Lake Galletly, 2021-2022

Summary: Excellent compact site with bird hides for uncommon duck and water bird species Dates of visit: Jun 27 2021, Oct 17 2021, Mar 20 2022, Jul 17 2022, Aug 23 2022, Oct 30 2022 Lake Galletly, within the grounds of the UQ Gatton Campus, is a well-known birding site (at least to seasoned birders)Continue reading “Lake Galletly, 2021-2022”

Lake Eacham, Apr 2021

[A stop on the Cairns + Atherton + Daintree, 2021 trip] Lake Eacham, part of the Crater Lakes National Park, was once a volcanic crater formed around 9,100 years ago, by magma rising to the surface of the earth’s crust and super-heating the water table, causing massive explosions and craters. It is now isolated from other waterwaysContinue reading “Lake Eacham, Apr 2021”

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”

Lake St Clair, Feb 2021

Summary: Good network of trails and amazing visitor centre with reasonable birding Date of visit: Feb 9, 2021 [A stop on the Tasmania Trip, Jan-Feb 2021 trip] Lake St Clair is a large lake that sits at the southernmost end of the famous Overland Track, a multi-day hike that begins many miles north at Cradle Mountain in Tasmania.Continue reading “Lake St Clair, Feb 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”

Lake Manchester and Shelley Road Park, 2020-2021

Summary: Vast area to explore with a few bird-rich habitats mainly along the creeks Dates of visit: Nov 22 2020, Dec 20 2020, June 1 2021 I cover Lake Manchester and Shelley Road Park together here because they are basically across from the road from each other and birders might well cover both areas –Continue reading “Lake Manchester and Shelley Road Park, 2020-2021”

Lake Bindegolly, Jul 2021

[A stop on the West Queensland Trip Jul-Aug 2021 trip]. Lake Bindegolly is just one of a string of freshwater and saltwater lakes found in the 14000ha Lake Bindegolly National Park, 40km east of Thargomindah in the mulga country of Western Queensland.  For the outback traveller it is a welcome break from long arid stretches, and for theContinue reading “Lake Bindegolly, Jul 2021”