Eastern Australia - Queensland, New South Wales and Tasmania, 11th October - 9th November 2002

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by Rob Grimmond


My wife, Kay, and I were undertaking a trip to Australia and New Zealand. We had four weeks to allocate to Australia so we restricted our travels to Queensland, eastern New South Wales and Tasmania. It was our first trip 'Down Under'.

Books & information

There are several Australian Field Guides. By general consensus the best is considered to be Pizzey & Knight's 'Field Guides to the Birds of Australia' (1997) ('P & K'), although it's on the large size and therefore heavy to carry. Also highly rated is 'Slater's Field Guide to Australian Birds'. It's much older than P & K but is worth getting for the plates and is lighter in the field. I bought a copy while I was out there to supplement P & K. As for bird finding guides, Thomas & Thomas's 'Complete Guide to Finding the Birds of Australia' is useful as a rough guide but the information is some10 years old now. Bransbury's 'Where to Find Birds in Australia' has been reprinted but has not been revised since 1987. Nigel Wheatley's 'Where to Watch Birds in Australia and Oceania' is also available but it received some criticism in Australia because of multiple inaccuracies (see Birding-Aus mail archive http://menura.cse.unsw.edu.au:64800/1999/04/msg00221.html and http://menura.cse.unsw.edu.au:64800/1999/04/msg00327.html).

What you must remember is that the localities for many birds are dependent on weather, either for rainfall or flowering plants, so what has been seen one year or even month in one place may not be found there next time.

I recommend Lloyd Nielsen's book 'Birding in Australia' (reviewed in 'Birding World' 15:9). It's not a detailed site guide but it's got some very useful information in its 155 pages. It's not cheap if you buy it from the UK (I bought my copy at Kingfisher Lodge, in Queensland, which seems to be the only place you can get it apart from direct from Lloyd) - it costs around UK£33 including postage. Lloyd's contact details are lloydnielsen@ledanet.com.au

It's certainly worth trying to get hold of some tapes or CDs. I bought the 'Field Guide to Australian Birdsong', published by BOCA, a 12 cassette set (which I understand is currently being reproduced on CD - the first four are available in that format at the time of writing). You can check with the 'Birding Shop' or other suppliers (see web site link below).

Australian mammals are something special. A very good, new, field guide is 'A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia' by Peter Menkhorst & Frank Knight (Oxford).

As for reptiles and amphibians, we bought 'Australian Reptiles and Amphibians' by Leonard Cronin, in the 'Key Guide' series. Envirobook publishes these paperback guides in Australia. They are good value and well produced, with good colour plates. Other guides cover fauna and flora such as mammals, wildflowers and trees.

There are many maps available for the Australian States, in varying detail and scale. We found the series of maps published by HEMA to be very useful. The car rental companies tend to provide useful town maps (certainly Avis did).

I haven't given specific directions to most sites since they are generally well covered in the literature or on the web. However, if anyone needs any specific information, then don't hesitate to contact me.

As for travel practicalities, internal flights within Australia are frequent and efficient. Now that Virgin Blue is operating, prices may go down a bit. We booked a round the world ticket with Qantas that included six flights within Australia. We booked through Austravel, the UK travel agent, whom we found to be very good. Our car rental was through Avis (also booked through Austravel). It was fine, without problems. The basic rate was around £UK25-£30 for a group C car (although we booked a more expensive, group W four-wheel drive for New South Wales). Other rental companies include Budget, Hertz and Thrifty.

We booked one hotel through Austravel. All other accommodation we booked direct, mainly over the Internet.

Accommodation is generally cheap by European standards. We have got used to good, reasonably priced accommodation on our travels in the US in recent years but we found Australia to be even better in value. Food is very cheap compared to the UK.

A good alternative is to hire a campervan (basically a small RV). We did this in New Zealand afterwards and enjoyed it greatly. Britz, Maui and Koala are among the main operators.

Useful web sites & email links

www.thebirdingshop.com The Birding Shop, Melbourne. While many books on Australian can be bought in Europe and North America others may need to be obtained from Australia. The Birding Shop has a good range of titles and audio items.

http://www.oreillys.com.au O'Reilly's Rainforest Guesthouse, Lamington National Park, Queensland. If you are going to southern Queensland, then I strongly recommend a visit to Lamington National Park. Although not cheap, O'Reilly's is a great place to stay.

www.birdwatchers.com.au/ Kingfisher Park, Julatten, Queensland. A great location - highly recommended. It has good resident birders, Carol and Andrew Iles - I also recommend them highly. They will find the specialities for you for at a reasonable cost. Unless you are in the know, you won't find the sites for Golden Bowerbird and Victoria's Riflebird yourself. Julatten provides easy access to Mount Molloy and Mount Carbine. The latter is good for dry, open country birds, including Australian Bustard, which seems to be as easy here as anywhere. Mount Molloy has its 'stake-out' Great Bowerbird.

http://www.birdingservices.com.au/ Birding Services Brisbane, run by Roy & Helen Sonnenburg - highly recommended

http://www.atag.8k.com/page3.html Blue Gum B&B, Atherton, Queensland - recommended

http://www.oskas.lisp.com.au/ Oska's Cottage, Glen Davis, NSW - recommended

For Queensland:

http://rainforest-australia.com/bird%20Sites.htm Chambers Wildlife Lodge site has details of nearby rainforest birding sites in the Atherton Tablelands

http://www.fnq.worldtourism.com.au/SeastarBarrierReefCharters/ Seastar II Great Barrier Reef Trips - probably the best for birders and the most economical

http://www.daintreerivertours.info/ Chris Dahlberg's River Cruises

http://www.aviceda.org/ Tom & Marie Tarrant's 'Birding Southern Queensland'

http://www.birdsqueensland.org.au/ Birds Queensland. It has a useful gazetteer of birding sites

mangrovemantours@bigpond.com for Peter Cooper who operates 'Mangrove Man Tours', personalised tours on the lower reaches of the Daintree River. We spoke to people who regarded these trips highly. A good approach is to combine a trip with one of Chris Dahlberg's

For Australia generally:

http://shc.melb.catholic.edu.au/home/birding/index.html Birding-Aus mailing list - it has an archive that can be searched. It is a source of much useful information.

http://www.ausbird.com/ Birdwatching Australia - a directory of Australian birdwatching tours, bird clubs, freelance-guides, bird-orientated accommodation and reference information

http://www.birdsaustralia.com.au/ Birds Australia (formerly the RAOU)

http://www.camacdonald.com/birding/paaustralia.htm Tina MacDonald's 'Where do you want to go birding in Australia today?'

http://users.bigpond.net.au/palliser/pelagic/ The Australian Pelagic site - it has details on the various pelagic trips available

http://www.abc.net.au/archives/av/birds.htm ABC Archives has a selection of Australian bird song clips

The Trip

Friday 11th October

We arrived at Sydney at 5.00 am after a 22 hour journey with British Airways from London via Bangkok and then caught an internal flight to Brisbane, where we were met by Roy Sonnenburg. Roy and his wife, Helen, run Birding Services Brisbane. We had arranged to stay with them at Nundah, near Brisbane, for three nights and to go out with Roy on the Saturday and Sunday.

Needless to say we didn't go far that day, apart from a walk with Roy in the local park. The journey from the airport gave us a good start to birding in Australia, with Australian White Ibis, Straw-necked Ibis, Masked Lapwing, Welcome Swallow, Willie-wagtail, Noisy Miner, Magpie-lark, Pied Butcherbird, Australasian Magpie, Torresian Crow and European Starling.

Roy and Helen's garden and the park produced quite a long list of mainly common birds. Highlights were a Buff-banded Rail, 2 Tawny Frogmouths and 5+ Dollarbirds. We also saw the bird that represents one of the characteristic sounds of Australia - Laughing Kookaburra!

Saturday 12th October

Roy took us out to visit a number of sites around Brisbane - namely Sandgate Lagoon, Bracken Ridge, Tinchi Tamba Wetlands, North Pine, Lake Samsonvale (and adjacent cemetery) and the Woodford Folk Festival site. I can't possibly hope to do justice to all the birds we saw that day in the space of this report. Suffice to say it was one of my best days birding ever, with a day list of 126 species (including two heard only) and 69 lifers. Highlights were Darter, four species of Cormorant, Intermediate Egret, Striated Heron, 10 species of raptor (including White-bellied Sea Eagle, Brown Goshawk, Collared Sparrowhawk & Brown Falcon), Great Knot, Comb-crested Jacana, White-headed Pigeon (30+ by the roadside at Mount Mee), Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (probably my 1000th world bird but impossible to be sure considering the numbers of new birds that day), Little Corella, Pallid Cuckoo, Australian Owlet-Nightjar, Superb, Variegated & Red-backed Fairy Wrens, 9 species of Honeyeater (including Striped, Blue-faced & Scarlet), Black-faced Monarch, Leaden & Satin Flycatchers, Red-browed Finch (I can never tire of this little gem), Chestnut-breasted Mannikin, Mistletoebird and Tawny Grassbird (at Lake Samsonvale). At North Pine Country Park, Petrie, we saw 2 Koalas (mother & baby) and at Woodford Red-necked and Pretty-faced Wallabies and Eastern Grey Kangaroos.

The best places we visited during the day were Tinchi Tamba Wetlands (not mentioned by Thomas & Thomas) and Lake Samsonvale. Birds at the former (or nearby) included Striated Heron, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Great Knot, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Pallid Cuckoo, Black-faced Monarch, three species of Fairy-Wren, Striated Pardalote and Chestnut-breasted Mannikin. To get there, leave the Gympie Highway at Strathpine Road, go east and then turn north onto Kluver Street and follow Wyampa Road (Bald Hills) to Deep Water Bend Reserve where you can park and explore.

Lake Samsonvale is a really good area and it's worth spending some time here. It has a range of habitats, including woodland. Highlights here were Little Black Cormorant (200+), Great Cormorant (several hundred), Darter, Intermediate and Little Egrets, Black-fronted Dotterel, Brown Cuckoo-Dove, Bar-shouldered Dove, Tawny Frogmouth, Varied Triller, Tawny Grassbird and Scarlet Honeyeater.

To get to the Woodford Folk Festival Site, head north from Brisbane to Caboolture then take the D'Aguilar Highway north-west past Woodford to the junction with the Beerwah-Kilcoy Road. Here take a right turn and follow the road to the Festival Site, which is a few kms down on the left.

Sunday 13th October

This day Roy cast the net a bit wider for us. Frances, a birder from San Francisco who was working in Brisbane for a while, joined us. We went to Kalbar Cemetery (funny how often such places are good for birds!), Main Range National Park (Cunningham Gap, 116 km south-west of Brisbane on the Cunningham Highway), Forest Springs, the Lockyer Valley and Gatton College. In terms of number of species we didn't quite match the previous day, though 111 (including 36 lifers) still represented a great day's birding. Highlights were Hoary-headed Grebe, Plumed Whistling-Duck, Australian Shoveler, Pink-eared Duck (at Gatton, an awesome bird and one of my favourite birds of the trip - to see 200+ turning circles on the water is quite something!), White-necked Heron, Grey Goshawk (Main Range NP), Wedge-tailed Eagle, Black Falcon (Forest Springs), Black-tailed Native-Hen (Gatton), Bush Thick-Knee (a mother and two chicks in the grounds of the University of Queensland, Brisbane), Cockatiel, Little Lorikeet (Main Range NP), Red-rumped Parrot (Gatton), Channel-billed Cuckoo, Pheasant Coucal, Rainbow Bee-Eater, Yellow-rumped Thornbill (the reason for visiting the cemetery!), Grey Shrike-Thrush, Bell Miner (Main Range NP), Satin Bowerbird (Main Range NP), Zebra & Double-barred Finches (both at Kalbar) and Golden-headed Cisticola. We saw our first snake, a small Whip Tail, at Main Range NP.

Our two and a half days with Roy had produced 160 species - a great start to our trip. Roy knows his birds well and is very good at birding by ear. I can highly recommend him. He and Helen are very nice people who make you feel at home. Their accommodation and tour rates represent good value.

Monday 14th October

We sadly said our goodbyes to Roy and Helen. Roy dropped us at the Brisbane Transit Centre from where we took the bus to O'Reilly's Rainforest Guesthouse at Lamington National Park, southwest of Brisbane. Here we were to spend three nights.

Arriving lunchtime, we had the opportunity to do some birding in the afternoon. Around O'Reilly's we found Australian Brush-turkey, Wonga Pigeon (by the feeders), ridiculously tame Crimson Rosellas and Australian King-Parrots, Welcome Swallow, White-browed Scrubwren, Lewin's Honeyeater, the fabulous Regent Bowerbird and Satin Bowerbird. A walk down the main road and along the Python Rock Trail produced a number of new birds - Golden Whistler, Logrunner (a wonderfully charismatic little bird), Eastern Whipbird, Brown Gerygone, Spotted Pardalote and Eastern Spinebill. Other birds were Grey and Rufous Fantails, Brown Thornbill, Silver-eye, Lewin's and White-naped Honeyeaters and Pied Currawong.

In the evening we saw a Mountain Brushtail Possum on the feeders outside of the dining room.

Tuesday 15th October

I got up at the crack of dawn - around 5.00 am - and took a walk down the Border Track and Booyong Trail. Birds were plentiful; new birds were Bassian Thrush, Rose Robin (several singing in the canopy but not easy to see), Yellow-throated Scrubwren (common), Large-billed Scrubwren and Green Catbird (much easier to hear than see). Other species were Australian Brush-turkey, Shining Bronze-Cuckoo, Grey Fantail, Black-faced Monarch, Eastern Yellow Robin, Golden Whistler, Eastern Whipbird, White-browed Scrubwren, Brown Thornbill, Brown Gerygone, Lewin's Honeyeater and Pied Currawong.

Later, Kay and I walked part of the Wishing Tree Trail, the Border Track and Blue Creek Trail and the Booyong Trail. We saw nothing new but there was a good selection of the birds already seen around O'Reilly's, including 6 Eastern Whipbirds that showed themselves!

