Saturday, November 29, 2014

Birdwatching App for Cairns & Tropical North Queensland

Screenshot of App for Marks Lane

This is an excellent app, such a good resource. We came from the UK during July and August this year and found these notes and excellent directions were exactly what we needed.

MARK'S LANE: This site in particular is not one that visitors would find easily. We had Bustards, Sarus Cranes, Spotted Harrier, several Black shouldered kites and lots of Whistling Kites along this road and thousands of Plumed Whistling Ducks at Lake Tinaroo at the end of the road.

The photographs of junctions and sites are particularly useful when looking for entrances to the right road. Thank you very much for this resource. Best value app we have ever bought!

Any chance of you extending the range to other birding areas on the East Coast?

Tom and Thelma, Focus on Birds

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Early Birds get the worms

Photo by Lance Peters
Wildlife photographer Lance Peters from Horsham in Victoria took out the Daintree Wildlife Photographic Competition in 2009 with this photo of a Black Bittern. He took it at dawn on one of the famous Daintree Dawn River Tours.

Rolf from London, Suzy from Wiepa, Loz from Nottingham and I retraced Lance's steps on Saturday 22 November 2014. We saw plenty including Black Bitterns, Papuan Frogmouths, Shining Flycatchers and Azure and Sacred Kingfishers.

Ian "Sauce" Worcester
We went with Sauce from Daintree River Wild Watch and had a great old time,

Next up we shared an Egg & Bacon Pie on the picnic tables at the jetty, wow.

After that Rolf and I went on a Daintree Bird Walk and Rolf ended up with smashing looks at Lovely Fairy-wren and Pied Monarch both of which are target species on the walk.

There is no doubt about it Daintree Village is a top world class birding spot provided you go with good guides and go early in the summer.


Saturday, November 01, 2014

They're Back

Buff-Breasted Paradise-Kingfisher

A single Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher was seen and heard at Kingfisher Park, Julatten yesterday.

Photo by Jim Bendon