Wallaman Falls Outing
Sunday 24 February 2008

This outing was planned to be at Wallaman Falls during the wet season so members could view a good flow of water going over the 305m high falls. The 16 members who attend were not disappointed as there was a good flow thundering into the gorge below.
For the day a bird list in excess of 90 species was compliled. The lists includes species seen from Townsville to Wallaman Falls and then from the falls to and including Tyto Wetlands at Ingham.
Southern Cassowary
Red-winged Parrot
Dusky Honeyeater
Australian Magpie
Australian Brush Turkey
Brush Cuckoo (H)
Scarlet honeyeater
Australian Raven
Magpie Goose
Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Lemon-bellied Flycatcher
Torresian Crow
Wandering Whistling-Duck
Little Bronze-Cuckoo
Pale Yellow Robin
Spotted Catbird
Plumbed Whistling-Duck
Pheasant Cuckoo
Eastern Yellow Robin
Great Bowerbird
Pacific Black Duck
White-rumped Swiftlet
White-browed Robin
Singing Bushlark
White-faced Heron
White-throated Needletail
Grey-headed Robin
Richards Pipit
Australian White Ibis
Azure Kingfisher
Eastern Whipbird (H)
House Sparrow
Royal Spoonbill
Blue-winged Kookaburra
Golden Whistler
Crimson Finch
Black Kite
Forest Kingfisher
Little Shrike-thrush
Red-browed Finch
Whistling Kite
Rainbow Bee-eater
Spectacled Monarch
Nutmeg Mannikin
Brahmany Kite
Pied Monarch
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin
Swamp Harrier
Red-backed Fairy-wren
Leaden Flycatcher
Nankeen Kestral
Striated Pardalote
Magpie Lark
Tree Martin
White-browed Crake
Large-billed Scrubwren
Northern Fantail
Golden-headed Cisticola
Bush-stone Curlew
Brown Gerygone
Willie Wagtail
Metallic Starling
Black-fronted Dotterel
Blue-faced Honeyeater
Spangled Drongo
Common Myna
Masked Lapwing
Lewin's Honeyeater
Barred Cuckoo-shrike
Spotted Turtle-Dove
Graceful Honeyeater
White-bellied Cockoo-shrike
Brown Cuckoo-Dove
Yellow-faced Honeyeater
Peaceful Dove
White-gaped Honeyeater
Varied Triller
Pied Imperial Pigeon
Yellow Honeyeater
Yellow Oriole (H)
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
White-throated Honeyeater
Rainbow Lorikeet
Brown-backed Honeyeater
White-breasted Woodswallow
Scaley-breasted Lorikeet
Rufous-throated Honeyeater
Black-faced Woodswallow
The photo below is not the Cassowary seen on the outing but it represents the clear view of the bird that most members on the outing would have seen. Those in the leading vehicle had an excellent view as the vehicle had to be  stopped while the bird walked off the road!
This photo of the Fan-tailed Cuckoo was taken by Ray Sutton during the lunch break in the Wallaman Falls picnic area.
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