Wednesday 16th October

I was up early again, this time for a walk down the entrance road and the Python Rock Trail. It turned out to be an inspired decision because I was able to see my first Noisy Pitta just inside the forest just before the start of Python Rock Trail and, along the Trail, 3 separate Albert's Lyrebird within 100 yards, scratching around in the leaf litter (one I heard calling). Other birds were White-headed Pigeon, Brown Cuckoo-Dove, Crimson Rosella, Australian King-Parrot, Grey and Rufous Fantails, Eastern Yellow Robin, Golden Whistler, Grey Shrike-Thrush, Eastern Whipbird (14, of which 6 I saw), Bassian Thrush, Yellow-throated, White-browed and Large-billed Scrubwrens, Brown Thornbill, Brown Gerygone, Lewin's Honeyeater, Eastern Spinebill, Noisy Miner, Green Catbird and Satin Bowerbird (quite common).

After breakfast, Kay and I walked along the Border and Elabana Tracks. Here we were lucky because Kay was able to see 2 Albert's Lyrebirds (at the junction of the Border and Kunungarra Tracks and along the Elabana Track). The other stars of the walk were our first Russet-tailed Thrush (down the Elabana Track) and Paradise Riflebird (a female seen tearing bark off a tree and eating insects, hanging upside down at times; we could hear males in flight but couldn't see them). Birds such as Grey and Rufous Fantails, Eastern Yellow Robin, Golden Whistler, Logrunner, Eastern Whipbird and the three Scrubwrens were easy to find.

Late afternoon, Tim O'Reilly, the resident birder, gave us a ride down to a creek down Red Road to look for Topknot Pigeons. We managed to see at least three flying around. Tim gave us much useful information and proved to be a great help while we were at O'Reilly's. Ironically we discovered after lunch that the Python Rock Trail had been closed earlier in the day due to fire risk.

That night we went on a spotlighting walk (available only to guests of O'Reilly's) and saw Ring-tailed and Brush-tailed Opossums and a Southern Boobook. Red-necked Pademelons were regular on the lawns after dark.

Thursday 17th October

On our last morning I rose again with the Lark (or more realistically Brush-turkey!) and set out on the Border Track and Booyong Trail once more. I did a similar walk after breakfast with Kay. The only new bird was a Crested Shrike-Tit, on my early foray. This was an unexpected find and not a regular bird here. Other birds were the usual Australian Brush-turkey, Brown Cuckoo-Dove, Wonga Pigeon, Bassian Thrush, Grey and Rufous Fantails, Rose Robin (several singing early on, none later), Eastern Yellow Robin, Golden Whistler, Logrunner, Eastern Whipbird (6 out of 10 seen), Yellow-throated, White-browed and Large-billed Scrubwrens, Brown Thornbill, Brown Gerygone, Lewin's Honeyeater, Green Catbird and Regent and Satin Bowerbird.

Lamington was good. Most of our walking was done on the Border Track and Python Rock Trail. We made no attempt to find birds such as Rufous Scrub-Bird - we would have needed to allot a couple more days for that. Kay, who doesn't like snakes, had a close encounter with a large Red-bellied Black Snake that crossed the trail ahead of her!

The dry conditions at Lamington (and in North Queensland later) meant that some birds were more difficult to find, for example, just one Noisy Pitta for the whole trip. On the plus side, it was easier to hear birds moving about in the dry leaf litter.

The food was great but it did mean you needed to take full advantage of the walking opportunities in the forest! Meal times gave you the opportunity to meet other visitors. One lunchtime, we met two birders from Montgomery, Alabama, Larry and Andrea, whom we were destined to meet again further north.

On the bus trip back to Brisbane our driver stopped to show us Bell Miners, Koalas, Red-necked Wallabies and Eastern Grey-Kangaroos. We spent the night at the Saville Abbey Hotel in Brisbane (which is usefully located just over the road from the Transit Centre).

Friday 18th October

In the morning we took the rail link to Brisbane Airport and flew to Cairns, where we picked up a rental car from Avis for a week. We reached Julatten by early afternoon. We were to stay three nights at Kingfisher Park Birdwatcher's Lodge, run by Ron and Suzanne Stannard. It was fabulous, though again the dry conditions were not ideal for rainforest birding. Seeing the birds at the feeders was great - particularly the amazing Orange-footed Scrubfowls!

In the course of the afternoon we saw a number of new birds - Orange-footed Scrubfowl, Emerald Dove, Spectacled Monarch, Pale-yellow Robin, Grey-headed Robin, Rufous Shrike-Thrush, Graceful, Yellow-spotted and Macleay's Honeyeaters and Metallic Starling. Other birds were Black Kite, Australian Brush-turkey, Rainbow Lorikeet, Laughing Kookaburra, Silver-eye, Yellow-faced, White-throated and Blue-faced Honeyeaters, Red-browed Firetail and Chestnut-breasted Mannikin.

We also saw an orphaned Agile Wallaby that Ron and family were looking after.

Saturday 19th October

We made a 5.00 am start so we could drive north to Daintree for Chris Dahlberg's early morning river cruise. On the way we saw White-necked Heron and Black and Whistling Kites leaving their roosting sites. We were disappointed not to see Little Kingfisher on the cruise. Even so we managed to see 46 species, including several new birds - Latham's Snipe, Wompoo Fruit-Dove (on the nest), Torresian Imperial-Pigeon (superb black & white pigeons), Gould's Bronze-Cuckoo, Common Koel, Papuan Frogmouth (doing an excellent impression of a branch!), White-rumped Swiftlet, Shining Flycatcher, Large-billed Gerygone, Yellow-bellied Sunbird and Helmeted Friarbird, Brown-backed Honeyeater, Yellow Oriole and Black Butcherbird. Other birds included Darter, Royal Spoonbill, Buff-banded Rail, Bush Stone-curlew, Brown Cuckoo-Dove, Channel-billed Cuckoo, Spectacled Monarch, Satin Flycatcher and Rufous Shrike-Thrush.

Birding around Daintree village was good. We had White-bellied Sea-Eagle and our first Fan-tailed Cuckoo and Forest and Azure Kingfishers (the latter at the pond in the grounds of Red Mill Cottage).

After returning to Julatten we, along with Ludo and Katia, a couple of Belgian birders, went out with Carol Iles (she and her husband, Andrew, are the resident birders at Kingfisher Park) to nearby Mount Lewis. After picking up our first Nankeen Night-Heron on the way, we managed to see all the specialities that were around (but it was too early for Blue-faced Parrot-finch, which don't tend to turn up till November). New birds were Superb Fruit-Dove (easy to hear but tricky to see), Yellow-eyed Cuckoo-shrike, Bower's Shrike-Thrush, Chowchilla (another charismatic little bird, like its southern cousin, the Logrunner), Fernwren, Atherton Scrubwren, Mountain Thornbill, Bridled Honeyeater, Victoria's Riflebird (a superb male on a perch, showing lemon-yellow gape when calling; at one time displayed, with wings spread over head!), Tooth-billed Catbird (including one singing from a display perch) and Golden Bowerbird (an immature male attending a bower). I was the only one to fail to see a Spotted Catbird!

Other birds included White-headed Pigeon, Brown Cuckoo-Dove, Emerald Dove, Wompoo Fruit-Dove, Topknot Pigeon, Leaden and Satin Flycatchers, Grey-headed Robin, Yellow-throated and Large-billed Scrubwrens and Mistletoebird. The total species count was 31.

We also had an encounter with a Red-bellied Black Snake (about 5' long!) - luckily they are pretty docile. This was much to Katia's delight (snakes being a hobby of hers)!

Just as we were approaching Kingfisher Park we saw some raptors on the ground in a cleared cane field - Black and Whistling Kites and a Brown Falcon. Late afternoon I saw my first Dusky Honeyeater in the grounds.

Sunday 20th October

That morning I joined Andrew on one of his early morning bird walks around Kingfisher Park. We tallied some 60 species, including my first White-bellied Cuckoo-Shrike, Lemon-bellied Flycatcher, Grey Whistler, Fairy Gerygone, Yellow-breasted Boatbill, Yellow Honeyeater and, at last, Spotted Catbird. In all we found 11 species of Honeyeater - Dusky, Scarlet, Graceful, Yellow-spotted, Lewin's, Bridled, Yellow-faced, Yellow, Macleay's, White-throated and Blue-faced. Other good birds included Brown Goshawk, Superb Fruit-Dove (calling), Channel-billed Cuckoo, Forest Kingfisher, Yellow-eyed Cuckoo-shrike, Golden-headed Cisticola, Spectacled Monarch, Pale-yellow and Grey-headed Robins, Rufous Shrike-Thrush, Red-backed Fairywren, Large-billed Scrubwren, and Yellow-bellied Sunbird.

Acting on information from Andrew we spent the morning in the Mount Carbine and Mount Molloy areas. We had great views of Australian Bustard (27 in all) along East and West Mary Roads (also Forest Kingfisher here). At a pool to the southwest of (and just outside) Mount Carbine we saw our first Blue-winged Kookaburra, and a noisy flock of Apostlebirds. On the pool itself we saw a good variety of water birds, including Hoary-headed Grebe, Australian Pelican, White-necked Heron, Great Egret, White-faced Heron, Glossy Ibis, Royal Spoonbill, Green Pygmy-goose (our first), Pacific Black Duck, Pink-eared Duck, Hardhead, White-headed Stilt, Red-kneed Dotterel and Sharp-tailed Sandpiper. At the nearby Mount Carbine roadhouse we sat at a picnic table, eating an ice cream, watching Brown and Blue-faced Honeyeaters and, in the tree above us, roosting Apostlebirds! Moving on to Mount Molloy, we had good views of the Great Bowerbird in the schoolyard after a short wait. Other birds here included White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike, Yellow and Blue-faced Honeyeaters and Spangled Drongo.

Directions to the sites mentioned in the previous paragraph are:

Mount Molloy School - head south from Julatten into Mount Molloy village. After the pub and café on the left, turn left into Fraser Road. This road bends left and then right. After the second bend, the school is on the right. You can park on the left and walk over through the gate and up the drive. The bower is round to the left, behind a house. It's obviously better to visit outside of school hours.

East and West Mary Roads - head south from Julatten and, just before Mount Molloy, turn right into the Peninsula Development Road. Look for East Mary Road on the right, several kilometres along the road. West Mary Road is just a bit further on, beyond the Mary River.

Mount Carbine - carry on west after passing West Mary Road and you will shortly reach Mount Carbine. On the right there is the roadhouse (Apostlebirds). If you carry on past a pub on the left you will reach a left turn - a gravel road. Carry straight on past a small pool until you reach the large lake on the right.

Bavarian Birds web site has a useful map of the Mount Molloy and Mount Carbine areas - see http://www.bavarianbirds.de/oz/log.htm.

After returning to Julatten, we tried for Lovely Fairywren along the road to Mount Lewis. We had no luck but did manage to find our only Pied Monarch of the trip and flushed another Brown Quail.

That night we went on a spotlighting walk with Carol and Andrew and saw a Barn Owl and heard Lesser Sooty Owl. The stars though were the mammals - Long-nosed Bandicoot, White-tailed Rat, Fawn-footed Melomys, Striped Possum (stunning) and Spectacled Flying-Fox. We also saw a variety of reptiles and amphibians, including Leaf-tailed Gecko, Boyd's Forest Dragon, Lesuer's Frog and White-tipped Tree Frog.

Carol and Andrew are excellent birders - I can highly recommend them. Their rates represent good value.

Monday 21st October

An early morning walk by myself produced nothing new though I did find two Bush Thick-Knees roosting in Geraghty Park, near Kingfisher Park. We then said our goodbyes to Ron and Carol (Andrew not having returned from his walk) and headed for Atherton.

Our first stop, at Abbatoir Swamp, just south of Julatten, wasn't very productive, since there wasn't much water there. We found several land birds, including Brown Quail, Rufous Whistler, Red-backed Fairywren, Yellow-bellied Sunbird, Yellow and Brown-backed Honeyeaters. Our main stop that day was at Lake Mitchell. You will see large pools on the right as you come down from Mount Molloy. Between them there is a causeway accessed by a gate. You are allowed to drive in and down the causeway provided that you close the gate afterwards. You must not go beyond the gate at the far end. Carol at Kingfisher Park said some people had been told they couldn't go down the causeway - but this wasn't true.

We stayed for some time and had a good variety of birds (42 in all), including both Pygmy-geese, Radjah Shelduck, Black-necked Stork, another Black Falcon, Australian Hobby, some very obliging White-winged Trillers and Double-barred Finches. Here we came upon Woody and Betsy (Bahamas based) who had been staying at Kingfisher Park at the same time as us.

Down Tinaroo Creek Road, east of Mareeba, we managed to find some Squatter Pigeons with Peaceful Doves, in a stockyard just beyond the crossroads where Thomas & Thomas said in their book that the tarmac ended (it has obviously been extended since their visit). In the same area there was a Dollarbird. In Mareeba we saw another Blue-winged Kookaburra by the Kennedy Bridge. Just north of Tolga we were lucky enough to find a flock of Red-tailed Black-Cockatoos feeding in roadside trees. We then checked in at the Blue Gum B & B at Atherton, run by John & Helen Donovan, another really nice couple. In the gardens here we saw Scarlet and our first White-cheeked Honeyeaters. Late afternoon we drove over to Hasties Swamp where we managed to find both Brolgas and Sarus Cranes feeding in nearby fields. Around the swamp itself were large flocks of Magpie Geese, Plumed Whistling-Ducks and Purple Swamphens and a solitary Black-necked Stork

Tuesday 22nd October

Just as we were loading our car to leave we found a White-gaped Honeyeater in the garden of the Blue Gum - a good start! Before heading for Cairns we took a detour for some way down the road to Granite Gorge National Park (signed off the main road north of Atherton). Here we found another Squatter Pigeon. We then made our way to Cairns via Lakes Eacham and Barrine. At the former we heard a Victoria's Riflebird calling. At the latter we managed to find our only Wandering Whistling-Ducks of the trip. While we sat having cream tea at the teahouse (highly recommended) we had a very tame Willie Wagtail joining us on our table! In the adjacent forest we heard a Wompoo Fruit-Dove and two Victoria's Riflebirds calling and saw a few birds, including Pale-yellow Robin. The gardens of the teahouse were good - we saw Brown Gerygone, Yellow-bellied Sunbird and Dusky and Scarlet Honeyeaters and Eastern Spinebill. A stop at the Cathedral Fig Tree (a huge strangler vine), near Yungaburra, produced Pied Monarch and Victoria's Riflebird calling and 2 very tame Grey-headed Robins.

