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Birding Down Under: Queensland Excurions

Tropical rainforests. That was why we had come to northeastern Queensland. I had romantic visions of colorful birds, stunning flowers, perhaps a python or two. Now that we were finally there, it was time to see if my fantasies had … Continue reading

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Birding Down Under: Cairns

Birding in northeastern Queensland was a bit like a Dickens novel—“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… .” The best parts are easy to list—friendly people, tropical beaches, verdant forests, balmy breezes, exotic species. We … Continue reading

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Looking for Spotted Owls

“You can’t always get what you want…” “I heard that there two Spotted Owls are being seen in New Mexico. I’m going to go look for them—do you want to come? How soon can you leave?” My friend Susan (left) … Continue reading

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Birding Down Under: Yamba to Brisbane

It was our final day on the coast of New South Wales, and I wanted to see shorebirds.  We had stayed in Yamba, so after breakfast we headed for the beach. It  was empty. No people. No birds. Just wind, … Continue reading

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Birding Down Under: Fernbank Creek Road

(This post continues my series on birding in Australia; choose “Birding Trips” in the Category box at right to see my previous posts.) The strip of coastline between Sydney and Brisbane is full of national parks. With some notable exceptions, … Continue reading

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Birding Down Under: Coastal Wetlands

(This post continues my series on birding in Australia… choose “Birding Trips” in the Category box at right to see my previous posts.) I woke the next morning as soon as it was light and headed out the door, surprising … Continue reading

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Birding Down Under: North from Sydney

You can’t go to Australia and skip the beach. It would be unthinkable! That’s why, after spending a wonderful week in the Blue Mountains, we decided to drive north along the coast to Brisbane. Determined to allow plenty of time … Continue reading

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