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  • Common Blackbirds
    Just how many Common Blackbirds have infiltrated Toowoomba and surrounds? And whereabouts are they? To help control this latest threat, please post details of all positive and possible sightings (date, time, numbers, ->O, exact location, behaviour) here. If unsure about your ID, please provide a description of the features you noted ...
    Moderator: Mick Atzeni
    40 Topics
    59 Posts
    Last post Blackbirds Stanthorpe, Qld
    by Glenn McRae View the latest post
    Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:06 pm
  • Glossy Black-Cockatoos
    This high profile conservation species is reported occasionally in the area. Given the interest in this species' conservation, including the Glossy Black Conservancy, it makes sense to store GBC sightings together for convenience.
    Moderator: Mick Atzeni
    7 Topics
    8 Posts
    Last post Glossy Black Cockies at Hell …
    by Rod Hobson View the latest post
    Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:58 pm
  • Grey-crowned Babblers
    Report details of GCB sightings in the greater Toowoomba area and SEQ including evidence of breeding, location and numbers.
    Moderator: Mick Atzeni
    11 Topics
    12 Posts
    Last post Babblers at Middle ridge
    by Barb Learmonth View the latest post
    Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:08 am
  • Black-breasted Button-quails
    There are are only TWO known locations within the local survey area: Redwood Park on the eastern escarpment, and in a patch of remnant dry vine scrub at "Birdwood Sanctuary" just west of Gowrie Junction. Both populations are vulnerable, particularly the latter, as the vine scrub flanks a plateau on which a significant rural residential development is imminent. Fifteen of the 54 acre blocks border the key buttton-quail habitat, which is located on the southern side of the plateau. The button-quail could certainly do with a conservation-minded philanthropist buying up the lot!
    Moderator: Mick Atzeni
    5 Topics
    13 Posts
    Last post Birdwood Sanctuary
    by Mick Atzeni View the latest post
    Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:04 pm
  • Powerful Owls
    There are many unknowns about Powerful Owls locally. For starters, how many are there? Where are they? What conservation measures are needed? Here's your chance to help build an accurate picture of all things Powerful, and to keep things that way!
    Moderator: Mick Atzeni
    13 Topics
    21 Posts
    Last post Redwood park sighting
    by kevin and kay williams View the latest post
    Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:29 am
  • Red-tailed Black-Cockatoos
    Since 1991, these magnificent birds have been annual visitors to Toowoomba and surrounds in fluctuating numbers and for varying lengths of time. The availability of fruiting White Cedar (Melia azerderach) dictate their local movements but how and to what extent is unclear.

    Let's collectively get a better idea on their annual numbers, daily patterns of movement and local distribution. How far east do they venture each year? Do they ever reach Ipswich and Brisbane? Provide the date and time, number of birds, exact location, and what they were doing e.g. feeding in white cedar, roosting, flying east.
    Moderator: Mick Atzeni
    183 Topics
    220 Posts
    Last post Red Tail Black Cockatoo
    by Olive Booth View the latest post
    Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:32 pm
  • Cattle Egrets
    Cattle egrets have had an interesting and controversial history locally, particularly in relation to their well-documented colonistation of the Toowoomba Bird Habitat - along with the White Ibis, and the public amenity issues and population control measures that arose. Please post any further anecdotes and observations you may have here ...
    Moderator: Mick Atzeni
    7 Topics
    9 Posts
    Last post Cattle Egrets at Meringandan
    by Brendon & Judi Gray View the latest post
    Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:35 pm