esplanade. A large group of waders was madly feeding in the mud in and around a rocky outcrop; mostly Bar-tailed Godwits, some in their beautiful chestnut-coloured breeding plumage, Grey-tailed Tattlers and Great Knots. Several Pied Oystercatchers were feeding amongst the waders and calling.

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2021-07-15 BIRDWALK REPORT - Guanaba

2021 07 15 TMNHA GUANABA BIRDWALK REPORT   Immature Golden WhistlerFour keen birdos started our walk at Kaiser Road - Jim, Jan, David, Gloria and Gail. It had rained earlier in the morning but we were hoping to see the sun...Lots of Whip birds and Lewin Honeyeaters plus a couple of Fantail Cuckoos were at the top of Kaiser Road. We drove down half way; could already hear two Albert Lyrebirds and saw loads of yellow-faced Honeyeaters.... We drove to the end to enjoy the strong calls of the very close Albert Lyrebird.

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The July 2016 expedition turned out to be surprisingly fruitful, bearing in mind this is usually the worst birding month of the year in terms of species and we covered only the small area from Beaudesert to what is now called Wyaralong. We got a very creditable count of 83 species which was a lot more than most of us had expected. Our focus was on Old Beaudesert Road and the area just east of it around the top end of Lake Wyaralong, though we included all birds seen along the Beaudesert-Boonah Road.

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Book - The Mistletoes

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Copies of the excellent & definitive “ The Mistletoes of Subtropical Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria” by local authors John Moss & Ross Kendall now on sale at $27.50 from Mike Russell (5545 3601).

Book - TM Flora & Fauna

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TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN FLORA & FAUNA by Russell, Leiper, White, Francis, Hauser, McDonald & Sims is now on sale at local outlets for $15.


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