Stumers Creek, 2021-2022

Summary: Excellent creek-side birding trail with grass tree side-track Date of visits: Oct 29&30 2021, Nov 4&5 2022 How good does a birding site have to be for you to excitedly return the day after discovering it? Pretty good, I’d say, and Stumers Creek in Coolum on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland is just suchContinue reading “Stumers Creek, 2021-2022”

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”

Cliveden Reserve, Jan 2021

Summary: Decent enough for birds, but no comparison to adjacent Oxley Creek Common Dates of visit: Jan 26, 2021 Cliveden Reserve lies in Corinda on Brisbane’s south side. Its northern end is adjacent to (and across the creek from) the Secret Forest section of the illustrious birding mega-post Oxley Creek Common… so it should beContinue reading “Cliveden Reserve, Jan 2021”

Greenup Meeting Place, Jan 2022

Summary: Superb location for birds with lake and creek frontage Dates of visit: Jan 12 to 14, 2022 Greenup Meeting Place is a 10 acre private farmland property with a range of accommodation options on the south side of Lake Coolmunda. I had intended to stay just one night as I was en route betweenContinue reading “Greenup Meeting Place, Jan 2022”

Wallam Creek Camp, Bollon, Jul 2021

[A stop on the West Queensland Trip Jul-Aug 2021 trip] Bollon is a small town just over 100km west of St George in Queensland that you might find yourself passing through, as we did. There’s a spot there called “Wallam Free Camp”, which is endorsed by the town, where you can camp under trees alongContinue reading “Wallam Creek Camp, Bollon, Jul 2021”

Aqua Promenade, Nov 2020

Summary: Compact creek/lake location with some interesting birds Date of visit: Nov 15, 2020 Aqua Promenade is the name of a road that loosely follows the upper reaches of the Currumbin Creek on the Gold Coast. In this post I’m also including Robert Neumann Park which is at the northern end of the road, thoughContinue reading “Aqua Promenade, Nov 2020”

Capalaba Regional Park, Oct 2020

Summary: Surprisingly good suburban spot for water birds (and Corellas) Date of visit: Oct 13, 2020 Capalaba Regional Park is a sizable suburban park in Redlands, east of Brisbane, set between a curve of Tingalpa Creek and a couple of main roads. There’s a ton of facilities here: barbecues, shelters, toilets, a large play structureContinue reading “Capalaba Regional Park, Oct 2020”

Kumbartcho Sanctuary, Oct 2020

Summary: Small but pleasant and fruitful creekside nature area Date of visit: Oct 8, 2020 Kumbartcho is a flora and fauna sanctuary six hectares in size, incorporating walking tracks, a public park, BBQ and playground. It advertises as being open from 7am to 7pm. There is also a Native Plant Nursery where plants can beContinue reading “Kumbartcho Sanctuary, Oct 2020”

Oxley Creek Common, Aug/Sep 2020

Summary: Premier birding site in Brisbane with reliably great bird encounters and wonderful photography opportunities. Dates of visit: Aug 29 and Sep 3, 2020 Hmmm, how to follow up an awesome birding trip to Townsville? Why not a visit to Oxley Creek Common, arguably the best birding site in Brisbane? And yet somehow I hadn’tContinue reading “Oxley Creek Common, Aug/Sep 2020”