Sunday, 5 October 2014

Queensland, Australia. Nov/Dec. 1994.

Doreen and myself visited Queensland from the 3rd November, 1994 to the 12th December,1994. We flew into Cairns and hired a car for the full period. The only accommodation we booked in advance was for 14 nights at Kingfisher Park, which we used as a base to explore this northern area of Queensland, and O'Reilly's in the Lamington Nation Park for 3 nights, otherwise we arranged accommodation en-route. We drove all the way south to Brisbane stooping frequentlyat birding locations, and I also took a flight out to Lady Elliott's Island.

The following are some of the views and birds etc. we saw during out stay.



2 x views taken at the Centenary Lakes at Cairns.




Views taken on the Atherton Tablelands.


Hastie Swamp, Atherton Tablelands.


Lake Eacham on the Atherton Tablelands.


Arriving for our stay at Kingfisher Park.


John & Doreen outside their chalet at Kingfisher Park.


The Platypus stream at Kingfisher Park.


Road around Kingfisher Park.


Michaelmas Cay out on the Great Barrier Reef.


Doreen birding on Michaelmas Cay.


The drive out to Maryfarms.



Views looking north along the North Queensland coast.


The Daintree Billabong.


Forest creek in the Daintree area.




Views of our Daintree River Boat trip.


Southern Cassowary forests at Mission Beach.


Stop off near Townsville


Lady Elliott's Island from the air.

Lamington National Park.


Mt. Glorious, near Brisbane.


Girraween National Park.


Yellow Throated Scrub-wren on the Atherton Tablelands.

Yellow Tufted Honeyeater



Yellow Honeyeater near Cairns.

Yellow-billed, & Royal Spoonbills with Littel Egret


Yellow-billed Spoonbill at the Crocodile Farm, Cairns.



Woonga Pigeon at O'Reilly's


Wompoo Fruit Dove near Kingfisher Park



Willie Wagtails at the Centenary Lakes, Cairns.



White Throated Honeyeater

White Winged Chough near Bowen

White Throated Treecreeper



White Throated Gerygone

White Plumed Honeyeater


Australian White Ibis at Centenary Lakes


White Faced Heron


Breeding colony of White Capped Noddies on Lady Elliott's Island.



White Capped Noody on Michaelmas Cay.






White Capped Noddies on Lady Elliott's Island.


White Browed Woodwallows near Sundown National Park.
male top, & female lower


White Browed Scrub-wren




White Browed Robins


White Browed Crake

White Bellied Cuckoo-shrike


Wandering Whistling-ducks



Whistling Kites




Wallabies




Victoria Riflebird




Variegated Fairy-wren


Varied Sittella


Varied Honeyeater





Turquoise Parrot


Tree Frog at Kingfisher Park


Torresian Imperial Pigeon at Cairns



Top Knot Pigeons at Mt. Lewis






Tawny Frogmouth





Superb Fairy-wrens



Sulphur Crested Cockatoos


Striped Honeyeater

Straw Necked Ibis near Cairns



Squatter Pigeons at Maryfarms


Spotless Crake at Sherwood Park, Brisbane



Spotted Catbird at Kingfisher Park

Spectacled Monarch at Kingfisher Park



Speckled Warbler


Southern Cassowary at Mission Beach





Sooty Terns


Silvereye


Silver Gull

Shining Bronze-Cuckoo


Party of Sharp Tailed Sandpipers along the Cairns Esplanade






Sharp Tailed Sandpipers


Scarlet Robins


Scaly Breasted Lorikeet


Satin Bowerbird's bower at O'Reilly's



Satin Bowerbird



Sarus Cranes on the Atherton Tablelands



Sacred Kingfisher


Rufous Whistlers


Immature Rufous Night Heron at the Daintree Billabong


Adult Rufous Night Heron


Royal Spoonbills with Australian Pelican along the Cairns Esplanade



Royal Spoonbills







Roseate Terns on Lady Elliott's Island

Ros Crowned Fruit-dove near Kingfisher Park


Australian Richards Pipit


Doreen with a male Regents Bowerbird at O'Reilly's





Male Regent Bowerbirds at O'Reilly's


Pair of Regent Bowerbirds at O'Reilly's








Red Tailed Tropicbirds on Lady Elliott's Island


Red-winged Parrot near Maryfarms


Red Wattlebird



Red Necked Stints



Red Kneeded Dotterels at the Daintree Billabong



Red-capped Robin



Red-capped Plovers



Red Browed Firetail at Kingfisher Park


Red-winged Fairy-wren on the Atherton Tablelands



Rainbow Lorikeet


Duck-billed Platypus at Kingfisher Park


Rainbow Bee-eaters at Mission Beach


Radjah Shelducks on Centenary Lakes
(scarce in Northern Queensland)


