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Cairns & Tablelands 2013

Three of us set out on a trip departing Nov 6 and returning Nov 20th.  The trip covered a wide area of habitats and species and so is broken down into five sections.

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Written on December 5th, 2013. 2 Comments

Yungaburra

From Julatten we moved to the last destination on our itinerary near the town of Yungaburra, staying at Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges at Lake Eacham for three nights.

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Written on December 5th, 2013. 1 Comment

Julatten

Coming from Daintree our next destination was Julatten.  Julatten is a vibrant community of 998, more than ten times the size of Daintree !

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Daintree

Having left Cairns around 10 am we drove along the coastal road with some really nice views making our way North, planning on about 2 hours driving time to Daintree.

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Written on December 5th, 2013. 0 Comments

Cairns

At the start of our trip we had three nights in Cairns.

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Michaelmas Cay

On a recent trip to Cairns we took a day trip on 7 Nov 2013 to Michaelmas Cay in the Great Barrier Reef

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Written on December 4th, 2013. 0 Comments

A Photo Guide to the ID of Malaysian & Hodgson’s Hawk-Cuckoos

Now being early October as I write this post, we see the movement to Singapore of a number of cuckoo species to add to the viewing enjoyment provided by our resident species.  Some of the species that can occur can be quite tricky to identify, this post will talk about the Malaysian and Hodgson’s Hawk-Cuckoos.

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Written on October 6th, 2013. 12 Comments

Pelagic Outing September 2013

Sunday Sept 15 started out like any other Sunday, except for 8 of us who went out for a pelagic in the straits.

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Written on September 18th, 2013. 2 Comments

Morning Mist

The rainforest traps so much water vapor that there is often a morning mist the sun struggles to burn off.  A recent morning in Panti Forest.

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Written on August 16th, 2013. 0 Comments

Breeding Barred Eagle Owl

This article presents a nesting record of the The Barred Eagle-Owl Bubo sumatranus sumatranus.  The species has a wide range from Myanmar, through Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia and Singapore.  It can adapt to the widespread monoculture habitat of oil palm plantations and is of least concern.  Still it is a striking looking owl and a pleasure to see.

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Written on August 14th, 2013. 6 Comments

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