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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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Rose Robin

It was ‘The Day of the Pink Robin’ for those members of the Tamborine NHA Bird Group who set off on May 11 for the Lower Beechmont Reserve. The sky was determinedly overcast but this didn’t dampen the spirits of our merry group of ten, led by Julie. When we got to Clagiraba Creek at 7 am the birds were only just waking up but by the time we parked at the entrance to the reserve there was plenty of action to keep our binoculars busy. Pink Robins (male and female) were sighted not far from the gate on the same ridge where we saw them a couple of years ago. And after that there were Pink Robins everywhere!

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2016 02 10 TMNHA BIRD WALK REPORT - Springbrook


Eastern Yellow RobinIt was a great rollup for our first walk for the year.  Sixteen enthusiastic members were ready for a  big day of birding.  After meeting at the VIC at 6am, we drove to Apple Tree Park, about an hour’s drive away. We walked the short circuit track from the car park. More birds were heard than seen; Scarlet and Yellow-faced Honeyeaters, Eastern Whipbird, Spotted Pardalote, Eastern Yellow Robin, Cicadabird. Nevertheless we had 17 species on our list, a good start.

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Comb-crested Jacana


The purpose of the bird walk this month was to observe the migrating waders on their feeding grounds at the Port of Brisbane and Moreton Bay. From here the migrating birds will travel the East Asian Flyway to Siberia and the Arctic Tundra to breed in the Northern summer and then as the Northern winter approaches make the return journey south to our sunny shores.

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2015 09 09 TMNHA BIRD WALK REPORT - Lost World

Nankeen_KestrelIt was a beautiful early spring day; cool but never too hot.  Some rain a couple of days before gave everything a fresh feeling and it was a joy to be out and about, with the splendid scarp of the Lamington Plateau and the Border Ranges ahead of us. Lost World never disappoints and on a sunny spring morning there were so many birds about it was hard keeping up with them. 

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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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