Just before Cairns we took a detour down Thomson's Road, Edmonton. We failed to find any Little Kingfishers or any other mangrove specialities but we did come across the sole Cicadabird of the trip and nesting Brahminy Kites with a well-grown juvenile on the nest.

We arrived at Cairns and checked in at the Comfort Inn Tropical Queenslander (good). I went out and had a quick look at the famous esplanade but saw only a few Common Greenshanks.

Wednesday 23rd October

We had booked a trip to the Great Barrier Reef on the Seastar II. At first light though, I took a walk down the esplanade. As I left the motel, a few Rainbow Bee-eaters were flying around. Because of the tide there weren't many shorebirds along the esplanade though I did see my first Red-necked Stints. Other birds were Black-tailed Godwit, Marsh Sandpiper, Great Knot, Silver Gull and Caspian Tern. As I was heading back to our hotel I saw a face that I recognised - it was Larry, whom we'd met at Lamington! By coincidence he and Andrea were booked on the trip as well so Larry agreed to pick us up from our hotel.

Unfortunately, because of the swell, we couldn't land on Michaelmas Cay but did manage to see there, and at Hastings Reef, Brown Booby, Lesser Frigatebird (at least one among a number of Frigatebirds), Crested, Black-naped, Little, Bridled and Sooty Terns and Common and Black Noddies. On the return to Cairns we were lucky to find a few Lesser Crested Terns perched on marker posts and saw distant Torresian Imperial-Pigeons in the mangroves southeast of Cairns. Just after landing we were surprised to see a Buff-banded Rail on the grass of the esplanade and many Whimbrels flying over.

Thursday 24th October

An early morning walk along Cairns Esplanade was good and yielded Australian Pelican, Great and Little Egrets, Australian White Ibis, Masked Lapwing, Pacific Golden-Plover, Red-capped Plover, Lesser Sand Plover, Greater Sandplover, Black-fronted Dotterel, Black-tailed and Bar-tailed Godwits, Whimbrel, Eastern Curlew, Common Greenshank, Terek Sandpiper, Grey-tailed Tattler, Great Knot, Red-necked Stint, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper, Silver Gull, Gull-billed, Caspian, Crested and Little Terns, Spotted and Peaceful Doves, Torresian Imperial-Pigeon (easy to see), Rainbow Lorikeet, White-rumped Swiftlet, White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike, Willie-wagtail, Mangrove Robin (at the southern edge of the mangroves but on the inland side), Mistletoebird, Brown and Varied Honeyeaters, Helmeted Friarbird, Green Figbird, Spangled Drongo (100+ in small flocks moving south from the mangroves), White-breasted Woodswallow, Common Myna, House Sparrow and Nutmeg Mannikin. In all there were 44 species, including 17 species of shorebird.

That morning we paid a visit to the Cairns Crocodile Farm, near Edmonton. The Farm is about 30-40 minutes drive south from Cairns and is well signed from the Bruce Highway. It was very hot there. We failed again to find Little Kingfisher but did manage to get good views of 2 White-browed Crakes and a nice Crimson Finch. Other birds included Striated Heron, Black and Whistling Kites, Buff-banded Rail, Red-kneed and Black-fronted Dotterels, Shining Flycatcher, Yellow-bellied Sunbird and Brown and Brown-backed Honeyeaters. If you tell them at the desk that you want to go birding - they'll let you in for a reduced charge and give you a map of spots for various good birds.

In the afternoon we visited Cairns Botanic Gardens and Centennial Lakes, where we saw a few Red-necked Crakes along the boardwalk at around 5.00 pm, one as close as two metres. We saw Torresian Imperial-Pigeons easily here, especially in the Botanic Gardens. Other interesting birds included Rainbow Bee-eater, Yellow-spotted Honeyeater, Yellow Oriole and Black Butcherbird.

Friday 25th October

It was our last day in Queensland. I took another early morning walk along the Esplanade, where shorebirds were fewer in number than the day before. Just before heading back to the hotel I was lucky enough to find a pair of Double-eyed Fig-Parrots - the male obligingly sat in a tree for several minutes. Otherwise the birds were similar to those seen the previous morning but a rufous immature Black Butcherbird was interesting (particularly for its effect on the Varied Honeyeaters). The Mangrove Boardwalk near the airport produced very little in the way of birds apart from Shining Flycatcher, Yellow-bellied Sunbird and Varied Honeyeater but there were lots of fascinating mangrove crabs. Late morning we took a Qantas flight down to Sydney for the next stage of our trip. We picked up a rental car and headed for Wollongong, where we checked in at the Boat Harbour Motel, just by the harbour.

Saturday 26th October

We were booked on a pelagic trip from Wollongong. We and other birders assembled at the quayside at 7.00 but unfortunately the trip was curtailed because of strong winds. Some diehards decided to brave the elements but we decided not to! As it turned out, we subsequently found out that we managed to see elsewhere all the birds they saw on the curtailed trip. We did at least see Australasian Gannet offshore. Having erred on the side of discretion, we paid a visit to Barren Grounds Nature Reserve but, because of the wind, it was 'barren' in terms of birds! We saw very little there, apart from Eastern Yellow Robin and Superb Fairywren. We then tried Fitzroy Falls, where we found a couple of Australian Ravens obligingly displaying to the plate glass windows of the restaurant! Other birds here included Grey Shrike-Thrush, White-browed Scrubwren, Brown and Striated Thornbills, White-cheeked Honeyeater and Eastern Spinebill. One of the highlights here was a Short-beaked Echidna foraging quite close to us. We also saw a flock of Long-billed Corellas and a Little Raven on the way to the Falls.

Sunday 27th October

From our hotel window overlooking Wollongong Harbour we saw our first Sooty Oystercatcher, on the rocks. We checked out and headed northwest to Lithgow and the Capertree Valley. The car park for the Lithgow Shopping Mall produced a couple of new birds, Red Wattlebird and New Holland Honeyeater!

The Capertree-Glen Davis road (the second half of which is dirt, though Oska told me later that the tarmac was going to be extended almost as far as the junction with the Glen Alice Road) proved to be very good. Here we saw our first Common Bronzewing, Buff-rumped Thornbill, Yellow-tufted Honeyeater, White-plumed Honeyeater, White-winged Chough and White-browed Woodswallow. Other notable birds were 2 Wedge-tailed Eagles, a, Red-rumped Parrot, Buff-rumped Thornbill, Yellow-tufted and White-plumed Honeyeaters and White-winged Chough.

We checked in at Oska's Cottage in Glen Davis for two nights. It turned out to be a delightful place to stay and Oska is a good host. A late afternoon walk along the firebreak in the forest behind the cottage produced a good list of birds - highlights were a Brown Treecreeper, 2 Rock Warblers (quite easy to see here), Hooded Robin and Restless Flycatcher. This was to be a regular activity for me during our stay.

Monday 28th October

First thing, Oska's garden produced a surprising range of birds - Red-rumped Parrot, Hooded Robin, Superb Fairywren, White-browed Scrubwren, Brown Treecreeper and White-plumed Honeyeater.

We spent most of the day around Glen Davis and Glen Alice. On the way to the latter we saw many Woodswallows (White-browed, Dusky and our first Masked) and a flock of White-winged Choughs. In Glen Alice birds we birded around the church and hall. I managed to find another Crested Shrike-Tit and a Rufous Songlark. Other birds included Peaceful Dove, Restless Flycatcher, Grey Shrike-Thrush, Brown Treecreeper, White-plumed Honeyeater and Noisy Friarbird. Glenowlan Road (a turning off the Glen Alice Road - turn left 800 metres west of the start of the bitumen on Rylstone Road) proved to be better - with Red-rumped Parrot, Diamond Firetail, Double-barred and Zebra Finches and Brown Songlark among others. A good spot was a pool just before the spot where the road divides. At one stage a huge Goanna crossed the road ahead of us and climbed a tree. We had no luck with Regent Honeyeater or Plum-headed Finch.

Glen Davis campsite produced a surprise in the shape of a female Red-capped Robin - if only a male had shown himself! Also here were Sacred Kingfisher, Leaden Flycatcher, Eastern Yellow Robin, Western Gerygone and White-plumed Honeyeater. Early morning and late afternoon walks behind Oska's produced more good birds, including White-throated Treecreeper, Chestnut-rumped Heathwren (seen while looking at a Rock Warbler), Western Gerygone, Weebill, Hooded Robin, Rock Warbler and Black-chinned Honeyeater.

Tuesday 29th October

A last early morning walk behind Oska's enabled me to find another of the local target birds - Turquoise Parrot, a pair of which passed through briefly. This area had provided excellent birding over the previous few days. It's worth setting out the complete list of birds seen on my walks - Black-shouldered Kite, Brown Falcon, Peaceful Dove, Common Bronzewing, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Crimson Rosella, Eastern Rosella, Australian King-Parrot, Turquoise Parrot, Laughing Kookaburra, Sacred Kingfisher, Rainbow Bee-eater, Welcome Swallow, Fairy Martin, Australasian Pipit, Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike, Willie-wagtail (including one nesting in Oska's garage), Grey Fantail, Leaden Flycatcher, Restless Flycatcher, Jacky-winter, Hooded Robin, Eastern Yellow Robin, Rufous Whistler, Grey Shrike-Thrush, Superb Fairywren, Rock Warbler (seen easily on all walks), Chestnut-rumped Heathwren, Weebill, Yellow-rumped Thornbill, Yellow Thornbill, Western Gerygone, Brown Treecreeper, White-throated Treecreeper, Spotted Pardalote, Yellow-tufted Honeyeater, White-plumed Honeyeater, White-naped Honeyeater, Black-chinned Honeyeater, Little Friarbird, White-winged Chough, Dusky Woodswallow, Australasian Magpie, Pied Currawong, Satin Bowerbird, Red-browed Firetail, Double-barred Finch and Zebra Finch. I also saw a Short-beaked Echidna & 3 Common Wallaroos.

Just outside of Glen Davis we had good views of White-throated Gerygones. Birds along the road included our first Fuscous Honeyeaters, more White-winged Choughs, Masked and White-browed Woodswallows and Pied Butcherbird. We spent the night at the Best Western Alpine Motor Inn at Katoomba.

Wednesday 30th October

Trips to the main tourist spots in the Katoomba area didn't yield anything of note in bird terms, though we did see a White-winged Triller at Wentworth Falls Lake, near Katoomba. Many of the walking trails were closed because of fire risk. In the afternoon we returned to Sydney Airport where we returned our car and took a bus into the city. We spent that and the next two nights at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel at Darling Harbour (where we had fabulous harbour views).

Thursday 31st October and Friday 1st November

Walks in the Botanic Gardens produced a small selection of the commoner birds. Common Koel here was noteworthy. The Grey-headed Flying Foxes at their roost were quite a sight.

Saturday 2nd November

We flew from Sydney into Hobart, Tasmania ('Tassie' to the locals), where we were to stay for seven nights. We collected our rental car and drove to Port Arthur, where we were to spend our first night. On the way we saw Forest Raven (easy to identify because it's the only corvid on the island!) and a couple of Cape Barren Geese. From the window of our motel we found our first Tassie endemic, Green Rosella. Apart from these, Superb Fairywren and New Holland Honeyeater, it felt almost like home - with plenty of Eurasian Blackbirds and Starlings!

Sunday 3rd November

We spent the morning and early afternoon visiting the Port Arthur Historic Site (a former convict settlement). It was well worth it. We managed to pick up a few birds while doing so, including Black-faced Cormorant, Pied Oystercatcher and Little Wattlebird, all lifers. Other birds here included Little Black and Little Pied Cormorants, Green Rosella, Silver-eye and Forest Raven. What was strange to us was the variety of European birds, such as Goldfinch, Blackbird and Starling.

On our way to our next port of call, Hobart, we picked up two new Gulls, Pacific and Kelp. We also saw more Little Black and Little Pied Cormorants, a Little Egret and more Forest Ravens. The Sorrell Causeway, north-east of Hobart produced little apart from 2 Crested Terns.

Monday 4th November

Our first port of call was Peter Murrell Conservation Area, about 20 minutes drive south of Hobart. To get there from Hobart, take the road known as the Southern Outlet towards Kingston. As you approach the outskirts of Kingston, follow the main road towards Kettering and look for a roundabout with a KFC restaurant. Keep going straight on at this roundabout. On the left you will see the offices of the Australian Antarctic Division. A little after these, you will reach a roundabout, signed for Blackman's Bay to the left. Carry on straight-ahead here towards Kettering, but almost immediately after the roundabout turn left. Follow this road for a short distance until you pass a large Vodafone building on your left. At the end of this building, a dirt track heads off left, following the Vodafone boundary fence down to a small parking area for the Conservation Area, by a large pool.

This is the best-known spot on the Tasmanian mainland for Forty-spotted Pardalote (probably the rarest endemic) and several other endemics. It is a key site to visit if you don't want to or can't go to Bruny or Maria Islands. After parking the car we walked round to the far side of the large pool, where we could hear several birds calling. Two of the endemic Honeyeaters, Yellow-throated and Black-headed were very easy to find. We could hear Forty-spotted Pardalotes calling (it has a plover-like 'ta-will' call that I had learnt before leaving home) and managed to see a couple quite quickly but it took some 20 minutes before we could locate a bird low down and get really good views (Spotted Pardalotes are also present - we saw a few). Other new birds in the general area were the endemic Tasmanian Native-Hen and Yellow Wattlebird and Crescent Honeyeater. Also here were Chestnut Teal, Pacific Black Duck (with ducklings), Swamp Harrier, Masked Lapwing, Sky Lark, Welcome Swallow, Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike, Grey Fantail, Superb Fairywren, Yellow-rumped Thornbill, New Holland Honeyeater, Dusky Woodswallow, Grey Butcherbird (a juvenile, harassed by Blackbirds & Starlings as it tried to raid a Pardalote nest hole) and Forest Raven. The weather then deteriorated into squally showers, so we had to abandon our so far unsuccessful attempts to find the endemic Dusky Robin.

