Anstead Bushland Reserve, Aug 2020

Summary:Good spot for bush bird diversity out west of Brisbane Date of visit: Aug 20, 2020 At 80 hectares Anstead Bushland Reserve is quite sizable and boasts of being “the largest Brisbane City Council owned natural area on the Brisbane River”. Access is from a couple of points along Hawkesbury Road, though the access nearestContinue reading “Anstead Bushland Reserve, Aug 2020”

Mudgeeraba Hinterland Regional Park, Aug 2020

Summary:A strange multi-use spot with a small but awesomely bird-rich patch of bush. Dates of visit: Aug 17 and Aug 30, 2020 Mudgeeraba Hinterland Regional Park is an anomalous 62 hectares of land with a bit of a mix of vegetation. There’s some open grassy areas, some swampy paddock-style areas, and an excellent patch ofContinue reading “Mudgeeraba Hinterland Regional Park, Aug 2020”

Sherwood Arboretum, Aug 2020

Summary:Grand parkland, riverside and small lake area with some okay birds. Date of visit: Aug 16, 2020 Sherwood Arboretum, established in 1925, is a heritage-listed site with 15 hectares of Australian native trees. Sure, it doesn’t have the awesome species list or mystique of nearby Oxley Creek Common, which is surely the premier birding hotspotContinue reading “Sherwood Arboretum, Aug 2020”

Eprapah Creek, Aug 2020

Summary:Good creek and bush birds, small area but nice parklands and bridges, good photography potential. Date of visit: Aug 14 2020 (plus revisit Oct 13) Eprapah Creek lies in Redland, about 40 minutes west of Brisbane CBD. I visited the section of creek near Cameron Court Park, and explored the park and walked across theContinue reading “Eprapah Creek, Aug 2020”

Toohey Forest, Jul/Aug 2020

Summary:Large dry sandstone bushland 10km from Brisbane CBD with loads of good paths and reasonable bird action depending on time of year. Dates of visit: July 29, Aug 12, 13, 18 2020 Toohey Forest is a fairly large tract (260 hectares) of bushland in Tarragindi, around 10km from Brisbane CBD. Theres a few different typesContinue reading “Toohey Forest, Jul/Aug 2020”