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Sat, 22 Oct


Atherton Tablelands


Join us to detect and record the presence of Bowerbirds along established transects to contribute to this important ongoing monitoring project.

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Time and location

22 Oct 2022, 7:00 am AEST – 24 Oct 2022, 7:00 pm AEST

Atherton Tablelands, Tablelands, QLD, Australia

About the event

We have a new long term monitoring project to count the number of Tooth-billed Bowerbirds calling along 1 km transects in Wet Tropics. The bowerbirds will be calling October–December so any day early morning is a good time to have a walk. Or we have some group walks arranged. The idea is to see if there is any variation in bird numbers into the future caused by climate change. You can walk any of the 20 transects (Cooktown to Paluma) outlined on the Birdlife Northern Queensland Conservation website page (Bowerbird button in the Projects section). There is more detailed information and a form to fill out. You can fill out as much or as little of the form as you like. The main thing we need to know is how many you can hear calling along the 1 km transect.

Saturday, 22 October

Seamark Road, Malanda. 2 km walk. Mild uphill. Meet at the start of Seamark Road at 7:00 am (Junction with Malanda-Millaa Millaa Highway). Might also try Wongabel afterwards if time permits.

Sunday, 23 October

Mt Lewis, 3 km walk. Flat. Meet at Bushy Creek Bridge at the bottom of Mt Lewis Road at 7:00 am.

Monday, 24 October

Kahlpahlim Track, Davies Creek Road. 6 km walk. Tough steep uphill. Meet at start of Davies Creek Road at 7:00 am (Junction with Kennedy Highway).

For more information and to register, contact Dominic Chapin at or phone 0419 028 077.

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