On the way to the Fern Glade Track, at Mount Wellington (west of Hobart), we found more Tasmanian Native-Hens at the Waterworks Reserve (but no Grey Currawongs). To get there, follow Davey Street out of Hobart towards Fern Tree. After passing the main left turn towards Kingston, you will come to a roundabout (Lynton Avenue to the left) - carry straight ahead and take the next left down Romilly Street. At the next junction (a T-junction after a dip), turn right onto Waterworks Road and follow it to the Reserve.

By the time we had arrived at the Fern Glade Track the rain had eased off. Park in the dirt car park on the right, between the turning for Mount Wellington and Fern Tree Village. The entrance to the track is obvious. One lucky find from the car was a Black Currawong (another endemic) by the roadside! At the edge of the car park I found a Flame Robin. The principal targets along the track were three endemics, Tasmanian Scrubwren (possibly to be lumped with White-browed Scrubwren in the future), Tasmanian Thornbill and Scrubtit. The first two were relatively easy - but no luck with the third. Superb Fairywren and Silver-eye were also here.

On the way back to Hobart we stopped by the picnic site at the Pipeline Track, Hall's Saddle, where we found the endemic Strong-billed Honeyeater (as well as Yellow-throated) quite easily. We also saw Green Rosella near Hobart so we had seen 10 of the 12 endemics in one day.

Tuesday 5th November

We were due to be spending the next two nights at Bicheno, on the east coast but decided to go back to the Fern Glade Track before making the long journey across country. It was a good move because not only did we find 2 Scrubtits but also a pair of Pink Robins, just inside the entrance to the track. The male is a stunning pink and black bird. A Black Currawong also put in another appearance. Tasmanian Scrubwren, Silver-eye and Grey Butcherbird were also present.

On the journey to Bicheno we saw one new bird, Banded Dotterel. Other good birds included White-bellied Sea Eagle, Tasmanian Native-Hen and 5 Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos (like giant black moths in flight). Black Swans were common on pools & lakes.

Luckily, we had chosen to stay at the Comfort Inn Diamond Resort at Bicheno. This is right by the coast just to the north of Bicheno and is set in an area of fields (more later on that). After we had settled in, I left Kay to crash out while I drove a few kilometres north to Denison Beach, where, after some searching, I found another target bird - the stunning Hooded Plover. Tasmanian Scrubwrens and Brown Thornbills were in the scrub behind the beach. On my return to the Comfort Inn, I found a Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo in the gardens and a pair of Scarlet Robins on a fence between fields (the male being another stunner). In the area I also found Yellow-rumped Thornbill, New Holland Honeyeater, Eastern Spinebill and Little Wattlebird.

As luck had it there was a Little Penguin rookery in the grounds of the Comfort Inn. Night-time tours of the rookery are free to guests so we went on the tour (first seeing a couple of Tasmanian Pademelons as we were waiting). We had wonderful views of Little Penguins coming ashore and moving around the nesting burrows - one even trod on my foot! As we returned to our room, we found Penguins nesting in the shrubbery just outside. As we went to bed we could hear them calling outside - it was quite magical!

Wednesday 6th November

We went on a day trip to the Freycinet National Park, worth going to for its great natural beauty. On the way we saw another Brown Falcon just before the turning to the Park. We spent a couple of hours taking the reasonably arduous hike to the Wineglass Bay viewpoint (for picture postcard views), so we didn't spend a great deal of time birding. One notable discovery was a Tasmanian Tiger Snake! Birds we saw included Black-faced Cormorant, 3 White-bellied Sea Eagles, Shining Bronze-Cuckoo, Golden Whistler and the endemic Yellow-throated Honeyeater and Yellow Wattlebird (the latter being common around the Visitor Centre). We also saw a Red-necked Wallaby. On our return to Bicheno we went to Denison Beach and located two pairs of Hooded Plovers and 3 Red-capped Plovers. An early evening walk around the Diamond Resort produced the Scarlet Robins again. Yellow-rumped Thornbill, New Holland Honeyeater and Little Wattlebird were easy to see here.

Thursday 7th November

We spent the morning driving back to Hobart. On the way we saw a few more Banded Dotterels. We stopped at a promising looking lake just north of Triabunna (a Duck Reserve) and luckily found our first Blue-billed Ducks. Australasian Grebes were common here. We also called in at Hobart Airport to extend our car rental till Saturday morning and came across 4 Musk Lorikeets flying around the car park!

Since our journey hadn't taken as long as expected we decided to visit Peter Murrell Conservation Area again. Here I finally managed to get a brief glimpse of a Dusky Robin in flight - thus seeing the last endemic. On the way back to the car park we flushed a Blue-winged Parrot from the grassy paddock, another lifer. We didn't look for Forty-spotted Pardalote but did come across two very tame Spotted Pardalotes, as well as several Tasmanian Native-Hens, Green Rosella and the two endemic honeyeaters found here, Yellow-throated and Black-headed.

In the evening we found another Black-faced Cormorant, this time in Hobart Harbour. If you like fish and chips then Hobart Harbour has plenty of suitable eating places - we succumbed a couple of times!

Friday 8th November

Our last full day in Tasmania - and a wet one into the bargain! A search of Lambert Park, Sandy Bay, failed to find any Swift Parrots, though we did see Eastern Rosella, both Yellow and Little Wattlebirds and Yellow-throated Honeyeater. Next we walked part of the Pipeline Track at Hall's Saddle in the hope of getting better views of Dusky Robin. We had no luck with the latter but did see another pair of Scarlet Robins and more Strong-billed and Yellow-throated Honeyeaters. By now the rain had started.

After a side trip up to the summit of Mount Wellington (seeing Black Currawong again, along the Hwy B68 road and hearing several Crescent Honeyeaters at the Springs, on the Mount Wellington road), we drove south to Huonville and then along the south-east coast back towards Hobart. We saw a number of Tasmanian Native-Hens (some with chicks) and Banded Dotterels along this route. It rained all the way!

Saturday 9th November

We flew back to Sydney and then on to Christchurch, New Zealand, for the next part of our Australasian odyssey.

The Australian part of our trip had been wonderful. We had seen 340 species of bird (of which 308 were new) and several mammals and reptiles. The species list for each state visited was: Queensland 276, New South Wales 99, Tasmania 81.

We had missed a number of comparatively common birds - they'll keep till next time!

Robert Grimmond

Species Lists

In this list, state names are abbreviated as follows:

NSW - New South Wales, QLD - Queensland, TS - Tasmania

Other abbreviations are:

AP - Airport, KPBL - Kingfisher Park Birdwatcher's Lodge, NP - National Park, O'Reilly's - O'Reilly's Rainforest Guest House, Lamington NP, near Canungra, QLD

Little Penguin 5/11 many Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS

Australasian Grebe 11/10 4 Nundah, QLD; 12/10 several Sandgate Lagoon, Brackenridge and Tinchi Tamba, near Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 few to west of Brisbane, QLD; 17/10 2 between Lamington NP and Brisbane; 19/10 6 Daintree River cruise, QLD; 22/10 2+ Lake Barrine, QLD; 7/11 common on Duck Reserve, about 1 km north of Triabunna, TS

Hoary-headed Grebe 13/10 1 Gatton, QLD; 22/10 1 Mount Carbine lake, QLD; 21/10 5+ Lake Mitchell, QLD

Great Crested Grebe 12/10 few at Lake Samsonvale, QLD; 22/10 5+ Lake Barrine, QLD

Australian Pelican 12/10 several at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 several in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 20/10 3 Mount Carbine lake, QLD; 21/10 several Lake Mitchell, QLD & 5+ Hasties Swamp, near Atherton, QLD; 24/10 few Esplanade, Cairns, QLD; 5/11 1 Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS

Australasian Gannet 26/10 3 Wollongong, NSW; 5/11 1 Denison Beach, Bicheno, TS & 4 Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS

Brown Booby 23/10 7+ on trip to Michaelmas Cay, Great Barrier Reef, QLD

Little Black Cormorant common at various sites around Brisbane, QLD (including 200+ at Lake Samsonvale) and elsewhere in the state; 1/11 few Botanic Gardens, Sydney, NSW; 3/11 2 Historic Site, Port Arthur, TS & 2+ Tasman Peninsula between Port Arthur & Dunnally, TS

Great Cormorant 12/10 several hundred at Lake Samsonvale, QLD; 22/10 3+ Lake Barrine, QLD; 3/11 1 Historic Site, Port Arthur, TS; 5/11 1 between Hobart and Bicheno, TS & 1 Denison Beach, Bicheno, TS; 7/11 few between Bicheno and Hobart, TS

Pied Cormorant 12/10 few at sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 few in area west of Brisbane, QLD

Black-faced Cormorant 3/11 2 on the Isle of the Dead, Historic Site, Port Arthur, TS; 6/11 1 Freycinet NP, TS; 7/11 1 Franklin Wharf, Hobart Harbour, TS

Little Pied Cormorant few at various sites around Brisbane and elsewhere in the state; 3/11 3 Historic Site, Port Arthur, TS & 4+ Tasman Peninsula between Port Arthur & Dunnally, TS; 6/11 1 Freycinet NP, TS; 7/11 2 Bicheno, TS

Darter 12/10 3+ Lake Samsonvale, QLD; 13/10 few in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 19/10 2 Daintree River cruise, QLD; 21/10 2 Abattoir Swamp, near Mount Molloy, QLD & 2 Lake Mitchell, QLD; 22/10 1 Lake Barrine, QLD; 24/10 1 Cairns Crocodile Farm, QLD & 1 Centennial Lakes, Cairns, QLD

Lesser Frigatebird 23/10 at least one on Michaelmas Cay, Great Barrier Reef, QLD

White-necked Heron 13/10 3 in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 19/10 2 between Julatten and Daintree, QLD; 20/10 1 Mount Carbine lake, QLD; 21/10 1 Lake Mitchell, QLD; 22/10 1 along road to Granite Gorge NP, QLD

Great Egret several at various sites around Brisbane, QLD and elsewhere in the state.
Intermediate Egret 12/10 1 Lake Samsonvale, QLD; 13/10 few in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 21/10 1 Lake Mitchell, QLD

White-faced Heron quite common at various sites around Brisbane, QLD and elsewhere in the state; 29/10 1 Glen Davis, NSW & 1 Glen Davis-Capertree Road, NSW; 1/11 1 Botanic Gardens, Sydney, NSW; 3/11 2 Historic Site, Port Arthur, TS; 8/11 4 along Hwy B68 between Cygnet & Margate, TS

Little Egret 12/10 2 Lake Samsonvale, QLD; 13/10 few in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 21/10 1 Lake Mitchell, QLD; 22/10 1 end of Thomson's Road, Edmonton, QLD; 24/10 1 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD & 1 Cairns Crocodile Farm, QLD; 3/11 1 Tasman Peninsula between Port Arthur & Dunnally, TS

Cattle Egret 12/10 common around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 common in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 19/10 3 Daintree River cruise, QLD; 20/10 3 KPBL, Julatten, QLD

Striated Heron 12/10 1 Tinchi Tamba, QLD; 24/10 1 Cairns Crocodile Farm, QLD

Nankeen Night-Heron 19/10 2 Mount Lewis Road, Julatten, QLD

Black-necked Stork 21/10 1 Lake Mitchell, QLD & 1 Hasties Swamp, near Atherton, QLD

Australian White Ibis common at various sites around Brisbane, QLD and elsewhere in the state; 31/10 several Botanic Gardens, Sydney, NSW

Straw-necked Ibis 11/10 6+ between Brisbane AP & Nundah, QLD & 6+ Nundah, QLD; 12/10 common at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 common in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 17/10 2 between Lamington NP & Brisbane, QLD: 20/10 2 Mount Carbine lake, QLD & 2 KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 21/10 1 Abattoir Swamp, near Mount Molloy, QLD & several Lake Mitchell, QLD; 29/10 4 Glen Davis, NSW

Glossy Ibis 11/10 2 Nundah, QLD; 12/10 few at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 20/10 3 Mount Carbine lake, QLD; 21/10 several Lake Mitchell, QLD; 24/10 several Cairns Crocodile Farm, QLD

Royal Spoonbill 12/10 few at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 few in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 19/10 1 Daintree River cruise, QLD; 20/10 2 Mount Carbine lake, QLD; 23/10 several Esplanade & harbour, Cairns, QLD; 24/10 1 Centennial Lakes, Cairns, QLD; 25/10 several Esplanade, Cairns, QLD

Yellow-billed Spoonbill 12/10 1 near Brisbane, QLD

Magpie Goose 12/10 several at Sandgate, QLD; 13/10 200+ Gatton, QLD; 21/10 100+ Hasties Swamp, near Atherton, QLD; 24/10 4 Centennial Lakes, Cairns, QLD

Plumed Whistling-Duck 13/10 200+ Gatton, QLD; 21/10 200+ Hasties Swamp, near Atherton, QLD

Wandering Whistling-Duck 22/10 8 Lake Barrine, QLD

Black Swan 12/10 few at Brackenridge & several at Lake Samsonvale, QLD; 13/10 several in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 21/10 several Lake Mitchell, QLD; 5/11 common on pools & lakes between Hobart & Bicheno, TS; 6/11 common Freycinet NP, TS; 7/11 several between Bicheno & Hobart, TS

Cape Barren Goose 2/11 2 near Port Arthur, TS

Radjah Shelduck 21/10 20+ Lake Mitchell, QLD

Green Pygmy-goose 20/10 1 Mount Carbine lake, QLD; 21/10 30+ Lake Mitchell, QLD

Cotton Pygmy-goose 21/10 2 Lake Mitchell, QLD

Australian Wood Duck common at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 28/10 several Glen Davis-Glen Alice Road, NSW; 29/10 20+ Glen Davis-Capertree Road, NSW; 30/10 few Wentworth Falls Lake, near Katoomba, NSW; 31/10 several Botanic Gardens, Sydney, NSW; 3/11 2 Historic Site, Port Arthur, TS; 8/11 12 Huon River marsh, along Hwy B68 just S of Huonville, TS

