Program Meeting: Tuesday, March 27 "Queensland, Australia, Fall 2017"
In the late fall of 2017, longtime birders Dennis Arendt, Kit Larsen, Roger Robb, and Jim Regali traveled to Queensland, Australia. They are looking forward to sharing their adventures and misadventures with you.
Jim Regali has this to say about their presentation:
"Australia’s geographic isolation has resulted in the evolution of a large array of endemic birds. Of the 760 species recorded, at least 300 are found nowhere else in the world."
We started in Lamington National Park at the well-known O’Reilly’s Guest House. One of Australia’s premier birding hot spots, it is set in a wonderful cool upland forest. From there, we continued on to Cairns and the warm tropics of North Queensland. We covered a variety of habitats from the coastal Coral Sea to the rain forest of the Atherton Tablelands. During our journey, we recorded over 240 bird species, most of which were new for us, as well as a nice variety of marsupials, snakes and lizards. We look forward to sharing our photos and stories with you.