Wednesday, March 24, 2010

We had somehow lost this blogspot in deep, dark cyberspace, but having spent three months blogging from Argentina recently and realising how much people enjoy and appreciate news, we've decided to kick-start this one again. The aim will be weekly birding updates from Daintree, hopefully with photos, to compliment the website www.daintreebirdwatching.com.au
The wet season may be coming to an end in Tropical North Queensland and we were fortunate to have missed the cyclone on the weekend that crossed the coast well south of Townsville.
Some excellent rainforest birds locally at this time of year with regular sightings of Southern Cassowary, Victoria's Riflebird and Spotted Catbird. On the Daintree River there has been good sightings of Black Bittern, Great-billed Heron and Little Kingfisher - all target species for visiting birders to the Daintree..
While the special and more difficult to see kingfishers are Little Kingfisher and Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher (pictured right), we are fortunate to have both Azure Kingfisher

and Forest Kingfisher 



as permanent residents and they always delight birdwatchers visiting the Daintree.