Grey Teal 12/10 common at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 common in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 21/10 common Lake Mitchell, QLD; 28/10 2 Glen Davis-Glen Alice Road, NSW

Chestnut Teal 12/10 common at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 4/11 1 Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS; 7/11 many on a large pool between Bicheno & Hobart, TS; 8/11 4 along Hwy B68 between Cygnet & Margate, TS

Pacific Black Duck common at various sites around Brisbane, QLD and elsewhere in the state; 30/10 several Wentworth Falls Lake, near Katoomba, NSW; 31/10 few Botanic Gardens, Sydney, NSW; 4/11 4 (plus ducklings) Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS; 7/11 4 (plus ducklings) Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS; 8/11 few along Hwy B68 between Cygnet & Margate, TS

Australasian Shoveler 13/10 2 Lake Freeman, west of Brisbane, QLD; 7/11 several on Duck Reserve between Bicheno & Hobart, TS

Pink-eared Duck 13/10 200+ Gatton, QLD; 20/10 1 Mount Carbine lake, QLD

Hardhead 11/10 9 Nundah, QLD; 12/10 common at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 common in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 19/10 2 Daintree River cruise, QLD; 20/10 10+ Mount Carbine lake, QLD; 21/10 several Lake Mitchell, QLD; 22/10 common Lake Barrine, QLD; 30/10 2 Wentworth Falls Lake, near Katoomba, NSW

Blue-billed Duck 7/11 10+ on Duck Reserve between Bicheno & Hobart, TS

Osprey 12/10 few at various sites around Brisbane, QLD

Black-shouldered Kite 12/10 few at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 several in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 20/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 21/10 1 Hasties Swamp, near Atherton, QLD; 26/10 2 between Wollongong & Fitzroy falls, NSW; 27/10 1 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW

Black Kite 18/10 few KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 19/10 common between Julatten & Daintree, QLD & 1 Daintree River cruise, QLD; 22/10 several KPBL, Julatten, QLD & road to Granite Gorge NP, QLD; 24/10 common Cairns Crocodile Farm, QLD

Whistling Kite 12/10 few at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 few in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 19/10 few between Julatten & Daintree, QLD & 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 20/10 6 KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 21/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 24/10 2 Cairns Crocodile Farm, QLD

Brahminy Kite 12/10 several at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 20/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 22/10 2 End of Thomson's Road, Edmonton, QLD

White-bellied Sea-Eagle 12/10 2 Tinchi Tamba, QLD; 19/10 1 Daintree Village, QLD; 5/11 1 between Swansea & Bicheno, TS; 6/11 1 Cape Tourville & 2 to north of Freycinet NP, TS

Swamp Harrier 12/10 1 near Brisbane, QLD; 4/11 2 Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS; 5/11 1 between Hobart & Bicheno, TS; 7/11 2 between Bicheno & Hobart, TS; 7/11 1 Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS; 8/11 1 along Hwy B68 between Cygnet & Margate, TS

Grey Goshawk 13/10 1 Main Range NP, QLD

Brown Goshawk 11/10 1 Nundah, QLD; 12/10 1 near Brisbane, QLD; 20/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD

Collared Sparrowhawk 12/10 1 near Brisbane, QLD

Wedge-tailed Eagle 13/10 1 in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 27/10 2 Capertree-Glen Davis Road, NSW

Little Eagle 13/10 1 dark phase at Forest Springs, west of Brisbane, QLD

Nankeen Kestrel 12/10 several at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 several in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 17/10 1 between Lamington NP & Brisbane, QLD; 20/10 1 East Mary Road, near Mount Carbine, QLD; 28/10 1 Glen Davis-Glen Alice Road, NSW

Australian Hobby 21/10 1 Lake Mitchell, QLD

Brown Falcon 12/10 1 near North Pine, near Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 2 near Forest Springs & 2 at Gatton, west of Brisbane, QLD; 19/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 28/10 1 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 29/10 1 Glen Davis, NSW; 6/11 1 between Bicheno & Freycinet NP turnoff, TS

Black Falcon 13/10 1 Forest Springs, west of Brisbane, QLD; 21/10 1 Lake Mitchell, QLD

Australian Brush-turkey 14/10 common O'Reillys, QLD; 15/10 20+ Border Track & Booyong Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 17/10 several Border Track & Booyong Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 18/10 12+ KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 20/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 22/10 1 Lake Eacham, QLD; 24/10 3 Centennial Lakes, Cairns, QLD

Orange-footed Scrubfowl 18/10 1+ KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 20/10 3+ KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 21/10 4 KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 24/10 7+ Centennial Lakes, Cairns, QLD

Brown Quail 13/10 7 Lockyer Valley, west of Brisbane, QLD; 20/10 1 at bridge on Mount Lewis Road, near Julatten, QLD; 21/10 1 Abattoir Swamp, near Mount Molloy, QLD

Sarus Crane 21/10 50+ near Hasties Swamp, near Atherton, QLD

Brolga 21/10 5+ near Hasties Swamp, near Atherton, QLD

Red-necked Crake 24/10 3 Boardwalk at Centennial Lakes, Cairns, QLD

Buff-banded Rail 11/10 1 Nundah, QLD; 19/10 1 Daintree River cruise, QLD; 20/10 1 in bird bath at KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 21/10 1 at feeders, KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 23/10 1 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD; 24/10 2 Cairns Crocodile Farm, QLD

White-browed Crake 24/10 2 on left hand pool behind shop, Cairns Crocodile Farm, QLD

Purple Swamphen 11/10 4 Nundah, QLD; 12/10 common at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 common in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 19/10 3 Daintree River cruise, QLD; 21/10 4 Abattoir Swamp, near Mount Molloy, QLD & common Hasties Swamp, near Atherton, QLD; 24/10 common Cairns Crocodile Farm, QLD; 8/11 8 Huon River marsh, along Hwy B68 just S of Huonville, TS

Dusky Moorhen 11/10 6+ Nundah, QLD; 12/10 common at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 common in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 17/10 3 between Lamington NP & Brisbane, QLD; 20/10 few Mount Carbine lake, QLD; 24/10 1 Cairns Crocodile Farm, QLD; 31/10 several Botanic Gardens, Sydney, NSW

Black-tailed Native-hen 13/10 1 Gatton, QLD

Tasmanian Native-hen 4/11 7+ Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS & 3 Waterworks Reserve, near Hobart, TS; 5/11 1 near turning to Hobart Airport, near Hobart, TS; 7/11 3 Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS; 8/11 14 Huon River marsh, along Hwy B68 just S of Huonville, TS & few along Hwy B68 between Cygnet & Margate, TS

Eurasian Coot 12/10 common at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 several in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 20/10 several Mount Carbine lake, QLD; 21/10 common Lake Mitchell, QLD; 30/10 several Wentworth Falls Lake, near Katoomba, NSW; 7/11 several between Bicheno & Hobart, TS

Australian Bustard 20/10 17 East & West Mary Roads, near Mount Carbine, QLD

Comb-crested Jacana 12/10 2 Woodford, near Brisbane, QLD

Pied Oystercatcher 3/11 2 Historic Site, Port Arthur, TS & 6+ Tasman Peninsula between Port Arthur & Dunnally, TS; 5/11 2 Denison Beach, Bicheno, TS & 1 Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS; 6/11 1 Denison Beach, Bicheno, TS

Sooty Oystercatcher 27/10 1 Wollongong Harbour, NSW; 6/11 2 Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS

White-headed Stilt 12/10 common at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 common in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 20/10 5 Mount Carbine lake, QLD; 21/10 several Lake Mitchell, QLD & 6+ Hasties Swamp, near Atherton, QLD; 24/10 several Cairns Crocodile Farm, QLD

Red-necked Avocet 13/10 40+ at two sites west of Brisbane, QLD

Bush Stone-curlew 13/10 1 female with two chicks in the grounds of the Universtity, Brisbane, QLD: 19/10 1 Daintree River cruise, QLD; 19/10 1 Mount Lewis Road, Julatten, QLD; 21/10 2 Geraghty Park, near KPBL, Julatten, QLD

Banded Lapwing 5/11 1 near Buckland, between Hobart & Bicheno, TS; 7/11 8+ in fields along Hwy A3 a few kms southwest of the turnoff to Freycinet NP (Hwy C802), TS; 8/11 4 along Hwy B68 between Cygnet & Margate, TS

Masked Lapwing common at various sites around Brisbane, QLD and elsewhere in the state; 3/11 4 Historic Site, Port Arthur, TS & several Tasman Peninsula between Port Arthur & Dunnally, TS; 4/11 3 Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS & 2 Waterworks Reserve, near Hobart, TS; 5/11 few between Hobart & Bicheno, TS & 2 Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS; 6/11 6+ Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS; 7/11 7 Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS & several between Bicheno & Hobart, TS; 8/11 common along Hwy B68 between Cygnet & Margate, TS

Red-kneed Dotterel 12/10 common at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 several in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 20/10 2 Mount Carbine lake, QLD; 21/10 2 Lake Mitchell, QLD; 24/10 2 Cairns Crocodile Farm, QLD

Pacific Golden-Plover 24/10 8+ Esplanade, Cairns, QLD

Red-capped Plover 24/10 8 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD; 6/11 3 Denison Beach, Bicheno, TS

Lesser Sand Plover 24/10 2 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD

Greater Sand Plover 24/10 1 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD

Hooded Plover 5/11 2 Denison Beach, Bicheno, TS; 6/11 4 Denison Beach, Bicheno, TS

Black-fronted Dotterel 12/10 2 singles at Sandgate & Lake Samsonvale, QLD; 13/10 2+ in area west of Brisbane, QLD: 19/10 1 Daintree River cruise, QLD; 21/10 6+ Hasties Swamp, near Atherton, QLD; 24/10 1 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD & 2 Cairns Crocodile Farm, QLD; 25/10 2 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD

Latham's Snipe 19/10 1 Daintree River cruise, QLD

Black-tailed Godwit 23/10 few Esplanade, Cairns, QLD; 24/10 few Esplanade, Cairns, QLD

Bar-tailed Godwit 12/10 6+ Tinchi Tamba, QLD; 24/10 few Esplanade, Cairns, QLD; 25/10 several Esplanade, Cairns, QLD

Whimbrel 12/10 3+ Tinchi Tamba, QLD; 23/10 common Esplanade & harbour, Cairns, QLD; 24/10 several Esplanade, Cairns, QLD

Eastern Curlew 12/10 few Tinchi Tamba, QLD; 24/10 several Esplanade, Cairns, QLD; 25/10 several Esplanade, Cairns, QLD

Marsh Sandpiper 12/10 several at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 few in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 21/10 2 Lake Mitchell, QLD; 23/10 1 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD; 24/10 1 Cairns Crocodile Farm, QLD

Common Greenshank 12/10 1 near Brisbane, QLD; 22/10 8+ Esplanade, Cairns, QLD; 24/10 20+ Esplanade, Cairns, QLD

Terek Sandpiper 24/10 5+ Esplanade, Cairns, QLD

Common Sandpiper 12/10 1 Tinchi Tamba, QLD

Grey-tailed Tattler 24/10 4 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD

Great Knot 12/10 1 Tinchi Tamba, QLD; 23/10 1 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD; 24/10 50+ Esplanade, Cairns, QLD

Red Knot 12/10 6+ Tinchi Tamba, QLD

Red-necked Stint 23/10 several Esplanade, Cairns, QLD; 24/10 common Esplanade, Cairns, QLD

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper 12/10 4+ Tinchi Tamba, QLD; 13/10 few in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 20/10 3 Mount Carbine lake, QLD; 21/10 8 Lake Mitchell, QLD & 3 Hasties Swamp, near Atherton, QLD; 24/10 common Esplanade, Cairns, QLD & 2 Cairns Crocodile Farm, QLD

Curlew Sandpiper 24/10 1 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD

Pacific Gull 3/11 3 Tasman Peninsula between Port Arthur & Dunnally, TS; 5/11 1 Denison Beach, Bicheno, TS; 6/11 2 Freycinet NP, TS & 2 Denison Beach, Bicheno, TS; 7/11 2 between Bicheno to Hobart, TS; 8/11 4+ along Hwy B68 between Cygnet & Margate, TS

Kelp Gull 3/11 10+ Tasman Peninsula between Port Arthur & Dunnally, TS

Silver Gull 12/10 common at various sites around Brisbane, QLD and Cairns, QLD; 3/11 common Tasman Peninsula between Port Arthur & Dunnally, TS; 5/11 several Denison Beach, Bicheno, TS; 6/11 several Freycinet NP, TS; 6/11 few Denison Beach, Bicheno, TS; 7/11 common between Bicheno & Hobart, TS

Gull-billed Tern 12/10 several Tinchi Tamba, QLD; 24/10 4 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD; 25/10 1 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD

Caspian Tern 23/10 1 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD; 24/10 3 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD

Lesser Crested Tern 23/10 2 on approach to Cairns after trip to Michaelmas Cay, Great Barrier Reef, QLD

Crested Tern 12/10 few Tinchi Tamba, QLD; 23/10 10+ on trip to Michaelmas Cay, Great Barrier Reef, QLD; 24/10 3+ Esplanade, Cairns, QLD; 3/11 2 Sorrell Causeway, near Sorrell, TS; 5/11 4+ Denison Beach, Bicheno, TS; 5/11 14 Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS; 6/11 1 Denison Beach, Bicheno, TS & 26 Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS; 8/11 1 along Hwy B68 between Cygnet & Margate, TS

Black-naped Tern 23/10 several well offshore on trip to Michaelmas Cay, Great Barrier Reef, QLD

Little Tern 23/10 3 on trip to Michaelmas Cay, Great Barrier Reef, QLD; 24/10 24/10 2 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD

Bridled Tern 23/10 several on trip to Michaelmas Cay, Great Barrier Reef, QLD

Sooty Tern 23/10 few on trip to Michaelmas Cay, Great Barrier Reef, QLD

Whiskered Tern 12/10 few Sandgate, Lake Samsonvale & Brackenridge, QLD; 21/10 1 Lake Mitchell, QLD; 24/10 8 Cairns Crocodile Farm, QLD

