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  • Rare/Unusual Bird Reports
    Sightings of local rarities (those asterisked on the club's official Species List and any species not listed. That includes Paradise Parrots!!!) Post your non-local rare or unusual sightings here too.
    Moderators: Pat McConnell, Mick Atzeni
    36 Topics
    49 Posts
    Last post Peregrine Falcon at Goomburra…
    by Brendon & Judi Gray View the latest post
    Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:18 pm
  • Bird notes
    If you can't find a pigeon-hole elsewhere, please post your observations here...
    Moderators: Pat McConnell, Mick Atzeni
    202 Topics
    301 Posts
    Last post Freckled Duck
    by Mike McGoldrick View the latest post
    Thu May 18, 2017 11:58 am
  • They're back!
    Migrant arrival dates are always a hot topic, particularly, the spring/summer migrants.

    Think you've seen the first for the season? Post details here and let's see if you're right ...
    Moderator: Mick Atzeni
    69 Topics
    104 Posts
    Last post Musk Lorikeets at Darling Hei…
    by Michael Wood View the latest post
    Thu May 17, 2012 3:01 pm
  • Going, going, gone ...
    aka DDDs (Departure Date Determinations). When migrants return, we delight in claiming the "First for the season". So why is it that we don't place equal emphasis on claiming the "Last for the season"? Well we all know why. It's too darn hard. Unless we religiously keep a diary of our sightings and then compare notes in the off-season to determine whose was the last sighting, how would we do it? Well now I think I know: provide another avenue for some one-up-manship on a public forum! If you've bettered the last date, please set the record straight ...
    Moderator: Mick Atzeni
    57 Topics
    88 Posts
    Last post by Russell View the latest post
    Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:59 pm
  • My Patch - Monthly records
    Do you keep a monthly record for your favourite patch? If so, why not share the info real-time and literally put your patch on the map? Using the template under this heading you have the vehicle for displaying your monthly records for those places you bird regularly e.g. your backyard, neighbourhood, local park. Just how good is your patch? What can we learn from your monthly records?

    Let's find out ...
    Moderator: Mick Atzeni
    35 Topics
    88 Posts
    Last post Raptor ID
    by Mick Atzeni View the latest post
    Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:52 am
  • Summer target: 250 species BEYOND club survey area
    Why should the locals have all the fun? To give those of you who don't live in the Toowoomba area an incentive to report your sightings and strut your stuff, here's a challenge especially for you! 250 species collectively in a season. The survey area we'll make anywhere within 250 km of Toowoomba, but excluding the TBO survey area. I've set a higher, but very fair target as well. See how you go. Locals can help with the 'outside' tally too and vice versa. Looking forward to some new names on the forum!
    Moderator: Mick Atzeni
    41 Topics
    46 Posts
    Last post Black-tailed Godwit (Al Young)
    by Mick Atzeni View the latest post
    Tue May 08, 2007 11:58 pm
  • Monthly Target: 200 species WITHIN club survey area
    In a similar vein to the yearly Challenge, let's see what a SINGLE MONTH's collective effort can yield in our local survey area. Please report any additions for the month here ...
    Moderator: Mick Atzeni
    16 Topics
    18 Posts
    Last post December Tally - 164 species
    by Mick Atzeni View the latest post
    Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:56 pm
  • Council Bushland & Recreational Parks
    Toowoomba City Council's various bushland parks are a haven for many species of birds. These parks include Redwood, Jubilee, Nielsen, Duggan, Glen Lomond and Echo Valley South along the escarpment which members regularly visit. The TCC and the wider community need to be made fully aware of the significant biodiversity - and not just birds- within these parks so that they are managed appropriately. Please make your visits count by posting your observations here ...
    Moderator: Mick Atzeni
    14 Topics
    24 Posts
    Last post Jubilee Park (16/5/2012)
    by Michael Wood View the latest post
    Thu May 17, 2012 8:18 am