Progress as at 25/12

Why should the locals have all the fun? To give those of you who don't live in the Toowoomba area an incentive to report your sightings and strut your stuff, here's a challenge especially for you! 250 species collectively in a season. The survey area we'll make anywhere within 250 km of Toowoomba, but excluding the TBO survey area. I've set a higher, but very fair target as well. See how you go. Locals can help with the 'outside' tally too and vice versa. Looking forward to some new names on the forum!

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Progress as at 25/12

Post by Mick Atzeni » Mon Dec 25, 2006 4:43 pm

106 species reported so far including 7 spp not found around Toowoomba, viz:

Grey-tailed Tattler Manly
Eastern Curlew Manly
Bar-tailed Godwit Manly
Striated Heron Manly
Mangrove Gerygone Manly
Mangrove Honeyeater Manly
Little Shrike-thrush Enoggera Reservoir

The others reported to date are given below. They include a few from Lake Galletely on the UQ campus, Gatton, which I visited 18/12 and some along the road to Brisbane 23/12:

Australian Brush-turkey Yeronga
Brown Quail Lake Gallately, Gatton
Magpie Goose Lake Gallately, Gatton
Plumed Whistling-Duck Lake Gallately, Gatton
Black Swan Lake Apex, Gatton
Australian Wood Duck Gatton
Pacific Black Duck Gatton
Grey Teal Lake Apex, Gatton
Chestnut Teal * Manly area
Pink-eared Duck Lake Gallately, Gatton
Hardhead Lake Apex, Gatton
Australasian Grebe Lake Apex, Gatton
Darter Lake Apex, Gatton
Little Pied Cormorant Lake Apex, Gatton
Little Black Cormorant Lake Apex, Gatton
Great Cormorant Lake Apex, Gatton
Australian Pelican Lake Apex, Gatton
White-faced Heron GAtton Bypass
Little Egret Lake Apex, Gatton
White-necked Heron Grantham
Great Egret Lake Apex, Gatton
Intermediate Egret Lake Apex, Gatton
Cattle Egret Gatton
Glossy Ibis * Lake Gallately, Gatton
Australian White Ibis Gatton
Straw-necked Ibis Gatton
Royal Spoonbill Lake Apex, Gatton
Yellow-billed Spoonbill Haigslea
Black-shouldered Kite Gatton bypass
Whistling Kite Manly
Brahminy Kite Manly
Wedge-tailed Eagle Sandy Ck, Gatton Bypass
Australian Hobby Lake Gallately, Gatton
Nankeen Kestrel Lawes
Purple Swamphen Lake Apex, Gatton
Dusky Moorhen Lake Apex, Gatton
Eurasian Coot Lake Apex, Gatton
Whimbrel Manly
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Manly
Black-winged Stilt Manly
Red-necked Avocet Lake Gallately, Gatton
Pacific Golden Plover Manly
Red-capped Plover Manly
Black-fronted Dotterel Lake Gallately, Gatton
Red-kneed Dotterel Lake Gallately, Gatton
Masked Lapwing Gatton
Silver Gull Manly
Gull-billed Tern Manly
Caspian Tern Lake Apex, Gatton
Whiskered Tern Manly
Rock Dove Lake Gallately, Gatton
Spotted Turtle-Dove Yeronga
Crested Pigeon Gatton
Peaceful Dove Enoggera Reservoir
Galah Gatton
Little Corella Manly
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Yeronga
Cockatiel Prenzlau turnoff, Warrego H'way
Rainbow Lorikeet Gatton
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet Gatton
Australian King-Parrot Enoggera Reservoir
Pale-headed Rosella Brisbane
Red-rumped Parrot Lake Gallately, Gatton
Channel-billed Cuckoo Haigslea
White-throated Needletail Enoggera Reservoir
Laughing Kookaburra Gatton
Forest Kingfisher * Enoggera Reservoir
Sacred Kingfisher Lake Gallately, Gatton
Dollarbird Plainlands; Gatton;Enoggera Reservoir
Superb Fairy-wren Lake Gallately, Gatton
Variegated Fairy-wren Enoggera Reservoir
Red-backed Fairy-wren Lake Gallately, Gatton
Striated Pardalote Yeronga
Brown Thornbill Enoggera Reservoir
Noisy Friarbird Gatton
Bell Miner Enoggera Reservoir
Noisy Miner Gatton
Lewin's Honeyeater Enoggera Reservoir
Brown Honeyeater Gatton
Grey-crowned Babbler Gatton
Rufous Whistler Enoggera Reservoir
Magpie-lark Gatton
Willie Wagtail Gatton
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike Yeronga
Olive-backed Oriole
White-breasted Woodswallow * Yeronga
Grey Butcherbird Gatton
Pied Butcherbird Yeronga
Australian Magpie Yeronga
Pied Currawong Enoggera Reservoir
Torresian Crow Yeronga
Richard's Pipit Manly
Red-browed Finch Enoggera Reservoir
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin Lake Gallately, Gatton
Welcome Swallow Gatton
Tree Martin Enoggera Reservoir
Fairy Martin Yeronga
Clamorous Reed-Warbler Lake Gallately, Gatton
Common Myna Gatton

So 144 species to go and 6 days to nail them! Get crackin' guys!
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Post by Sandra » Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:28 pm


The Chestnut Teal was at the Port of Brisbane on the lake outside the headquaters and the Oriole at North Wynnum along the Mangrove board walk where the Mangrove Honeyeater and Gerygone were seen, just to be correct re this!

Cheers Sandra

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