Birdwatching a Green Week adventure at Burleigh

A TWO-HOUR bird watching adventure along a scenic section of Tallebudgera Creek near David Fleay Wildlife Park in Burleigh Heads was just one of about 100 city-wide activities held during the successful 2015 Gold Coast Green Week.

Co-ordinated by the Gold Coast and Hinterland Environment Council known as Gecko, the fourth annual Green Week was held between May 30 and June 7 to celebrate World Environment Day.

Barry Davies (centre) of Gondwana Guides led the pictured group of keen bird enthusiasts.

With Barry's expert help, 41 species of feathered fliers were spotted, or heard, on the day. These included a Crested Baza, Rainbow Bee Eaters, Pardalotes, Spangled Drongos, a male Rufous Whistler and a Sacred Kingfisher.

Also spotted was a pair of Eastern Osprey building a large nest high in a tree along the creek.

Gecko can be reached on 5534 1412 or via email: office@gecko.org.au.


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