The Palms is a tiny patch of rainforest surrounded by farmland and woodland just north of Cooyar.
Perhaps it was the slightly windy day, or the time of day or the millions of bats, but we didn’t quite see as many birds as we were expecting.
But then perhaps it was the fact that the Palms is really an island, which only emphasises how important it is as a piece of relic habitat.
Here is the species list for the morning:
|Australian Brush-turkey||Alectura lathami|
|Black-faced Monarch||Monarcha melanopsis|
|Brown Cuckoo-Dove||Macropygia phasianella|
|Brown-capped Emerald-Dove||Chalcophaps longirostris|
|Channel-billed Cuckoo||Scythrops novaehollandiae|
|Eastern Whipbird||Psophodes olivaceus|
|Green Catbird||Ailuroedus crassirostris|
|Large-billed Scrubwren||Sericornis magnirostra|
|Laughing Kookaburra||Dacelo novaeguineae|
|Lewin’s Honeyeater||Meliphaga lewinii|
|Rufous Fantail||Rhipidura rufifrons|
|Wedge-tailed Eagle||Aquila audax|
|Willie Wagtail||Rhipidura leucophrys|
Although the sighting list wasn’t that extensive it was a very enjoyable day, and after the survey was completed we went to the swing bridge in Cooyar, by which stage the wind was really picking up, but there was still some good sightings.
After this we adjourned to the cafe in Cooyar. The survey details can be seen here in Birdata, and The Palms will definetely be getting another visist, and it was a very enjoyable morning all up.