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

2011 02 19 TMNHA Bird Walk Report - Kaiser Road Tamborine Mtn

2011-02-19 KaiserRoad -rainforest1sAs we walked along Kaiser Road, we heard an Albert’s Lyrebird, Bar-shouldered Doves, Cicadabirds, Whipbirds and Pheasant Coucals. The rain made it difficult to use our binoculars at times but we managed to record 19 species (heard or seen) by the time we reached the paddock at the end of the road. It was very easy walking until then....

 

 

 

2010 10 23 TMNHA Bird Walk Report - Illinbah -Darlington Ranges

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A fine day at last after all the unseasonal rain! The five of us left Doughty Park at 6.10 am, headed down Goat track at the bottom of which we turned left and then right into the entrance of the Historic Railway tunnel. Continuing straight up the hill on that gravel road we wended our way up the Darlington Range Road. Alighted about a kilometre from the end and started our first 2 km ramble for the day along this lovely gravel road with it's views out over Coomera Valley and the Border Ranges.

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2010 11 20 TMNHA Bird Walk Report - Python rock_Pats Bluff_Bristlebird Crk

PYTHON ROCK, PAT’S BLUFF AND BRISTLEBIRD CREEK WALK
It was a windy and surprisingly cold day for this time of year. Julie, Susan and Gail set off at 6am for the start of the Python Rock track with Susan at the wheel and binoculars at the ready. On the way we saw Jacaranda trees in full bloom at Sarabah.

This familiar track yielded some pleasant surprises – notably a Yellow Robin’s nest complete with sitting bird, two Yellow-throated scrub-wren nests (unoccupied) and – thrill of thrills! – a male Paradise Riflebird

Read more in the pdf report

 

2010 09 18 TMNHA Bird Walk Report - Coombabah

 

With the start of the warmer weather our walk started at 6am.  This early start did not deter 10 eager bird watchers to leave the mountain and head off to Coombabah Wetlands.  We arrived at the car park around 7am and were welcomed by 6 Eastern Grey Kangaroos and a very irate Crow chasing a Channel-billed Cuckoo.

Coombabah Wetlands has a variety of habitats from open Eucalypt forest to Melaleuca swamps and a boardwalk which takes you through the mangrove area to a bird hide on Coombabah Lake.

Read more in the pdf report.

 

 

Injured Wildlife

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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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