Black Noddy 23/10 several on trip to Michaelmas Cay, Great Barrier Reef, QLD

Common Noddy 23/10 common on trip to Michaelmas Cay, Great Barrier Reef, QLD

Rock Dove 11/10 few Nundah, QLD; 12/10 several at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 few in area west of Brisbane, QLD

White-headed Pigeon 12/10 30+ Mount Mee, QLD; 16/10 1 just below O'Reilly's, Lamington NP, QLD; 19/10 2 Mount Lewis, near Julatten, QLD

Spotted Dove 11/10 5+ Nundah, QLD; 12/10 several at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 several in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 24/10 2 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD; 25/10 2 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD

Brown Cuckoo-Dove 12/10 2 Lake Samsonvale, QLD; 16/10 1 car park at O'Reilly's, Lamington NP, QLD; 17/10 1 Border Track, Lamington NP, QLD; 19/10 1 Daintree River cruise, QLD & 4+ Mount Lewis, near Julatten, QLD; 20/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD

Emerald Dove 18/10 2 KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 19/10 1 Mount Lewis, near Julatten, QLD; 20/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 21/10 3 KPBL, Julatten, QLD

Common Bronzewing 27/10 1 Capertree-Glen Davis Road, NSW; 28/10 1 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW

Crested Pigeon 11/10 5 Nundah, QLD; 12/10 common at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 common in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 28/10 1 Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 29/10 1 Glen Davis, NSW; 31/10 2 Botanic Gardens, Sydney, NSW

Squatter Pigeon 21/10 8 Tinaroo Creek Road, east of Mareeba, QLD; 22/10 2 along road to Granite Gorge NP, QLD

Peaceful Dove 13/10 1 Lockyer Valley, QLD; 19/10 1 Daintree Village, QLD; 20/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 21/10 1 Lake Mitchell, QLD & 2 Tinaroo Creek Road, east of Mareeba, QLD; 24/10 few Esplanade, Cairns, QLD & few Cairns Crocodile Farm, QLD; 25/10 6 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD; 28/10 2 Glen Alice, NSW; 29/10 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW

Bar-shouldered Dove 12/10 1 Lake Samsonvale, QLD; 13/10 2 Lockyer Valley, QLD; 19/10 1 Daintree River cruise, QL; 20/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 21/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD

Wonga Pigeon 14/10 1 by feeders at O'Reillys, QLD; 15/10 2+ Border Track, Lamington NP, QLD; 17/10 2 Border Track & Booyong Trail, Lamington NP, QLD

Wompoo Fruit-Dove 19/10 1 on nest on Daintree River cruise, QLD & several calling at Mount Lewis, near Julatten, QLD; 22/10 1 calling Lake Barrine, QLD

Superb Fruit-Dove 19/10 1 Mount Lewis, near Julatten, QLD; 20/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD

Torresian Imperial-Pigeon 19/10 30+ Daintree River cruise, QLD; 23/10 several in mangroves south-east of Cairns (returning from trip to Michaelmas Cay, Great Barrier Reef), QLD; 24/10 several Esplanade, Cairns, QLD & several Centennial Lakes, Cairns, QLD; 25/10 8 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD

Topknot Pigeon 16/10 3+ overflying creek down Red Road, Lamington NP, QLD; 19/10 10+ overflying Mount Lewis, near Julatten, QLD

Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo 21/10 10 in trees along Kennedy Highway just north of Tolga, QLD

Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo 12/10 3 Mount Mee, QLD; 5/11 5 between Hobart & Bicheno, TS

Galah 11/10 5 Nundah, QLD; 12/10 common at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 common in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 26/10 several between Wollongong & Fitzroy falls, NSW; 5/11 4 Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS; 6/11 2 Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS

Long-billed Corella 26/10 50+ Princes Hwy, just south of Dapto, NSW

Little Corella 12/10 few at Sandgate & 7 on wires near Woodford, QLD

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo 13/10 1 Main Range NP, QLD; 16/10 1 overflying O'Reilly's Rainforest Guesthouse, Lamington NP, QLD; 19/10 1 Daintree River cruise, QLD & 3 Mount Lewis, near Julatten, QLD; 20/10 common KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 21/10 8 KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 22/10 several Cathedral Fig Tree, near Yungaburra, QLD; 27/10 several behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 28/10 few Glen Davis-Glen Alice Road, NSW & 4+ behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 29/10 25+ Glen Davis, NSW; 30/10 few Katoomba Falls, Katoomba, NSW; 31/10 common Botanic Gardens, Sydney, NSW; 7/11 2 between Bicheno & Hobart, TS

Cockatiel 13/10 several in area west of Brisbane, QLD

Rainbow Lorikeet 11/10 common at various sites around Brisbane, QLD and elsewhere in the state; 31/10 few Botanic Gardens, Sydney, NSW

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet 11/10 3+ Nundah, QLD; 12/10 several at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 few in area west of Brisbane, QLD

Musk Lorikeet 7/11 4 Hobart Airport, TS

Little Lorikeet 13/10 few Main Range NP, QLD

Double-eyed Fig-Parrot 25/10 2 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD

Green Rosella 2/11 6 Historic Site, Port Arthur, TS; 3/11 6+ Historic Site, Port Arthur, TS; 4/11 2 near Hobart, TS; 7/11 2 Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS

Crimson Rosella 13/10 few in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 14/10 common O'Reillys, QLD; 16/10 common along entrance road & Python Rock Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 27/10 2 Capertree-Glen Davis Road, NSW; 28/10 4 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW

Eastern Rosella 13/10 1+ in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 28/10 1 behind Oska's, Glen Davis, NSW; 8/11 1 Lambert Park, Sandy Bay, near Hobart, TS

Pale-headed Rosella 12/10 several at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 common in area west of Brisbane, QLD

Red-rumped Parrot 13/10 2 Gatton & 1 Forest Springs, west of Brisbane, QLD; 27/10 1 Capertree-Glen Davis Road, NSW; 28/10 1 Oska's garden, Glen Davis, NSW & 2 Glenowlan Road, Glen Alice, NSW

Blue-winged Parrot 7/11 1 along horse riding trail, Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS

Turquoise Parrot 29/10 2 by Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW

Australian King-Parrot 12/10 1 near Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 1 west of Brisbane, QLD; 14/10 common O'Reillys, QLD; 16/10 common entrance road & Python Rock Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 28/10 4 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW

Pallid Cuckoo 12/10 1 near Tinchi Tamba, QLD; 20/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD

Fan-tailed Cuckoo 19/10 3 Daintree Village, QLD

Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo 5/11 1 Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS

Shining Bronze-Cuckoo 12/10 1 Woodford Folk Festival site, near Brisbane, QLD; 15/10 1 Border Track, Lamington NP, QLD; 6/11 1 Freycinet NP, TS

Gould's Bronze-Cuckoo 19/10 2 Daintree River cruise, QLD

Common Koel 19/10 several Daintree River cruise, QLD; 21/10 1KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 31/10 1 Botanic Gardens, Sydney, NSW

Channel-billed Cuckoo 13/10 2 in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 19/10 10+ Daintree River cruise, QLD; 20/10 2 KPBL, Julatten, QLD

Pheasant Coucal 13/10 1 Nundah & 2 west of Brisbane, QLD

Lesser Sooty-Owl 20/10 1 calling on spotlighting walk at KPBL, Julatten, QLD

Barn Owl 20/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD

Southern Boobook 16/10 2 around O'Reilly's Rainforest Guesthouse, Lamington NP, QLD

Australian Owlet-Nightjar 12/10 1 North Pine, near Brisbane, QLD

Tawny Frogmouth 11/10 2 Nundah, QLD; 12/10 1 Lake Samsonvale, QLD

Papuan Frogmouth 19/10 1 Daintree River cruise, QLD

White-rumped Swiftlet 19/10 several on Daintree River cruise, QLD & few Mount Lewis, near Julatten, QLD; 20/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 21/10 few Lake Mitchell, QLD; 24/10 few Esplanade, Cairns, QLD

Azure Kingfisher 19/10 1 Red Mill Cottage, Daintree Village, QLD

Laughing Kookaburra 12/10 several at various sites around Brisbane, QLD and elsewhere in the state; 27/10 1 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 28/10 1 Glen Davis-Glen Alice Road, NSW; 29/10 1 Glen Davis, NSW; 31/10 1 Botanic Gardens, Sydney, NSW; 5/11 1 between Hobart & Bicheno, TS & 1 Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS; 7/11 2 between Bicheno & Hobart, TS; 8/11 1 Pipeline Track, Hall's Saddle, Mount Wellington, TS

Blue-winged Kookaburra 20/10 1 Mount Carbine lake, QLD; 21/10 1 by Kennedy Bridge, Mareeba, QLD

Forest Kingfisher 19/10 1 Daintree Village, QLD; 19/10 1 Mount Lewis Road, Julatten, QLD; 20/10 1 KPBL, Julatten,,2 East & West Mary Roads, near Mount Carbine & 1 Mount Carbine lake, QLD; 21/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD

Sacred Kingfisher 11/10 2 Nundah, QLD; 12/10 common at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 several in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 19/10 1 Daintree River cruise, QLD; 25/10 1 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD; 28/10 2 Glen Davis campsite, Glen Davis, NSW & 1 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW

Rainbow Bee-eater12/10 1 near Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 2 in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 23/10 3 Comfort Inn Tropical Queenslander, Cairns, QLD; 24/10 3 Centennial Lakes, Cairns, QLD; 27/10 1 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 28/10 1 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW

Dollarbird 11/10 5+ Nundah, QLD; 12/10 several at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 few in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 21/10 1 Tinaroo Creek Road, east of Mareeba, QLD & 2 Hasties Swamp, near Atherton, QLD

Noisy Pitta 16/10 1 just before the entrance to the Python Rock Trail, Lamington NP, QLD

Albert's Lyrebird 16/10 3 along Python Rock Trail & 2 singles near the junction of Border & Kunungarra Tracks & on the Elabana Track, Lamington NP, QLD

Sky Lark 4/11 1 Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS; 5/11 2+ between Hobart & Bicheno, TS

Welcome Swallow common at various sites around Brisbane, QLD and elsewhere in the state; 27/10 common around Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 28/10 several Glenowlan Road, Glen Alice, NSW; 31/10 common Botanic Gardens, Sydney, NSW; 4/11 common Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS; 5/11 common Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS; 6/11 common Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS; 7/11 common between Bicheno & Hobart, TS

Tree Martin 12/10 several at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 several in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 3/11 common Historic Site, Port Arthur, TS; 7/11 few between Bicheno & Hobart, TS

Fairy Martin 12/10 several at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 several in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 27/10 few behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW

Australasian Pipit 12/10 1 near Tinchi Tamba, QLD; 13/10 1 west of Brisbane, QLD; 28/10 1 Glen Davis Road, NSW & 1 Glenowlan Road, Glen Alice, NSW; 29/10 1 near Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 6/11 1 Freycinet NP, TS & 1 Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS

Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike 12/10 common around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 several in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 28/10 3+ behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 29/10 2 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 4/11 2 Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS; 6/11 1 Denison Beach, Bicheno, TS; 7/11 1 Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS; 8/11 3 Lambert Park, Sandy Bay, near Hobart, TS

Yellow-eyed Cuckoo-shrike 19/10 2 Mount Lewis, near Julatten, QLD; 20/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD

White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike 20/10 3+ KPBL, Julatten, QLD & 1 School Yard, Mount Molloy, QLD; 21/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD & 1 Lake Mitchell, QLD; 24/10 1+ Esplanade, Cairns, QLD

Cicadabird 22/10 1 end of Thomson's Road, Edmonton, QLD

White-winged Triller 12/10 2 west of Brisbane, QLD; 21/10 3 Lake Mitchell, QLD; 30/10 1 Wentworth Falls Lake, near Katoomba, NSW

Varied Triller 12/10 1 Lake Samsonvale, QLD; 21/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD

Bassian Thrush 15/10 4 Border Track, Lamington NP, QLD; 16/10 7+ along entrance road & Python Rock Trail & few Border & Elabana Tracks, Lamington NP, QLD; 17/10 3 Border Track & Booyong Trail, Lamington NP, QLD

Russet-tailed Thrush 16/10 1 Elabana Track, Lamington NP, QLD

Eurasian Blackbird 2/11 4+ Historic Site, Port Arthur, TS; 3/11 common Historic Site, Port Arthur, TS; 4/11 several Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS; 5/11 few Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS

Golden-headed Cisticola 12/10 1 near Woodford Folk Festival site, QLD; 13/10 1 Gatton, QLD; 20/10 5+ KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 21/10 1 Lake Mitchell, QLD

Tawny Grassbird 12/10 1 Lake Samsonvale, QLD

Brown Songlark 28/10 1 Glenowlan Road, Glen Alice, NSW

Rufous Songlark 28/10 1 Glen Alice, NSW

Willie-wagtail several at various sites around Brisbane, QLD and elsewhere in the state; 27/10 few behind Oska's cottage (including one nesting in Oska's garage), Glen Davis, NSW; 28/10 few Glen Davis-Glen Alice Road & Glenowlan Road, Glen Alice, NSW & 1 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 29/10 few behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis & Glen Davis, NSW

Grey Fantail several at various sites around Brisbane, QLD and elsewhere in the state; 28/10 1 Glen Davis campsite & 6 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 29/10 2 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 3/11 2+ Historic Site, Port Arthur, TS; 4/11 3 Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS; 5/11 2 Denison Beach & 2 Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS; 6/11 few Freycinet NP & 4 Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS; 7/11 4+ Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS

Rufous Fantail 13/10 1 in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 14/10 3 Python Rock Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 15/10 2 Border Track & Booyong Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 16/10 2 along entrance road & Python Rock Trail & 2 Border & Elabana Tracks, Lamington NP, QLD; 17/10 10 Border Track & Booyong Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 19/10 1 Mount Lewis, near Julatten, QLD

Black-faced Monarch 12/10 1 Tinchi Tamba, QLD; 15/10 1 Border Track, Lamington NP, QLD

Spectacled Monarch 18/10 2 KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 19/10 2 Daintree River cruise, QLD; 20/10 1+ KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 21/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD

Pied Monarch 20/10 1 Bridge on Mount Lewis Road, near Julatten, QLD; 22/10 1 Cathedral Fig Tree, near Yungaburra, QLD

