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

2012 04 18 TMNHA BIRD WALK REPORT - Coombabah

Immature Rufous Whistler

What a great roll-up for our Coombabah walk. The weather was looking good when we left the mountain and in less than an hour we arrived in the car park at Rain Tree Glen, off Pine Ridge Rd where we started our walk.  The walks around the track system here are level and you can do any or all of the tracks, depending on your time restraints, with ease. The track map which can be downloaded from the Gold Coast City Council website is easy to follow and each track is well marked. The birding was great right from the start. The calls of Spangled Drongo, Rufous Whistler, Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike, Grey and Rufous Fantails were heard throughout the wetlands.

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Lytton Roost March 2012

March and April are the months when migratory birds leave the Southern Hemisphere and travel to the Arctic and Siberian areas of the Northern Hemisphere. They arrive when the snow and ice are melting and vast numbers of insects are hatching enabling the birds to mate and breed in preparation for the return journey in August, with their offspring following up to a month later. How sad it is that so many of the resting and feeding places on these routes are vanishing as these areas are drained and “developed”. The latest figures for the Eastern Asian Australian flyover have declined by 20-70% over recent years.
How fortunate we are to have on our doorstep at the Port of Brisbane, an area where we can still see so many of these incredible waders. And that is why on Saturday at 6am Jeff, Marg, Toby and I met up and were soon on our way to the Port of Brisbane.

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2012 02 15 TMNHA Bird Walk Report - Springbrook

2012 02 119s Eastern Yellow Robin at Apple Tree Park

What a super day at Springbrook, our first full-day walk for 2012.  Twelve eager members participated and the weather was just beautiful until mid-afternoon.  Although only 47 bird species were recorded for the day, we saw a variety of other wildlife and interesting flora.


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2012 03 21 TMNHA Bird Walk Report - Wyaralong Dam

2012-03-21 Golden-headed CisticolaJulie's timing was for once spot-on and we got to the dam car park at 6.45 a.m as planned. The weather was very kind to us; warm and mostly sunny but with a cool breeze from time to time and a few clouds to give us some relief from the sun. We first scanned the open country close to the car park, walking slowly down the service road where we saw Superb Blue and Redback Wrens, Little Corellas, Pale Headed Rosellas, Bar Shouldered Doves, Cisticolas,  Tawny Grassbirds and a few other old friends.

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2011 11 19 TMNHA Bird Walk Report - Python Rock_Pats Bluff

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At the junction of the Python Rock and Pat’s Bluff track we heard the Paradise Riflebird calling again.  Julie tried to mimic him but the female riflebird wasn’t fooled. Ros spotted the male displaying to the female. We all watched in awe as he swished his wings up swaying his body side to side putting on a great performance for her.    It was magic !!!

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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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Why does attentiveness to nature matter? In a very fundamental sense, we are what we pay attention to. Paying heed to beauty, grace, and everyday miracles promotes a sense of possibility and coherence that runs deeper and truer than the often illusory commercial, social "realities" advanced by mainstream contemporary culture. ... Our attention is precious, and what we choose to focus it on has enormous consequences. What we choose to look at, and to listen to--these choices change the world. As Thich Nhat Hanh has pointed out, we become the bad television programs that we watch. A society that expends its energies tracking the latest doings of the celebrity couple is fundamentally distinct from one that watches for the first arriving spring migrant birds, or takes a weekend to check out insects in a mountain stream, or looks inside flowers to admire the marvelous ingenuities involved in pollination. The former tends to drag culture down to its lowest commonalities; the latter can lift us up in a sense of unity with all life. The Way of Natural History, edited by Thomas Lowe Fleischner and published by Trinity University Press (Texas)