Bunyaville Conservation Park, 2021-2023

Summary: Large eucalypt-dominated forest with many biking tracks that can be hit-and-miss for birds Dates of visit: Mar 25, 2021 and Mar 7, 2023 Bunyaville Conservation Park, established in 1917, is one of the larger forest parks in Brisbane, and lies on the northside in the suburb of Bunya. It should definitely not be confusedContinue reading “Bunyaville Conservation Park, 2021-2023”

Postman’s Track, Feb 2021

Summary: Well-located hotspot with potential for large number of bird species Date of visit: Feb 21, 2021 The Samford district north-west of Brisbane hosts an impressive collection of birding hotspots. A bonanza of habitats and birds result from its location on the eastern edge of the D’Aguilar range where it meets Moreton Bay catchments. The two hotspotContinue reading “Postman’s Track, Feb 2021”

Shorncliffe Pier and Headland, 2021-2022

Summary: Scenic birding with good chances of Gannets and raptors on the shores of Moreton Bay Dates of visit: Jun 21 2021, Mar 6 & Nov 8 2022 Well, there are definitely worse places to go birding. If you like the ocean, the sun shining on the bay, some diving seabirds and a sprinkling ofContinue reading “Shorncliffe Pier and Headland, 2021-2022”

Archerfield Wetlands, 2022

Summary: Excellent, large site for a variety of bird species, with good light and easy paths Dates of visits: Oct 2021 to Oct 2022 Archerfield Wetlands is a sizeable site of 150 hectares featuring eucalypt forest, open grassland, freshwater wetlands and creeks. It lies on Oxley Creek, a few kilometres upstream from its well-known “bigContinue reading “Archerfield Wetlands, 2022”

Forest Lake, 2021-2022

Summary: Beautiful suburban lake which is fantastic for bird photography Dates of visits: Apr 8 2021, Feb 10 2022, Mar 8 2022, Jun 8 2022 Forest Lake is the man-made lake (completed in 1994) upon which the surrounding suburb is named, and is located in the south-west of Brisbane, reasonably easily reached via the CentenaryContinue reading “Forest Lake, 2021-2022”

Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Mar-Dec 2021

Summary: Lovely manicured gardens with birds just waiting to be photographed Dates of visit: Mar 26 2021, Oct 8 2021, Dec 12 2021 I’ve had some awesome birding experiences in botanic gardens around Australia, with George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens (Darwin) and the Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens (Hobart) providing some very fond memories of birdContinue reading “Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Mar-Dec 2021”

John Oxley Reserve, Mar 2021

Summary: Good birds to be found in a short paved path and mangrove boardwalk loop Date of visit: Mar 14, 2021 John Oxley Reserve lies on Brisbane’s northside and is basically a rectangle containing sports fields and bushland/mangroves bordering the North Pine River. It contains a very well-constructed path and a boardwalk circuit, and boastsContinue reading “John Oxley Reserve, Mar 2021”

Nudgee Beach, Feb & Oct 2021

Summary: Large beach good for waders and Osprey, with creek exploration options for the more adventurous Dates of visit: Feb 26 and Oct 24, 2021 Replace “sun, surf and sand” with “sun, mud and wading birds” and you describe Nudgee Beach at low tide in a nutshell. It’s an expansive area with widescreen vistas andContinue reading “Nudgee Beach, Feb & Oct 2021”