Andy's Blogs

Goldcoast birding trip

April, 2016 - QLD

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Gold Coast


I decided that it was only right that after spending a week alone whilst the wife went off to Darwin for a week, that I should take a trip to the Goldcoast for some birding and treking in the many National parks that the area around the Goldcoast has to offer.

Most days I headed off around 6 am and was walking through the national Parks nice and early. The Springbrook chain of National Parks and the Lamington National parks are beautiful parks to spend most of my days. Binna Burra had some graet walks "Lower Bellbird circuit" was my longest day treking as what started out as a 12 kilometre walk actually finished up being almost doulble the kilometres as I took a wrong turning. Another trek I ventured was the Binna Burra "Caves Circuit" another excellent walk.

Springbrook Mountain National Parks had many beautiful rainforrest walks and "Natural Bridge" National Park was most enjoyable. After an early morning walk around the circuit I headed off to "Mount Warning" in NSW which was only 19 klm away. 

"Purling Brook Falls" was another great spot and the early morning arrival had me getting some great new birds to add to my list. Over the week I estimated I had walked around 100 kilometres and I loved every moment of it.

Associated Photos

Rufous FantailRufous Fantail
Rufous FantailRufous Fantail
Satin Bowerbird (F)Satin Bowerbird (F)
Satin Bowerbird (F)Satin Bowerbird (F)
Eastern Yellow RobinEastern Yellow Robin
Crimson RosellaCrimson Rosella
White-headed PigeonWhite-headed Pigeon
Satin BowerbirdSatin Bowerbird
Australian LogrunnerAustralian Logrunner
Australian LogrunnerAustralian Logrunner
Bassian (Ground) ThrushBassian (Ground) Thrush
Bassian (Ground) ThrushBassian (Ground) Thrush
Brown Cuckoo-DoveBrown Cuckoo-Dove
LogrunnerLogrunner
Noisy PittaNoisy Pitta
Noisy PittaNoisy Pitta
Topknot PigeonTopknot Pigeon
Scaly-breasted LorikeetScaly-breasted Lorikeet
Scaly-breasted LorikeetScaly-breasted Lorikeet
Plumed Whistling-DuckPlumed Whistling-Duck
Emerald DoveEmerald Dove
Chestnut-breasted MannikinChestnut-breasted Manniki
Chestnut-breasted MannikinChestnut-breasted Manniki
Laughing KookaburraLaughing Kookaburra
Rufous FantailRufous Fantail
Satin Bowerbird Satin Bowerbird
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Brush turkeBrush turke
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Eastern Water SkinkEastern Water Skink
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ButterflyButterfly