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”

Eddie Kornhauser Reserve, Sep 2020

Summary: Large park with water areas and some good birds Date of visit: 28 Sep, 2020 After having a pretty good time at Schuster Park on the Gold Coast, one wonders whether the big green area to its south, called Eddie Kornhauser Recreational Reserve, could afford an equally good birding experience. Well, it’s kind ofContinue reading “Eddie Kornhauser Reserve, Sep 2020”

Schuster Park, Sep 2020

Summary: Large suburban park with a few excellent bird habitats Date of visit: Sep 26, 2020 Schuster Park is a sprawling suburban park on the Gold Coast set along the Tallebudgera Creek. It was previously part of a dairy farm owned by Joe Schuster and his family, and is approximately 68 hectares in size. BestContinue reading “Schuster Park, Sep 2020”

Anderson Park, Townsville Aug 2020

Summary: Pleasant park in Townsville with many ducks and a few other birds too. Date of visit: Aug 27, 2020 Anderson Park is a 20 hectare park right in Townsville city, which has a bit of a botanic gardens feel to it. A paved road does a big loop inside the park grounds with severalContinue reading “Anderson Park, Townsville Aug 2020”

Minnippi Parklands, Aug 2020

Summary:Gorgeous parklands near central Brisbane with some reasonable water and bush birds. Date of visit: Aug 21, 2020 There are a couple of ways to access Minnippi Parklands, both of which offer excellent car parking: from the north, along Stanton Rd West, or from the south, in the Preston Road Park area off Meadowlands RoadContinue reading “Minnippi Parklands, 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”