Birdwatching report – Toorbul
10 members met at the designated site at 7.30am. High tide was not until 11am so all wader birds were scattered out on the exposed sandflats. We walked the nearby Beltana Ave to search for some bush birds. Arriving back at the vehicles we had an early morning tea and watched the waders being pushed in by the rising tide. Eventually large numbers of birds were gathering at the council constructed shorebird sanctuary. At the northern viewing area and were bewildered of the varieties and numbers of wader birds. Following lunch, we headed home stopping at Bishops Lagoon where a brolga and many other water birds were sighted. 61 birds were sighted at the two locations.
February outing will be to Toorbul to view the wader birds. High tide occurs around mid day and the water should drive the birds up onto the foreshore for excellent viewing. Adjacent roads through bushland also allow viewing of bush birds and many kangaroos.
If you intend coming, please register via the NPAQ Website below.
“This activity will be conducted in keeping with the Queensland Government’s Covid-19 directions at the time of the activity. Please do not attend this activity if you have been feeling unwell with Covid-19 related symptoms in the 7 day period before this activity.”
Bring: Hat, sunglasses, sunburn cream, personal first aid kit, enclosed shoes, wet weather protection, binoculars, camera, chair, insect repellent, soap, hand sanitizer, face mask, morning tea, lunch, and any other necessary personal items.
Travelling north on the Bruce Hwy exit left off Hwy after Caboolture. Prior to the exit a large sign with an arrow pointing left is marked
After exiting turn right onto Pumicestone Road, UBD Map 48 L1. Follow this road east to Freeman Rd at Toorbul township (Map 41 L18), turn left then turn right into The Esplanade. Keep the water on your left and follow this road south to its end. You should now be at UBD Map 51 Q 5. -27.046863, 153.108200