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

2008 07 19 TMNHA Bird Walk Report - Witches Falls

Bird walk Saturday 19th July 2008

The July walk was to Witches Falls and although cold it was dry and sunny. By 7 am the Albert's Lyrebirds were calling and didn't stop until after 9.30. We think that we positivly identified 4 different birds calling. We had some good views of Log-runners, White-browed and large- billed Scrub wrens in addition to Striated Pardalotes and Golden Whistlers. The small Brown Thornbills were extremly vocal this morning and we were pleased to be able to see quite a few of them.

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2008 06 21 TMNHA Bird Walk Report - Coombabah

TMNHA Bird Walk Coombabah 21/06/08

Our June walk was to Coombabah Reserve. The first part of the walk was on a boardwalk through a melaleuca swamp and then on to more open eucalypt forest. A total of 27 bird species were seen as well as Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Swamp Wallaby and a large male Koala resting in a Casuarina Tree.

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2008 04 19 TMNHA Bird Walk Report - Palm Grove

TMNHA Bird Walk 19/04/08 Palm Grove National Park

While waiting for the rest of the group to arrive at the Info Centre I was entertained by Blue-faced Honeyeaters, Lewin’s Honeyeater and Little Wattlebird feeding on the flowers of the Camelia in the car park. The Noisy Miner, Rainbow Lorikeet, Torresian Crow, Australian Magpie and Laughing Kookaburra are also busy getting ready for the day. As I looked up to check the darkening clouds which were starting to roll in a Grey Goshawk took advantage of the wind and glided effortlessly above me. With a start like that who cares if it does rain.

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2008 05 17 TMNHA Bird Walk Report - Pimpama

TMNHA Bird Walk Pimpama Conservation Reserve 17/05/08

It was a 7am start leaving the mountain. The morning was crisp and a cool sixteen degrees. On the way down the Oxenford Tamborine Road the view into the valley was magnificent. The early morning fog hung in the valley and the hills looked like green islands in the snow.

At Pimpama Reserve we made our way to one of the two dams and were delighted to see two pair of Chestnut Teal. The Melaleuca trees were dripping with male Scarlet Honeyeaters, and we had the best views of these spectacular birds.

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2008 Feb-Mar Reports on Bird Group Meetings

THNHA March Bird Meeting
Ivor is well on the mend after his hip operation and should be back in action after 4 to 6 weeks recuperation. His stay in hospital did not stop him from observing the local birds, female Koel and Grey Butcherbird to name a few. Another welcome site was to have Harry along to the meeting.  He is participating in activities already and is looking great. 

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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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