Monday, September 29, 2014

Daintree birdwatching time - Wonga Beach

Just sitting at my desk this morning I can hear four cuckoos. Channel-billed Cuckoo, Eastern Koel, Brush Cuckoo and Little Bronze-Cuckoo.


Friday, September 12, 2014

Cassowary sightings from the Daintree River

Ian "Sauce" Worcester" from Daintree River Wild Watch telephoned yesterday to tell me he had seen a Cassowary from his boat. It is only the third time in 20 years that this has happened with the one of the other sightings during last month.

Apparently this happens at a certain time at a certain place and Sauce hopes to rack up some more sightings in the next few days.

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Thursday, September 04, 2014

Wonga Beach - Birdwatching time in Daintree

Little (Gould's) Bronze-Cuckoo

Anywhere at Wonga Beach at present you can hear and maybe see Cuckoos. There are resident Little Bronze-Cuckoos, migrating Brush Cuckoos and passage migrant Channel-billed Cuckoos and Eastern Koels.

Wonga Beach is just inside the Daintree Valley and accessed by road on the way to Daintree.

There is a bird walk on this Saturday 6 Sep 14.


Monday, September 01, 2014

Wonga Beach - Birdwatching

Pacific Baza

Pacific Baza at Wonga Beach. 10.30am 1 Sep 14 near Janbal Street and Marlin Drive. Listen for distinctive call: "Each You - Each You - Each You"

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10:45am Just got word from my mate Sauce that the Pelican that was hanging around the Daintree Village was taken by a croc this morning. Sauce does and early morning birdwatching trip on the Daintree. 
Daintree Birdwatching