Leaden Flycatcher 12/10 few at various sites around Brisbane (including Lake Samsonvale), QLD; 19/10 2 Mount Lewis, near Julatten, QLD; 20/10 3 KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 21/10 1 Lake Mitchell, QLD; 28/10 1 Glen Davis campsite & 1 behind Oska's, Glen Davis, NSW

Satin Flycatcher 12/10 1 near Brisbane, QLD; 19/10 few Daintree River cruise, 1 Red Mill Cottage, Daintree Village & 4+ Mount Lewis, near Julatten, QLD

Restless Flycatcher 27/10 1 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 28/10 2 Glen Alice & 2+ behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW

Shining Flycatcher 19/10 4 Daintree River cruise, QLD; 24/10 1 Cairns Crocodile Farm, QLD; 25/10 2 Mangrove Boardwalk, Cairns Airport, QLD

Yellow-breasted Boatbill 20/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD

Jacky-winter 13/10 1 near Forest Springs, QLD; 27/10 several behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 28/10 few Glen Davis-Glen Alice Road, few Glen Alice, 1 Glenowlan Road, Glen Alice & 9 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 29/10 4 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis & 2 Glen Davis, NSW

Lemon-bellied Flycatcher 20/10 1+ KPBL, Julatten, QLD

Scarlet Robin 5/11 2 Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS; 6/11 2 Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS; 8/11 2 Pipeline Track, Hall's Saddle, Mount Wellington, TS

Red-capped Robin 28/10 1 Glen Davis campsite, Glen Davis, NSW

Flame Robin 4/11 1 Fern Glade Track, Mount Wellington, TS

Rose Robin 15/10 several in canopy along Border Track, Lamington NP, QLD; 17/10 several Border Track, Lamington NP, QLD

Pink Robin 5/11 2 Fern Glade Track, Mount Wellington, TS

Hooded Robin 27/10 1 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 28/10 1 Oska's garden & 2 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW

Dusky Robin 7/11 1 Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS

Pale-yellow Robin 18/10 3 KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 20/10 2+ KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 21/10 3 KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 22/10 1 Lake Barrine, QLD

Eastern Yellow Robin 12/10 1 Lake Samsonvale, QLD; 15/10 3+ Border Track, Lamington NP, QLD; 16/10 1 at camp site, 1 Python Rock Trail & 2 Border Track, Lamington NP, QLD; 17/10 6 Border Track & Booyong Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 26/10 1 Barren Grounds Nature Reserve, NSW; 27/10 1 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 28/10 2 Glen Davis campsite & 3 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW

Mangrove Robin 24/10 1 north end of Esplanade, Cairns, QLD

Grey-headed Robin 18/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 19/10 5+ Mount Lewis, near Julatten, QLD; 20/10 3+ KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 22/10 2 Cathedral Fig Tree, near Yungaburra, QLD

Crested Shrike-tit 17/10 1 Border Track, Lamington NP, QLD; 28/10 1 Glen Alice, NSW

Grey Whistler 20/10 2 KPBL, Julatten, QLD

Golden Whistler 14/10 2 Python Rock Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 15/10 9 Border Track & Booyong Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 16/10 2 Python Rock Trail & 3 Border & Elabana Tracks, Lamington NP, QLD; 17/10 6 Border Track & Booyong Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 19/10 4 Mount Lewis, near Julatten, QLD; 6/11 1 Freycinet NP, TS; 7/11 1 Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS

Rufous Whistler 12/10 few Lake Samsonvale, QLD; 21/10 3+ Abattoir Swamp, near Mount Molloy, QLD & 1 Lake Mitchell, QLD; 27/10 1 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 28/10 2 Glenowlan Road, Glen Alice & 6+ behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 29/10 2 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW

Rufous Shrike-Thrush 18/10 2 KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 19/10 1 Daintree River cruise, QLD; 20/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD: 21/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD

Bower's Shrike-Thrush 19/10 2 Mount Lewis, near Julatten, QLD

Grey Shrike-Thrush 12/10 2+ North Pine, near Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 1 Main Range NP, QLD; 16/10 4 Python Rock Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 26/10 2 Fitzroy Falls, NSW; 28/10 1 Glen Alice, NSW; 29/10 2 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW

Logrunner 14/10 2 Python Rock Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 15/10 1+ Border Track, Lamington NP, QLD; 16/10 17+ (including a group of 5 birds) Border Track, Lamington NP, QLD

Chowchilla 19/10 8+ Mount Lewis, near Julatten, QLD

Eastern Whipbird 4/10 1 Python Rock Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 15/10 7+ Border Track, Lamington NP, QLD; 16/10 14 Python Rock Trail & 4 Border & Elabana Tracks, Lamington NP, QLD; 17/10 10 Border Track & Booyong Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 19/10 few Mount Lewis, near Julatten, QLD; 20/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD

Red-backed Fairywren 12/10 few Tinchi Tamba & other sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 few Lockyer Valley & other sites in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 20/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 21/10 4 KPBL, Julatten, QLD & 1 Abattoir Swamp, near Mount Molloy, QLD

Superb Fairywren 11/10 1 Nundah, QLD; 12/10 few & other sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 few in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 15/10 2 O'Reilly's Rainforest Guesthouse, Lamington NP, QLD; 16/10 2 Red Road, Lamington NP, QLD; 26/10 2 Barren Grounds Nature Reserve, NSW & 1 Fitzroy Falls, NSW; 27/10 common behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 28/10 several Oska's garden, Glen Davis & Glen Alice, common Glenowlan Road, Glen Alice & behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 31/10 1 Botanic Gardens, Sydney, NSW; 2/11 1 Historic Site, Port Arthur, TS; 3/11 few Historic Site, Port Arthur, TS; 4/11 few Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS & Fern Glade Track, Mount Wellington, TS; 5/11 2 Denison Beach & few Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS; 6/11 common Freycinet NP & several Denison Beach & Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS; 7/11 several Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, 2 Lambert Park, Sandy Bay, near Hobart & 3 Hwy B68 between Cygnet & Margate, TS

Variegated Fairywren 12/10 few Tinchi Tamba & other sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 several in area west of Brisbane, QLD

Rock Warbler 27/10 2 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 28/10 2+ behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 29/10 1 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW

Fernwren 19/10 3+ Mount Lewis, near Julatten, QLD

Yellow-throated Scrubwren 15/10 9 Border Track & Booyong Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 16/10 4+ entrance road & Python Rock Trail & 3 Border & Elabana Tracks, Lamington NP, QLD; 17/10 14 Border Track & Booyong Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 19/10 several Mount Lewis, near Julatten, QLD

White-browed Scrubwren 14/10 3 by room at O'Reillys, QLD; 15/10 4 Border Track & Blue Creek Trail & 36 Border Track & Booyong Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 16/10 5+ entrance road & Python Rock Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 17/10 4 Border Track & Booyong Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 26/10 2 Fitzroy Falls, NSW; 27/10 1 Capertree-Glen Davis Road, NSW; 28/10 1 Oska's garden, Glen Davis, NSW

Tasmanian Scrubwren 4/11 5 Fern Glade Track, Mount Wellington, TS; 5/11 4+ Fern Glade Track, Mount Wellington, TS; 5/11 1 Denison Beach, Bicheno, TS

Atherton Scrubwren 19/10 several Mount Lewis, near Julatten, QLD

Large-billed Scrubwren 15/10 2+ Border Track, Lamington NP, QLD; 16/10 2 Python Rock Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 17/10 4 Border Track, Lamington NP, QLD; 19/10 2+ Mount Lewis, near Julatten, QLD; 20/10 2 KPBL, Julatten, QLD

Scrubtit 5/11 2 Fern Glade Track, Mount Wellington, TS

Chestnut-rumped Heathwren 28/10 1 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW

Buff-rumped Thornbill 27/10 1 Capertree-Glen Davis Road, NSW

Mountain Thornbill 19/10 several Mount Lewis, near Julatten, QLD

Brown Thornbill 13/10 1 in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 14/10 1 Python Rock Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 15/10 3 Wishing Tree Trail & 2+ Border Track, Lamington NP, QLD; 16/10 5 Python Rock Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 17/10 5+ Border Track & Booyong Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 26/10 several Fitzroy Falls, NSW; 30/10 2 Katoomba Falls, Katoomba, NSW; 5/11 1 Denison Beach, Bicheno, TS; 6/11 few Freycinet NP & Denison Beach, Bicheno & 1 Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS; 8/11 3+ Pipeline Track, Hall's Saddle, Mount Wellington, TS

Tasmanian Thornbill 4/11 3 Fern Glade Track, Mount Wellington, TS (listen for 'zit zit whorl' call); 5/11 3 Fern Glade Track, Mount Wellington, TS

Yellow-rumped Thornbill 13/10 2 Kalbar Cemetery, west of Brisbane, QLD; 27/10 5 in fields near Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 28/10 4+ Glen Davis-Glen Alice Road & 3 along road to Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 29/10 2 Glen Davis, NSW; 4/11 4 Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS; 5/11 9 Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS; 6/11 7 Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS

Yellow Thornbill 28/10 3+ behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW

Striated Thornbill 26/10 few Fitzroy Falls, NSW

Weebill 28/10 4 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW

Fairy Gerygone 20/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD

White-throated Gerygone 12/10 2 North Pine, near Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 2 in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 29/10 3 Glen Davis, NSW

Large-billed Gerygone 19/10 2+ Daintree River cruise, QLD

Brown Gerygone 14/10 1 Python Rock Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 15/10 2 Wishing Tree Trail & 6+ Border Track, Lamington NP, QLD; 16/10 5+ Python Rock Trail & 9 Border & Elabana Tracks, Lamington NP, QLD; 17/10 12+ Border Track & Booyong Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 20/10 few at bridge on Mount Lewis Road, near Julatten, QLD; 22/10 1 Lake Eacham & Lake Barrine, QLD

Western Gerygone 28/10 1 Glen Davis campsite & few behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 29/10 1 behind Oska's cottage & Glen Davis, NSW

White-throated Treecreeper 28/10 2+ behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW

Brown Treecreeper 27/10 1 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 28/10 2 Oska's garden, Glen Davis, 3+ Glen Alice & 3+ behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 29/10 1 Glen Davis, NSW

Yellow-bellied Sunbird 19/10 few Daintree River cruise, QLD; 20/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 21/10 1 Abattoir Swamp, near Mount Molloy, QLD; 22/10 1 Lake Barrine, QLD; 24/10 2 Cairns Crocodile Farm, QLD; 25/10 1 Mangrove Boardwalk, Cairns Airport, QLD

Mistletoebird 12/10 several Lake Samsonvale & other sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 1 in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 19/10 few Daintree River cruise & several Mount Lewis, near Julatten, QLD; 20/10 few KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 24/10 1 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD; 29/10 3 behind Oska's cottage & 1 in garden of Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW

Spotted Pardalote 14/10 1 Python Rock Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 28/10 3 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 29/10 1 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis & 2 Glen Davis-Capertree Road, NSW; 4/11 2+ Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS; 6/11 2+ Freycinet NP, TS; 7/11 3+ Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS; 8/11 2 Lambert Park, Sandy Bay, near Hobart & 3+ Pipeline Track, Hall's Saddle, Mount Wellington, TS

Forty-spotted Pardalote 4/11 4+ Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS

Striated Pardalote 12/10 1 Tinchi Tamba, QLD; 13/10 2 in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 28/10 1 Glenowlan Road, Glen Alice, NSW

Silver-eye at various sites in Queensland; 28/10 2 along road to Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 3/11 1 Historic Site, Port Arthur, TS; 4/11 1 Fern Glade Track, Mount Wellington, TS; 5/11 1 Fern Glade Track, Mount Wellington & Denison Beach, Bicheno, TS; 6/11 2 Denison Beach & 3 Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS; 8/11 2 Pipeline Track, Hall's Saddle, Mount Wellington, TS

Brown Honeyeater 12/10 few at North Pine, QLD; 13/10 few in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 20/10 1 Mount Carbine Roadhouse, QLD; 21/10 1 Kennedy Bridge, Mareeba, QLD; 24/10 1 Esplanade, Cairns & few Cairns Crocodile Farm, QLD; 25/10 4 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD

Dusky Honeyeater 19/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 20/10 5+ KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 21/10 6+ KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 22/10 3 Lake Barrine, QLD

Scarlet Honeyeater 12/10 few at North Pine & Lake Samsonvale, QLD; 20/10 3 KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 21/10 1 Blue Gum B&B, Atherton, QLD; 22/10 2 Lake Barrine, QLD

Graceful Honeyeater 18/10 few KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 20/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 21/10 2 KPBL, Julatten, QLD

Yellow-spotted Honeyeater 18/10 1+ KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 19/10 2 Daintree River cruise, QLD; 20/10 few KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 21/10 2 KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 24/10 1 Centennial Lakes, Cairns, QLD

Lewin's Honeyeater 12/10 several Lake Samsonvale, QLD; 13/10 several in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 14/10 common O'Reillys & several Python Rock Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 15/10 common Border Track & Booyong Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 16/10 several Python Rock Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 17/10 several Border Track & Booyong Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 19/10 few Daintree River cruise & several Mount Lewis, near Julatten, QLD; 20/10 few KPBL, Julatten, QLD

Bridled Honeyeater 19/10 7+ Mount Lewis, near Julatten, QLD; 20/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD

Yellow-faced Honeyeater 12/10 few North Pine, QLD; 18/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 20/10 3 KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 29/10 2 Glen Davis, NSW

Varied Honeyeater 24/10 5+ Esplanade, Cairns, QLD; 25/10 12 Esplanade, Cairns & 1 Mangrove Boardwalk, Cairns Airport, QLD

Yellow Honeyeater 20/10 1 KPBL, Julatten & 2 School Yard, Mount Molloy, QLD; 21/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, 2 Abattoir Swamp, near Mount Molloy & 3 Lake Mitchell, QLD; 24/10 2 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD; 25/10 1 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD

