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Birding Down Under: The Daintree

A visit to tropical Australia has been at the top of my bucket list since I was 13. As we headed north on the Cook Highway, I was sure I was about to encounter a once-in-a-lifetime experience. There’s a reason … Continue reading

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Birding Down Under: North to the Daintree

When you love the ocean but live in land-locked Colorado, you have to take advantage of every opportunity to get visit the beach. We were on our way to the Daintree Rainforest (more on that next month) but to get … Continue reading

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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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