Cattana Wetlands, Apr 2021

[A stop on the Cairns + Atherton + Daintree trip, 2021 trip] Cattana Wetlands is a relatively new site of 80 hectares, located about 15km north of Cairns. Its proximity to Cairns and its excellent set-up for birding, as well as a very respectable 243 species recorded on eBird (putting it in the top 20 sites inContinue reading “Cattana Wetlands, Apr 2021”

Gould’s Lagoon, Feb 2021

Summary: Small and not very picturesque bird-rich wetland in north Hobart Date of visit: Feb 11, 2021 [A stop on the Tasmania, Jan-Feb 2021 trip] Unlike the all-around appeal of Tamar Wetlands in Launceston, one feels that Gould’s Lagoon may be only for the true birder aficionado. It boasts an impressive 103 species, but isn’t the most scenicContinue reading “Gould’s Lagoon, Feb 2021”

Tamar Island Wetlands, Feb 2021

Summary: Intriguing bird-filled riverside wetlands with excellent walkway and island Date of visit: Feb 7, 2021 [A stop on the Tasmania Trip, Jan-Feb 2021 trip] Wetlands are typically of interest to keen birders, but less so to the average punter, who just sees swampy marsh and a few ducks and wonders what all the fuss is about whileContinue reading “Tamar Island Wetlands, Feb 2021”

Kedron Brook Wetlands, Jan-Oct 2021

Summary: Bush, mangroves, grasses and lagoons provide a variety of birds in a location quite close to Brisbane city Dates of visit: Jan 14, Mar 14, Oct 5 2021 Kedron Book Wetlands is a sprawling patchwork of wetlands, grasslands, creek and bush just 10km north-east of the Brisbane CBD. It lies wedged in between threeContinue reading “Kedron Brook Wetlands, Jan-Oct 2021”

Sandy Camp Road Wetlands, 2020-2021

Summary: Excellent birding site where water birds and bush birds are both in wonderful abundance. Dates of visit: Nov 21 2020 and Jan 15, Mar 4, Jun 28 2021 Having visited Sandy Camp Wetlands several times now, I think of it in the same vein as Oxley Creek Common – that is, an excellent placeContinue reading “Sandy Camp Road Wetlands, 2020-2021”

Mamukala Wetlands, Sep 2021

[A stop on the Darwin and Kakadu Trip, Aug-Sep 2021 trip] Mamukala Wetlands is a birdlife haven 34km west of the township of Jabiru in Kakadu National Park. It features one of the best bird hides you’ll find anywhere, a perfect place to plonk and watch and photograph wetland birds. If you tire of that, there isContinue reading “Mamukala Wetlands, Sep 2021”

Muttonhole Wetlands, Normanton, Jul 2021

[A stop on the West Queensland Trip Jul-Aug 2021 trip] Muttonhole Wetlands is an enormous (9000 hectare) conservation area just across the Norman River from the township of Normanton in Queensland. It is a must-stop if you’re passing through on a birding trip, as we were on the way to and from Karumba in July 2021. WeContinue reading “Muttonhole Wetlands, Normanton, Jul 2021”

Boondall Wetlands, Sep 2020

Summary: Sprawling wetlands/bush that is a bit hit and miss Date of visit: Sep 17, 2020 Boondall Wetlands: it’s one of the more well-known nature areas in Brisbane. But how good is it for the serious birder? Can it be covered by bicycle? Will our intrepid birds-spots blogger ever recover from the swarms of midges?Continue reading “Boondall Wetlands, Sep 2020”

Berrinba Wetlands, Sep 2020

Summary: Agreeable place well set-up for birding, with lots of Pelicans Date of visit: Sep 14, 2020 The Berrinba wetlands are man-made, created in an area of sand and mining operations after World War II, which remained largely untouched since the 1990s until Logan City Council started rehabilitation. Now the place features a large lakeContinue reading “Berrinba Wetlands, Sep 2020”

Coombabah Conservation Area, Aug 2020

Summary: Huge, premier birding hotspot on the Gold Coast with plenty for the birder happy to do a lot of walking. Date of visit: Aug 23, 2020 Coombabah Conservation Area is an area of 1200 hectares on the northern side of the Gold Coast, that includes wetland, eucalypt forest, mangrove habitat and salt marsh. ItContinue reading “Coombabah Conservation Area, Aug 2020”