White-gaped Honeyeater 22/10 1 Blue Gum B&B, Atherton, QLD

Yellow-throated Honeyeater 4/11 few Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston & 1 Pipeline Track, Hall's Saddle, Mount Wellington, TS; 6/11 1 Freycinet NP & 2 Denison Beach, Bicheno, TS; 7/11 3 Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS; 8/11 1 Lambert Park, Sandy Bay, near Hobart & 2+ Pipeline Track, Hall's Saddle, Mount Wellington, TS

Yellow-tufted Honeyeater 27/10 2 Capertree-Glen Davis Road, NSW; 28/10 2+ behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW

Fuscous Honeyeater 29/10 3 Glen Davis-Capertree Road, NSW

White-plumed Honeyeater 27/10 4 Capertree-Glen Davis Road & 9+ behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 28/10 1 Oska's garden, Glen Davis, common Glen Alice, 4 Glen Davis campsite, Glen Davis & 11 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 29/10 7 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis & few Glen Davis-Capertree Road, NSW

Macleay's Honeyeater 18/10 2+ KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 20/10 common KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 21/10 3 KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 22/10 1 Lake Eacham, QLD

White-naped Honeyeater 13/10 2 Main Range NP, QLD; 14/10 1 Python Rock Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 27/10 1 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 28/10 1 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW

Black-headed Honeyeater 4/11 5+ Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS; 7/11 2 Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS

White-throated Honeyeater 12/10 2 North Pine, QLD; 18/10 3+ KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 20/10 2 KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 21/10 2 KPBL, Julatten, QLD

Black-chinned Honeyeater 28/10 3 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW

Strong-billed Honeyeater 4/11 2+ Pipeline Track, Hall's Saddle, Mount Wellington, TS; 8/11 2 Pipeline Track, Hall's Saddle, Mount Wellington, TS

Little Friarbird 12/10 1 at picnic area near Woodford Folk Festival, QLD; 27/10 1 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW

Helmeted Friarbird 19/10 2 Daintree River cruise, QLD; 22/10 4+ Blue Gum B&B, Atherton, QLD; 24/10 2 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD; 25/10 3 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD

Noisy Friarbird 13/10 1 in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 21/10 5+ Blue Gum B&B, Atherton, QLD; 28/10 common Glen Davis-Glen Alice Road & several Glen Alice, NSW; 29/10 4 Glen Davis & common Glen Davis-Capertree Road, NSW

Crescent Honeyeater 4/11 2 Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS; 7/11 1 Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS; 8/11 1+ The Springs, Pillinger Drive, Mount Wellington, TS

New Holland Honeyeater 27/10 3+ Shopping Mall Car Park, Lithgow, NSW; 30/10 3 Wentworth Falls Lake, near Katoomba, NSW; 2/11 4 Historic Site, Port Arthur, TS; 3/11 2+ Historic Site, Port Arthur, TS; 4/11 several Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS; 5/11 1 Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS; 6/11 common Freycinet NP, few Denison Beach, Bicheno & 3+ Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS; 7/11 several Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS

White-cheeked Honeyeater 21/10 1 Blue Gum B&B, Atherton, QLD; 26/10 several Fitzroy Falls, NSW

Brown-backed Honeyeater 19/10 2 Daintree River cruise, QLD; 21/10 1 Abattoir Swamp, near Mount Molloy, QLD; 24/10 several Cairns Crocodile Farm, QLD

Striped Honeyeater 12/10 1 North Pine, QLD; 13/10 1 in area west of Brisbane, QLD

Eastern Spinebill 14/10 1 Python Rock Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 15/10 2 O'Reilly's & 1 in Botanic Gardens, Lamington NP, QLD; 16/10 1 Python Rock Trail & 2 O'Reilly's, Lamington NP, QLD; 22/10 1 Lake Barrine, QLD; 26/10 1 Fitzroy Falls & 5+ MacQuarrie NP, NSW; 27/10 1 Capertree, NSW; 29/10 1 Glen Davis, NSW; 30/10 1 Katoomba Falls, Katoomba, NSW; 5/11 1 Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS; 6/11 2 Freycinet NP, TS

Blue-faced Honeyeater 12/10 1 North Pine & Woodford Folk Festival site, QLD; 13/10 1 in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 18/10 3+ KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 20/10 several KPBL, Julatten, 3 Mount Carbine Roadhouse & 5 School Yard, Mount Molloy, QLD; 21/10 4 KPBL, Julatten & 1 Lake Mitchell, QLD

Bell Miner 13/10 common Main Range NP, QLD; 17/10 3 between Canungra & Lamington NP, QLD

Noisy Miner abundant at various sites around Brisbane, QLD and common at other sites in the state; 26/10 1 between Wollongong & Fitzroy Falls, NSW; 28/10 few Glen Davis-Glen Alice Road, NSW; 29/10 3 Glen Davis & common Glen Davis-Capertree Road, NSW; 31/10 common Botanic Gardens, Sydney, NSW; 7/11 2 between Bicheno & Hobart, TS

Red Wattlebird 27/10 2+ Shopping Mall Car Park, Lithgow, NSW

Little Wattlebird 3/11 1 Historic Site, Port Arthur, TS; 5/11 1 Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS; 6/11 1 Freycinet NP & Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS; 8/11 2 Lambert Park, Sandy Bay, near Hobart, TS

Yellow Wattlebird 4/11 3+ Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS; 4/11 2 Lambert Park, Sandy Bay, near Hobart, TS; 6/11 common Freycinet NP, TS; 7/11 4+ Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS; 8/11 2 Lambert Park, Sandy Bay, near Hobart, TS

Olive-backed Oriole 11/10 1 Nundah, QLD; 12/10 few at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 few in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 20/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD

Yellow Oriole 19/10 4+ Daintree River cruise, QLD; 24/10 several Centennial Lakes, Cairns, QLD

Green Figbird 11/10 2 Nundah, QLD; 12/10 common at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 several in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 19/10 common Daintree Village, QLD; 20/10 several KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 21/10 1 KPBL, Julatten & 2 Abattoir Swamp, near Mount Molloy, QLD; 24/10 common Esplanade, Cairns, QLD; 25/10 12+ Esplanade, Cairns, QLD

Spangled Drongo 12/10 1 Woodford Folk Festival site, QLD; 19/10 few Daintree River cruise, QLD; 20/10 1 School Yard, Mount Molloy, QLD; 21/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 24/10 100+ Esplanade, Cairns, QLD; 25/10 20+ Esplanade, Cairns, QLD

Magpie-lark 11/10 3+ between Brisbane AP & Nundah & few Nundah, QLD; 12/10 common at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 common in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 20/10 few KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 21/10 several KPBL, Julatten & several Lake Mitchell, QLD; 24/10 few Centennial Lakes, Cairns, QLD; 26/10 several between Wollongong & Fitzroy falls, NSW

White-winged Chough 27/10 5 Capertree-Glen Davis Road, NSW; 28/10 10 Glen Davis-Glen Alice Road & 8 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 29/10 9 Glen Davis-Capertree Road, NSW

Apostlebird 20/10 20+ by pools SW of Mount Carbine & 8 Mount Carbine Roadhouse, QLD

White-breasted Woodswallow 12/10 several on wires around Brisbane, QLD; 19/10 2 Daintree River cruise, QLD; 20/10 several KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 24/10 3 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD; 25/10 2 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD

Masked Woodswallow 28/10 2 Glen Davis-Glen Alice Road, NSW; 29/10 several Glen Davis-Capertree Road, NSW

White-browed Woodswallow 27/10 several Capertree-Glen Davis Road, NSW; 28/10 several Glen Davis-Glen Alice Road, common Glen Alice & few Glenowlan Road, Glen Alice, NSW; 29/10 common Glen Davis-Capertree Road, NSW

Dusky Woodswallow 13/10 1 in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 27/10 several behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 28/10 few Glen Davis-Glen Alice Road & several behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 4/11 2 Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS; 6/11 6 Freycinet NP, TS; 7/11 1 Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS

Grey Butcherbird 11/10 1 Nundah, QLD; 12/10 few at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 1 west of Brisbane, QLD; 4/11 1 Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS; 5/11 1 Fern Glade Track, Mount Wellington, TS; 7/11 1 Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS

Pied Butcherbird 11/10 1 between Brisbane AP & Nundah, QLD; 12/10 several at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 few in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 17/10 2 between Lamington NP & Brisbane; 21/10 1 Lake Mitchell, QLD; 29/10 1 Glen Davis-Capertree Road, NSW

Black Butcherbird 19/10 3+ Daintree River cruise & 2 Daintree Village, QLD; 24/10 2 Centennial Lakes, Cairns, QLD; 25/10 1 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD

Australasian Magpie common at various sites around Brisbane, QLD and elsewhere in the state; 26/10 few between Wollongong & Fitzroy Falls, NSW; 27/10 4 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 31/10 several Botanic Gardens, Sydney, NSW; 3/11 few Tasman Peninsula between Port Arthur & Dunnally, TS; 6/11 1 Freycinet NP, TS

Pied Currawong several in and around Brisbane, QLD and elsewhere in the state; 26/10 few Fitzroy Falls, NSW; 27/10 1 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 29/10 1 Glen Davis, NSW; 31/10 few Botanic Gardens, Sydney, NSW

Black Currawong 4/11 1 by the road near Fern Glade Track, Mount Wellington, TS; 5/11 1 by entrance to Fern Glade Track, Mount Wellington, TS; 8/11 1 along Hwy B68 road near Fern Glade, Mount Wellington, TS

Paradise Riflebird 16/10 1 female along Border Track, Lamington NP, QLD

Victoria's Riflebird 19/10 1 male Mount Lewis, near Julatten, QLD; 22/10 1 calling Lake Eacham, 2 calling Lake Barrine & 1 calling Cathedral Fig Tree, near Yungaburra, QLD

Spotted Catbird 20/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 22/10 1 Lake Eacham, QLD. Learn the call - a nasal wail, like a cat's meow or a baby's cries - since the birds can be difficult to detect in the canopy otherwise

Green Catbird 15/10 3 Wishing Tree Trail & 5+ Border Track & Booyong Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 16/10 7 Python Rock Trail & 3 Border Track, Lamington NP, QLD; 17/10 9 Border Track & Booyong Trail, Lamington NP, QLD. Again, learn the call - a nasal, yowling, cat-like 'here-I-are'

Tooth-billed Catbird 19/10 several Mount Lewis, near Julatten, QLD

Golden Bowerbird 19/10 1 Mount Lewis, near Julatten, QLD

Regent Bowerbird 14/10 to 17/10 common O'Reillys, QLD; 15/10 1 Border Track, Lamington NP, QLD; 17/10 1 Border Track, Lamington NP, QLD

Satin Bowerbird 13/10 several Main Range NP, QLD; 14/10 common O'Reillys, QLD; 15/10 2 Wishing Tree Trail & few Border Track, Lamington NP, QLD; 16/10 12+ Python Rock Trail, Lamington NP, QLD; 17/10 1 male displaying to 2 females, Border Track, Lamington NP, QLD; 27/10 1 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW

Great Bowerbird 20/10 1 School Yard, Mount Molloy, QLD

Torresian Crow 11/10 4 between Brisbane AP & Nundah & several Nundah, QLD; 12/10 common at various around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 common in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 21/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD.

Australian Raven 26/10 2 Fitzroy Falls, NSW; 29/10 2 Glen Davis, NSW; 31/10 1 Botanic Gardens, Sydney, NSW

Little Raven 26/10 1 Fitzroy Falls Road, NSW

Forest Raven 2/11 4 between Hobart Airport to Port Arthur, TS; 3/11 2+ Historic Site, Port Arthur & few Tasman Peninsula between Port Arthur & Dunnally, TS; 4/11 2 Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston & 2 Waterworks Reserve, near Hobart, TS; 5/11 common between Hobart & icheno, TS; 6/11 few Freycinet NP, TS; 7/11 common between Bicheno & Hobart, TS; 8/11 several Hwy B68 between Cygnet & Margate, TS

Metallic Starling 18/10 common KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 20/10 common KPBL, Julatten, QLD

Common Myna 11/10 2 Nundah, QLD; 12/10 several at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 few in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 20/10 few KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 24/10 common Esplanade, Cairns, QLD; 30/0 few Wentworth Falls Lake, near Katoomba, NSW; 31/10 comon Botanic Gardens, Sydney, NSW

European Starling 11/10 1 between Brisbane AP & Nundah, QLD; 12/10 several at various sites around Brisbane, QLD; 13/10 few in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 26/10 several between Wollongong & Fitzroy Falls, NSW; 2/11 2 Historic Site, Port Arthur, TS; 3/11 common Historic Site, Port Arthur, TS; 4/11 several Peter Murrell Conservation Area, near Kingston, TS; 5/11 several Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS

House Sparrow 13/10 few in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 24/10 1 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD; 29/10 2 Glen Davis, NSW; 30/10 1 Wentworth Falls Lake, near Katoomba, NSW; 3/11 few Historic Site, Port Arthur, TS; 5/11 common Diamond Resort, Bicheno, TS

Diamond Firetail 28/10 2 Glenowlan Road, Glen Alice, NSW

Red-browed Firetail 12/10 4+ Woodford Folk Festival site, QLD; 15/10 2 O'Reilly's, QLD; 16/10 12 O'Reilly's, QLD; 18/10 6+ KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 19/10 13+ KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 20/10 several KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 21/10 several KPBL, Julatten, QLD; 26/10 6+ Fitzroy Falls, NSW; 27/10 6+ behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 28/10 2 Glenowlan Road, Glen Alice & 3 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 29/10 8 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW

Crimson Finch 24/10 1 Cairns Crocodile Farm, QLD

Zebra Finch 13/10 20+ in area west of Brisbane, QLD; 27/10 2 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 28/10 2 Glenowlan Road, Glen Alice & 2 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW

Double-barred Finch 13/10 20+ in area west of Brisbane, QLD (including Kalbar cemetery); 21/10 several Lake Mitchell, QLD; 28/10 2 Glenowlan Road, Glen Alice & 3 behind Oska's cottage, Glen Davis, NSW; 29/10 1 Glen Davis, NSW

Nutmeg Mannikin 24/10 17 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD; 25/10 17 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD

Chestnut-breasted Mannikin 12/10 4 near Tinchi Tamba, QLD; 18/10 1 KPBL, Julatten, QLD

European Goldfinch 3/11 few Historic Site, Port Arthur, TS.

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