Friday, July 18, 2014

First sign of Spring

Spring might be 1 September on the Gregorian calendar (southern hemisphere) but Spring can also be defined by the migration of birds.

This morning I heard a Brush Cuckoo at Wonga Beach......

. photo from creative Commons

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Vale Ken Simpson

Ken Simpson passed away on Wednesday 9 July 2014.

"On his last Daintree trip Lloyd Nielsen and I showed him a new Australian bird.
It was a Mangrove Robin in the lower Daintree River and the year was 1996 or thereabouts.  He had just taken some close up shots of a Great-billed Heron for Nicholas Day the illustrator of the Simpson and Day field guide because Nicholas had never seen one in the flesh as his earlier illustrations showed."

2014. The Simpson & Day Field Guide to the Birds of Australia is the benchmark for Australian field guides. 


Tuesday, July 08, 2014

The secrets of Stewart Creek Road

The eGuide to Australian birds is a very good way to learn the bird calls of those small pesky rainforest birds.

Use one of the Daintree Bird Walk checklists ( ) to find out what birds are calling and listen to them on the eGuide and you are halfway there.

There is a lot going on with birdwatchers.