Birds Australia North Queensland

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Report of Birds Australia North Queensland Outing Cardwell to Kennedy, September 9th 2007

Starting from Cardwell Rainforest and Reef Information Centre, six members drove to Glenbora Waterhole, a site of significance to the indigenous people of the area and in early Caucasian settlement. This site is situated in a newly replanted forestry plantation but a corridor is to be planted to link it to other remnant vegetation to the north and south. The waterhole is surrounded by rainforest with paperbarks and Moreton Bay Ash. There are a few palms present and the canopy is closed in places. There is natural regeneration occurring around the edges and within the forest. Weeds under the closed canopy were not obvious but in the disturbed areas weed invasion is significant. It grows on an alluvium which shows signs of water logging in the wet.

The morning was cool but soon warmed up and was hot in the sun by midday. Bird lists follow.

Leader: Alan Gillanders».

Pale-yellow Robin. At Whitfield Creek, courtesy Ian Montgomery, Birdway».

Cardwell & Kennedy Birdlists


Yellow Oriole. At Glenbora Waterhole, courtesy Ian Montgomery, Birdway».

Glenbora Waterhole

White-necked Heron
White-faced Heron
Australian White Ibis
Peaceful Dove
Bar-shouldered Dove
Wompoo Fruit-Dove
White-rumped Swiflet
Forest Kingfisher
Lovely Fairy-Wren
Large-Billed Gerygone
Yellow-spotted Honeyeater
Graceful Honeyeater
White-throated Honeyeater
Dusky Honeyeater
Yellow Honeyeater
Pale-yellow Robin
Grey Whistler
Rufous Whistler
Little Shrike-thrush
Spectacled Monarch
Shining Flycatcher
Leaden Flycatcher
Grey Fantail
Northern Fantail
Willie Wagtail
Black-faced Cuckoo-Shrike
White-bellied Cuckoo-Shrike
Varied Triller
Yellow Oriole
White-breasted Woodswallow
Black Butcherbird
Red-browed Finch
Yellow-bellied Sunbird
Mistletoe Bird

Whitfield Creek (north of Kennedy School)

Black Kite
Wompoo Fruit-Dove
Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Fairy Gerygone
Yellow-spotted Honeyeater
Graceful Honeyeater
Dusky Honeyeater
Pale-yellow Robin
Grey Whistler
Little Shrike-thrush
Yellow Oriole

Other birds seen from Cardwell to Kennedy (not on the above lists)

Forest Kingfisher
Rainbow Bee-eater
Spotted Turtle Dove
Brown Honeyeater
Spangled Drongo
Welcome Swallow
Fairy Martin
Pied Currawong
Common Myna
House sparrow
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin