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

2009 03 21 TMNHA Bird Walk Report - Clagiraba Conservation Reserve

TMNHA Bird Walk 21st March 2009 - Clagirabar Conservation Park

Clagiraba Conservation Reserves stretch from Lower Beechmont plateau to Mt Nathan. The reserves provide a habitat linkage between the Hinze Dam catchment to the south, the Tamborine Plateau to the north-west and the vast tracts of Canungra forest through to Nerang State Forest to the north-west.

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2009 02 21 TMNHA Bird Walk Report - O'Reilly's

TMNHA Bird Walk O’Reilly’s 21.02.09

Although Saturday’s weather forecast was for showers and a late afternoon thunderstorm, 8 keen birders took the chance. Birds of note on the journey were Common Bronzewing, White-headed Pigeon and Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos. The countryside was lush and green all the way from one mountain to the other and heading up the mountain to O’Reilly’s,many Pretty-faced Wallabies were seen grazing by the roadside, their ears twitching this way and that like radar scanners.

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2008 09 23 TMNHA Bird Walk Report - Eagleby Wetlands

Eagleby Wetlands

Eagleby Wetlands has to be one of the best birding spots to see a large number of species in a short period of time. Bushbirds, waterbirds, raptors, they are all there and it is easy walking.

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2008 11 15 TMNHA Bird Walk Report - Palm Grove

Julie Lake led a small team of Stephen Sims, Gail Molson , Susan Cantrell, David Sykes and Nadia O’Carroll into the wilds of Palm Grove for the November bird walk.

We looked at the importance of rainforest trees and shrubs to our local birds, and the difference in habitat between rainforest and wet sclerophyll.

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2008 08 16 TMNHA Bird Walk Report - Mt Barney - Lake Maroon


TRIP TO MT. BARNEY, August 16, 2008-08-17


Julie Lake led a group of nine birdos on a walk around the base of Mt Barney, starting from the Yellow Pinch car park. Besides Julie the group consisted of Pat, John, Jill, David, Toby and two new birdos, Sandra and Sandy. The morning was spent following a creekline through a variety of habitat from dry, stony ridges through open forest, cleared farmland, tussock grass flats and wet sclerophyll forest verging on rainforest along the creekline.

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Book - Mistletoes of Subtropical Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria

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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 - Flora and Fauna of Tamborine Mountain

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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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