Huge Numbers (approx. 3,000) Plumed Whistling-ducks on Tinaburra Lake


Plumed Whistling-ducks on Tinaburra Lake

Pink Eared Duck with Grey Teal on the Daintree Billabong


Pied Oystercatchers



Pied Heron on the Daintree Billabong
(scarce in Queensland)



Pied Currawong


Peaceful Dove at Kingfisher Park


Pied Butcherbird

Pheasant Coucal




Papuan Frogmouth at Cairns




Pale Yellow Robin at Kingfisher Park



Pacific Heron


Pacific Golden Plover

Pacific Duck



Pacific Baza at Cairns


Osprey



Owlet Nightjar (highlight of our night drive at Kingfisher Park)



Orange-footed Scrubfowl at Kingfisher Park


Noisy Pitta just north of Kingfisher Park


Noisy Miners


New Holland Honeyeaters


Mistolebird


Marsh Sandpiper at the Daintree Billabong



Masked Wood-swallow




Masked Plover

Mangrove Robin

Party of Maned Ducks


Magpie Geese on the Daintree Billabong




Macleay's Honeyeater at Paluma tea house



Logrunner


Lizard sp.


Little Tern north of Cairns.



Little Shrike-thrush
(hit the car, but was released unharmed)


Little Pied Cormorant



Little Friarbird


Little Curlew at the turf farm at Edmonton

Little Bronze Cuckoo in the mangroves, north of Cairns


Lewin's Honeyeater at Kingfisher Park


Lesser Sooty Owl behind the chalets at Kingfisher Park





Laughing Kookaburras



Latham Snipe at Alexander Park, Bundeberg



Koala Bear on Mt. Glorious, Brisbane


Jacky Winter


Intermediate Egret at the Daintree Billabong


Immature Hooded Robin


Hardhead on lake Eacham


Gull-billed Tern & Silver Gull on the Cairns Esplanade


Gull-billed Tern



Grey-tailed Tattlers on the beach north of Cairns


Grey Shrike-thrush


Grey Headed Robin coming to its nest on the Atherton Tablelands


Pair of Green Pygmy Geese


Green & Cotton Pygmy Geese




Lesser (majority) & Greater Sand-plovers






Great Knot along the Cairns Esplanade


Great Bowerbird


Great Bowerbird bower




Great Bowerbird attending to its bower


Golden Whistler


Golden Headed Cisticola


Golden Bowerbird's bower on Mt. Lewis



male Golden Bowerbird on Mt. Lewis


Galahs at Maryfarms


Fungi at O'Reilly's


Forest Kingfisher


Figbird



Fantailed Cuckoo


Fairy Martin


Emerald Ground-dove at Kingfisher Park


Eastern Yellow Robin


Adult Eastern Whipbird sunning itself


Immature Eastern Whipbird



Eastern Spinebill at O'Reilly's


Eastern Rosella





Eastern Kangaroos


Eastern Curlews


Double Barred Finch


Diamond Firetail



Darter at Lake Tinaroo



Crimson Rosella at O'Reilly's


Crested Terns


Colony of Crested Terns on Michaelmas Cay



Crested Tern with Common Noddy




Crested Tern on Michaelmas Cay



Crested Shrike-tit



Crested Pigeons


Cotton Pygmy Goose





Common Noddy on Michaelmas Cay


Common Bronzewing near O'Reilly's


Collared Kingfisher



Cockatiel


Clamorous Reed Warbler




Chestnut Rumped Hylacola at Girraween Nat. Park


Cattle Egret in full breeding plumage




Caspian Terns etc along the Cairns Esplanade





Spotted Thick-knees at Cairns








Buff Breasted Paradise Kingfishers at Kingfisher Park




Buff Banded Rails on Lady Elliott's Island



Brush Cuckoo



Brush Bronzewing at Tin Can Bay
(scarce in Queensland)



Brown Tree Creeper



Female Brown Songlark



Brown Honeyeater



Brown Cuckoo-dove up Mt. Lewis




Brolgas at Townsville






Bridled Terns



Bowers Shrike-thrush at Kingfisher Park


Blue Winged Kookaburra near the Abboitor Swamp



Blue Faced Honeyeater at Kingfisher Park



Black-tailed Native-hen at Bowen


Black Swan




Black Necked Stork at the Crocodile Farm, Edmonton


Black Necked Stilts & Australian Grebes at the Crocodile Farm, Edmonton.





Black Naped Terns with Crested Terns near Bowen



Black Fronted Plovers at the Daintree Billabong


Black Faced Wood-swallow



Beach Thick-knees


Bar Shouldered & Peaceful Doves at Kingfisher Park




Baillions Crakes at Sherwood Park, Brisbane



Australian Pelican along the Cairns Esplanade



Australian Pratincole at the Daintree Billabong


Meadowlark



King Parrots at O'Reilly's



Doreen feeding the King Parrots at O'Reilly's


Australian Fernwren on the Atherton Tablelands



Australian Bustards at Maryfarms



Australian Brush Turkeys



Australian Avocets at Bowen

Apostlebird

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